21 Comments

  1. Yoyosten99 on August 25, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    How much are these worth. This guy is trying to sell me one for 500 bucks but I just don’t think they’re worth that.



  2. VAPatriot on August 25, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    I have a H&R 999 in excellent condition except it was having the problem where after a cylinder or two of shooting when I’d break it open the cylinder would pop off the receiver post completely. I ordered the $6 replacement retaining spring from Gun Parts Corp. It is readily apparent that the factory original spring (which looks more robust than the replacement) was very worn down where there was barely any of the "hook" protruding through the cylinder post slot. The replacement spring has an actual hook to it that protrudes out farther. Replacement took 5 minutes. No binding. Operates smooth. Seems like it holds the cylinder on firmly. Will take it out to the range ASAP to give it a shooting test. When the cylinders get gunky from shooting the cases stick a bit which then puts upward pressure on the ejection star/rod. That new hook should keep enough tension to hold it in place. They are such cool revolvers. I paid more for mine than I planned ($400) but it’s metal condition and bluing is perfect, and the 2 piece wood grips are in very good shape. The 999’s double action trigger is pretty heavy, but the single action is crisp. Accurate enough. I also had to replace the hammer spring retainer plate when I first bought it. The original one was some plastic that had become brittle and broke the first time I shot it, but the replacement one from Numrich/Gun Parts Corp is steel and works perfect. A few more tips for 999 (and similar models) owners: the rear sight blades are notorious for their adjustment screws loosening and falling out; Loctite them after getting it to your desired POI. Also – never close the gun action without the cylinder in place. Apparently if you close it without the cylinder it will break the gun. I haven’t tried to prove that. Lastly, if you want the locking action lever to stay tight for a long long time, don’t snap it shut. Lift the locking lever over the two "ears" lugs, close it and put the top lever down. Snapping it over them while shutting the action will eventually wear them down to the point that the action is loose or it won’t lock shut.



  3. M Mayorga on August 25, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I noticed it does not have a rebounding hammer. When you load it , you have to pull the hammer back  to the first click in order for the hammer firing pin not to be resting on a shell when you close a loaded cylinder to the lock position.



  4. Tom & Kim on August 25, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I have a double action with a SN 30538, would that be around 1941, age?



  5. Hot Rod on August 25, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    I just became one of 4 heirs to one of these pistols. It looks identical to the one in the video….H&R Model 999, 22LR… except for the diamond shaped inset around the grip mounting screw. It is a single/double action pistol and the serial # is AX208234, and is in excellent condition. I am wondering what a FAIR retail price would be since I want to ‘buy out’ the other heirs and keep it for myself. Any help would be appreciated.



  6. Richard Petty on August 25, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks for posting Question Ser# BA007775 in 999 H&R, what can you tell me about it? ie Age, Pro & Cons



  7. Duane Miles on August 25, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    I bought mine 40 years ago. I’ve carried it more than shot it. but it was always been my grab gun. I love it.



  8. Davey Bass on August 25, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    I had one from 41.
    It was so accurate and functioned flawlessly.



  9. manuel galindo on August 25, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Where can i buy a barrel for h&r 999 like yours ?



  10. Kevin Sedlezky on August 25, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Have an AY 105043, any takers



  11. N Marbletoe on August 25, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    any idea where i can find a cylinder for a:  HR "22 Special"   7-shot top-break 22LR?  I can find 9 shot cyl online but not any 7 anywhere… 



  12. Darby Heavey on August 25, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Beautiful example…



  13. C0WB0Y20 on August 25, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    I just inherited one from my grandfather but it has no serial numbers at all. What year might it be??



  14. James Vatter on August 25, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Nine shot "Sportsman", no letter code prefix and serial number 51xxxx. Any ideas?



  15. Robert Franke on August 25, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    The front sight is adjustable. That is what the screw is for at the end of the barrel.



  16. Macedonia GR on August 25, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    subbed



  17. Mark Hillen on August 25, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    How much?



  18. Pierce Castleberry on August 25, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    How can I tell what year mine was made in? All I see on mine is "35724"



  19. Eric Hansen on August 25, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    I ruined mine by removing the cylinder and closing the breech. I guess you have to go to the school of hard knocks with these revolvers as there is no documentation to warn you of not closing the breech with the cylinder removed. Thanks UNIVERSE!



  20. Eric Hansen on August 25, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Most accurate ammo for these I understand is the Winchester 22LR Wildcat Lead Round Nose 40 Grain in the range of 1200-1300 FPS.



  21. Oscar Lechuga on August 25, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Maybe considered an old designed cheap revolver, … but what an EXCELLENT weapon!
    Oscar