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To my understanding I believe it's manufactured around the 1880's or 90's. Its a 3 digit serial number of 184 all matching. And its a 6 shot which I really found interesting because majority of the ones out there are 5 shot models. I tried calling the H&R Department but I wasn't really given any information at all other than the fact that there was a fire that happened around around the 40's that destroyed most of the old documents. Any information will be gladly appreciated.
 

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"Most" of the H&R revolvers I see at local gun shows go for the $100 area - depending on condition. Most are in the same condition - poorly. I have not seen a six shot before so it very well "may" bring a small premium in price. Good luck in your quest.
 
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It may be chambered in .32 S&W Long as opposed to the .32 S&W like the smaller frame revolvers. Iver Johnson did this with their large frame revolvers, which allowed for 6 rounds.

How long is the cylinder?
 

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It may be chambered in .32 S&W Long as opposed to the .32 S&W like the smaller frame revolvers. Iver Johnson did this with their large frame revolvers, which allowed for 6 rounds.

How long is the cylinder?
I'd have to measure it when I get home, I will reply when I get a precise measurement.
 

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There should be a caliber marking on the gun. What does it say?
The .32s were 6 shot.
 

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There should be a caliber marking on the gun. What does it say?
The .32s were 6 shot.
It does not but I took it to a gunsmith and measured the bore as well as the cylinder slots to confirm it was actually chambered for S&W .32 Long, but Im not sure if it uses black or smokeless powder at this point.
 

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Again, I am no expert on H&R's but on the Iver Johnson 3rd Model, which was made for smokeless ammo, they made several changes from the black powder 1st and 2nd Models. They changed the mainspring from a leaf spring to a coil spring and added an independent cylinder stop to prevent the cylinder from free spooling. H&R and Iver Johnson were similar enough that they may have made similar changes after one company made an improvement

They cylinder on yours appears to have D shape notches which will allow it to free spool. I would be hesitant to fire smokeless thru it...
 

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I believe they added the caliber markings after they switched to a smokeless frame. I also would not shoot smokeless ammo in such a rare gun. You didn't have t take it to a gun smith to determine the caliber. If a pencil fits the barrel with out too much slop it is 32, if, using a ruler it comes close to 38/100 of an inch then it is 38, you don't even have to be precise in your measurements , in this case , 32 S&W Short. Good luck and shoot safe
 
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