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Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by dennymac, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. dennymac

    dennymac New Member

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    I came across a small calibar revolver a while back. Can someone tell me a few things
    1. What kind is it?
    2. what year would it have been made?
    3. Is it worth anything?
    Or anyother info.

    HR Arms Company
    Worchester Mass.
    YoungAmerica
    Double Action
    Ser.#36943

    Thanks
    Den
  2. marcodelat

    marcodelat New Member

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    Hello dennymac...

    Well, I can tell you is that you have an H&R Young America model revolver.

    This firearm can be either a .32 centerfire or a .22 rimfire.

    I don't believe any of these revolvers were made for .32 rimfire; however, I might be wrong about this.

    I believe that in either caliber it can be a firearm made and intended for firing black powder or smokeless powder.

    If the caliber designation is stamped on the left hand side of the octagon barrel it is safe for smokeless; if it is not it is a black powder firearm of earlier manufacture.

    Here's some of what Mr. B. Goforth has to say about these:

    http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showpost.php?p=485916&postcount=9

    I'm sure he'll soon be along to correct or add to the information I have given.

    If you were to provide pics I guess it'd help out in ID ing your revolver.
  3. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    YOUNG AMERICA DOUBLE ACTION FIRST MODEL
    (BLACK POWDER) --------------------------------------------1884-1904
    pull pin cylinder release, nickel finish standard, blue considered rare, marking on top strap only “YOUNG AMERICA DOUBLE ACTION” or “YOUNG AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION” two frame sizes
    SMALL SOLID FRAME .22 RIMFIRE 7 SHOT, octagon barrel, lengths of 2, 4½ and 6 inches
    MEDIUM FRAME .32 S&W CALIBER 5 SHOT, octagon barrel, lengths of 2, 4½ and 6 inches
    First Variation will have a round barrel & nickel trigger guard----------1884-1887
    Second Variation will have a octagon barrel & nickel trigger guard----1888-1897
    Third Variation will have a octagon barrel , blue trigger guard and company name and address on left side of barrel-----1897-1904
    VALUE: First Variation 100%=$275 60%=$100, Others 100%=$225, 60%=$65
    For all Young America Double Action variations and variants add 15% premium for blue finish and 10% premium for 4½” or 6” barrels.

    YOUNG AMERICA SAFETY HAMMER FIRST MODEL spurless hammer variation of Young American First Model-------------------------------1888-1904
    VALUE: 100%=$235 60%=$75

    YOUNG AMERICA BULLDOG FIRST MODEL MEDIUM FRAME.
    .32 SHORT RIMFIRE 5 SHOT ONLY------------------------------1888-1904
    VALUE: 100%=$235 60%=$75

    YOUNG AMERICA DOUBLE ACTION SECOND MODEL SMALL FRAME
    22 RIMFIRE CALIBER----------------------------------1905-1941
    .22 short rimfire 7 shot, pull pin cylinder release Nickel finish, blue optional 2, 4½ & 6 inches barrel lengths, will have caliber and company name & address marked on side of barrel, Top strap will be marked “YOUNG AMERICA DOUBLE ACTION” or “YOUNG AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION”. After 1930 listed in catalogs as; YOUNG AMERICA No. 70 DOUBLE ACTION
    VALUE: 100%=$235 60%=$65
    For all Young America Double Action variations and variants add 15% premium for blue finish and 10% premium for 4½” or 6” barrels.

    YOUNG AMERICA DOUBLE ACTION SECOND MODEL MEDIUM FRAME
    .32 S&W CALIBER---------------------------------------------- 1905-1941
    5 shot cylinder capacity, pull pin cylinder release, Nickel finish, blue optional 2, 4½ & 6 inch barrel lengths, will have caliber and company name &
    address marked on side of barrel, Top strap will be marked “YOUNG AMERICA DOUBLE ACTION” or “YOUNG AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION” After 1930 listed in catalogs as; YOUNG AMERICA No. 73 DOUBLE ACTION .32 Rimfire short 5 shot and YOUNG AMERICA No. 74 DOUBLE ACTION .32 S&W 5 shot
    VALUE: 100%=$225 60%=$65
    For all Young America Double Action variations and variants add 15% premium for blue finish and 10% premium for 4½” or 6” barrels.

    YOUNG AMERICA BULLDOG MEDIUM FRAME SECOND MODEL
    (only advertised as a separate model until 1923)----------------1905-1923
    VALUE: 100%=$225 60%=$75

    YOUNG AMERICA SAFETY HAMMER MEDIUM FRAME SECOND MODEL
    (only advertised as a separate model until 1939)--------------1905-1939
    VALUE: 100%=$205 60%=$65

    as you can see the rimfire version were marked "bulldog" and to confuse things even more there was a model named the "vest pocket" but the above is all the information i have on the one marked "young america"

    bill
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