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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-02-2020, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Default My 1st Safe Queen: H&R Sportsman "1 of 999"

Yeah, the timing of this really stinks, I'll admit...

It's really not the time or the economic environment to be adding a gun to my collection that I'll never shoot or dry fire, but the purchase of it was started well before the news got as bad as it is now. And I also acquired it for several hundred bucks less than the last three I've seen sold went for, so when I put in a low bid, I really didn't expect to win it -- but hey, I did! Lucky me.

So here we have an Engraved "1 of 999" H&R Model 999 Sportsman in a wooden case with a commemorative coin. I've bought several "New in Box" 999s before, and each show a slight impression of a brass case and the star extractor on the recoil shield, after they were fired/function tested by the factory -- but this one shows nothing at all. Oh sure, I have lifted the latch to open it up -- but I always lift the latch when closing it too (which is a good practice to follow on H&R top-breaks). I've not cycled the trigger or cylinder at all, so there's no turn mark on the cylinder or anything for wear on this pretty piece.

Oh well, she'll sit in a case (wrapped in a treated rag, actually) for a bunch of years, and will be pulled out once in awhile to admire or for show, but she complements the other H&R Sportsman models that I have.

Now that I'm not out on the road 2-3 days a week, maybe I'll have to update my old "3 Sportsmen Walk Into a Gun Shop..." posting and put them all into one image.

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Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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A beautiful revolver!!! I'd have a problem not shooting it!!
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Gorgeous! Do you know when it was made?

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Gorgeous! Do you know when it was made?
Sorry, just saw your post now...

Between 1979 and 1986, about in the middle of the range.

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A beautiful revolver!!! I'd have a problem not shooting it!!
true its like a classic muscle car that never even been started up i would shoot it
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