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glitch1187
April 1, 2012, 12:15 AM
I've just acquired an H&R self-loader in .32 acp and have been trying to find assembly / dis-assembly diagrams and information with no luck. Any one know of such a thing? Field stripping is not problem (yet), but I'd like to find complete info if I can. Help?

PetahW
April 1, 2012, 09:11 AM
You DO know it was a copy, based on the patents of the Webley & Scott Auto, right ?

The W&S had an exposed hammer, while the H&R is striker-fired.


http://www.bevfitchett.com/firearms-assembly/images/3523_2706_1260-webley-and-scott-auto-recoil-spring.jpg

There are illustrated take-down, disassembly, & reassembly instructions in this link, just click & scroll Waaay down:

http://www.bevfitchett.com/firearms-assembly/info-nzz.html

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gyvel
April 1, 2012, 09:35 AM
You DO know it was a copy, based on the patents of the Webley & Scott Auto, right ?

The W&S had an exposed hammer, while the H&R is striker-fired.

H&R's were actually guns based on W. J. Whiting patents owned by Webley and Scott. The .32 in particular is virtually identical to a pistol shown in a patent drawing that was never put into production in England. The H&Rs were actually produced under license from W&S.

32 Magnum
April 2, 2012, 09:13 AM
I second gyvel's statement - H&R had a long standing relationship with W&S.

James K
April 3, 2012, 07:30 PM
I don't know if the H&R end has been recorded, but the basic story of the W&S-H&R connection is told in World Wide Webley, by Stephen Cuthbertson.

Jim

32 Magnum
April 5, 2012, 08:43 AM
Jim K,
Thanks for the tip. I've only ever seen snippets of info from the H&R side, usually in company advertising.

James K
April 6, 2012, 06:34 PM
That book is about the Webley and H&R medium and small auto pistols, an area that has never been well covered, but is fascinating nonetheless. The story of the .455 Webley autos still (AFAIK) has not been well researched or reported.

Jim