H&R Identification 38 Top Break 5 shot

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by colsar, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. colsar

    colsar New Member

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    I have a Harrington & Richardson revolver I got from my Grandfather. I searched the forums and did not find a match for this one to figure out the model and age.

    Top break
    6 digit Serial number (330xxx) is under the cylinder AND the bottom of the hand grip (they match)
    5 shot revolver
    5" barrel
    Pearl Grips

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    Thanks,
    Joe
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  3. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

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    Hi colsar,

    You are not being deliberately ignored: It's because we don't know, and there are no good published H&R references yet.

    Experts Bill Goforth and Jim Hauff have both passed away, and the H&R book they jointly prepared is supposedly pending publication, but until then your best source are the past replies by Bill and Jim on this board.
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    HRF,

    Thanks for the reply! I'm saddened to hear about the loss of the forum experts and am glad they were able to collaborate on a a book together. I dug around pretty good before posting and couldn't quite pin this one down.

    I will continue to search.

    Thanks again,
    Joe
  5. Old Gun Guy

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    colsar,
    I believe that you have an automatic ejecting, third model, third variation manufactured in 1913-1915. It designed for modern smokeless powder cartridges.
    It is in very nice condition, and would bring $225.00 +/- on the major gun auction sites. Although H&R offered MOP grips as a factory upgrade, I believe the ones shown are aftermarket due to the fact that they don't fit exactly as they should.
    I hope my info is correct.
    Old Gun Guy
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    Thanks Old Gun Guy!
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