Harrington & Richardson Target Pistol USRA Single Shot 22lr
Guns International #: 100639843 Seller's Inventory #: 3-868
Category: Harrington & Richardson Pistols - Benchrest and Target Pistols
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Seller: StarQuest Shooters Supply
Company: StarQuest Shooters & Survival Supply
Member Since: 4/1/14
First Name: Ron
Country: United States
Phone: (302) 479-5700
Number of Active Listings: 44
Total Number of Listings: 239
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
No returns or refunds for any reason.
Payment Types Accepted: Cash or Certified Check - Credit Cards ADD 5%
This Harrington & Richardson U.S.R.A. 22 LR 10 inch barrel, bright excellent bore. Features include flat top oval barrel, large square release, large lever actuated ejector. Gun looks great with well over 94% blueing. Grip checkering is excellent. Gun shoots great and remains very accurate.
The finest, most highly evolved and developed single shot match target pistol produced in the U.S. from 1880 to 1940 was the H and R "U.S.R.A."
Commonly called "U.S.R.A. Single Shot Pistols", the U.S.R.A. marking did not appear on the early models. Production began in 1928 or perhaps 1929 and ended in 1941 with about 3300 of the pistols produced. The factory records were destroyed in a fire and this pistol of constant evolution and change makes an interesting study. Officially it was the Harrington and Richardson Model 195 although it appears that the model number was never put on a pistol.
After about a year or so of production, in 1930, H and R hired Walter F. Roper, a talented mechanical engineer, designer of custom target grips and an expert pistol shot with many years experience in the firearms industry. For the last 10 years he had worked for Smith and Wesson. H and R wanted the Model 195 developed into the best single shot target pistol. This was an era when competitive pistol shooting in this country was largely conducted under the auspices of the United States Revolver Ass'n (U.S.R.A.) Roper was provided with adequate funds to experiment and develop the pistol. This he did with a passion. Sometimes, only 5 or 10 pistols were produced with a certain feature. Sometimes only one! Besides some of the readily visible features discussed below, there were features not readily apparent to the naked eye. There were combinations of bore size, rifling twist rate and chamber design. The rifling equipment used in making the barrels for this match pistol cut the grooves while simultaneously scraping the top of the lands to remove marks. Barrels for this pistol were so smoothly rifled that lapping was unnecessary.
The American Rifleman in the March, 1930 issue announced and described an improved model now called the "U.S.R.A. Model" and so marked on the left side. From this point on, it is inconceivable that H and R made any profit directly on the sale of this pistol. With the limited production on a no costs spared constant design change basis, any direct profit from the sale of the pistol was probably not achieved. What H and R wanted was a reputation for the best single shot pistol, which they achieved.
THE PRICE OF THIS PISTOL IS $1299.99 (if paying by cashiers check or Money Order... Credit Cards MUST add 5%) + $45.00 for shipping & insurance to the FFL of your choice.
For mor information, or to arrange purchase please call:
StarQuest Shooters & Survival Supply
3701 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Manufacturer: Harrington & Richardson
Serial Number: 662