Just got home from the indoor range...

ButchA

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...and I brought along my dad's old 1953 H&R model 923, 9-shot, .22 revolver! :cool:



I couldn't remember the last time it was fired, so I figured I'd better get it out and put a bunch of .22LR rounds through it.

No problems at all. It is a ball to shoot, no recoil at all, and it more or less like a Starter Pistol (on your mark, get set, GO! {bang!})

 

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I love shooting the older guns. I'm surprised many times by the accuracy they deliver with a bit of care and squinting.
 

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Thanks...

Here's the story behind the old H&R .22 revolver:
My dad was a senior IBM electronics engineer, starting shortly after WWII and retired after 30 years in 1977. I remember him telling me the story behind the H&R .22 revolver, where he had some free time in San Antonio, TX and went to a regular hardware store or whatever, and they had a display case of firearms. He didn't have a little .22 in his collection, so he asked about it, and the clerk got it out for him. The clerk even led my dad out back behind the store and grabbed a handful of .22LR shells and handed them to my dad. They put up some old beat up, shot up, paint cans on a fence post, and my dad shot the H&R .22 and liked it. No FBI background check, no waiting period, no anything but a sales receipt (long gone) for $25 bucks. He even flew home back to upstate NY with it on the airplane!! LOL... Again, imagine trying to do something like that today!!

Sadly, my dad passed away back in 2002 at age 80 from congestive heart failure. I've had his old .22 revolver along with all his tools and things, shortly after he passed. I still miss him to this day! :(
 

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I had an old Western Auto 22 (9 shot) revolver. The DA trigger pull was so heavy, my first outing with it gave me one hell on a blister on my trigger finger. She got traded away shortly after that. In hind sight, I should have hung on to her.

Your 22 is a beauty Butch, with some provenance from dear ol’ dad. Priceless!
 

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...and I brought along my dad's old 1953 H&R model 923, 9-shot, .22 revolver! :cool:



I couldn't remember the last time it was fired, so I figured I'd better get it out and put a bunch of .22LR rounds through it.

No problems at all. It is a ball to shoot, no recoil at all, and it more or less like a Starter Pistol (on your mark, get set, GO! {bang!})

Outstanding shooting! I enjoy 22 a LOT. And guns with a history bring me a smile. I had a Cold diamondback revolver I bought off gunbroker. I liked it, but the frame and grip were downsized and too small for my hand.

I found a 4” pre lock SW the other day . It was a full size 4” barrel. I’m on the fence with it. They wanted $650. It’s probably worth it.
 

ButchA

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I had an old Western Auto 22 (9 shot) revolver. The DA trigger pull was so heavy, my first outing with it gave me one hell on a blister on my trigger finger. She got traded away shortly after that. In hind sight, I should have hung on to her.

Your 22 is a beauty Butch, with some provenance from dear ol’ dad. Priceless!

Thank you... The old H&R .22 revolver ain't going nowhere! I just wish I could have gotten his early 60's JC Higgins bolt action shotgun with the polychoke. He took pheasants with it, quail, geese, etc... But then I was just a little kid in the 60's. He gave it to one of my (how do I say this?)... Former? Ex? Brother-in-law (he & my older sister split), and he took the shotgun with him! :(

Anyway, my dad's old H&R .22 revolver is so special, and all of us "kids" back then knew of the story of how he bought it. We all remember him shooting a big wasp nest with it back then too. Bees were swarming all over the place, totally pissed off, and he kept firing at it, and eventually hit the small branches holding the wasp nest up, that the whole thing crashed to the ground, and we all (including my dad) ran like hell back into the house! :D

That old revolver has so many stories it can tell, that I will NEVER part with it! :cool:
 

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Thank you... The old H&R .22 revolver ain't going nowhere! I just wish I could have gotten his early 60's JC Higgins bolt action shotgun with the polychoke. He took pheasants with it, quail, geese, etc... But then I was just a little kid in the 60's. He gave it to one of my (how do I say this?)... Former? Ex? Brother-in-law (he & my older sister split), and he took the shotgun with him! :(

Anyway, my dad's old H&R .22 revolver is so special, and all of us "kids" back then knew of the story of how he bought it. We all remember him shooting a big wasp nest with it back then too. Bees were swarming all over the place, totally pissed off, and he kept firing at it, and eventually hit the small branches holding the wasp nest up, that the whole thing crashed to the ground, and we all (including my dad) ran like hell back into the house! :D

That old revolver has so many stories it can tell, that I will NEVER part with it! :cool:

Great story! I have very few treasures (to me) that were my fathers. Wouldn’t mean a hill of beans to anyone else, but there priceless to me! Enjoy her Butch, she’s a beauty!
 
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