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I have an old top break H&R .22 rim fire and I was hoping someone could give me some information on when it was made and what it could be worth. The condition is bad, there is slight rust and much of the silver finish has worn off. It is a 7 shot top break revolver with a 5 inch barrel. It says .22 RIM FIRE on the left side of the barrel and says nothing on the right. The top of the barrel says

Harrington & Richardson Arms Company
Worcester, Mass U.S.A. PAT Oct. 8 1895

The serial number located on the bottom of the handle is six numbers and begins with 4022XX.

Thanks in advance for any information you can supply. I'll try to upload a couple pictures if I can.
 

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Sounds like you have a Premier, second model, small frame, third variation top-break revolver manufactured in 1909-1913. The 5" barrel is fairly rare for that series. It was designed for modern smokeless powder, but I would have it checked by a competent gunsmith before attempting to fire it, and then only with regular velocity ammo.
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