Make: Harrington and Richardson
Model: 949 Western Type
Serial Number: AS53307
Year of Manufacture: 1960-1985
Caliber: 22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver, Loading Gate w/ Manual Ejector. 9-Shot.
Markings: The barrel is marked “Model 949 / 22 L.R. / Made in U.S.A.”. The left side of the frame is marked “H&R Inc. Gardner. Mass. U.S.A.”. The serial number is found on the bottom of the grip frame.
Barrel Length: 5.5”
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a fixed blade front sight and a “U” notch in the rear sight mounted in a dovetail slot.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are one piece smooth wood. There are just a few minor surface marks and no chips, cracks or losses. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is just the faintest drag line present. There is very little use evident on the firewall. The hammer shows some scratches and some light surface erosion on the left side. The Screw heads are sharp and undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly both single and double action. We did not fire this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a very good condition double action .22 revolver. It is very versatile and can be a plinker, home defense gun, camping trip companion and whatever you want it to be. This will make a great first gun for that new graduate and will be a good revolver to teach shooting with.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This revolver is not on the California “roster of handguns certified for sale” , and can only be sold to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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