Price of a used .22 revolver

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Georgiahunter, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    I don't think this question has been asked (tried a search) but I am thinking about buying a .22 revolver. I don't need a new one with all the bells and whistles, just a basic single action .22 Lr for plinking. Barrel anywhere from 4"-6" (preferably 6") Once again I just want to know what a used one is going for. Thanks.
     
  2. catman76

    catman76 New Member

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    125 - 150 should get you a good one
     

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  4. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    Thanks guys. I figured it would be around $150.
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    If you decide to get Heritage Arms, check it over thoroughly.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Say, bud- I am looking to buy a used car. How much is that going to cost me? :p

    Depends on what you get. Used H&R, about $150. Used S&W or Colt- A LOT more.

    Not a revolver, but $150 could bring you a used Ruger standard 22 Auto.
     
  7. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    I guess this is true, but I am only looking for a standard revolver. I'm not looking for the golden edition used by Wyatt Earp. I was wanting a used Ruger, but they might be out of my price range. So anyway, what can I expect out of an H&R revolver because this is the first I have heard of them. I know, I know, before anyone says it "You get what you pay for."
     
  8. jamesjo

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    Lots of options in the way of H&R's
    You can find some of the "utility" line pieces, 922, 929,622 in nice shooting condition for $ 150 pretty often, more for the excellent condition stuff.
    For the H&R top of the kline Sportsman series, you will pay more.
    Anywhere from $ 175-200 for a good shooter condition. to around $ 450 - 500 for a NIB or LNIB model 999.
    Watch the auctions, ask a lot of questions, and you can still find some GREAT shooting H&R's reasonable.

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    Here is a model 940 target shooter, probably around the 200 -250 area
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    here are a few Sportsman pics

    1980 model 999 4" 400 -500 in excellent condition if it has the box

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    1955 999 Sportsman around $ 250- 300 G]http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg467/jimmyjoe/dscn16292.jpg[/IMG]

    H&R also made MANY sa/da western style revolvers that were good shooters at reasonable prices, mostly somewhere in between the utility price, and the 999 Sportsman priced pieces. Too many choices to list here. Models 976, 949,950,904, etc.
     
  9. donthav1

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    my opinion, H&R made some great, simple, working class guns. reliable, accurate, & inexpensive.

    quite a few of the H&R (which stands for Harrington & Richardson, in case you didn't know) revolvers had different barrel lengths available. the 929 jamesjo has pictured also came with 4 & 6 inch barrels, plus also could have larger target style grips. same can be said about the 922 & 622 having short barrels. H&R later became New England Firearms & made revolvers for a few years, the .22 caliber ones were all R92 models so that's also something to keep an eye out for.

    like c3 said, $150ish can buy you a ruger standard or mark I/II pistol but they will probably be a bit rough comestically. well at least the one i bought for $150 was. but i've never had the best luck when it comes to finding a deal. :rolleyes:

    a phoenix hp22 might be another option, you hear some ups & downs but most people seem to really like 'em & they go for less than $200
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I know where you can get a Rohm RG-66 for less than $60.00.
    Single action, .22lr, rough looking, missing the rear sight, locks up tight enough to shoot.
     
  11. RhettButler

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    Pawn shop, if possible. Gun shop. Look for a very used Smith & Wesson, Colt, Ruger, Taurus, High Standard revolver.
    Know the specs you want: barrel length, sights, mostly. The looks aren't material if the weapon is sound.

    Learn about lockup on a revolver and the timing. Not really involved just knowledge. The handling to determine the tightness of a revolver is pretty simple. If I think a very used revolver is tight and in time, I will still put a wooden pencil ( eraser down) in the barrel and dry fire to see the pencil pop up out of the barrel. Learn some about what a bore should look like and be viable.

    A nice gun shop/ pawn should help and show how this is done. Ask nicely. Listen. Don't know too much. If they won't help, walk.

    A good old tight revolver is as good or better than a current production one.

    Luck. A trusty revolver is worth more than your third hard drive backup.
     
  12. primer

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    Rhett..Could you explain the pencil test? Never heard that one.
     
  13. RhettButler

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    Don't know where I learned this years ago.
    I've always done the hold cylinder under pressure and cock the hammer,
    feel the cylinder for play under lock,
    push the hammer forward relatively forcefully,
    try hammer play,
    lower hammer with trigger feeling for problems,
    dry fire on revolvers with transfer bars,
    dry fire a pencil eraser.

    I wonder if the pencil isn't a vestigial test from when revolvers used hammer mounted firing pins. But, I really think not. The pencil would prove the transfer bar worked. A finger and visual (or feeler gauge) inspection would pretty well ensure the integrity of a hammer mounted pin.

    Good question. It's just something I've done for years on older or suspect guns.
     
  14. c3shooter

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    Rhett- good check, but hard to do on a .22 revolver (original post was for a .22)
     
  15. RhettButler

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    Excellent point.
     
  16. RhettButler

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    Well, that pencil thing doesn't even work if you take a rubber mallet and insert the pencil in the bore. Who'd a thought. chuckles
     
  17. fritz191122lr

    fritz191122lr New Member

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    Who likes the rohm 10s 22lr?
     
  18. DrumJunkie

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    I've had a couple RG pistols and hated both.