H & R inc. 22LR

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by The Shootist, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. The Shootist

    The Shootist New Member

    Jan 29, 2007
    Cut N Shoot Texas
    Can anyone tell me what yr. this pistol was manufactured and What it's worth?
    It's a "SPORTSTER 999" The Ser.# AY129017 and it was made in Gardner Mass. U.S.A
    From tip of barrel to cylinder is 4 " and top ,from barrel tip to hammer is 6" and the grip is 2'' across the bottom,Height is 5.25 and the overall lenght is 8-5/8ths.It breaks down by pushing up on the rear sight to reload cylinder.
    Bluing is all real good and shoots great but the wooden grips are pretty knicked up and I'd like to re place them

    Thanks for any help!
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2007
  2. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Your 999 was H&R best .22 revolver back when the company was still in business. The 999 sells used for about $150-$175 nowadays, but in my opinion it's worth more. It could never be duplicated today for less than $400.

    Sorry I can't give you a DOB. Replacement wood stocks are a problem. Your best bet is to check eBay for them.

  3. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    houston, tx
    H&R used the "AY" letter code in 1982. the 4 inch barrel model 999 was introduced in 1979 and not seen as often as the 6 inch barrel version.

    very few of this model actually sell for less than $250. numrich arms purchased 90% of H&R parts inventory in 1986 and it is possible they may have grips. be sure and give them the serial number letter code as there were some slight differences in the years of rporuction of this model. 1st model 999 1932-1952 2nd model 1953-1986 and some were manufactured under the new england firearms name 1987-1999.
    try numrich at www.e-gunparts.com
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