Harrington & Richardson Top Break Model

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  1. wow38

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    38 cal., Serial #14981, Crome, black handle. Handle has circle with target inside. Finish is in fairly good shape with minor pitting. Is a hammer revolver.On top of barrel reads (Harrington & Richardson arms company Worchester,Mass,USA.Pat.Oct 4:87.May14 & Aug 6:89.April 2:95.April 7:1896.
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    this is an H&R auto-ejecting second model 5th variation. manufactured between 1897 and 1904. a look at the serial number found on the botton of the top strap might reveal a letter code which can pinpoint the date of manufacture exactally.

    AUTOMATIC EJECTING SECOND MODEL (NEW FRAME TARGET LOGO GRIPS)
    (BLACK POWDER) ---------------------------------1890-1904
    New frame shape and new hard rubber grip panels with Target Logo, Auto-ejecting mechanism, Calibers 32 S&W, 6 shot cylinder capacity, 38 S&W caliber 5 shot cylinder capacity, nickel finish (blue optional), barrel lengths of 2½ (rare), 3¼ (standard), 4, 5 & 6 inches available,
    “IF THERE IS NO CALIBER MARKING ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE BARREL THEN IT WAS MANUFACTURED FOR BLACK POWDER”
    Top of barrel markings include company name and address and patent dates.
    First Variation; one patent date OCT-4-87 only ---------1890-1892
    Second Variation one patent date marked OCT-4-1887 (year marked in full) ---1890-1892*
    Third Variation three patent dates, Oct-4-1887, May 14 & Aug-6-89 ----1893-Only*
    Fourth Variation three patent dates Oct-4-87, May-14 & Aug-6-89 (note 87 date des not have full year markings)--------1894-1896*
    Fifth Variation five patent dates Oct-4-87, May 14 & Aug-6-89, April-2-95, April-7-96-----1897-1904*
    *Serial numbers found on the bottom side of the top strap will have letter codes with them.
    VALUE 100%=$225 60%=$85 For all Auto-Ejecting 2nd Models; add 75% premium for 2½” barrel; add 25% for 4”, 5” & 6” barrels; add 15% for blue finish; add 10% for 1st , 2nd, 3rd & 4th variations with nickel trigger guard on nickel finish pieces

    bill
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