Harrington and Richardson Model 939: 22 Revolver FAILED

Harrington and Richardson Model 939: 22 Revolver FAILED

The revolver is one of the most reliable platforms in the world but, they still fail. This video shows how a H&R model 939 22 revolver pistol failed. Harrington and Richardson makes excellent firearms. This 22lr revolver failed after approx 40 years of use. The head of the main spring assembly broke. I have had many problems trying to locate the part but, I was able to find Harrington and Richardson parts at Numrich gun parts corp. If you are having trouble finding parts, give them a try. For more firearm videos, please check out my channel. As always, be safe and thanks for watching.

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28 Comments

  1. Joey Sankows on September 22, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Do you remove the pin below the base of the spring at any point of the instillation, or to you leave it in place?

  2. Shawn Swigart on September 22, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    If you replace the part with the original plastic part it will fail again within a couple of years regardless if you shoot it or not. It is the age of the white nylon plastic that makes the guide. The metal one should last for ever. The model 25’s are have this same part as do others that were made in the 70’s. They all will fail or are already broken in these guns.

  3. Vevo The Sislo on September 22, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Cool, never heard of Numrich before. I’ll keep them in mind.

  4. MrKZizzle on September 22, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Thats a really nice 22 revoler Anthony. I hope you get the part you need to fix it,

  5. FullmetalFMJ on September 22, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    I ran across them when I was looking for this part, and things turned out great. It was an easy repair and now its good as new.

  6. Dell Long on September 22, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    does anyone know how much a model 939 9 shot H&R Gardner is worth

  7. FullmetalFMJ on September 22, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks!

  8. FullmetalFMJ on September 22, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    I’m hoping with the new steel part that I can get another 40years out of it 🙂

  9. NCshooter1213 on September 22, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    I love numrich gun parts. They have parts noone else has. Funny thing is looks like your broke the exact same way mine did. My broken end looks exactly like yours. They must all break that way. Interesting!!!

  10. FullmetalFMJ on September 22, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    I’ve been looking for this part for a while. I almost gave up until I came across the last site. I have a lot of good memories of this gun and didn’t want to scrap it.

  11. FullmetalFMJ on September 22, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks! Its going on 40 years and I don’t even know how many thousands of rounds. Its been a great revolver.

  12. Jason Dunlap on September 22, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    This was the exact part that was broken in mine! Thank you so much!

  13. SWAMPHUNTER644 on September 22, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    I bought a new ejector from Numrich back in 1988 for a Sterling SS Model 302 22 auto. I had to get a blued version of the ejector since they didn’t have SS. The little auto didn’t like the CCI Stingers I was putting thru it. The auto predated hyper velocity 22 ammo. I have a 1936 Iver Johnson Supershot Sealed Eight 22 LR revolver and the hammer spring is very similar to yours. The end of the spring pin is a ball and fits into a socket in the back of the hammer, The bottom plate fits into one of 4 slots to adjust spring tension. Too little (lowest slot) and primers will not fire. Too much and DA is stiff. There is a video that shows assembly in the Iver. I made a piece of hardwood handle for the ball to sit in so I could compress the spring and capture the pin in needle nose pliers while the bottom plate is held in a vise. It can be a hard procedure to get it back in the revolver. The method in the video didn’t work well for me. You were wise to choose the steel part. Even so, it can wear. Iver Johnson and H & R had similar designs and parts. I had an H & R 22 SPECIAL7 shot as well. That plastic was a cheaply made part destined to fail.

  14. matt stratton on September 22, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Well how well did it work? and did you say you got the steel one? Mine broke the other day… best shooting gun I own… Can shoot pop caps at 30 yards with it!

  15. TheFireArmGuy on September 22, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Wow 40 yrs and first failure. Quite a success rate bro. Great vid and good luck with the new steel part

  16. ASCBLUEYE on September 22, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Thank god you could find parts for it bro, I grew up on a HR snubby my grandpa used to let me blast coffe cans with in 22LR

  17. FullmetalFMJ on September 22, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    LOL!

  18. FullmetalFMJ on September 22, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Since the replacement I’ve fired 500 rounds through this thing with no failures to fire. If you order the part through numrich gun parts, they offer both the plastic assembly and an all steel assembly. Get the all steel one if you can. They are the same price, and the steel one should last a lifetime.

  19. FullmetalFMJ on September 22, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    No problem. After the fix it should be 100% again.

  20. FullmetalFMJ on September 22, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks! If you can get a steel replacement, its well worth it. I’ve put hundreds of rounds through it since the repair and it hasn’t malfunctioned once.

  21. An Appalachians Adventures on September 22, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    I can get one for $200, in good shape butI know nothing about these though. Can anyone confirm if I’m getting ripped off or not?

  22. FullmetalFMJ on September 22, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Right now, I’m thankful for numrich gun parts. I couldn’t find parts for this thing anywhere else. I’d go with the steel replacement part if they have them in stock. It should last a lifetime, After I replaced mine, I put a few hundred rounds through it, and it’s been working 100%.

  23. Joe Cat on September 22, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Nice video, A while back I bought an H&R 999 Sportsman with a matching holster and belt for less than $100 cause something was wrong with it. Turns out it had the same problem your 939 had broken plastic link between the hammer and main spring. At the time H&R was gone but luckily both pieces of the plastic were inside my gun so I glued them back together with air plane glue. So far has been working fine but I think I will check with Numrich to see if they have the steel replacement part.

  24. Texas Gun Vault on September 22, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Plastic parts are like roll pins… I hate them all!

  25. FullmetalFMJ on September 22, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks! 🙂

  26. NobleOmnicide on September 22, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    This is exactly what I was wanting to know! Thank you. And thanks for the info about Numrich as well. Much appreciated.

  27. Seth B on September 22, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    There is another place that has the cast metal head spring struts for 939s, 922s, etc. The hand spring is a bitch part to replace.

  28. c33c33c on September 22, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    I have the same gun with the same problem. Thank you!

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