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Posted: 11/23/2012 3:54:09 PM EST
Apparently this pistol was used by a psycho family member waaaaaaaaay back in the day to shoot their husband outside a courthouse.

Still digging up more details on the story from the inlaws, but I believe that the firing pin was removed specifically by request by the surviving family.

"Harrington & Richardson Arms Co. WORCESTER, MASS U.S.A." on the top of the barrel.
"32 CAL. S&W CTGE" on left side of barrel.








I know it's not worth anything other than what happened with family history, but just thought I would share some pics in case anyone here has more info.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:05:13 PM EST
From the pictures, it looks like it was well taken care of and is in beautiful condition. For someone who collects H&R's, it might be worth something.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:24:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 5:35:54 PM EST by skebe]
From what I just heard, the husband was shot in 1930 so we know the pistol's age is around there or earlier.

Will keep digging...

http://www.hr1871.com/about/default.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H_%26_R_Firearms
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:37:55 PM EST
I would see if I could find a firing pin for that and do some plinkin'.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:53:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/24/2012 4:56:21 AM EST by KS95B40]
You should get a firing pin for it. I have two old 32s, a solid frame and an H&R similar to yours except with exposed hammer. I also have two topbreak 38s. I think that they are fun to shoot and I wish that I would have bought a bunch of them years ago when you could buy all you wanted for $35 apiece.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:54:10 PM EST
Hrmmm http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/HarringtonRichardson-33274.htm

I need to positively ID the model then see if I can even source a firing pin...
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