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ALS11 02-14-2012 12:55 AM

Your Opinion of a H&R Sportsman 22LR Revolver
 
I'm thinking of buying an H&R Sportsman. Anyone have an opinion of weather it is worth owning? How do they compare with say a Smith or Ruger? I saw one that was pretty well beat up and it still closed like a bank vault. That impressed me.

HOSSFLY 02-14-2012 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by ALS11 (Post 707855)
I'm thinking of buying an H&R Sportsman. Anyone have an opinion of weather it is worth owning? How do they compare with say a Smith or Ruger? I saw one that was pretty well beat up and it still closed like a bank vault. That impressed me.

OUTSTANDING ole shooters :cool:
Been wanting one for a coons age -
I find one- BROKE-
Got cash- can't find one :(

jjfuller1 02-14-2012 01:24 AM

i have a H&R convertable. its not bad. always works

JTJ 02-14-2012 01:37 AM

The old break actions were very nice guns. I would like to find one myself.

c3shooter 02-14-2012 02:32 AM

H&R made good guns (notice past tense, they are no more) Have a couple of the top break target pistols- one has patent dates from the 1800s, and is still shooting. With the top breaks, DO check cylinder timing.

They did not have the PR Dept that Colt and S&W had, but made good stuff (including M14 rifles for US Govt) and price was reasonable.

jamesjo 02-14-2012 02:59 AM

Take your time, watch the auctions, and you will find some really nice portsman, that are reasonable.
keep in mind though, that the values are rising quickly.
Especially the excellent condition pieces.
Here's a few pics of mine.

http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/g...oe/family9.jpg

1955 chrome
http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/g...oe/chrome4.jpg

Pair of 1980 4" models
http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/g.../dscn17522.jpg

1980 6"
http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/g...joe/999au2.jpg

1955 Blue

http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/g.../dscn16292.jpg

BlackWidow 02-14-2012 04:18 AM

Now how the heck are we supposed to find one when you've got 'em all?

HOSSFLY 02-14-2012 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by BlackWidow (Post 708104)
Now how the heck are we supposed to find one when you've got 'em all?

Look like it :p

jamesjo 02-14-2012 04:13 PM

I am but a small fish!
I have 7 different Sportsman pieces.
A friend of mine, and frequent poster on many forums has somewhere in the vicinity of 30 sportsman models dating from the 30's through the 90's!
He's the one with all the sportsman!

ALS11 02-16-2012 08:17 PM

I found one and bought it. It cost a bit more than I hoped to pay but I think it was worth it. It is just like one in the picture above (last one 1955). The cylinder lock up is not as tight as the beat up one I first saw but it's not bad. I wonder if it is worth having it worked on to get it tighter? Can't wait to shoot it.


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