H&R 9 shot


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Brian Williams
March 21, 2010, 08:00 PM
My Nephew in law picked up one of these the other day
Harrington Richardson Sportsman 22 LR nine shot revolver 6 barrel blued finish. L 2234
Any body know when it was made?

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OldCavSoldier
March 21, 2010, 08:45 PM
is the rib "ventilated?"

pmeisel
March 21, 2010, 09:19 PM
There is a website I visited not long ago that had a resident H&R expert who could provide the clues. I just can't remember the site at the moment, but it helped me date a 32 revolver I have.

Those Sportsman revolvers are nice guns.

jamesjo
March 21, 2010, 09:23 PM
Brian,
L prefix = 1951 manufacture of the Sportsman.

Here's a pic of my 1951 model.

http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg467/jimmyjoe/dscn17192.jpg

Jim

woad_yurt
March 21, 2010, 09:23 PM
"L" serial numbers were made in 1951.

Great gun, btw. It'll be shooting fine long after we're dust. I like H&Rs.

woad_yurt
March 21, 2010, 09:25 PM
Wow. We're on the same wavelength, 8:23 on the dot.

jamesjo
March 21, 2010, 09:31 PM
Hey woad yurt!
Good to see you still posting.
Seems like our paths cross pretty often!
I have been out of the loop lately, some health issues have kept me in the hospital for awhile.
Great to be back on the forums!!!
You would have beat my post if I had decided to post a pic right away, but I added it later.
Take care, and enjoy the H&R's!!
Jim

ohio58
March 21, 2010, 09:44 PM
I have a h & R 922 from i believe around 1950 or 1951 L50027
it was my dads, he got it new when he was 15. this .22 still shoots great. I have the box and all paper work with it. It has the fall out barrel. i dont care for that really .
If the gun is in great condition, i have seen them go for $200. I wound never sell mine though.

jamesjo
March 22, 2010, 12:58 PM
ohio,
Here is a pic of my 1950 model 922.
I bought it from my uncle before he passed away.
He bought it new. I have the box, manual, receipt, and hang tag.
Also the box of shells that he bought with it. There were still 17 in the box. It is like new.
A simple inexpensive, utility model. but, mine shoots excellent, and will long outlive me.
He paid $ 24.50 for it in 1950. I paid him $ 25 in 2008!
I just wanted to make sure it stayed in the family, as did he.
It was the piece that started my H&R addiction!
None of my 30+ H&R;s are for sale, but no matter what happens, this one will never be sold.

http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg467/jimmyjoe/DSCN1637.jpg

pmeisel
April 3, 2010, 01:04 PM
Brian, I found my reference file for web lookups... thefirearmsforum.com has a section on H&Rs, and the resident expert there is b. goforth.....

He should be able to help you with any info. I would up over there because of an inherited H&R and I am now getting an H&R revolver itch.

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