H&R Top Breaks

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  1. cbourbeau32

    cbourbeau32 New Member

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    Hello all, I am new here. Found this forum by searching for info on a couple of H&R top breaks that I just bought. The first one is a 38 caliber with a 6" barrel with no markings except the patent dates on the top of the barrel. I will post pictures of it and the 32 S&W soon to see if I can get help identifying it.

    The second one is a 32 S&W CTGE with a 3 1/4" barrel serial # 3609xx. The top of the barrel says: Harrington & Richardson Arms Co. Worchester, MASS. U.S.A. The gun has I would say 70%-80% of the blueing remaining. Very clean bore with just a few pit marks. A couple of cylinders have a few pit marks. I paid $80 out the door for both guns. Both need a little work to be shooters. I am curious which model the 32 S&W is so I can start looking for parts. Like I said earlier I will post pictures of both so I can see about information on the 38 caliber. Thanks in advance for any replies. Charlie

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    i will need the pictures to tell for sure but i believe the 32 S&W is a large frame third model auto-ejector and the other one is a second model large frame. when you post the pictures i can give you more information.
    bill
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    Thanks Bill. We are going out of town in the morning until Saturday. I'll get pictures posted soon.
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    Bill do you know what model number the gun might be if it is a third model auto eject?
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    yes there is a good possiblillity it is a third model.
    bill
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    Bill you asked me to post pictures so you could help me identify these two guns. The top one is of the no serial number/no caliber designation 38 caliber. I assume it is a black powder version. The bottom picture is of the 32 S&W CTGE. I am attempting to order replacemnt parts from Numerich so any model info would help so I know which schematic to look at on their parts breakdown page. Thanks to anyone for their assistance. Charlie
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    Anyone have a chance to look at the pictures yet?
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    no caliber designation of the left side of the barrel indicates this is a second model manufactured between 1890 and 1904. on this model the main serial number location is on the barrel top strap just a above the cylinder. please open the revolver and remove the cylinder to see this number. shold be able to give a little model info with the serial number.
    bill
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