H&R Sportsman model 999 22LR 9 Shot Revolver

H&R Sportsman model 999 22LR 9 Shot Revolver

H&R Harrington & Richardson model 999 Sportsman 22LR break top revolver. 9 shot auto eject break top design.
This the 3rd model. Made in 1974.

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  1. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Gave $300 for it. Probably a little more than I should have, but it was in such nice shape and they have not been made for years.
    What I was really after at they sale was a Luger and a Winchester model 21. But both went sky high.

  2. Joe P on May 11, 2023 at 4:12 am

    Saw your video of the Smith & Wesson 617. That’s a beautiful gun. I wish Smith & Wesson would ramp up production. Not an easy gun to find.

  3. Janet Williams on May 11, 2023 at 4:12 am

    I am looking to purchase another H&R top break revolver Model 999 Sportsman 9 shot just like this one. Can you tell me where to find one

  4. stanfordcoffee on May 11, 2023 at 4:12 am

    Good video Shep.I like the top break on it, very nice. Boy you sure have a vast and varied collection of fire arms. My father has a 9 shot .22LR revolver, they are fun to shoot. 🙂 Cheers

  5. Matt Sulony on May 11, 2023 at 4:13 am

    love ur guns and nice shooting buddy take of ur self

  6. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:15 am


  7. David Cleckler on May 11, 2023 at 4:19 am

    Love your video s shep

  8. Buffalo's Outdoors on May 11, 2023 at 4:19 am

    neat little revolver.

  9. Dd on May 11, 2023 at 4:20 am

    Nice job on video

  10. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:20 am

    You like anything that goes "Bang". 🙂

  11. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:22 am


  12. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:24 am


  13. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:25 am

    You`re welcome.

  14. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:26 am

    That one is just AR200 steel 1/8th inch thick. Would not stand up to much more than a 22 without getting dents.
    When I ordered it, it was supposed to have been 6 inch diameter, but guy sent a 16 inch. Too big to be a challenge at normal pistol ranges, so have been using it at longer ranges.
    My other targets are hard AR500 steel 3/8th thick. They handle 44 mag without getting dents. 12 and 8 inch diameter. Plan to get a 4 and 6 inch this spring.
    All came from ebay auctions.

  15. mrchipster31 on May 11, 2023 at 4:26 am

    If you think about it,the fact that it’s 30 years old speaks for itself as far as durability.I think they got a bad rap because the weren’t top notch as far as fit and finish,and they were cheap.No,it’s not a Smith and Wesson,but you’re not going to weep if it gets dropped in the lake by accident. Really enjoy your videos!

  16. Joshua K on May 11, 2023 at 4:27 am

    My Uncle Sean ones one of these. It even has the exact same color scheme.

  17. sixfteightinguy on May 11, 2023 at 4:30 am

    very neat revolver, especially how the empty shells are ejected. do you mind me asking how much you paid for it or what the price range are for this revolver? did you have the revolver on your list to get or just saw it & had to have it? lol!

  18. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:31 am


  19. FullmetalFMJ on May 11, 2023 at 4:33 am

    Cool revolver. I like the top break design.

  20. mrchipster31 on May 11, 2023 at 4:34 am

    Have been shooting mine for well over 30 years,single and double action and it has seen many,many rounds of ammo.It’s the chrome version and I paid 24.00 for it in a pawn shop.I remember the exact amount because I haggled over the asking price of 28.00 because I wanted to take my girl out for a hamburger and all I had was 30.00. Anyway all I’ve heard through the years is that it ‘isn’t very durable’.It’s outlasted most of the guys who said it and I haven’t broken it yet,I must be lucky!

  21. Noah Carver on May 11, 2023 at 4:34 am

    Thanks for the input.

  22. BENNYBIGGUN on May 11, 2023 at 4:34 am

    nice shooting great video

  23. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:35 am


  24. bufallobiff on May 11, 2023 at 4:37 am

    I’ve found that over time, the cylinder latch becomes sloppy. The first indications will be hot lead landing on your firing hand. I ordered a new latch from Numrich but it didn’t solve the problem. I had to build up the metal on the two dogs that stand up from the frame that the latch snaps over. I used silver solder and filed it back down so the latch would snap all the way down. It took up the slack and tightened up the cylinder to frame alignment. It’s working fine at this time. There are 9 shot speed clips that will fit this pistol

  25. Robert Miles on May 11, 2023 at 4:38 am

    should be double-action

  26. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:38 am

    Thanks for watching.

