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    H&R Trapper Model

    While out running errands today, I chanced to stop at the LGS. Looking around, I saw several guns that interested me but when I looked into "The Bargain Show Case" my eyes were drawn to a very interesting small frame revolver. Indeed, it was bargain priced and was manufactured by Harrington & Richardson but it certainly is a good quality piece (albeit not a S&W or Colt). I asked to look it over and the more I fondled it, the less willing I became to see it returned to the cabinet.

    Over the years I've seen. handled and fired quite a few guns........and maybe it's just circumstances, but I've never seen one of these.....

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    H&R .22LR Double Action Revolver with a 6" Octagon Barrel, Bright Blue Finish..........pop out cylinder (remove the center pin) and a free wheeling cylinder until the hammer is cocked (then it locks up into index position). Stamped into the top strap in front of the rear sight is "Trapper Model".

    This is such as cool little 22.........it just had to join my stable.

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    Oh yeah, I like that one! I don't blame you for taking it home with you, nice snag Bill!
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    Yes i have seen exactly one. I thought well you have a Sportsman already...
    Missed my chance. Good snag!
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    Very nice non-mainstream revolver. If like my H&Rs will be fun to shoot. Congrats Bill.
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    First time I've seen one of these. How does it feel in your hand? Any idea of its age?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deora68 View Post
    First time I've seen one of these. How does it feel in your hand? Any idea of its age?
    I haven't started research yet......does anyone know where I can find a S/N date look-up for H&R's.......??? My guess (just a stab by guess) is mid 1950's.........but will narrow it down.

    Overall, it feels good in hand. The double action trigger pull is stiff spring but smooth........the single action is also stiff but crisp.

    The thing you can see in the photos toward the rear of the trigger guard isn't really a trigger stop..........it seems to be a mechanism that times/aligns the cylinder & barrel forcing cone and also locks up the cylinder index, when the trigger is pulled. Keep in mind that the cylinder free wheels until the hammer goes all the way to the rear (and the trigger pushes that mechanism).........I'm unfamiliar with the internal mechanical action, but this is what I can see from the external view when the action is worked.
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    I really like that one, good score.
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    Interesting looking revolver. Congrats on adding that one to your collection. Range report hopefully soon?
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    I have had this and found on I think the Marlin Forum. Hope it helps. I am looking as there is one with Earlier dates. I know K is 1950 and each letter before and after corresponds to the year up or down. L is 1951 and J is 1949 etc.


    2332 SERIALIZATION, cont.
    HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON SERIALIZATION 1940 -
    1982, cont.
    Year starting s.n. PreFiX
    1960 W
    1961 X
    1962 Y
    1963 Z
    1964 AA
    1965 AB
    1966 AC
    1967 AD
    1968 AE
    1969 AF
    1970 AG
    1971 AH
    1972 AJ
    1973 AL
    1974 AM
    1975 AN
    1976 AP
    1977 AR
    1978 AS
    1979 AT
    1980 AU
    1981 AX
    1982 AY
    H&R SINGLE BARREL SHOTGUNS
    The following is a years of production listing for all Main
    Line single barrel shotguns produced by Harrington &
    Richardson with a cross reference to Deluxe and Youth
    variations.
    mOdel dates Years mFg.
    1900 1901-1916 15 Years
    1905 (Small Frame)
    1906-1915 10 Years
    1908 1909-1930 32 Years
    1915 (Small Frame)
    1916-1930 15 Years
    No. 5 1931-1942 12 Years
    No. 8 1931-1942 12 Years
    48 (First use of the TOPPER name)
    1943-1956 14 Years
    188 (Deluxe variant of Model 48)
    1943-1956 14 Years
    148 1957-1961 5 Years
    488 (Deluxe variant of Model 148)
    1957-1961 5 Years
    480 (Youth variant of Model 148)
    1957-1961 5 Years
    158 1962-1973 12 Years
    198 (Deluxe variant of Model 158)
    1962-1973 12 Years
    490 (Youth variant of Model 158)
    1962-1981 20 Years
    058 1974-1981 8 Years
    098 (Deluxe variant of Model 058)
    1974-1981 8 Years
    088 (Economy model)
    1979-1986 5 Years
    088 JR (Youth variant of Model 088)
    1979-1986 5 Years
    099 Deluxe 1982-1986 5 Years


    HIGH STANDARD
    SERIALIZATION
    The author wishes to express thanks to Mr. John J.
    Stimson, Jr. for the following information.
    The serial numbers listed represent the highest serial
    number shipped for the year. Regular serial numbers
    began with 5,000 which was shipped October 15,
    1932. Although it appears the guns were generally
    assembled in numerical sequence, the shipments were
    not and some guns may have remained in inventory for
    weeks, months, or even years between assembly and
    shipment.
    Year serial number
    1932 5,102
    1933 6,567
    1934 8,313
    1935 11,651
    1936 18,751
    1937 30,026
    1938 39,430
    1939 50,619
    1940 70,715
    1941 91,986
    1942 104,520
    1943 115,423
    1944 135,659
    1945 145,817
    1946 174,194
    1947 233,402
    1948 301,349
    1949 326,123
    1950 335,693
    1951 356,899
    1952 357,295
    1953 442,984
    1954 475,186
    1955 508,613
    1956 652,405
    1957 776,129
    1958 913,111
    1959 1,044,802
    1960 1,147,641
    1961 1,224,652
    1962 1,285,049
    1963 1,353,764
    1964 1,418,870
    1965 1,507,541
    1966 1,610,707
    1967 1,853,513
    1968 2,030,404
    1969 2,172,356
    1970 2,232,503
    1971 2,828,293
    1972 2,356,207
    1973 2,424,175
    1974 2,469,497
    1975 is the last year of the regular serial number series
    (except for Sr. No. 2,500,811 shipped August 28, 1976)
    and marks the beginning of the letter prefix serialization.
    Year sr. nO. sr. nO. sr. nO.
    1975 2,500,810 G 04,566 ML 06,747
    1976 G 13,757 ML 23,065
    1977 G 18,298 G 162,590 ML 29,707
    1978 G 20,223 ML 41,270
    1979 ML 63,483
    1980 MLG 20,408 ML 81,629
    1981 SH 18,446 ML 90,000
    1982 SH 25,964
    1983 SH 31,558
    1984 SH 34,034
    Last edited by jeepnut; 07-16-2019 at 07:58 AM.
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    Rodney


