View Full Version : check out this "new" antique pistol I bought... video added

11-12-2010, 10:20 AM
guy says its unfired, we'll see when it gets here

http://pictures.auctionarms.com/471/10013910/07197c1cb8513126df2fcf8c04654b9e.jpg?aa=2010111211 1834

http://pictures.auctionarms.com/471/10013910/4088ecd5ee0359b0873a7e67ef9ab977.jpg?aa=2010111211 1834

I'll be shooting it, got 200 rounds of 32 SW short coming in


11-12-2010, 10:29 AM
Very nice.........I have a similar Smith and Wesson in 38S&W cal. I can out shoot most modern semi autos at the range with it. It will be a very pleasant gun to shoot in 32 S&W

11-12-2010, 10:33 AM
Some folks will cringe at your shooting it, but I would have to also. Enjoy :)

11-12-2010, 10:43 AM
Very nice!

I have an S&W from around the same time (1890's) in .32S&W that I had professionally restored by the guy S&W recommends (alas, they wouldn't do warranty repair on a 120-year old gun :)), it doesn't look nearly as nice.

You likely already know this, but make sure to check the timing and cylinder alignment before shooting it. Also, I wouldn't use hotter (S&B, for example) loads in it. Those top break frames aren't exactly rock solid even when new. Remington .32S&W worked fine in my S&W, it didn't blow up after 50 rounds. I consider it an achievement :)

11-16-2010, 9:50 AM
Well it has come in and it looks even better than the pics, I'll do a video on it later tonight.
I literally looks brand new, does anyone have a way to date H&R stuff by serial?

11-16-2010, 11:45 AM
harmoniums , Contact Bill Goforth, he has a book on the Iver Johnsons, and I think his new book is out on the HR's.
BTW....Nice score! I don't think I've ever seen one that clean.

11-17-2010, 9:23 AM

11-19-2010, 8:59 PM
How much did it cost you if you don't mind me asking? :) Beautiful gun, thanks for the video. Also, if you are going to fire it, Make a video of that as well!