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Old Yesterday, 07:02 PM   #1
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Help identify H&R revolver

I have a genuine oddball. I've spent a fair amount of time researching, and can't find an exact match to what I have.
So far I have determined it is original blue, appears unfired, and is in quite excellent condition, bluing discolored just a touch of freckling and corrosion but amazing condition. No real wear anywhere, still tight as a tick. No evidence of ever being fired.

H+R top break. 2 lines on top of Barrel H&R ARMS CO. / WORCESTER MASS
The slash indicates 2 lines as printed. Serial number is 23154

No caliber marking on barrel. Serial number is under top strap must remove cylinder to read it. Grips are hard rubber target logo at top and a flower pattern around the screw.
It is the safety hammer style, IE no hammer double action only. Trigger guard and trigger are color case hardened.

No plans to fire it, even tho I can load up some trail boss equivalents. Am certain I would be the first if I fired it.

I think I may have something special here. The features and data do not match up at all. Amazing something this old was never fired.

So far I am pegging it as pre 1904 black powder. No pat. dates on it, no model name or numbers. No Ctg. designation on barrel everything says black powder according to my research. 2" round barrel. It does auto eject on opening. Latch has two posts. again tight as new.

Don't have much money in it, it's really nicely made, def. not a Saturday nite special.
Edit: Just been handling this old piece, what a sweet old pistol. Even the trigger pull is quite reasonable stiff for safety, yet very usable. I'm struck with the thought of what this could be constructed of modern materials, and chambered in .32 mag. SWEET!
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