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Old 11-02-2022, 2:06 PM
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Default went to the gun shop...again... H&R 999 4"

popped in the local shop and found this older 22 , 9 shot by H&R , sportsman #999 , in nice shape , a little cleaning to do.... should be a great snake/walk about 22...

any owners with info would be great

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Old 11-02-2022, 4:19 PM
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They are wonderful 22 pistols. 9 rds as I recall, rugged little guns. Way cool!
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Old 11-02-2022, 5:22 PM
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Yeah that is very cool, sorry can’t help with your question. Really nice find though.
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Old 11-02-2022, 5:37 PM
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I bought one a few years back at a gun show at Del Mar. It was a 6" version. It wasn't in the best shape and not fun to shoot so I sold it. Just wasn't my thing.
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Old 11-02-2022, 7:04 PM
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top breaks are fun to shoot in proper working order..

fold it over firmly to get a good ejection pop or brass can hang up and get stuck under the star..

check cylinder gap, timing, and use proper grip on these older .22 revolvers to mitigate lead spitting..

that one looks clean - good luck!

1939 pre-999 sportsman

my son was 9yo last year plinking away 9 at a time





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Old 11-02-2022, 7:36 PM
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That’s a nice Sportsman .Love the 4” barrel over the 6” .Been looking for one recently ,I like my webley break tops and my 2000 Schofield so why not a 22...
just being curious where did you find it and for how much ? Maybe that’s stepping over the line but I thought I’d ask... .Its a find for sure .cheers
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Old 11-02-2022, 9:02 PM
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So cool...I just bought another 929
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Old 11-03-2022, 6:52 AM
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I was in the Lodi shop a few days ago , owner just got a large consignment in , saw a 3" mdl 65... not on the books yet . so sales guy would not let anyone handle the un-logged stuff yet... went back 2 days later... #65 GONE ! , the sales guy bought it..lol...saw this 22 and you know the rest of the story... just under $500.00 thought it was pricy till I looked a few up on gunbroker... priced about right for one in great condition... I'll get some more pic's later...
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I picked one up from my LGS a few years ago. It was cheap, looked cool & was in great shape. If I remember correctly there is a spring clip retainter inside the cylinder that can be a bit of a B**** and easy to misplace when disassembling. Otherwise is pretty easy to keep clean & fun to shot and, *ahem* reload.


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Very nice .I’d pick it up for $500 as well , heck I’d probably pay $650.
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A fine example of the first gun I ever shot...some 37 or so years ago.

I inherited it from my dad and cherish it. Unfortunately, mine is currently in pieces with a severely bent (from years of use) trigger pin. I plan to get around to fixing it eventually...

Fun little revolver to shoot!
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Gotta love that vent above the barrel, really completes the package.
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no excuses - get busy Soldier!

HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON REVOLVERS 999

Need H&R 999 parts for your latest repair project? Numrich has a huge offering of Harrington & Richardson 999 parts for sale. As an industry leader since 1950, Numrich has the experience and selection that can't be beat. Order your H&R 999 parts today.

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I've had 2. One like this first older type, and another like the newer one given to me when I bought my Garand. The older unit used to let the cylinder fly off when you broke it open if you had your thumb in the wrong place. Cracked it open once and the cylinder flew off into Bear Lake many moons ago. Great revolvers. PAX
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Great nine-shot revolvers---cheap too back in the day---many folks learned to shoot with H&R 22 revolvers of many types. I wish the 999 was still made today---I'll bet they would still sell like crazy, but I wonder how much they would cost now if made today...
I learned to shoot handguns using my friend's well-worn Colt 22lr revolver, turns out it was an old Officers Model Match 22, must have been shot about a million rds by the time I got to shoot it... Should have bought one years ago...
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I have a 1956 H&R 929 Sidekick 9 shot
Excellent condition
I checked the mainspring and guide (37A) in above diagram since earlier ones had a plastic guide which cracks and degrades performance over time.
They claim it becomes brittle over time even if used very little.
I was ready to purchase a metal replacement but it already had a newer metal guide.
Cheaper priced 929. But a solid revolver
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Double action pulls are awful, but they're great guns. Accurate and easy to load
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I read somewhere they were influenced a lot by the Schofield. I wish they were on roster.
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I read somewhere they were influenced a lot by the Schofield. I wish they were on roster.
Can't you dros them if they're 50+ years old?
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I have a 999 that I bought not long before H&R was sold. I love it. It holds almost as many as my semi-auto .22 handguns and I don't have to worry about a safety. The DA trigger pull is so bad I don't think I have ever shot it that way. I have a couple speed loaders for it.
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I do agree the D/A triggers on all H&R revolvers are pretty bad, some worse than others.Cannot remember the model but the bull barreled one with a swing out 9 shot cylinder a friend on mine had in the 80/90’s was the gun I have the most trigger time on . I was a young child and could not fire it in D/A because the trigger was too heavy .For a revolver costing around $100 at the time you could not beat it in value.It made cans dance all over the river bottom floor just as good as the S&w 422 and Ruger single six I had around while growing up .

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My 999 is at least as accurate as my Ruger Single-Six, though my MKII target beats it. It rides with me in AZ prairie dog country and my son killed his first critter with it - a rattlesnake with a Winchester shot shell.
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Double action pulls are awful, but they're great guns. Accurate and easy to load
Agreed. They're cool for what they are
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Nice. I have the New England version with the round barrel.
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Very cool! I’m dying to get a decent little 22 revolver back in my collection…..
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Double action pulls are awful....
Yes, terrible
But..... fun guns to shoot
I would buy another
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Im gonna bump this and say that if anyone is interested in selling their 999 or 903 Id love to pick it up. You can pm me if you know of any that are available.
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