The picture of the Auto Ejector the OP posted was made prior to 1898. This can be determined by the nickle plated trigger guard. It also displays the tiny button on the latch that holds it open, as well as the ejector bypass button on the hinge. I was never able to narrow down the years these were discontinued, but I think around the turn of the century. I have an identical model in my collection, also the same one but with an ejector rod under the barrel and not auto ejecting. These are hard to find.
Bill Goforth was a friend of mine, and after he wrote his Iver Johnson book, he started on H&R's. I knew him for 25 years. I have the American Rifleman shown above by Old No 7. I corresponded with its' author and actually sent him one of the models that he had not yet seen. His name was Greg Rohn, the AR staff used the wrong name in the article.
Bill kept all my H&R literature and notes for over a year while he was putting his H&R book together. I have his original manuscript on a 3.5" floppy!! I still have my H&R collection but stopped researching them many years ago.
If anyone is interested, I could post here some of my more interesting and one-of-a-kind H&R revolvers.
With best regards,
Jeff in Texas
Walk softly, but carry.
Last edited by LakeCity; 05-30-2019 at 05:54 PM.