Hey there, everybody!
My first post!
I didn't see anyplace to introduce myself, so I guess we'll do 'er here!
My name is Steve and I'm 62 years old. I live in Fort Walton Beach, Florida (that's up in the Florida panhandle).
I'm a Vietnam vet (was a parachute rigger with the 82nd Airborne), and am retired from being a 911 dispatcher.
I am currently kicking back and enjoying the Florida sunshine (when there's no hurricanes), and watching major league baseball!
Been involved in many aspects of shooting both rifle and pistol, hand loading for both, bullet casting for both, but my true love was service rifle competition which I was active in from 1964 to 1994 when my eyesight started going south.
I currently handload precision rifle ammo for a couple of 1,000 yard shooters in my area.
I'm wondering if there might be a resident member here who is knowledgeable of old Harrington & Richardson top-break revolvers.
I inherited one from my father in a partially disassembled condition, and I'm tryin' to get 'er back together. This revolver is the very first pistol I ever shot when I was a boy back in the fifties, so there's some sentimental value here and I want to get it up and running!
The revolver is a six-shot top-break revolver with external hammer.
There appears to be a serial number on the frame under the left grip: 43085.
Markings on the barrel "flat" on top surface of barrel:
HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON ARMS COMPANY WORCESTER MASS US?
PAT OCT 4, '87 MAY 14 & AUG 6, '89 APR 2, '95 APR 7 1895(6?)
There is no caliber designation on the pistol, however it is .32 caliber and the cylinder is long enough to accept both .32 S&W and .32 S&W Long ammunition.
I've got it all back together except for one piece...the little "lever" or "hand" that comes through the breech face to rotate the cylinder when the pistol is fired or cocked. Can't figure out how to get that back in.
Nice to be aboard, and thanks in advance for any help you can give.