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My H&R Model 949 w/pics

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ArchAngelCD, Mar 6, 2008.

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  1. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

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    I finally got a good deal on a handgun. I was in a local shop and saw this really nice Single Action .22 revolver and took a good look at it. It is a H&R Model 949 and it's in great condition. The shop wanted $99 for it but I wasn't sure I wanted to spend the money. Later that night I was in the book store with my wife and took a look at the 2007 Gun Buyers Guide and that revolver was listed for $175-$200. Well, that was enough for me and I went back the next day and bought it.

    Some nice things I found out about this revolver. When you pull the hammer back you get 4 clicks like the original Colt SAA. Another thing I found out was, it was also a Double Action trigger, not just Single Action. It's also has a 9 round cylinder which is nice too....

    Here are a few pictures of my first real deal. The second deal I got was buying the holster from a junk box at a gun show last weekend for only $2. When I looked it up on their site it was priced at $78.50 new. It is used but only slightly and HEY, it was only $2!! :D

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  2. sm

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    Congrats!

    You done good on neat old gun and holster!
    I remember that gun, and them old guns will fool one as to how accurate they are.
    Fun factor and a perfect gun for a new person to shoot being introduced to shooting.

    Just some regular standard pressure 40 gr LRN and good to go.

    *neat*
     
  3. bannockburn

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    That is a great deal; congrats on a really decent find. Will be waiting for a full range report.
     
  4. ArchAngelCD

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    As soon as the weather breaks here in PA that will be the first revolver I shoot. I'll make a report for sure...
     
  5. ArmedBear

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    I've got that gun with a longer barrel and dual 6-shot cylinders (LR and WMR). Accuracy is astoundingly good, as is the SA trigger.

    A favorite. You got a GREAT deal. I wish they still made the things.

    (Actually they do, but only as a blank-firing gun.)

    http://www.hr1871.com/Firearms/dogRevolvers/nef.aspx
     
  6. Walkalong

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    Very nice! Congrats
     
  7. theNoid

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    GREAT set-up, and even GREATER deal...CONGRATS!!!

    Noidster
     
  8. deputy tom

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    Son of a .... where was I when you stole that pistol and holster?? That is what I've been dreaming of.Congrats on your excellent buying prowess.tom.:D
     
  9. slow944

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    I have a model 939 double action 9 shot 22lr. It is one of my favorite guns for the range. Comes with adjustale rear sight. Very accurate.
     
  10. ArchAngelCD

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    OK, I couldn't stand not shooting it so I went out even though the weather was terrible. WOW, what a nice revolver. Not only is it accurate single action but the double action trigger is short, crisp and smooth. From 15 yards out I put 43 out of 45 rounds into a 4" diameter circle. I had 2 fliers but they stayed on the paper.... :p

    I'm very happy with this purchase... Tons of fun to shoot!! :)
     
  11. Gator

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    Good job! I like those old H&R and IJ revolvers, they shoot good and are very affordable.
     
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    they are such odd looking ducks but they quack with the best of them! i had a similar gun in the 600 series had a .22 mag cylinder with it. nice old gun great shooters.
     
  13. Dave Markowitz

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    Nice find. I wouldn't mind running across such a deal.

    Funny thing is, as soon as I saw your picture, I thought to myself, "Steve would approve." And then I scrolled down and saw that he had the 2nd post in the thread.
     
  14. Mohunch

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    Congrats

    I have a friend that thinks he should get rid of his guns so that he doesn't become a target of government. When I was visiting him last week he sold me his H&R Model 949 that looks just like the pictures.

    He didn't have a holster but he did have a nice pistol case for it and he sold me the gun and case for $50.
     
  15. ArchAngelCD

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    Mohunch,
    Welcome to the forum...

    How did you even find this thread to bring it back from the abyss? It's something like 15 months old.. LOL

    @ $50 you got a great deal on your revolver, well done...
     
  16. KevininPa

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    Standard Lead

    "Just some regular standard pressure 40 gr LRN and good to go"


    I have a H&R Sportsman that didn't shoot that well until I went to standard velocity lead. Kinda figured that since the revolver was made prior to higher velocities (mid 50's), the stuff I was using wasn't suited. Now it's a tack driver.
     
  17. thunder173

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    I have had a 929 snubbie 9 shot in .22LR with a 2 inch barrel,... for over 35 years, and it's like a cheap Timex watch,..it takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin! Have no idea how manythousands of rounds I have popped thru the thing. It's been dunked in a few lakes and a couple of streams,...and actually got ran over by a truck once. To bad H&R/NEF/Marlin or whoever owns the company now doesn't still make them. Not pretty guns,...not fine finished, and their trigger pulls aren't that great,.....but all in all,...a great little gun that was sold at a fair price. Mine has filled many a stew pot on some great hunts with gentleman who are long since passed. It'll never get sold.
     
  18. stolivar

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    I just bought one last month

    Belonged to an old lady that never has shot it. still had the original box and papers. She died and her nephew had it.

    Traded it in on something else. I bought it for $120 out the door. (mine has pearl grips on it though)


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    Good snag! Are you familiar with the 676? Looks and works about the same as the 949, has a six round cylinder but is convertible to .22 WMR. I love H&Rs.

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  20. Mohunch

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    ArchAngel,

    I was doing a Google search for the H&R 949 and this thread was one of the links that showed up.

    Thanks for the welcome!
     
  21. ArmedBear

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    Or the 649, also .22LR/.22WMR, 6-shot:

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  22. ArchAngelCD

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    As you see there are a lot of fans of H&R rimfire revolvers here. Have you shot it yet Mohunch? A range report is a must now that this thread is back. Let us know how your revolver shoots, then I'll tell you why I sold mine.
     
  23. ArmedBear

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    My 649 has worked great. I was plinking with it at about 95 yards and shooting a gong target got boring. 6 gongs, reload, 6 gongs.

    Was yours unreliable? Inaccurate?

    Mine was my Dad's. He just handed it to me one day, since he hadn't used it for anything in years. I was there when he bought it new, a long time ago, so I know it's never been abused, or even used much.
     
  24. Mohunch

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    Yes, I shot it before I bought it.

    My friend lives on 40 acres in the middle of Oklahoma so all we had to do was step out the door onto his porch and I fired 6 rounds. I should have taken a couple aluminum cans and set up to give me something to shoot at but I didn't. I just fired at one of his wooden fence posts but couldn't tell if I was hitting it. With my last shot I aimed at the gravel drive and did see dust rise from the area where I was aiming.

    It fired great and I look forward to doing some actual target shooting in the near future. I'll post the results then.
     
  25. jamesjo

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    let me add a pic of my 949.
    Just another one of my 30 or so H&R's.
    Great pieces, much under rated!
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