H&R Sportsman 22LR

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by deadsp0t, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    My step father has this gun, was trying to date it but from what I can find there should be a 'D' or 'S' in front of the SN but there is not. It is a double action and is not labeled as a '999'.

    I went on the H&R website but didn't see anywhere to research SN's and it appeared they don't make pistols any more.

    Also was looking for input on the value.

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    I cleaned it fairly quickly, it will need a through cleaning.
     
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  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I have the same- Its a Sportsman, they proceeded the mdl 999-Should be marked H&R Sportsman on left side of barrel.
    My serial # is 260, made in the 30's
    I'd need yours to check DOM. Is the firing pin attached to the hammer?
    Value is $250 - $300 IMO - (yours looks pretty nice)
    GREAT & fun shooters!
     
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  3. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    I'm guessing that's it coming from the bottom?
    81538 is the SN
     
  4. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Oh, yes it's marked 'H&R Sportsman'
    'Double Action' on the left side of the barrel.

    Hoping I can acquire this pistol at really really good price, would love to add it to my collection.

    He also has a Government issue Colt M1911. At the moment that's all I know, also hoping to acquire that as well.. If I can get my hands on it I will post pics etc
     
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  5. HOSSFLY

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    Yours is a later version of mine- Mine doesn't even have the "Double Action" on it-
    I don't like posting links to other forums but the below is a old thread with no replys in near a year- Mite be of intrest to you-
    http://www.guncollectorsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2429
     
  6. deadsp0t

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    Being the prefixes started in 1940, I'd venture very late 30's. didn't read to far in to the thread. Think if I can acquire this pistol I'll email H&R and see if I can get an exact DOM. Thanks for the hell there HOSS!!!
     
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    Most welcome-
     
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    deadsp0t New Member

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    Well, I don't think I'm going to be able to buy this pistol.. I asked him if he wanted to sell it and he said 'no, just hold on to it.. I have a .380 at home'

    Now, to work on the Colt! :)
     
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    Mine was made in 36

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  10. deadsp0t

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    Looking good!! I trust you like yours?
    This seems to be one of the few guns I haven't herd anything bad about so far! Very cool!
     
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    Hawg New Member

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    It's my favorite .22 revolver.
     
  12. deadsp0t

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    Sweet! I may get a chance to shoot tomorrow or Sunday.
     
  13. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member Supporter

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    Could anyone give me an opinion , about a H&R Sportsman with walnut grips and ribbed barrel , does not say "999",
    Im going today or tomorrow to look at it.( 1 hr drive)
    Fellow that owns it says it is same as brand new , no wear at all.

    What would be a good price, if it is lnib. ?
    Im prepared to offer $350.


    Jim
     
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    Well, after a few years birddogging for a H&R Sportsman model 999,
    I finally pointed one this week, worked a deal, drove 1 1/2 hrs each way, but here she is.
    Looked up SN and mfg date is 1982.
    No scratches, on gun or grips, bluing is 100% not even the slightest drag line on cylinder.
    Im hard pressed to tell if has been fired, but I know its had 18 shots thru it.

    Seen several of these, but never one this nice and clean.

    The old man I got it from ,swears it will hit an 8" target at 50 yards with all 9 rounds.
    Its been in his bedroom nightstand since new.

    I have been turned down offering $400 for pretty rough ones.

    Walked out with this one for $350.

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    Jim
     
  15. deadsp0t

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    Awesome deal! Guess you can tell from the thread I have of these.. Fantastic gun and super fun to shoot!!
    If you shoot it you will def enjoy this one!
     
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    Mines a BA prefix, '84. Near perfect and shot very little. My dad picked it up and gave it to me a couple years ago. Got it from some little old widow for $75.