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I'm dedicated, for what ever perverse reason, to collecting H&R Revolvers, and other H&R firearms. I'd really appreciate hearing comments, stories, observations, facts, questions, BS, etc. concerning H&R revolvers. If you have any old H&Rs and don't know what the hell you have, post a description and maybe we can figure out what it is you have.
 
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I have one! I really don't know much about it except it belonged to my dad. Its a nine shot and it has "Sidekick" stamped on the barrel. It's been around for as long as I can remember, and I'm a grandfather. It laid around for about 30 years, but I cleaned it and bought some new ammo and shot about 36 round through it about a month ago. It shot fine, although compared to the Ruger GP 100 and various S/W's I was shooting that day (these guns belonged to someone else) it really felt like an older weapon. The gun is in surprisingly good shape for its age. I have very little gun experience, but that is about to change. I just got my CCW permit and bought a new Ruger GP 100 and plan on adding to my collection soon.

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MDL,
That's a Model 929. The grips are what they called "STAG" colored. The ejector rod with the steel sleeve around it dates it to right around 1957. The serial number, stamped on the bottom of the butt strap, should start with the letter S, T or U (let me know what it is and we can determine the year). The crane lock up on that one should be a spring loaded plunger that comes down from the top of the frame and there should be a small screw up there. The firing pin should be attached to the nose of the hammer (which is jeweled or machine turned, only done for a few years in the late '50's and early '60's - too costly).
The Model 929 was H&R's FIRST swing out cylinder revolver, along with the Model 930 (nickel plated version), the Model 732 (.32 S&WL) and the nickel plated 733, also in .32S&WL. This model was also the first swing out cylinder revolver made by any of the "Blue Collar" gun manufacturers. It was very well accepted in the market and lasted in production, in two variations (second var. had a transfer bar safety system and frame mounted firing pin), until H&R went out of business in 1986. Model 929 was available in 2 1/2", 4" and 6" barrel lengths
It is a strong gun, with a coil wound main spring, and is capable of handling any .22 lr factory round made today (assuming it is in safe condition to fire.) I hope you find this info interesting and thanks for the opportunity to share some of my info.
 
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Well you sure know your H&R's that describes my gun right down to the last detail. The serial number begins with T.

Dan.
 

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Walter,
There ya go, you're on your way! Do you have the 732 with the 2 1/2" barrel? Sturdy little gun. 622 is a decent field/utility gun, only draw back is popping out the cylinder to reload. Does the cylinder on your 622 have the manual "ALL IN ONE" ejector system? :-B-:
 
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The 622 has a two part cylinder that is removed and can be hit in front end and all cases pop out. The 732 is realy a 733 (brushed crome) with the 2 1/2 inch barrel.
 
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Fine looking old revolver you have there Mr.MDL. Bet there's not a hole lot of them around. Good luck with yours. :D
Thanks Baldy, it is remarkable shape considering the treatment it received. It was hidden away in an attic for MANY years with no protection. There was only a very light bit of surface rust on the lower part of the handle. I removed most of it with a very light buffing with a scotch brite pad. I'll probably keep and let my grandchildren shoot it when they get old enough.
 

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Walter,
Your 622 has what H&R called "The All In One" ejector system. It was patented and unique to H&R pull-pin revolvers. It was used for about 14 years on their .22 and .32 cal. solid frame revolvers. The Model 733 actually is Nickel plated and should have a polished finish. You may find it to be a lot shinier if you use a bit of Flitz or equivalent metal polish on it. The first one I got, was milky gray looking - it polished to a mirror finish. I carry a 2.5" barrel 732 in the glovebox in the truck, figured I couldn't wreck it by leaving it there all year round. It's loaded with some of the last of the .32 S&W Long MagSafe ammo ever made. The ballistics on these rounds makes them equivalent (at least at the muzzle) to the .380ACP round.
I like H&Rs for the variety available, the "blue collar" feel and the prices.
 

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Thanks Baldy, it is remarkable shape considering the treatment it received. It was hidden away in an attic for MANY years with no protection. There was only a very light bit of surface rust on the lower part of the handle. I removed most of it with a very light buffing with a scotch brite pad. I'll probably keep and let my grandchildren shoot it when they get old enough.[/quote]


I started both of my daughters' shooting with a Model 622. They both loved the feel and became pretty good 25 foot shooters with it. Both graduated to heavier calibers, but still occassionally want to shoot that "OLD 22". Grandson and Granddaughter will learn on that one, too, in about a decade if I make it that long.
 
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Yep, I've got one of those suckers. Not listed in the Blue Book. It is stamped Model 989 and the seller described as Ultra Side Kick Slabside, has 6" VR bbl, the button below the hammer that releases the cylinder and lock in the butt. I have a factory key and the piece is perfect except some idiot used the butt as a hammer and caused a few blems visible in the pix.



 

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Whompuss,
What you actually have there is a Model 939 ULTRA SIDE KICK. It looks like the serial number starts with 'V' which indicates YOM 1959. That date and the push button cylinder release and the key locking main spring make it a late 1st Variation. There were three variations of this particular model. 1st Var. 1958 - 1965: earliest examples had the push button but not the lock - later ones had both features. 2nd Var. 1966 - 1974 had the key lock up until 1972, the push button was dropped around 1965 and never seen again. The 3rd Var. had neither, but was equipped with the "safety bar ignition system".
I have, in my collection s/n U18790 (1958 NIB, early 1st Var.) which has the push button, no lock; s/n U27550 (1958 later 1st Var. - both features) and s/n AN84109 which has the transfer bar ignition/safety system (3rd Var. NIB DOM 1975).
Take a close look at the stamping on the left side of the the barrel and you will see the Model number (939) and the manufacturer's name/address stamp there. The stamping may be deep, some of them are, and the 3 may look like an 8, but if you use a magnifier, you will see that it is really a 3. Hope you find this info usefull.
Jim
 
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hey everybody!! I have a h&r #732 in a small frame 32 cal that iI keep in my truck(with a 2in brl).And I also had a 32 cal #732 with a 4in brl ,BUT in a large frame.I would like to get another #732 in a small frame.Gun broker still has them ,But they get pricey,So have to watch for the deals. ;) IF ANYONE HAS A # 732 OR 2 INCH BARRELED 22 CAL .LET'S TALK.(in az)
 
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Lookinf for H&R 22, model 929

Hello all,

I'm looking for an H&R model 929 sidekick with a 6" octagon barrel. If anyone knows where I can find one, I would appreciate it.
Thanks, Mike
 

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I'm dedicated, for what ever perverse reason, to collecting H&R Revolvers, and other H&R firearms. I'd really appreciate hearing comments, stories, observations, facts, questions, BS, etc. concerning H&R revolvers. If you have any old H&Rs and don't know what the hell you have, post a description and maybe we can figure out what it is you have.
32 Mag,

I have the following H&R's

Model 922 SSN AM6446

Young America .32 CTG SSN 818687

.32 S&W CTGE Top Break Stainless 90 percent cond SSN 211251

.32 S&W CTGE Top Break Blue 95 per cent cond SSN 271417

What's the DOB and approx worth?
 
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