Help Identifing H&R .38 S&W Cal. Top Break


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Gun Master
April 10, 2013, 04:26 PM
I have a .38 H&R Old Model Hammerless, 5" bl., serial #260xx. On top of the barrel, "Harrington & Richardson Arms Company Worcester(no "h" after the "c") Mass. U.S.A. Pat. Oct.4 '87,May14 & Aug.6 '89,April2 '95,April7 1896". When made and type of powder? Thanks

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Gun Master
April 19, 2013, 10:35 PM
Well, I've found that it probably (most likely 100%), is black powder. Guess I could use it as a conversation piece, paper weight, or a small hammer.:( Any other nice/clean suggestions?:o I really wanted to shoot it, but not invest time or money in hand loading.:scrutiny::)

AethelstanAegen
April 20, 2013, 08:43 PM
You can get black powder loaded .38 S&W from Buffalo Arms. They do sell out of it every now and then.

David E
April 20, 2013, 08:57 PM
What makes you think it's black powder?

Oh, and a picture always helps.

Two Old Dogs
April 29, 2013, 08:02 PM
You have an H & R Hammerless, First Model, Large Frame, Top Break revolver and by your serial number it is a black Powder number. Serial numbers range for this model is estimated to be 01 to 45000.

Gun Master
April 29, 2013, 09:49 PM
You can get black powder loaded .38 S&W from Buffalo Arms. They do sell out of it every now and then.
Much Thanks!

Gun Master
April 29, 2013, 10:03 PM
You have an H & R Hammerless, First Model, Large Frame, Top Break revolver and by your serial number it is a black Powder number. Serial numbers range for this model is estimated to be 01 to 45000.
Thank you for confirming my suspicions. I think AethelstanAegen also gave me an option on BP shooting.

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