H&R Sportsman 22 LR

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  1. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    the letter codes AU were used in 1980. this is a third model see the above post for values.
    bill
  2. sampson city wildman

    sampson city wildman New Member

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    thank you b.goforth for the info
  3. sampson city wildman

    sampson city wildman New Member

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    could anyone tell me where i could find parts for my .22 it is missing the rear sites. and i would like to replace them.
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    i have no source for a missing rear sight.
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    I inherited a Sportsman 999 seriel number AE45239 in 1985. Have shot it sparingly. I like shooting the gun but it seems to misfire at least one out of every cylinder reload no matter what manufacturer's ammo is used. Examining the rim primers shows strikes. Move the misfire to a different hole and they almost always fire.

    Two questions: does anyone know when this firearm was made and second, what may cure this problem or should I just sell it and move on?

    Vince
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    H&R used the letter codes AE in 1968. this would make your M999 a second model.

    MODEL 999 SPORTSMAN FIRST MODEL ------------------1932-1952

    MODEL 999 SPORTSMAN SECOND MODEL (NEW FRAME)---------1953-1972
    Top Break, Double Action, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Length 6 inches, Adjustable Sights
    VALUE: NIB:=$425, 95%=$365, 60%=$195

    MODEL 999 SPORTSMAN THIRD MODEL
    (TRANSFER BAR IGNITION)--------------------------------1973-1986
    Top Break, Double Action, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Length 4 & 6 inches (4 inch not added until 1979, Adjustable Sights. In 1979 Only the Model name was advertised as Model 999 Automatic-Ejecting and it was offered in that year only in 32 S&W Long caliber, 6 shot.
    VALUE: NIB:=$425, 95%=$350, 60%=$175

    bill
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    GF: Thanks for the reply. Do you have any suggestions about the misfires?

    Vince
  8. b.goforth

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    the most common cause of misfires in H&R revolvers of this era are caused by the hammer spring. remove the grips and check the plastic head on the hammer spring guide rod. if broken new one are available. another area to look at is the firing pin attached to the hammer, if worn a new hammer is the only cure.
    bill
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    Will do, thanks again.

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  10. HEVENER123

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    HI I have a H&R sportsman 999 serial number y8657. Can anyone advise a year of manufacture. Thanks Shawn
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    H&R used the "Y" letter code in 1962

    MODEL 999 SPORTSMAN SECOND MODEL (NEW FRAME)-----------1953-1972
    Top Break, Double Action, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Length 6 inches, Adjustable Sights
    VALUE: NIB:=$425, 95%=$365, 60%=$195

    MODEL 999 SILVER SPORTSMAN----------------------------1963-1966
    Top Break, Double Action, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Chrome Finish, Barrel Length 6 inches only, serial number letter codes Z, AA, AB only
    VALUE: (very seldom seen) 100%=$450 60%=$325

    MODEL 999 SPORTSMAN THIRD MODEL
    (TRANSFER BAR IGNITION)--------------------------------------1973-1986
    Top Break, Double Action, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Length 4 & 6 inches (4 inch not added until 1979, Adjustable Sights. In 1979 Only the Model name was advertised as Model 999 Automatic-Ejecting and it was offered in that year only in 32 S&W Long caliber, 6 shot.
    VALUE: NIB:=$425, 95%=$350, 60%=$175

    MODEL 999 SPORTSMAN I OF 999 (TRANSFER BAR IGNITION)------1979-1986
    Engraved with Fitted Wood Case, Top Break, Double Action, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Length 6 inches, Adjustable Sights. VALUE: Collector value only if unfired, with all original tags, manuals, commemorative medallion, wooden presentation case and cardboard box; 100%=$700+ if in other than described condition it is valued as the Model 999 3rd Model plus 20% premium for engraving.

    bill
  12. lcreale

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    I just inherited a H&R Sportsman .22 serial # S 10264. I'm quite new to guns and I'm trying to get as much information on it as possible like when it was made how much it's worth whether it is rim-fire or center-fire. Can anyone help out?
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    first i need to know if this is a sportsman model 999 double action or a sportsmans model 199 single action. H&R used the S letter code in 1956 on the 999 double action but they also used it on some early production of the single action also (1932 to 1935 era). on these pre1940 models the "S" letter code was used to denote the single action models and "D" was used to denote the double action. the same frame was used for both models.

    bill
  14. lcreale

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    It is the single action.
  15. b.goforth

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    this is the model 199;

    SPORTSMAN SINGLE ACTION MODEL 199
    LARGE FRAME TOP BREAK .--------------------------------------1932-1951
    Large frame single action top break revolver; Caliber 22 rimfire (short, long & long rifle) cylinder capacity 9 rounds; Safety rim cylinder; blue finish only; barrel length 6 inches (round heavy rib); Automatic cylinder stop; Sights, front adjustable for elevation, rear adjustable for windage only; Finger rest trigger guard; One piece oversized checkered Walnut grips (birds head grip frame shape); top of barrel marked with company name and Address, left side of barrel marked in two lines; “H & R SPORTSMAN SINGLE ACTION” right side of barrel marked “22 LONG RIFLE CTGE.” Serial numbered in series from 01 up and early production will have S letter code denoting single action.
    First Variation; heavy ribbed barrel with non-adjustable front sight----OCT. 1932-APRIL 1933
    Second Variation; oval shaped barrel with flat top, fully adjustable sights---MAY 1933-????
    Third Variation; very small lettering on cylinder patent date------------????-1936
    Fourth Variation; firing pin moved to the hammer----------1937-1941
    Fifth Variation; limited production 1951=J101-J148, 1950=K101-K265, 1951=L111-L112-----1949-1951
    VALUE: : 100%=$495 60%=$225 Add 15% premium fir 1st Variation; 10% premium for 5th Variation

    this revolver was most likely manufactured in 1933 to 1935 era.

    bill
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