Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/H & R 22 rim fire pistol


Hello Charles, I also have a H & R 7 shot 22 rim fire pistol and am trying to find year of manufacture. On the top of the barrel reads
Pat. Oct 8, 1895 and on the side it only states premier 22 rim fire. the serial number is 190099 and is blued finish. any help would be great! Thanks  Bob

Hello Bob.
  Your revolver is known as a 'Harrington & Richardson Premier Second Model Third Variation in .22 caliber'. There is no reliable information dealing with how to date one by serial number. Your revolver was manufactured from 1909-1913. It was available in 2,3,4,5 and 6 inch barrels. The standard finish was nickel plate, but could be special ordered in blue. Values are according to condition, from $100-$265, with blue being about 20% higher. They make very nice shooters, but only after having the OK from a competent licensed gunsmith.
  Hope this helps and thank you for asking for me. Charles Gage

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I can answer questions dealing with firearms and their development due to western expansion. I can answer most questions about any firearms of the world manufactured after the Civil War(1868 - present. I can offer safety warnings about these. I can offer opinions and the reasons behind these. I can also answer questions about Iver Johnson firearms. I can identify by pictures most firearms. If your question involves a firearm you have access to, please include a good quality photo with your question.


I have been at the study of firearms and their use since my first issue of Field and Stream in 1962.At that time I was completely devoted to rifles, but over the years I have experienced the thrill of the hunt with handguns, shotguns and of course rifles. I moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico in 1972 and, since, I have taken numerous game and non-game animals with all firearms (cannons excluded)including blackpowder muzzleloading rifles,shotguns and handguns. My favorite handgun for large non-game animals, such as feral hogs, is my Uberti replica of a 1847 Colt Walker. Very heavy, but accurate.

I am a 1973 high school graduate. Junior and senior year I developed a class on Wildlife Depredation and Conservation of our Rocky Mountain states. My specialty was the brown bear.

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New Mexico Hunter Safety Program Instructor 15 year award.

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