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H&R Top Break 32

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by EricPA, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. EricPA

    EricPA New Member

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    I am looking for any information on a revolver I have. I found a diagram that listed locations for numbers and information by W.E. Goforth? #1: Harrington & Richardson Arms Co. Worcester, Mass USA, #2: 32 Cal, S&W CTGE., #4: 352489, #8: 352489. On the cylinder is the number: 489. It is a 5 shot, the grips have the "target" emblem on them. The length of the barrel is a little less than 3", I measured it at 2 7/8". Thanks in advance.
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    b.goforth New Member

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    H&R Premier Second Model 4th vartiation manufactured between 1914 and 1915.

    H&R PREMIER SECOND MODEL
    SMALL FRAME TOP BREAK R.F. & C.F. --------------1905-1941
    Small fame double action top break revolver with double top post barrel latch; calibers and cylinder capacity, 22 rimfire-7 rounds, 32 S&W, 5 rounds; automatic cylinder stop; standard finish Nickel with case harden hammer and barrel latch; standard barrel length 3 inches, with 2, 4, 5 and 6 inches available as optional; HAS CALIBER MARKINGS ON LEFT SIDE OF BARREL WAS MANUFACTURED FOR SMOKELESS POWDER CARTRIDGE PRESSURES.
    There has not been enough data gathered on serial number to try to come up with a serial number range for the different variations.
    First Variation, model name & caliber marked on left side of barrel, patent dates 5-14-89, 4-2-95, 4-7-96-------1905-Only
    Second Variation, model name & caliber marked on left side of barrel, patent dates 4-2-95, 4-7-96 ---------1906-1908
    Third Variation, caliber only marked on left side of barrel, patent date 10-8-95 --------------1909-1913
    Fourth Variation, caliber only marked on left side of barrel, no patent date, state not spelled out in address (MASS) ------------------1914-1915
    Fifth Variation, caliber only marked on left side of barrel same as 4th except different font used in barrel markings--------------------1914-1915
    Sixth Variation, caliber only marked on left side of barrel. State name in barrel marking spelled out (MASSACHUSETTS) ----------1916-1924
    Seventh Variation, new grip frame, there is no step down for the grip panels to fit into---------1925-1942
    After 1930 listed in catalogs as; PREMIER No. 30 .22 Rimfire 7 shot and PREMIER No. 35.32 S&W 5 shot
    VALUE: 100%=$265 60%=$75 Add 10% premium for blue finish; 20% premium 4”, 5” or 6” barrel; 20% premium for 22 rimfire caliber; 10% premium for 7th variation
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010
  3. EricPA

    EricPA New Member

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    Thank you for the information! Have a Happy Fourth of July!!
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