Make: Harrington and Richardson
Model: Premiere, Probably 7th Variation, 5-Shot
Serial Number: 493596
Year of Manufacture: 1925-1942
Caliber: .32 S&W
Action Type: Top Break Double Action Revolver, 5-Shot
Markings: The bottom of the grip frame and under the left grip panel are marked "493596", the back of the cylinder is marked "596" in two places, next to the star and along the outer edge of the cylinder face. The top of the barrel is marked "Harrington & Richardson Arms Co. / Worcester, Massachesetts U.S.A.". The left side of the barrel is marked "H & R Premiere". The right side of the barrel is amrked "32 S.&W. Ctge.".
Barrel Length: 3"
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a blade front sight and a notch in the top break lever rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are hard rubber in very good condition. The checkering is sharp. These are the "target" grips.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All original.
Bore Condition: The rifling is sharp and deep. The bore is bright. There is no apparent fouling or erosion. Someone cleaned this barrel well.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 75% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some monor finish marring, some pinprick erosion, and a drag line on the cylinder. The left side of the trigger and trigger guard show some wear. The bottom of the grip frame and the left side of the barrel show additional signs of pinprick erosion and some thinning of the finish. The Screw heads are sharp and not disfigured. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functuioncs correctly in double action. The lockup is good with some minor movement to the left. The hammer does not lock back in single action. We did not test fire this gun..
Box & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is just a very good example of the "pocket pistol" so prevalent through the early 1900's amd produced all the way to WWII. This one is in very good plus condition and could easily be a shooter. Add this to your collection or take this gun out to a cowboy action shooting side match. It won't let you down.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun is tansferrable in California and is C & R eligible. This gun cannot be private party transferred.
LSB#: 110630MH8 Make: Harrington and Richardson Model: Premiere, Probably 7th Variation, 5-Shot Serial Number: 493596 Year of Manufacture: 1925-1942 Caliber:
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