H&R 22 Long Rifle CTG

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  1. blakefsu

    blakefsu New Member

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    I have an H&R 22 Long Rifle CTG gun. The serial # is B753

    It's a very old gun and I'm curious to know what it's worth as well as some more information about what year it was built/used and a little history about it. History is an awesome thing.

    Thanks,

    Blake
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    b.goforth New Member

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    H&R used the "B" letter code in 1941. in that year the most popular H&R was the model 999 top break and the model 922 solid frame. the 922 model should be marked on the barrel and the model 999 should be marked H&R double action. if i know the model i could give some more information.
    bill
  3. blakefsu

    blakefsu New Member

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    It says H&R "SPORTSMAN" on the barrel and then under neat those words it says Double Action.

    Thanks for the feedback.
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    b.goforth New Member

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    your have a model 999 "sportsman double action" 7th variation made in 1941.

    SPORTSMAN DOUBLE ACTION MODEL 999
    LARGE FRAME TOP BREAK . -------------------------------------1932-1952
    Large frame double action top break revolver; Caliber 22 rimfire (short, long & long rifle) cylinder capacity 9 rounds, 22 Winchester Rim Fire (WRF) cylinder capacity 7 rounds; Safety rim cylinder; blue finish only; barrel length 6 inches (ribbed); Automatic cylinder stop; Sights: rear adjustable for windage only, Three different front sights used, full Blade, Partridge type & Partridge type pinned to barrel top rib, all non-adjustable; Finger rest trigger guard; One piece oversized checkered Walnut grips (birds head grip frame shape, Rice frame); frame mounted firing pin, hammer face is flat. Cylinder release is long pivoting lever on right side of frame (there are two different version of this). Serial numbered in its own series from 01 up to at least 89761 by the end of 1939. Starting in 1940 letter codes were used.
    Early production until about 1933 the letter code ā€œDā€ was used to denote double action
    First Variation; round heavy weight ribbed barrel with Blade non-adjustable front sight ----1932- to before April 18,1933
    Second Variation; adjustable front sight-------1933 (after 4-18-1933)
    Third Variation; firing pin moved to hammer---------------------1934
    Fourth Variation; three inch barrel was offered------------------1935
    Fifth Variation; two patent dates marked on cylinder (before there was only one)------1936 (after 3-17)-1937
    Sixth Variation; top of barrel markings moved to right side of barrel----1937-1939
    Seventh Variation; 22 WFR caliber dropped, 3 inch barrel dropped-----1940-1941
    Eight Variation; one piece over size plastic grips are standard, limited production during WWII years-----------1942-1952
    VALUE: 100%=$425 60%=$195 Add 15% premium for 1st Variation; %0% for 22WRF caliber; 30% for 3ā€ barrel (scarce)

    there are three models of this revolver first 1932-1952, second 1953-1971 and third 1971-1986

    bill
  5. blakefsu

    blakefsu New Member

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    Here are some photos... I'm extremely new at gun collecting and am working with the guns I have. I appreciate the help.

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    b.goforth New Member

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    H&R's are a good way to start lots of different models and still inexpensive to buy.
    bill
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