H&R 32 cal VICTOR

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  1. butch1945

    butch1945 New Member

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    The only markings I can find are
    On the butt of the grip - H&R ARMS CO Worcester Mass
    On top of frame - VICTOR 32 S&W CTGE
    Inside grip - 33971
    Can someone give me any information on this weapon. Tks
  2. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

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    The late Bill Goforth identified the Victor as a solid frame model introduced in 1915.

    HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON ARMS CO.
    TIME LINE FOR AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION SERIES OF REVOLVERS
    1880---MODEL 1880 DOUBLE ACTION 2 ½ inch Round barrel (one frame size) 32 6-rds. & 38 5-rds.
    (not considered a Bull Dog type revolver)
    1883---FIRST MODEL FIRST VARIATION INTRODUCED- (2 ½ “ROUND BARREL BLACK POWDER)
    (32cf. 6-rds, 38cf. 5-rds, 44 Webley 5-rds, the 44 caliber frame is slightly larger )
    1884---FIRST MODEL SECOND VARIATION LONGER OCTAGON BARRELS (4 & 6 INCHES)
    1885---FIRST MODEL THIRD VARIATION ALL BARREL LENGTHS ARE OCTAGON
    1887---BULLDOG MODEL INTRODUCED (RIMFIRE CALIBERS)
    1887---SAFETY HAMMER MODEL INTRODUCED (SPURLESS HAMMER)
    1905---SECOND MODEL INTRODUCED SMOKELESS POWDER
    SECOND MODEL BULL DOG INTRODUCED SMOKELESS POWDER
    SECOND MODEL SAFETY HAMMER INTRODUCED SMOKELESS POWDER
    1915---VICTOR VARIANT INTRODUCED (three frame sizes in 22rf, 32cf & 38cf)
    1920---44 CALIBER DISCONTINUED
    1923---BULLDOG MODEL (Rimfire Calibers) DISCONTINUED
    1931---NEW MODEL NUMBER ASSIGNED; NO.60 32 CALIBER & NO. 65 38 CALIBER
    1940---STARTER REVOLVERS INTRODUCED NO.160 32 CALIBER & 180 22 CALIBER
    NO.150 38 CALIBER GAS CARTRIDGE REVOLVER INTRODUCED
    (these three revolvers were built on American Double Action frames).
    1941---LAST LISTING FOR ENTIRE SERIES
    (The Young America Double Action and The Vest Pocket Double Action
    are smaller frame versions of the American Double Action. They
    are chambered in 22 & 32 rimfire and 32 centerfire)
  3. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, because of so little info provided, only a little information can be given. Gosh guy, you didn't even give the caliber. The Victor was made in 3 frame sizes, large, medium, and small. the Small frame was only in .22. The name Victor was used by H&R as a cut rate brand and catalog sales.. They were made from 1913/1915 until the 1930's. Best I can do. This info is from Jim Hauff's postings.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2013
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