Re: H&R Model 199 Questions
The Model 199 was the SINGLE ACTION version of the Sportsman and will be so marked on the left side of the barrel. In the post 1940 H&R era, 'D' would be 1943. This would be a bit unusual as it would indicate production during the middle of the WW2 era, but not impossible. If your piece is not a SA, and is a DOUBLE ACTION, then the 'D' prefix was used to signify DA after the introduction of the SA version (which were marked with serial numbers beginning with 'S'.) In that case your piece would date from around 1933-34. Need a bit of clarification from you.
Last edited by Jim Hauff; 09-25-2010 at 11:06 AM..