I bought an old rifle recently from a gun shop. It is made by H&R and on top of barrel has 44 caliber. On the side of reciever has the patent date of june 1901. It is a smoothbore with a shotgun bead type front sight. You can place a .410 2 3/4 shotshell in chamber but not a 3"shotshell even though its a rifle. It is in good condition and is slim and light. Anyone have any info on this rifle or know what type of shell was shot in it. I bought it because of it was different and good price.