Re: H&R Handy Gun 32-20 8" Rifled Barrel
Thanks everyone for the info on the gun. I am having an expert look at it and see if we can figure out what I really have here. The one gentleman here in my office that is pretty knowledgeable with guns can't see anything that looks modified and thinks the reason for the drastic taper has to do with the shortened barrel length. He also likes the fact that it has such a high number (both matching on the barrel and the stock) and their might have been a change in design right towards the end of production for the shorter 8" barrel. He has a feeling that out of the 85 - 100 made only a very few made it out the door with the 8" length. He did find one reference in some article that meantions possibilty of a few 7" or 8" barrels might exist. Unfortunately H&R didn't keep very good records and this might be hard to verify. I will keep everyone posted and maybe, just maybe I have a gem here?