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    My 1st Safe Queen: H&R Sportsman "1 of 999"

    Yeah, the timing of this really stinks, I'll admit...

    It's really not the time or the economic environment to be adding a gun to my collection that I'll never shoot or dry fire, but the purchase of it was started well before the news got as bad as it is now. And I also acquired it for several hundred bucks less than the last three I've seen sold went for, so when I put in a low bid, I really didn't expect to win it -- but hey, I did! Lucky me.

    So here we have an Engraved "1 of 999" H&R Model 999 Sportsman in a wooden case with a commemorative coin. I've bought several "New in Box" 999s before, and each show a slight impression of a brass case and the star extractor on the recoil shield, after they were fired/function tested by the factory -- but this one shows nothing at all. Oh sure, I have lifted the latch to open it up -- but I always lift the latch when closing it too (which is a good practice to follow on H&R top-breaks). I've not cycled the trigger or cylinder at all, so there's no turn mark on the cylinder or anything for wear on this pretty piece.

    Oh well, she'll sit in a case (wrapped in a treated rag, actually) for a bunch of years, and will be pulled out once in awhile to admire or for show, but she complements the other H&R Sportsman models that I have.

    Now that I'm not out on the road 2-3 days a week, maybe I'll have to update my old "3 Sportsmen Walk Into a Gun Shop" posting and put them all into one image.

    Tight groups.

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    Wow. That's cool! What beautiful engraving.
    My sweety loves his H&Rs. He's got a couple.
    They're super plinkers. He does well with them at
    our club's falling plate matches.
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    Congratulations to you Old No.7! That is one beautiful revolver! I am privileged to own a pair of them as well - both new in the box when I got them - one still is! They are great little .22's. Thanks for sharing.
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    Just WOW, that is such a nice gun. She is a safe queen for sure. I would have to fire it at least once if is was mine. I would not be able to resist. That would like be like buying a NIB 69 GTO Judge and not driving it at all. Normally I would be asking for a range report. You get a pass on this one.
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    I had forgotten that H&R made such classic top breaks "once upon a time"!
    That is one beautiful revolver! Thanks for sharing!

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    Very nice !
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    That’s some nice eye candy right there, beautiful example. Nice heavy engraving. Congrats.
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    Outstanding
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    Beautiful
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    That is really something, nice! Do the coin graphics signify anything?
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