For those of you not familiar with the Handi-Rifle, you're missing something. For years they were produced by Harrington and Richardson, who also produced a line of shotguns called the Partner. These are simple starter rifles available in a wide range of calibers from .22LR to .45-70. At one time or another, many small runs of obsolete calibers were produced, but for the most part, the little rifles come in the standard rifle caliber flavors. I own four, in .223, .30-30, .308, and .45-70. Nowadays they are produced by H&R 1871 at the Ilion plant that produces Remington firearms. (Yeah, Remington owns Marlin, who owned H&R.) Bud's Gun Shop stocks them, as does others. I see that they're currently being sold for a street price of about $300.00, depending on flavor.
It's also handy. I have no trouble ringing the 200 yard gong at a local range, set up to simulate the heart-lung region of a whitetail deer. In short, the little rifle is shootable. It's a great rifle for a youngster and a good rifle for the frugal hunter who is willing to accept the limitations of a single-shot rifle. If you're casting about for a great little rifle made in the USA and you're thinking that a single shot is all you need, you could do a lot worse than the Handi rifle. I did a more complete review in 2010 for Castbullet. If you'd like to read it, clicky here for more information.