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A few years ago I bought this H&R 999 from a friend that
bought a small collection. The bore is excellent and action
is tight, it is single action only with a very nice trigger. The
height of the front sight is adjustable with a screw. I believe
this revolver is from the mid to late 1930's and found it in a
1939 catalog showing five different types of grips you could
install. The pin on the left side will remove the cylinder when
the action is open. I have shot 22 long rifle at the regular range,
it also likes 22 longs when you can find them. Recently I found
a box of CCI 22short target and tried this out at 15 feet.
 

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I always wanted one and bought one in their final days of production.
I liked top breaks. The 999 was the 35th one in the cabinet.
Same complaints. Horrible trigger and the flimsy rear sight. Broken and replaced but it was a piece of chintz in my opinion.
Years after letting it go it was suggested I might have been able to fit a Ruger rear sight blade with some tedious fitting. Anyone ever heard similar?

To this day whenever I see a 999 I still want one. Hasn’t happened yet.
The left side of my barrel is marked H & R SPORTSMAN "single action only"
 

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An H&R 999 would be hard to come by today. I got mine back in the late70's-early 80's. They are bringing big money now, but not as much as a S&W model 17 dash 1,2,3.
I sold off my 17-3 last year for $750.00 (because I had gotten a 617 the year before).
As they say buy once cry once.
But the best you can afford (name brand) not hi-point:), you will not lose money.
When I was young I never had money to put in the bank but always had money to buy a new gun!
Here are photos of the Shooters Bible from 1942

cost $27 and some change, still expensive for 1942
 

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