AN H&R QUESTION FOR MR. GOFORTH

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  1. GODTCU

    GODTCU New Member

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    I HAVE AN H&R HAMMERLESS TOP BREAK .32 SW CTGE GIVEN TO ME BY MY FATHER-IN-LAW.. IT IS 5 SHOTS PEARL HANDLE (ADDITION?), ALL BLUED, SERIAL 274001. WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT IT.. OH, BARREL LENGTH IS APPROX 4-4.5 INCHES.. I HAVE A GOOD OFFER FROM A LOCAL GUN SHOP FOR IT.. WAS WONDERING WHAT IT IS WORTH.. ETC
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    H&R HAMMERLESS SECOND MODEL SMALL FRAME TOP BREAK
    (SMOKELESS POWDER)-------------------------------------1905-1941
    Small Frame Double Action Hammerless Top Break revolver with double top post barrel latch; caliber and cylinder capacity, 32 S&W (5 rounds), 22 Rimfire (7 rounds); finish is nickel or blue (optional); grips are hard rubber with a target logo at the top; standard barrel length is 3 ¼ inch, with
    4, 5 and 6 inch optional; rebounding hammer; automatic cylinder stop, caliber marking on left side of barrel. CALIBER MARKINGS ON LEFT SIDE OF BARREL DESIGNED FOR SMOKELESS POWDER CARTRIDGE PRESSURES ONLY
    First Variation, patent dates 5-14-89, 4-2-95, 4-7-96, serial number range 90000*-100000* (estimate)-------------------1905-1906
    Second Variation, patent dates 4-2-95, 4-7-96 serial number range 100000*-120000* (estimate)------------------------1907-1909
    Third Variation, patent date 10-8-95, serial number range 120000*-180000* (estimate)------------------------1910-1913
    Fourth Variation no patent dates small font use for company name. serial number range 180000*-190000*(estimate)-----------1914-only
    Fifth variation, large font used in company name and state not spelled out (MASS), serial number range 190000*-200000* (estimate)----1915-only
    Sixth Variation, state name in address spelled out (MASSACHUSETTS) serial number range 200000*-220000* (estimate)------1916-1924
    Seventh Variation, new grip frame it is now same width as rest of frame no step down for grips, serial number range unknown---1925-1942
    After 1930 listed in catalogs as: HAMMERLESS No. 40 TOP BREAK 22 Rimfire7 shot and HAMMERLESS No. 45 TOP BREAK 32 S&W 5 shot
    VALUE: 100%=$265 60%=$75 Add 10% premium for blue finish; 20% premium 4”, 5” or 6” barrel; 20% premium for 22 rimfire caliber

    bill
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