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Re: GUNS! That's what's happenin'!

Post by Thunktank » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:08 pm

rgcurrey wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:01 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:34 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:56 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:27 am
This pistol's hammer will not cock. I know enough not to practice gunsmithing without any knowledge or much skill.
Online research is slow as I cannot even precisely identify this gun. H&R Sportsman similar to a 999 but no model number. And serial number has no letter in it.
Any H&R specialists here?
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That Harrinton & Richardson is a fine piece of history, Your Honor, and I imagine it has even more family history.
Without having to do any actual gunsmithing, I think there is one thing you can do before turning it over to someone else.

It’s possible that it’s a matter of corrosion having seized the hammer and/or the action.
I’ve used Kroil penetrating oil to great effect on corroded guns.

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If the hammer cocks after a few days of sitting with s few drops placed in the spaces between hammersnd frame, you can use more Kroil to free up the grip screws, remove them and repeat the process on corroded parts in the action.

Finally, you can probably free up and wipe off a fair amount of the corrosion on the frame and barrel by letting it sit with a wipe of Kroil for a few days.

If the hammer is stuck because of a broken part, you might be able to better assess the situation after removing the grips.
the action is free, despite the terrible appearance, the gun is quite tight and almost usable. I misspoke--the hammer has tension from the spring, which appears unbroken when viewed with the grips removed; the hammer moves but does not catch/stop in a cocked or half cocked position.

By the way, this gun says H&R Sportsman on the side and may not have a letter with the serial number if it was produced prior to 1940. This was in Beth's father's tool shed when we found it.
Wish someone in my family had a tool shed like that.
Cool find. Earlier this year when my FIL passed away he had a Sears 22 rimfire that looked pitted like that. The bore was nice and bright though!
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Re: GUNS! That's what's happenin'!

Post by durangopipe » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:25 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:34 pm
the action is free, despite the terrible appearance, the gun is quite tight and almost usable. I misspoke--the hammer has tension from the spring, which appears unbroken when viewed with the grips removed; the hammer moves but does not catch/stop in a cocked or half cocked position.

By the way, this gun says H&R Sportsman on the side and may not have a letter with the serial number if it was produced prior to 1940. This was in Beth's father's tool shed when we found it.
Sorry I misinterpreted.
Perhaps it had been placed where you found it because it was malfunctioning years ago.

Nothing I suggested was helpful.
It does sound like an issue a competent gunsmith might best address.
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Re: GUNS! That's what's happenin'!

Post by durangopipe » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:35 pm

I’ve had that Anschutz .22LR sporter for a pretty long time, and for almost as long as I’ve had it I’ve been hoping to find another used one in .22 mag.

Every now and then one turns up, but the few I’ve located have been very far away. I gave up on that quest.

But I have a birthday with a big round zero coming up, and in recent decades I’ve celebrated those birthdays by buy buying a new rifle. So I started looking. My first choice would have been a new 64 action Anschutz sporter. They now cost over $1,000, if you can find one in stock.

Nope.

Second choice was a CZ American, a very nice walnut stocked sporter. The current version is the 455. Those, too, have been a little hard to find in stock, but today, I learned that my favorite local gunshop’s distributer has one. I had them order it.

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My 22LR has a Weaver Classic 4X scope on it. For the .22 mag. I ordered a Weaver Classic 2.5-7X.

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I’ve never owned a CZ Rimfire rifle, but I’ve heard nothing but good thing about them.
Should have the package in hand, assembled and ready for the range sometime next week!

Photos when they arrive.
I’m pretty tickled.
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Re: GUNS! That's what's happenin'!

Post by rgcurrey » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:05 pm

This sounds like quite the nice set up.
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Re: GUNS! That's what's happenin'!

Post by Goose55 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:18 pm

Only makes sense. I there will be those who carry armaments into these places, that there should also be those who carry arms to defend against them
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Re: GUNS! That's what's happenin'!

Post by Thunktank » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:20 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:35 pm
I’ve had that Anschutz .22LR sporter for a pretty long time, and for almost as long as I’ve had it I’ve been hoping to find another used one in .22 mag.

Every now and then one turns up, but the few I’ve located have been very far away. I gave up on that quest.

But I have a birthday with a big round zero coming up, and in recent decades I’ve celebrated those birthdays by buy buying a new rifle. So I started looking. My first choice would have been a new 64 action Anschutz sporter. They now cost over $1,000, if you can find one in stock.

Nope.

Second choice was a CZ American, a very nice walnut stocked sporter. The current version is the 455. Those, too, have been a little hard to find in stock, but today, I learned that my favorite local gunshop’s distributer has one. I had them order it.

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My 22LR has a Weaver Classic 4X scope on it. For the .22 mag. I ordered a Weaver Classic 2.5-7X.

Image

I’ve never owned a CZ Rimfire rifle, but I’ve heard nothing but good thing about them.
Should have the package in hand, assembled and ready for the range sometime next week!

Photos when they arrive.
I’m pretty tickled.
Looks good to me! I’ve shot a cz 22 and found it to be a great gun.

I will say that my 22 magnum has a 2-7x scope on it. It’s pretty much always on 4x. Those Weaver Classics look good on a gun like that.
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Re: GUNS! That's what's happenin'!

Post by Hovannes » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:52 am

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