Re: H&R 32 Hammerless Top-Break Revolver w/5" Barrel
Thanks a lot for the help b.goforth. I have the 29th Blue Book. My fault for not going a few more pages more. I knew I had a rare find when I bought that gun. It's rare to see an old top-break with an extra long barrel, especially in excellent condition.
Just bought it yesterday at a gun show in Ohio from an old man. I don't think he quite realized what he had. He was offering it up for sale for $200 and I bought it for that price. After I bought it a lot of people were offering much higher to buy it off of me. They must have known what I knew.
The Blue Book lists this as the H&R Hammerless 2nd Model Large Frame Top-Break (Smokeless Powder) with six variations. Mine is the 5th variation, no patent dates, state name in the address spelled out (MASSACHUSETTS), with a serial number range estimated from 160,000 - 190,000, which mine falls into at 172410. They were made from 1916 - 1924.
I know that H&R's and IJ's are difficult guns to find information on.
Question, any idea when your book on H&R's will be coming out?