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Old 07-25-2019, 03:50 PM
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Shell extraction & ejection on H&R Sportsman model 999 revolver



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Am trying to find out if on the H&R Sportsman model 999 revolver (assuming everything is functioning as designed) are the fired/spent cartridges suppose to just rise from the cylinder when the gun is opened so they can be manually removed from the cylinder by the shooter or are they supposed to rise and then be automatically (completely) ejected by spring action from the cylinder without the shooter having to manually removed them ?

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Old 07-25-2019, 05:44 PM
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If you pivot the top all the way it will eject. Part way and you can lift them out.
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If you pivot the top all the way it will eject. Part way and you can lift them out.
Thanks for your reply.

Does that also apply if you pivot the top without having fired any shots ?

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Old 07-25-2019, 07:27 PM
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No. Just enough clearance for the ejection of empty fired cases. They do fly out if you 'snap' the gun open.
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i have to manually lift the unfired cartridges from mine , but i teat these as old revolvers - gently to say the least , i like mine and want to preserve them for the heirs that probably wont appreciate what they get , but , i remember learning with one of these in the late 50s -early 60s when it was only 20 to 30 years old , now mine are well over 80 years old , i handle them carefully these days and treat them as i would my grandmother if she were still alive , just me , just sayin , mine were made in 1934
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:01 AM
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i have to manually lift the unfired cartridges from mine , but i teat these as old revolvers - gently to say the least , i like mine and want to preserve them for the heirs that probably wont appreciate what they get , but , i remember learning with one of these in the late 50s -early 60s when it was only 20 to 30 years old , now mine are well over 80 years old , i handle them carefully these days and treat them as i would my grandmother if she were still alive , just me , just sayin , mine were made in 1934
I completely understand your treatment and respect for these fine arms.

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...now mine are well over 80 years old , i handle them carefully these days and treat them as i would my grandmother if she were still alive , just me , just sayin , mine were made in 1934
I agree -- even for an H&R top-break made as late as the 1970's, I'd always lift the barrel's locking latch instead of "snapping" it closed quickly.

Yeah, that looks and sounds "cool" to some -- but it will cause premature wear and an eventual looseness of the frame to barrel lockup.

Now my Webley Mk IV in .38 S&W...
-- Which was built for military service -- snapping that one open and closed is the only way to use it! Built its design is SO much more robust than the delicate H&Rs (in my opinion).

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Old 07-26-2019, 04:03 PM
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Yeah, that looks and sounds "cool" to some -- but it will cause premature wear and an eventual looseness of the frame to barrel lockup.Old No7
Yes, it will round off the square edges of the locking posts. I have seen many of these H&R with that condition.

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