RARE HIGH CONDITION TINY DOUBLE ACTION HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON 22 RIMFIRE X 2” BARREL “YOUNG AMERICA”
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Category: Harrington & Richardson Revolvers - .22 Revolvers
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Member Since: 8/4/13
Country: United States
Number of Active Listings: 24
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Bank Cashier’s Checks and Postal Money Orders.
This has to be one of the smallest 22 short rimfire revolvers ever made as standard production! Can be easily concealed in the palm of a hand. The overall length as shown is about 5 inches. This seven shot revolver works perfectly in both single and double action, and cylinder locks up tight almost as when new. It has a 2 inch octagon barrel with a strong H&R address. The topstrap is marked “Young America” and “Double Action”. The barrel retains its original and unaltered half-moon front sight.
This tiny gun must have been made for the ladies, as I have a tough time getting my index finger ahead of the trigger! It can be more easily cocked, and in that state of firing the trigger comes back with plenty of finger room, and the cylinder does lock up tight. Evidently the cocked firing pin was the rear sight, with no sighting groove in the top strap. Honestly, I would pick another model for target shooting! Just kidding! But I will say that the quality seems above average, with some tight-tolerance machining and quality hard rubber grips being evident.
This little revolver was produced from 1898 to 1904 and was intended for black powder (see Warning Against Smokeless Powder below under “Terms”). With no caliber marking on the barrel, we know that this gun was produced prior to 1905. When H&R redesigned for smokeless powder the caliber marking was added. It remains in fine condition with about 95% nickel finish and 85% blue on trigger guard. The nickel has a few small rust spots as pictured, most being just tiny specks in size. The largest is on the edge of the topstrap, and is less than a 1/8” square, with a gray color that blends. The hammer and trigger were casehardened, and have developed a smooth dark gray color.
This one has a low serial number #4124 as found under the left grip. The excellent condition hard rubber grips show almost no wear, and bear the matching number 4124 scratched inside of both. Grips fit perfectly and have no chips or any other damage. The bore has strong sharp rifling with some corrosion from black powder and mercury fulminate rimfire priming.
The original cylinder pin has nice knurling and has not been mangled with a pair of pliers. Overall a nice little revolver in a condition hard to improve.
In some cases, I can ship directly to a C&R licensed individual.
No International sales. NOT being sold as a shooter, but as a collector’s antique H&R revolver. Absolutely DO NOT fire modern smokeless 22 shorts, longs, or long rifle ammunition in this revolver with Thin Cylinder Walls!! According to the “Smith & Wesson Forum” no black powder 22 rimfire cartridges have been produced since about 1920.
Three day inspection period, but ask questions prior to buying (see additional notes on returns at bottom). Additional pictures sent on request.
I accept Bank Cashier’s Checks and Postal Money Orders. No personal checks or Western Union MO’s. Payment must be received within seven days after sale date, and sent by Priority Mail with Tracking Number provided by buyer. Shipping by FedEx Ground fully insured for $24.00 (and tracking number provided to buyer). Usually shipping occurs within 3 days after payment received.
Three (3) day Inspection and Return Policy: Only if returned Exactly as Received - Not Disassembled for Inspection, Not Tampered, Not Broken/Chipped/Scratched/Dented/Scuffed, or any Parts Switched. Any Original Documentation sent Must Be Returned with item.