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mrcaz
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Posted - 03/13/2010 :  11:28:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have come across an H&R pistol wsith the inscription The American Double Action on the top strap. From research I understand that these were made from 1891 to about 1941. Any info on where to get parts and diagrams to repair this would be helpfull, also approx value?

b.goforth
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Posted - 03/13/2010 :  12:25:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the years of manufacture for the american double action are 1884-1941. try numrich arms for what you are looking for. there are two models;
first model 1884-1904 for black powder cartridges
second model 1905-1941 for smokeless powder

the second model will have the caliber marked on the left side of the barrel.
bill
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mrcaz
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Posted - 03/14/2010 :  10:09:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
there are no markings of any kind cal ser# ect. except for the american double action on the top, and the grip panels have the H&R crown and appear to be original, Cyl and barrel (round not octagonal) seem to be about .32 cal.








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32 Magnum
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Posted - 03/14/2010 :  11:27:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
mrcaz,
The serial number will be found under the left grip panel. With a round barrel you have a 1st Model, Bill can help determine if it is Variation 1a or 1b and approximate YOM, when you supply the serial number.

Jim Hauff H&R Collector/Researcher
~ thanks to Bill Goforth, RIP my friend.
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mrcaz
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Posted - 03/15/2010 :  10:11:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for all the info so far. There is the #202 on the surface under the left grip panel. Early mfg? This is getting interesting. #s are quite large compared to modern mfg, hand stamped?

Edited by - mrcaz on 03/15/2010 10:12:22 PM
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b.goforth
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Posted - 03/16/2010 :  12:59:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i have one more question. look at the pin that retains the rear trigger guard. is it slightly off set to the rear or is it directly below the hammer screw.

the serial number were hand stamped

AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION FIRST MODEL
(BLACK POWDER MODEL):------------------------------------ 1884-1904 32 caliber 6 shot, 38 caliber 5 shot, 44 caliber 5 shot, pull pin cylinder release, barrel length 2˝, 4˝ & 6 inches nickel finish standard, blue considered rare Marked on top strap “AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION”,
first variation will have a round barrel & rear trigger guard retaining pin slightly offset to rear--1884 only
second variation will have a round barrel & nickel trigger guard --1884-1888
third variation will have a octagon barrel & nickel trigger guard --1888-1897
fourth variation will have a octagon barrel , blue trigger guard and company name and address on left side of barrel----1898-1904
100%=$225 60%=$95, 1st & 2nd Variations rarely seen, add 50% premium., for all American Double Actions variations and variants: add 15% premium for blue finish, add 10% premium for 4 ˝ “ or 6” barrel, add 5%-10% premium for nickel trigger guard (pre 1898) and 10% for first variation

bill

Edited by - b.goforth on 03/16/2010 1:04:24 PM
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mrcaz
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Posted - 03/16/2010 :  9:56:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks bill, 2 1/2round barrel 6 shot nickel trigger guard and the guard screw is offset to the rear.Missing hammer screw, main spring still there but may be missing trigger spring. apparently there was no loading gate just a cutout on the right side. will try to post pic this fri.
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