IMO $200 is too much money around here but it depends on your market. Here anything approaching $150 is getting high.
May 4, 2011, 04:11 AM
Great revolver, love mine. Got mine in average condition for $115 four years ago.
I agree that $200 sounds like the high end pristine box and papers condition, but then again no picture.
May 4, 2011, 09:05 AM
Haggle the price down like you said and buy it!
Regarding the "too high" $200.00 price:
If you hunt around online, you can get one a little cheaper, probably. But, I'd still rather pay $200 for a 949 than $200 for whatever else is usually available at that price. They're solid, accurate, well-made revolvers that last and last and last. Snag it; you'll like it.
May 4, 2011, 01:14 PM
Many years ago I bought a 4" bbl H&R .22 revolver and carried it daily for several years on my outdoors job in south FL's swamps and salt water environment. If I remember correctly the model # was 929, but I could be mistaken. It had a swing-out 9-round cylinder, while the lower priced model had a pull pin cylinder and the higher priced model was a top-break hinged frame design. Like Timex slogan of that time, my H&R took a licking and kept on ticking and was just as accurate as the WWI surplus model 1917 S&W .45 revolver I also had at the time. It wasn't the coolest looking gun on the block, but it never failed to function flawlessly in all the years I owned it, and I put a lot of lead through it during that time. The original nicely polished blue finish deteriorated quite a bit due to the harsh environment where it spent most of it's time, but that wasn't any fault of the gun.
I said all that to say this, if H&R's later revolvers were built as tough and reliable as my circa 1960's gun was I don't think you would go very far wrong buying a used one unless it's been seriously abused or neglected.
May 5, 2011, 08:20 PM
Ok the other H&r revolver sold but i found an 12inch H&r 676 with 22lr and 22mag cylinders, seller wants 250.Is the 12 inch model fun to shoot.opinions
May 6, 2011, 11:18 AM
Yes it's fun, but it is very muzzle heavy, not what i would call a natural pointer.
I don't do well offhand, but using a rest my 686 is a very good shooter!
I used to own a 12" one and it was a monster tackdriver. That thing could keep one fed. I sold it but still have a 7.5" one. They're great guns.
$250 is a good price for a decent twelve incher with both cylinders.
May 9, 2011, 07:07 PM
I was going to buy the revolver, but it sold :cuss:. Some of the fun is in the search.
May 10, 2011, 03:54 AM
I bought a 999 for $159 once upon a time.
May 10, 2011, 04:22 AM
949 is an awsome revolver,plinker, and overall fun gun. Having a "old west"type gun in .22lrf, with the magnum cylinder for us magnum shooters makes for fun IMHO.
I owned a H&R 904 and 603 that got the heck shot out of them. Many thousands of .22lrf and .22WRM rounds.
May 11, 2011, 08:24 PM
Okay, what is the value of an 6 in. H&R 929 200 dollars, great condition. Should I wait for an longer model or is an 6 in barrel pretty accurate. Thanks for all the repies
May 12, 2011, 02:41 PM
I think, you will find that the 6" barrel on your 929 will be just about as accurate as you can shoot. Extra barrel length doesn't always translate to better accuracy.
BTW - currently - Model 929s in 100% condition/as NIB are selling for just a bit above $200. Average price in average condition (about 80 to 90% finish) sell in the $150 to $175 range at RETAIL. Prices were a bit higher a couple years ago.
May 12, 2011, 03:25 PM
Had one from late 60s with heavy flat-sided barrel and key lock in butt of frame. It was very accurate but surface oxidized like iron nails left out in the rain. The plastic piece that coupled spring to hammer snapped and had to be fabricated by local smith because spares are unavailable. In conclusion I can safely say it was the worst handgun I have ever owned.
May 16, 2011, 11:09 AM
What H&R had a key lock?
May 16, 2011, 11:30 AM
Bill's write up in the Blue Book states, The model 939 ultra sidekick, introduced a key lock for safety in 1972, discontinued in 1962.
Don't know about any other models.
I'm sure 32 magnum will straighten us out if it there were other models as well.
This is the only won I have heard about.
May 16, 2011, 11:43 PM
I believe, from Pablo's description he had a model 939 - kinda hard to tell through all the rust I imagine.
The Key lock in butt was first offered in 1959 in the Model 939 (9 shot .22rf) with swing out cylinder, raised and ventilated sight rib on a slab side barrel, and "special" fully adjustable rear sight. Also early production, (1957) Model 732s (6 shot .32 S&W Long) with square butt and 4" barrels were offered with this feature, as an extra cost option, up to circa 1963. The key lock in the 939 continued as a standard feature up to 1972. I have never seen a Model 732 with that feature, although I have seen a picture of one in a period advertisement.
These are the only two H&R models that I know of that had the patented key lock in butt feature. BTW - the lock engaged the end of the main coil spring assembly rod and wouldn't allow it to move - keeping the hammer from moving.
May 17, 2011, 09:18 AM
Wow. I never heard of that until now. Thanks.
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