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06-22-2011, 12:58 AM
New here hi all, just found this gun and know nothing about it any info would be appreciated.gun is marked harrington and richardson arms company worcester mass pat oct 4 87 pat april 2,95 pat april 7,96
06-22-2011, 01:07 AM
Welcome to the Forum Jamey !
the H & R experts will be along shortly ,
I've moved your post to here as it will get the attention it needs here better , and if i may suggest
if you can , photos help a lot to pin down model , condition and safety of the weapon
06-22-2011, 09:59 AM
Welcome to the wonderful world of H&R firearms:
With that set of patent dates - You have a 1st Model PREMIER 3rd Variation made between 1897-98. It is a black powder model, small frame, auto ejecting, either 7 x .22 long or 5 x .32 S&W (rare chance it is .32 rim fire). Tell me a bit more about it and I can tell you a bit more about value:
barrel length: 3, 4, 5 or 6"
finish: Nickel or blue (plating on trigger guard or blued?)
caliber: .22 or .32
grip panels: black, hard rubber, Mother-of-pearl, walnut, Ivory???
The above ID is based solely upon the accuracy of the info presented - I've been fooled before.:o
The pic below represents a very early in production 1st Model 1st Variation in kind of crappy condition - but one of few examples I've come across. Note the Nickel plated trigger guard.
06-22-2011, 10:55 AM
At work right now can't get pictures for you till later but I do have the serial number on hand it is 016843
06-22-2011, 10:58 AM
Looks just like the one in the above picture but much cleaner didn't know it was that old so I cleaned it up really good when I got it
06-22-2011, 11:18 AM
The 'O' (OHHH not Zero) prefix indicates your piece was made between sometime in 1898 and 1900. It should have a blued trigger guard - if Nickel plated.
Waiting for more info and possibly a picture to give you an idea of the value.
NOTE: depending upon the amount and kind of "cleaning" you performed - the collector value may or may not have been affected. In any case - RETAIL value of these guns rarely exceeds $200.
Here's a pic of one with the 'O' prefix - note that the variation numbers in the pic. caption may not be correct - as I took these pics early in the research stage and variations at that time were not well defined - more pieces - more definition.
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