My New Old Toy :)

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Gert999, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Gert999

    Gert999 New Member

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    Thanx to my dad not knowing anything about firearms i got me a new gun :D My mom had gotten my grandfathers H & R sportsman 9 shoot .22 revolver. Had to clean it before i was able to shoot it, my dad had put 100 rounds through it and "Cleaned it" found out his idea of clean is wiping off with a rag :eek: When i got it home and really got to clean it i took off the cylinder and the oil was the same my grandfather had put on it prolly 15-20 years ago :confused: We'll needless to say i get to keep it since my mother knows i'll take better care of it :D The firearm has one full piece handle so think it's pre war gotta check the serial though. Shoots decent though :cool:
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Pics! I'm partial to h&r products just because they were made 15minutes away.
     

  3. jamesjo

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    H&R used the one piece grip on the Sportsman models until 1954 I believe.
    It may have been 1953 that they changed to the 2 piece grips.
    Not sure which year.
     
  4. Gert999

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    working on the pics can't seem to get em to post can't reduce the size. I'll figure it out lol gotta work a double today will get you em when i can. Also any good websites to look up the serial number can't find any.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Sight searching takes a while. I'll check my books and see if I can give you a guide.
     
  6. mountainman13

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    Introduced 1936-1985 and reintroduced 1992. That's about all I have on hand from 4 different sources. H&r info can be hard to narrow down.
     
  7. jamesjo

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    Does the serial# have a letter prefix?
    If so, post it, and I will tell you year of manufacture.
    If it has no letter prefix, it was built pre 1940.
     
  8. Gert999

    Gert999 New Member

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    ya it starts with an A but has the one solid piece handle
     
  9. jamesjo

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    A prefix = 1940 manufacture.
     
  10. Gert999

    Gert999 New Member

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    Thats cool thanx man really wanted to know got re-blue it other then that it's in good shape
     
  11. mountainman13

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    Normally I would say not to reblued a gun like that but its only worth about $350 max so doing so isn't gonna hurt anything.
     
  12. Gert999

    Gert999 New Member

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    I don't plan on selling it since it was my grandfathers, and i've never reblued anything would like the practice. Plus would like to have it looking new:) plus like u said it's not worth a whole lot so can't really hurt it