Re: H&R Revolver Question
"The American" is the model name, and these revolvers were mady by H&R from 1890 to 1941. The calibers made were .22, .32, .38, and .44, and both the .32 and the .38 are identified as S&W. You should be able to measure the chamber and find out which it is.
I do NOT HAVE serial number data, and therefore cannot say if this is safe for modern ammunition so if I were you I would NOT fire it until you find this out. I THINK with this high a number it would have been made in the smokeless powder days, but I would sure verify this before risking disaster with it.
Someone here surely has this information -
My wife owns an Albion Brittish service pistol in .38 S&W, and likes the round very much.
Oh - a picture of this model?
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.