Re: Need help identifying a pistol
Welcome to TFF, Erik!
More information is needed for any sort of accurate assessment, Erik, but it sounds like you probably have one of H&Rs so-called "top break" revolvers.
H&R had made solid frame DA revolvers earlier in the 1880ís, but their "H&R Shell Extracting Revolver" was introduced in 1886 and made until 1888 as their first top-break design. It is interesting in that, unlike its S&W predecessors and later top-breaks made by H&R, it did not feature automatic ejection of shells upon opening the revolver. Instead the shells are manually ejected by pushing on the ejector rod laying underneath the barrel. In some respects, this seems to be a more practical, if somewhat slower, design. Also unique to this H&R model are the abstract floral pattern hard rubber grips.