Post by pappa björn on Jun 18, 2010 9:13:49 GMT -5
Recently I came into possession of my grandfathers H&R .22lr Hunter Model 7 shot .22lr small solid frame revolver with pull pin cylinder release and a 10" bbl. SN 130XXX, Mfg. 1926 - 1929. I can remember shooting it when I was probably 9-10 years old out on granddads farm. In researching it the only small frame Hunter Model 7 shot with a 10" bbl I can find the barrel is supposed to be a "octagon barrel" instead of just a round pencil barrel. I don't remember it ever having a octagon barrel but it could have and was replaced, would anyone have any ideal what model this is by it not having the octagon barrel, I can't find anywhere where it came with a 10" round barrel and it appears to the original barrel, btw, the bore is bright and shinny after scrubbing it half to death, my cousin John has had it since granddad passed away back in '72, the lands and groves are very strong however one of the cylinder chambers is cracked on the outside but not on the inside, I now want to go shoot it but not with a round in the cracked chamber.
That is one revolver I have never seen or read about! That is very neat to have that long of a barrel. Heck, the barrel is half way to target when you shoot it! It is very nice to have another family fiearm to pass along. Good luck shooting her!
Post by pappa björn on Jun 19, 2010 15:17:41 GMT -5
No I didn't but I will, I do have a 12 ga single shot H&R Trapper that my uncle had. This H&R .22 has "Hunter Model" on the top strap and its a solid frame so the bbl might have been changed out, but I just don't remember it ever having a octagon bbl, all the SN match on the frame, cylinder and grips and on the bbl it says, "H&R Arms Co. Worcester Mass. U.S.A." Oh well, if I don't find out its no big deal, just glad I have it. It sure brings back a lot of memories.
Post by pappa björn on Jun 20, 2010 8:20:18 GMT -5
I have researched quite a bit and haven't found anything yet but I'm still looking, didn't find a thing in 29th edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values except for the octagon bbl, and have Googled several sites but so far nothing.
I have a Harrington & Richardson Hunter Model .22 cal. 7-shot revolver w/ round barrel. I need a gunsmith to work on the cylinder & hammer action. It belonged to my Great Grandfather who passed in the early 1950's.
Welcome to "olderthandirt", good to hear from you, now I know of 2 Hunter model's with the "round" bbl, I still haven't found any info on it yet, all that I have found are the octagon bbl, but something will turn up, I'm still looking. Speaking of cylinder repair, mine has a crack in one of the cylinder chambers, so its only a 6 shooter, I don't want to have it repaired because according to the family it has been like that for many years long after I shot it as a kid and granddad continued to shoot it that way after it was cracked, not sure what happened to cause the crack but if it was good enough for granddad to shoot its good enough for me.
Post by pappa björn on Oct 4, 2011 11:29:49 GMT -5
OK, I finally found info on my granddad's H&R "Hunter Model" after algionfriddo's post referring to the same the same model that I have that has the 10" "round" barrel also. It appears that mine and his model are both 1st versions of the H&R "Hunter Model"
Found this on the TheFiringLine Forums
There are four recognized versions of the H&R Hunter Model. The first is based upon the Trapper Model which was based upon the H&R Model 1906 small solid frame, 7 shot .22rf revolver, and has a 10" ROUND barrel with "semi Patridge (squared off rear)" type front sight. The 2nd Version has a 10" OCTAGONAL barrel with a half round front sight. Both versions have a milled "gutter" type fixed rear sight. Production of these versions was circa 1926 to 1929. The 3rd Version is based upon the H&R Model 922, large solid frame 9 shot revolver, has a 10" round barrel with 1/2 round front sight blade and raised, milled rear fixed sight - cataloged from circa 1929-1939. The 4th version appears to have been an attempt to use up in-stock, 2nd version marked frames - fitting them with a 2.5" barrels - not many of these are seen in the market. All versions have a polished blue finish and checkered walnut grips - the 1st, 2nd and 4th have two piece panels; the 3rd a one piece stock fitted to the "RICE" type (bird's head shaped) grip frame. All versions/variations are some what scarce and current retail values run up to around $475 (1st, 2nd) in excellent condition to $195 in fair and $565 (3rd) in excellent to $225 in fair. I don't have pricing on the 4th version (2.5" barrel) as I've never seen one nor seen one sold. [/i]
Post by pappa björn on Oct 4, 2011 15:01:33 GMT -5
Very nice Al, and I know how much you like them. The H&R's don't get much respect in most circles, but as you know that doesn't mean squat, if it doesn't say Colt, S&W etc etc etc, they get put down, however, we know better. For me it was my granddads and he taught me to shoot with it, plus its a piece of history, I don't know to many 80 year olds that still hold up like they were when they were brand new, but this old H&R dog still walks up to the plate and performs as it did for me nearly 60 years ago.
Another handgun I'd like to have someday is a High Standard Double Nine, awhile back when my next door neighbor was still with us he let me shoot his DA western style HS Double Nine 9 shot 22, I really liked it, love the heavy feel it had plus it was accurate, it came with a extra cylinder for 22mag, but I only shot it in 22lr. Some day I'll fine the one I'm looking for if for no other reason than remembering him, he as a fine man, we had many a long talks. After he passed his family gave he his Winchester model 190 22, it ain't going any place but here either.