H&R Model 676: Good first pistol

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by sharpie443, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. sharpie443

    sharpie443 New Member

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    flyingtiger85 Well-Known Member

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    That was my first gun purchase brand new for $159.00 back in the 1980's.It's a great gun for the money.And accurate enough,from looking at your video you seem to like it too!
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    My first was an H&R 999, which was about $125 in 1980...and which I was fool enough to sell at some point. Dang.
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    The 676 was my first .22 pistol as well. Was a big gangly looking thing with a 7 or 7.5" barrel. The same length as you've got in your vid.

    I agree that it's a good cheap starter revolver. I paid under $100 for mine in the early 90s. Wasn't the purtiest thing out there and mine was shelled out so it wasn't a target pistol but I still enjoyed it. Only had the .22LR cylinder in mine...not sure if they made single-caliber versions or if they were all dual-caliber and the second cylinder got lost by a previous owner.
    I traded it for one of several Ruger semi-auto .22s. Was glad to be rid of the slow-poke gate style loading but I still miss the ling sight radius that it had.

    BTW, it's just called the Model 676. Gardner is the town in Mass where their plant was located.
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  5. sharpie443

    sharpie443 New Member

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    I didn't know that. i've owned a few H&R guns and that was the only one that had the word "Gardner" on it so i assumed it meant the gun.
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    Great pistol!!

    Back in the good old days, they didn't require so much BS stamping on the firearms...
    heck, pre-1968, many .22's didn't even have serial numbers...

    Now ya gotta have Serial, Model Number, patent stamps, location of the plant, warning label for stupid people, etc...
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