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Old April 11th, 2012, 09:37 AM   #1
 
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H & R Sportsman 999

I discovered the H&R Sporsman 999 I had packed away years ago after my mom passed away. I had given her the little 22 revolver for personal defense and she left it in a pouch in front of a "swamp cooler". Suffice it to say, when I found it, a penny-size deep rust spot was on the tip of the barrel and a quarter-size spot on the cylinder, both on the side where it had been laying in contact with wet cloth. At the time, I saw the rust was pretty bad, sprayed it with WD40, and put it away with silica gel.

In any case, I considered restoring and after a couple hours research, could not find a replacement cylinder anywhere. My dad paid $60 for it and even if the parts were available, I suspect the cost would be in the ranged of a near pristine original.

Now, I'm considering parting out the little jewel so that other folk might put their collecter pieces back in operation. Oh, one thing, it functions as well as it did 54 years ago and I'm tempted to take it to the range for old times.

My question is: have any of you parted out a firearm and what are the ramifications, including legal?



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Old April 11th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #2
 
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Clean it up some, shoot it and keep it for sentimental reasons. You might regret parting it out. Opps I forgot Judy Judy said guns are not sentimental. Good luck on what you decide.
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A 4" model was my first handgun. Wish I had never got rid of it. Great little gun and it hit where I pointed it!

As to parting it out, the only thing ATF would be worried about is the frame. It has the Serial Number and is considered the 'firearm.'
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A 9 shot '999' was my first ever gun...got it from a HS friend (w/parents consent) at age 16 in 1958. Kept it until the evil first wife made me surrender all guns as part of the marriage agreement...What was I thinking? Anyway She is long gone and I am seriously considering buying a 'reminder of the good old days' gun to play with in the yard. I have seen Model 999's going for the $200-$250 range at auctions in this area.

Clean it up as best you can, shoot it, then sell it someone like me might jump for it.
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I have a h and r in 38 sw and it is still operable after 30 years and a few thousand rounds. Try the hand r collectors associatio someone may have a 999 with other bad parts and you could make up one good one.
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Thanks. I think I will keep it. I have a LOT of .22lr ammo. My Mark II and SR22 pistol need to share range time.
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Here's one if anyone out there does not know what this amazing gem looks like.
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Guns don't need to be perfect. In fact, some of the guns that I own have been carried so much that little finish remains and those are my favorites! If it's in good mechanical condition, take it out and shoot it! I'd like to have it myself!

Mayor Al sounds like the ideal buyer!

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If you ever change your mind send me a PM and we will "talk" about a new home for your '999'
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