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H&R Revolver ID help needed...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by drsfmd, Feb 28, 2012.

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  1. drsfmd

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    Customer brought in a gun last week, and I'm not exactly sure what we have here... my reference books don't cover this one explicitly.

    It's a 6 shot H&R top break revolver, no caliber stamped on the gun, but I would approximate it at 32 cal, which seems to mesh up with my reference books indicating that H&R made revolvers in 22, 32 short, and 38.

    The only markings on the gun are on the top of the barrel (more below), and matching 3 digit numbers on the cylinder and ejector. There is no serial number on this gun.

    The top of the barrel reads:

    "Harrington & Richardson Arms Company Worcester Mass. USA
    Pat. Oct. 4.'87, May 14 & Aug. 6 '89, April 2, '95, April 7, 1896"

    That inscription doesn't match up exactly with any of the stuff I can find in my books or online, so I'm stumped.

    I'm ASSUMING that this is a black powder only revolver, and I want to make sure that any potential buyer is aware of this point if I am correct. If I'm incorrect, please tell me what I have here! :)
     
  2. drsfmd

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    Bump. Almost 100 views and no input?
     
  3. jamesjo

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    First thing that will really help, is to post some pictures.
    Second thing is all H&R's had serial #'s, it may be under the grip, on left side.
    The matching #'s you speak of are actually the last 3 digits of the serial #.
    Third is, I am by no means an expert on these older H&R's and don;t want to give you any bogus information.
    The resident expert Jim Hauff is out of commission for the time being.
    Hopefully someone else with knowledge of these old H&R's will step up and help you out.
    Be patient.
    Jim
     
  4. dagger dog

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    Try american-firearms.com British dude with alot of info on older guns.
     
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