I was researching some info on this revolver my grandfather passed down to me, and it led me to this site. Pretty cool to find others in a similar situation and the useful info shared.
Here are a few photos. The revolver has an octagon barrel with the following stamps:
First octagon top left side of barrel
H & R ARMS COMPANY
WORCESTER, MASS, U.S.A.
Second octagon left side of barrel:
32 S. & W. CTGE
The top of the gun has stamped in it:
The bottom of gun has stamped in the metal:
The trigger, guard, and hammer are blued.
The cylinder holds six rounds
I'm wondering what year it may have been produced, and if it's a good idea to have a gunsmith bring it up to shooting condition or just leave it as-is. When cocked, the cylinder has a slight left/right motion that can take place, so I'm assuming it's not safe. When pulling the trigger to cycle it to the next round, it doesn't seem to do that properly.