Added to the .22 revolver collection at last, an H&R .22 top-break. It's a seven-shooter. Based on information found here, it is probably a Premier No. 30, 6th variation, made between 1916 and 1924. It's the 6" barrel version, blued, marked "22 RIM FIRE" so I may need to be careful what I shoot in it; the ads list .22 Short and .22 Long, not Long Rifle. Still,the finish is in good shape other than some rust in the front of the grip frame, right where one's middle finger wraps around. There's a nasty chip missing from the stocks, but I don't think it will affect shootability.
Not the 999 I'd like to find but an H&R top-break .22 nonetheless. With the Bekeart-type grips, it's like a slender version of my Iver Johnson top-break .22s.
It's about time for me to do another .22 revolver photo-roundup.
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