Originally Posted by twoolddogs
Your H&R Double Actin Hammerless Large Frame, in this fine condition is a collector's item, even with MOP grips which may have been a factory option. These revolvers are rarely seen in this condition.
The Hammereless DA Model was chambered in .32 S&W Long and .38 S&W calibers. To determine the caliber, measure the diameter of the chambers in the cylinder. The diameter of the .32 S&W Long cartridge is 0.335" and the diameter if the .38 S&W cardtridge is 0.386". The current pressure standard (SAAMI) for the .32 S&W Long is 15,000 psi and for the .38 S&W, 14,500 psi, which is basically equivalent to Black Powder Pressures.
Serial Number 49376 would put the manufacture date after 1900 . I would not hesitate to fire this lovely revolver with currently loaded major factory(i.e. Winchester, Remington, etc.) ammunition..
Thanks or the info, Probably won't shoot it much, but will try it out.
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