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Unique Factory Mismatched H&R “Bull Dog” Revolver 4 ½ Barrel Marked 32

  • Price: $595.00
  • Maker: H&R
  • Model: Bull Dog
  • Caliber: .32 S&W

  • Description: Serial #20433, 32 RF, 4 1/2 octagon barrel with an about good bore showing light pitting and oxidation with strong rifling. This is an interesting special order or employee put-together Bull Dog revolver manufactured by Harrington & Richardson built with the correct rim fire hammer and frame and a seemingly incorrect 32 S. & W. CTGE marked barrel. According to W.E. Goforth in his book H&R Arms Company 1871-1986 the Bull Dog line of solid frame, rim fire revolvers were only produced with 2 inch octagonal barrels and the American line of revolvers were only produced in center fire with a range of barrel sizes that included 4 inches. The gun is in excellent condition with metal surfaces retaining virtually all, 96-97% original nickel finish showing some scattered very small flakes toning to gray-brown patina and overall light handing marks. The triggerguard retains a similar amount of original bright blue and the hammer shows attractive dark case-hardened colors throughout. The black checkered hard rubber crown motif grips remain in near excellent condition showing a few mild scattered handling marks and have the aluminium grip escutcheons. The action seems to function well mechanically with solid timing and lock-up. A one of a kind revolver in excellent condition that would be at home in the most advanced H&R collection. FFL or C&R