H&R model 829 DOM/value?

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  1. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    I have a H&R Model 829 .22 9 shot with a 3" barrel. I'm not real familar with H&R's but it appears to be a .32 frame. In the pics, it isnt cleaned very well but the finish and the barrel are top notch..well looks to be. I was wondering the year it was made and the approximate value of the pistol? The serial# is
    AY0005xx
    I have also included 2 pictures.
    Thanks in advance.
    Zane

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  2. jamesjo

    jamesjo New Member

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    Zane,
    AY prefix = 1982 manufacture of your model 829.
    Blue Book of Gun Values, says,
    100% = $ 190
    98%= $ 175
    95% = $ 150
    90% = $ 125
    80% = $ 110
  3. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

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    The '800' series (826 - 6 x .22 WMRF, 829 -9 x .22 lr, 832 - 6 x .32 S&W Long) revolvers were developed as "beefed up" heavier duty revolvers and introduced in 1981. I'm pretty sure that the 832 .32 S&W was developed first, then the other two. I have the proto-type of the 826 in my collection s/n marked as EXP 80-9. This piece shows that the design was already defined and set-up before they adapted it to the .22 WMRF round. In 1984, this frame size was used to produce the Model 586 which was the Western Style 5 x .32 H&R Magnum revolver.
  4. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    jamesjo, thank you much for the date of manufacture and bluebook values.Also I was wondering if there is a site that one can look up prefix on h&r's..? I know Remington and Marlin have those with the markings and starting of ser#'s., and Jim, thank you for that information on the models, thats interesting.
    I just never delt much with h&r's other then as of late. I did liook into the ULTRA 12ga that my brother in law bought and considered buying one of those after seeing how his shot.
    This 829, a friend brought it by this morning and was wanting to sell it. And told him I had no clue as to anything about it. So he left it off and I told him I'd look into it and if nothing else I'd sell it for him.
    However, with jamesjo posting the bluebook values I'm not sure I could get him $150 out of it. It did clean up nice and it looks to be 95-98% at least.
    And the 826 would be a good one to have I would think.
    I did take this 829 out right before dark and fired off a few rounds at 50' and it was somewhat accurate considering the shooting conditions. Gonna take it out in the morning and get set up a little better and see what it can do. May end up buying it myself...just because I havent got one. I do that alot.
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    Zane,
    Thank Jim Hauff for the values.
    He wrote them!!
    I just quoted his work from the Blue Book.
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Ah okay, well I apologise, but thank you both for the posts.:confused:
    It's all good info for what I was looking for and for that I thank Jim Hauff.
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    Zane, Send me your email address, and I will send you a list of serial # prefixes from 1940 -1986.
    Jim

    lorraine10@lmnetworks.net
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Jim, that would be great and done sent you my email.
    That will be most helpful!

    Zane
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Getting ready to take that 829 out and put it to the test...was waiting for it to warm up abit, but 25 warm degress is as good as it's going to get today!
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    I just acquired a 32 cal 833 that looks exactly like the one pictured above. Any idea on the value. It looks 90-95%, is a 32 cal 6-shot with a swing out cylinder. Thanks for any info.
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    MODEL 833 (TRANSFER BAR IGNITION -------------------------1982-1983
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Swing-out cylinder, 32 S&W Long Caliber, 6 shot, Nickel Finish, Barrel Length 3 inches, Full Adjustable Rear Sight
    VALUE: 100%=$195 60%=$120

    bill
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    Thanks for the info. I got it for $100 so I think it was a fair deal.
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    a little known tidbit about the 800 series of H&R revolvers. they were originally developed for an Indian police force, in India. and i believe they would have replace the model 929/732 if the company would have stayed around longer.

    bill
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    I have a decent like-new '829 that comes back to me through the passing of generations. The lock-up isn't great, but it remains a handy DA nine-shot piece. I have only shot it at the range; the nine-shot cylinder is a great conversation starter. The gun itself is great to shoot with the big adjustable rear sights at targets maybe at eight yards. Don't expect a tack driver.
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