Make: Harrington & Richardson Arms Co.
Model: Sportsman Model 999, 8th Variation
Serial Number: D26963
Year of Manufacture: 1943
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Top Break Single Action / Double Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “H. & R. “SPORTSMAN” / DOUBLE ACTION”. The front of the grip frame is marked “D26963”. The right side of the barrel is marked “22 LONG RIFLE CTG.” The top of the barrel is marked “HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON ARMS CO> / WORCESTER, MASS. U.S.A.”. The face of the cylinder is marked “963” as is the ejector star.
Barrel Length: 6”
Sights / Optics: The revolver has an adjustable undercut Patridge front sight which has a screw at the muzzle and a pin toward the rear. The front sight is adjustable for elevation only. The rear sight is mounted on the top break and is adjustable for windage.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered one piece oversize white plastic. The grips have no chips but there is a ½” long crack at the top of the backstrap. This crack has not visibly separated and is only noticeable because it is darker in the crack. There is checkering on both sides and also on the backstrap. The checkering appears to be as sharp as when new, but the grips show some slight scratches from use. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion and the muzzle crown is good.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 75% of its metal finish. There is a light scratch on the left side of the frame by the hammer pivot screw and on the right side where the barrel pivots. There is the start of some light rust spots and mottling on both sides of the frame and barrel. The screw heads are sharp and serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly, though the ejector will not work occassionally. We have not fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This nine shot .22 has adjustable sights, operates both single and double action and could be a lot of fun to shoot. Surprisingly, this model continued limited production during WWII. This specimen was produced in 1943, as evidenced by its “D” serial number prefix. Production of this model ceased in 1952. It has finger rest trigger guard, safety rim cylinder and hammer mounted firing pin. This is a well made top break that has become collectible, and still remains a real shooter.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This revolver can be transferred in California and is C&R eligible. This revolver can be transferred to a California resident at our shop in Simi Valley.
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UPS Insured shipping will cost $20. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid. We package all merchandise for shipment on the Monday following the sale.
Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).
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