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H & R Revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by techcowboy, Jun 15, 2006.

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  1. techcowboy

    techcowboy Member

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    I have a H&R 9 shot 22LR revolver.Does anyone have info on this gun and the company.Also pricing I bought it used :)
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  2. easy

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    H&R made a lot of different 9 shots. A pic would be helpful. Aren't there any markings?
     
  3. James T Thomas

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    congratulations

    What you have there is a "Sportsman" model 999. I have one with a four inch barrel, and bought it new in the early eighties for $125.

    It has been quite accurate and reliable. Occasionally it will fail to extract one of the rounds; the extractro star will lift past or beyond the round, leaving it in the cylinder. I've not paid attention to whether it is the same cylinder every time to determine whether the extractor is at fault, or if it is just a defectively dimentioned round.

    Lately, one of the two screws that give windage; lateral adjustment to the rear sight had loosened, due to vibration I presume, and I lost the rear sight blade. I bought a replacement at Numrich for $5.50 -plus a whopping $6.00 to ship a 1/10 oz. part!

    Be sure to coat the sight adjusting / installation screw threads with locking compound.

    By the way, the front sight blade is elevation adjustable by means of the small screw in the barrel just above the muzzle. And on a little 22 revolver.

    It resembles the British Webley doesn't it. A top break action that will gather attention from enthusiasts at the range.
     
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    All the 999s do that, they all need locktite. He might not have a 999, though, easy is right about the multiple models.
     
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    Whoa James T. Thomas, easy is right. Until we see a picture or at least a good discription it could be a Sportsman or a Mod 922 which is a solid frame swing-out cylinder 9 shot .22 Lr revolver.
     
  7. XavierBreath

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    Or it might be like this little Model 923. Without more information, it is difficult to say much about it. Most H&R .22 revolvers are worth somewhere between $50 and $125 on the used market.

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    I did a Range Report on this little Model 923 here.
     
  8. techcowboy

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    H&R Revolver

    It's a Model 929 Itook it to the range and itshoots and feels fine any info including price would be appreciated.
     
  9. XavierBreath

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    An H&R 929 in decent shape usually brings $100-125 on the used market.
     
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    The H&R 999's are truely great American pistols. I lost my first 999 several years back and have only found one to relace it since then. Not as nice condition as the one I bought new in the late seventies, but still a fun revolver which I shoot it frequently.
    The break top .22 is a design someone (Taurus?) should bring back.
    I also have a couple of 629's- they are very basic .22 revolers with a pull pin cylinder. I'm very partial to them- the first handgun I ever shot was my Uncle Norman's 629 when I must have been about ten years old.
    The H&R's and Iver Johnsons were very well made, and I always look for good specimens at gun shows.
     
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    Here is my 929 for your reference:
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    Slick6, that H&R 929, ME LIKE:D
     
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    Thank you for the nice compliment!:D :D :D
     
  14. techcowboy

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    Thanks Slick6 that is my new baby. What is the dollar value of these pieces?
    Yours is mighty fine looking.:cool:
     
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    H&R Revolver



    Thank You all for the info. I paid $107 for it and a new box of shells.
     
  16. slick6

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    My H&R 929 cost me $120!:cuss:

    Thanks for your nice compliment! And yes, mine happens to be in excellent overall condition! It was made in 1974!
     
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    H&R 929

    Mine was made in 1967 it's not as clean as yours but I like it anyway.
     
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    H & R 929..when?

    I just made a good ( hopefully ?) buy on a H & R 929 in great shape

    I was wondering when it was made?

    serial # AJ 50392

    any help will be appreciated......
     
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    I had a chance to handle an 8-shot 22Magnum H&R once...seemed very well put together. It was a snubby with a swing-out cylinder.

    Something like that for about $125 or so would be one hell of a good deal. H&Rs are NOT made of "pot metal" and are in my opinion under-rated.
     
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    I love those little guns. I had a lot of fun when I was a kid out in the woods
    of East Texas shooting one. I would not mind getting one for plinking again.

    Man that brings back memories. :)
     
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    techcowboy,

    Congrats! Neat Guns these H&Rs, maybe we all need to bug the fire out of H&R / NEF to bring these back.

    Simple, easy to use, light enough for kids, new shooters to learn correct basic fundamentals on, as they do not yet have the stamina and grip strength yet.
    Fun! Oh yeah, let us not forget the Fun Factor.

    Another H&R that is nifty is the Break Open (999) it too had "pointability" like all the H&Rs did.

    Ammo is not expensive, and being a revolver, action not dependent on ammo to run. Heck the less expensive ammo that might not work in a semi - sometimes proved to be the most accurate in these things.

    Maybe we do need to bug H&R/ NEF for a return to yesteryear in making these again. Some other mfgs have forgotten "us" shooters disguised as bigger kids.
    :)
     
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    I believe the blank-firing versions of these guns are still on the market.

    Marlin bought out H&R, right? Do they just have a general policy against making handguns, or liability concerns?

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    I do not know.
    I think we need to find out and let it be known this/these Revolvers are very much wanted and there is much interest in these.

    We NEED a price point priced, simple .22 revolver. Do not get "goopy" , do not get into line extensions, do not try to "modernize" it. Just a simple, functional firearm that works.

    Just like a good Barlow Knife we all used to get for a $1 out of the little bucket next to the hand cranked cash register at the hardware store.

    Simple .22 revolvers still work, as do them old carbon steel Barlows.

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  24. MatthewVanitas

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    According to the West Egg inflation calculator:

    You can still buy an Opinel in that range, and it's a heck of a good carbon-steel folder, beech handle, nickel-plated locking ring. Just wish more American stores carried 'em, instead of cheap folders from some factory in China that licensed the Winchester brandname.

    Any retailers out there? Buy a case of Opinels, put 'em by the digital credit-card reader, let us know how they sell at $7.50 each. That's half what a new Schrade costs, and Schrades are made overseas since 2005.

    -MV
     
  25. Lonestar

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    A good friend of min collect H&R revolvers. Real easy to collect. You can usually pic on up from $50 to $125. These were very well made Saturday Night Specials, inexpensive back when they were made but well built to last a long time. My friend say most are usually in good conditions because most of these guns were nightstand guns. 20 or 30 years ago someone would buy an H&R pistol for HD buy a box of ammo, load it up and stick it in a nightstand drawer and "never" shoot the thing until they pass away or buy something better. Most of the used H&Rs out there are in great condition.
     
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