Harrington & Richardson pistols

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  1. DGlenn

    DGlenn New Member

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    I have just received two Harrington & Richardson pistols from my father-in-law and they were his father's. I would like to give him some background on the pistols and an idea of their value.

    Pistol 1 - Young American Double Action .22 Rim Fire. On the octagon barrel it gives the company name and Worchester, Mass, USA

    It is a nickel finish blue trigger, trigger guard and hammer.
    The handle has a decorative pattern over a checked base.
    At the butt of the gun is the number: 445 B 19
    7 shot revolver

    Pistol 2
    Auto Ejecting .38 S&W Ctg.
    5 shot revolver
    Pat May 14 & Aug 8 89, Aprl 6 95, Aprl 7 96
    Target Logo top of black grip, checked grip

    Round barrel nickel finish with blued trigger, trigger guard and hammer.
    At the butt of the gun is the number: 599911

    I would appreciate any information someone could provide.

    Thanks
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    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Post pix or the guys on the forum won't help much.
  3. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Valuation requires good, clear pictures from both sides, top and bottom, with closeups of the details.
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    DGlenn,

    Do a search of this forum for the word "goforth". Mr. William Goforth was the expert on these H&R revolvers.

    Reading - carefully - the questions and responses should narrow down the manufacture date for your gun.

    Value of these guns is NOT high.....less than 300 even in new condition.

    Most of the ones I see at gun shows are marked at $75 - 90 dollars.

    The ones with the caliber marked on the left side of the barrel can be used with modern smokeless powder. Neither the .32 or the .38 have much power so it really isn't worth looking up and buying the ammunition unless you want to create a display!
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