I am just brand new to the forum here, and I am looking to stick around a long time, but I first have to unleash the whole reason I joined. I have been flipping through this forum for months and it seems everyone is very knowledgable and/or willing to help at the least.
I was willed down a revolver that I had not seen since I was probably five years old, nor did I even know it still existed. I learned to shoot at the age of six (if memory serves me) on this gun and after my grandfather died it seemingly died with him until uncovered in a box that must have been hit with water damage a good Baker's Dozen a-times over the past 15 to 20 years.
It is an H&R 939 Ultra "Sidekick" (HR 939 on one side of barrel with Worc, Mass and the -Ultra Sidekick- on the other side of the barrel). It is a 9-load .22 revolver with a 5 1/4" barrel and a real nice (at one time) 2-piece wood handle. I can't tell what kind of wood because of the corrosion. It is Serial Number U24727.
As I understand, H&R coded their Serials in such a way that I believe this to be produced in 1958. Does that seem accurate (http://forum.pafoa.org/question-answ...ms-page-5.html)?
I don't care about how much it would be is worth (not much, anyhow) but I am interested in any other information if anyone can dig some up? I've been rifling through web sites (pardon the pun) and am not having the greatest of luck.
Now this ole' girl has a ridiculous amount of corrosion and rust on the trigger, stock, hammer, etc. etc. etc. The barrel looks to be in pretty good condition (exterior) but the rest needs a major overhaul. I am going to take to it with some ought-wool and try some bluing and such. Anyone have any suggestions on cleaning this gal up? I don't know if you can see from the pictures, but she's in rough shape.
Thank you very much and I enjoy being part of the FAF! Thank you!