Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/16 gauge Hercules single shotgun


I am trying to date & price a Hercules 16 gauge shot gun . It is a single shot with a break action. I cannot find a serial number on but perhaps I don't know where to look.

Hello Ramona.
  Your Hercules shotgun was manufactured for Montgomery Wards by Harrington & Richardson before 1940. It was the H&R Model Topper. Price is relevant to condition. They were made to hunt with and they are of good quality. Although there is no collectors value attached to them, they still sell in the neighborhood of $100-$150 in good condition. I hope this helps. Charles Gage

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I can answer questions dealing with firearms and their development due to western expansion. I can answer most questions about any firearms of the world manufactured after the Civil War(1868 - present. I can offer safety warnings about these. I can offer opinions and the reasons behind these. I can also answer questions about Iver Johnson firearms. I can identify by pictures most firearms. If your question involves a firearm you have access to, please include a good quality photo with your question.


I have been at the study of firearms and their use since my first issue of Field and Stream in 1962.At that time I was completely devoted to rifles, but over the years I have experienced the thrill of the hunt with handguns, shotguns and of course rifles. I moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico in 1972 and, since, I have taken numerous game and non-game animals with all firearms (cannons excluded)including blackpowder muzzleloading rifles,shotguns and handguns. My favorite handgun for large non-game animals, such as feral hogs, is my Uberti replica of a 1847 Colt Walker. Very heavy, but accurate.

I am a 1973 high school graduate. Junior and senior year I developed a class on Wildlife Depredation and Conservation of our Rocky Mountain states. My specialty was the brown bear.

Awards and Honors
New Mexico Hunter Safety Program Instructor 15 year award.

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