I know that H&R shotguns are SB1 frames and the rifles are SB2 frames. My 35 Whelen is not stamped SB2. I bought the gun used...how am I going to know that some one did not just mate a 35 Whelen barrel to a shotgun receiver?
I am at work as I ponder this and the gun is at home. Is that even a possibility? SB2 receivers are heat treated to handle rifle pressures and shotgun receivers are not. Any Handi-Rifle experts out there?
I can't say that I read the fine print on the receiver but do know that where the SB2 is stamped on my other HRs this one has nothing.
Did Remington actually produce some of the Handi-Rifles?