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepnut View Post
    I have had this and found on I think the Marlin Forum. Hope it helps. I am looking as there is one with Earlier dates. I know K is 1950 and each letter before and after corresponds to the year up or down. L is 1951 and J is 1949 etc.


    2332 SERIALIZATION, cont.
    HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON SERIALIZATION 1940 -
    1982, cont.
    Year starting s.n. PreFiX
    1960 W
    1961 X
    1962 Y
    1963 Z
    1964 AA
    1965 AB
    1966 AC
    1967 AD
    1968 AE
    1969 AF
    1970 AG
    1971 AH
    1972 AJ
    1973 AL
    1974 AM
    1975 AN
    1976 AP
    1977 AR
    1978 AS
    1979 AT
    1980 AU
    1981 AX
    1982 AY
    H&R SINGLE BARREL SHOTGUNS
    The following is a years of production listing for all Main
    Line single barrel shotguns produced by Harrington &
    Richardson with a cross reference to Deluxe and Youth
    variations.
    mOdel dates Years mFg.
    1900 1901-1916 15 Years
    1905 (Small Frame)
    1906-1915 10 Years
    1908 1909-1930 32 Years
    1915 (Small Frame)
    1916-1930 15 Years
    No. 5 1931-1942 12 Years
    No. 8 1931-1942 12 Years
    48 (First use of the TOPPER name)
    1943-1956 14 Years
    188 (Deluxe variant of Model 48)
    1943-1956 14 Years
    148 1957-1961 5 Years
    488 (Deluxe variant of Model 148)
    1957-1961 5 Years
    480 (Youth variant of Model 148)
    1957-1961 5 Years
    158 1962-1973 12 Years
    198 (Deluxe variant of Model 158)
    1962-1973 12 Years
    490 (Youth variant of Model 158)
    1962-1981 20 Years
    058 1974-1981 8 Years
    098 (Deluxe variant of Model 058)
    1974-1981 8 Years
    088 (Economy model)
    1979-1986 5 Years
    088 JR (Youth variant of Model 088)
    1979-1986 5 Years
    099 Deluxe 1982-1986 5 Years


    HIGH STANDARD
    SERIALIZATION
    The author wishes to express thanks to Mr. John J.
    Stimson, Jr. for the following information.
    The serial numbers listed represent the highest serial
    number shipped for the year. Regular serial numbers
    began with 5,000 which was shipped October 15,
    1932. Although it appears the guns were generally
    assembled in numerical sequence, the shipments were
    not and some guns may have remained in inventory for
    weeks, months, or even years between assembly and
    shipment.
    Year serial number
    1932 5,102
    1933 6,567
    1934 8,313
    1935 11,651
    1936 18,751
    1937 30,026
    1938 39,430
    1939 50,619
    1940 70,715
    1941 91,986
    1942 104,520
    1943 115,423
    1944 135,659
    1945 145,817
    1946 174,194
    1947 233,402
    1948 301,349
    1949 326,123
    1950 335,693
    1951 356,899
    1952 357,295
    1953 442,984
    1954 475,186
    1955 508,613
    1956 652,405
    1957 776,129
    1958 913,111
    1959 1,044,802
    1960 1,147,641
    1961 1,224,652
    1962 1,285,049
    1963 1,353,764
    1964 1,418,870
    1965 1,507,541
    1966 1,610,707
    1967 1,853,513
    1968 2,030,404
    1969 2,172,356
    1970 2,232,503
    1971 2,828,293
    1972 2,356,207
    1973 2,424,175
    1974 2,469,497
    1975 is the last year of the regular serial number series
    (except for Sr. No. 2,500,811 shipped August 28, 1976)
    and marks the beginning of the letter prefix serialization.
    Year sr. nO. sr. nO. sr. nO.
    1975 2,500,810 G 04,566 ML 06,747
    1976 G 13,757 ML 23,065
    1977 G 18,298 G 162,590 ML 29,707
    1978 G 20,223 ML 41,270
    1979 ML 63,483
    1980 MLG 20,408 ML 81,629
    1981 SH 18,446 ML 90,000
    1982 SH 25,964
    1983 SH 31,558
    1984 SH 34,034
    Thanks for the info Rodney..........unfortunately the S/N on this H&R Trapper Model doesn't start with an alpha prefix. The S/N is 1737XX
    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a Ride! ~ Hunter S. Thompson


 
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