Your Opinion of a H&R Sportsman 22LR Revolver

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by ALS11, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. ALS11

    ALS11 New Member

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    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.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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

  3. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The old break actions were very nice guns. I would like to find one myself.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  6. jamesjo

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    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.

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    1955 chrome
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    Pair of 1980 4" models
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    1980 6"
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    1955 Blue

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  7. BlackWidow

    BlackWidow New Member

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

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Look like it :p
     
  9. jamesjo

    jamesjo New Member

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    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!
     
  10. ALS11

    ALS11 New Member

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    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.
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Its most likely to loose to shoot :eek:
    Wanna sell it :D
     
  12. Ruzai

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    I've always lusted after the 999 sportsman ever since I bought an old 38s&w caliber H&R top-break revolver.

    I've actually got an old H&R 922, the 9 shot side loading model from a friend who wants me to work on it for him. I was told its been through World War II, but I cant be for sure and I'm having a little trouble dating the thing.