Originally Posted by Jim Hauff
Welcome to the forum.
Unless you intend to begin collecting H&R's or other handguns of that genre, I, personally wouldn't invest any serious money in bringing it back to life.
Any other questions, feel free to ask.
Jim, I have to hand it to you. I've read a few of your posts and am impressed by your knowledge of the old H&Rs...
But I can't help but notice your signature includes 'H&R Collector"
It takes a BIG man to be a collector of something and give truthful answers about the very thing that piques your interest!
I would have expected an "H&R Collector" to say something like "SURE, they are GREAT GUNS that are so UNDERRATED and I would stake my life on it in a HEARTBEAT!" LOL
Your truthful answers are refreshing!
Although I SLIGHTLY disagree that the .38 S&W is TOTALLY inadequate as a defensive round, a HECKUVA lot of German soldiers in both wars that were shot by Tommies carrying Webleys, and S&Wsand other revolvers chambered for it MIGHT argue with you....keep in mind at the time the .38 Spcl was introduced, it was considered a "Hot" round for the police, and most DETECTIVES and plainclothes cops and a lot of the public were carrying .32 S&W and .32 S&W Longs in THEIR revilvers, and there wasn't an urge for them to "upgun" until the 50s and later! The .38 S&W would be better than the .32...
Although you are correct, why pay so much MORE for any of those obsolete calibers when .38 Special is much better, AND much cheaper now!
(Although I still get Aquila .32 S&W Long pretty cheap still to fire through my M95 Nagant!