  27. xkoXnax KonanxXx on May 11, 2023 at 4:38 am

    Son las 5 de la mañana y acabo de calar esta 22LR y esta magnífica saludos desde México

  28. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:39 am

    This one is about 40 years old. But I`ve only owned it for about a year.
    Don`t know how much it was shot before I bought it, but judging from the condition, I would say that it has never been shot very much.

  29. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:39 am


  30. VAPatriot on May 11, 2023 at 4:39 am

    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.

  31. Davey Bass on May 11, 2023 at 4:39 am

    I had this same gun, from 49.
    Sweet shooter !

  32. Epps121 on May 11, 2023 at 4:42 am

    There’s just a cool factor with these 22lr H&R revolvers. I started with a 929 snubby. Looked great but didn’t work very good. Picked up a NEF R92 4 inch barrel last week. Basically an H&R. Works great.

  33. Col. Richard Hunter on May 11, 2023 at 4:49 am

    I like it!!

  34. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:50 am


  35. Fernando Medina on May 11, 2023 at 4:51 am

    Thank you so much shep I really appreciate it so much you’re awesome

  36. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:53 am

    The old H&Rs may not be a Colt or Smith, but still fun little guns.

  37. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:54 am

    Seems to be a common affliction around here. 🙂

  38. Chris Noyb on May 11, 2023 at 4:54 am

    I’m still looking for one, not easy to find, and not cheap. I had to "settle for" a High Standard Sentinel R-107. For now.

  39. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:54 am


  40. 300zxdriver on May 11, 2023 at 4:54 am

    You have great guns. A friend of mine has the same revolver and I shot it today. I don’t like the sights too tight for my old eyes. Do you know if you can get wider rear notch rear sight blade or maybe narrower front sight to get more air? If you know what I mean. Thanks

  41. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 4:55 am

    They are not the most durable revolvers, but they are decent shooters.

  42. Col. Richard Hunter on May 11, 2023 at 4:56 am

    That is the truth my friend!! 🙂

  43. BigFun4Life on May 11, 2023 at 4:57 am

    Nice 22,I had a 676 6 shot,it was a lot of fun.

  44. miche turner on May 11, 2023 at 4:59 am

    Nice vid! I love these top breaks, I still think they are a great design.

  45. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 5:00 am

    Break tops used to be fairly common. But you don`t see them much anymore.

  46. Joe P on May 11, 2023 at 5:04 am

    This was a gun that looked better than it performed. That’s why H&R guns are still being made, but not this one. The action was rather stiff. Top break revolvers are an outdated technology. That’s why Smith & Wesson no longer make them. Smith & Wesson makes an excellent .22 revolver, the 617, but it’s not a top break.

  47. 1957Shep on May 11, 2023 at 5:04 am


  48. PappyDC1 on May 11, 2023 at 5:06 am

    Nice video.  I have this little revolver too. Bought it new in 79 or 80. I’ve put A LOT of rounds through it. The double action is awful but if you stick with single action it is a fine shooter.  Always fun and easy to clean!

  49. Dave Troyka on May 11, 2023 at 5:07 am

    Thanks for showing it! Mine’s a Sportsman single action without the ribbing in the barrel.  I wish I knew more about it as its age.  I shoot lead target speed LR out of mine, as the accuracy is simply astounding out to 45 yards.  I love how I can load and have ready in the cylinder rat shot, 1/4" BB shot or 1/4" CB shot, and LR ready to pick.  Because of that and its accuracy, its not for sale.  Well….unless you want to pay off my morgage.

  50. 1guyin10 on May 11, 2023 at 5:09 am

    Its amazing how well these "cheap" guns were made. I have the 926, which is the same except it does not automatically eject (you have to push the ejection rod to dump the spent casings). Its kind of a shame Marlin hasn’t brought one or two of these back. I’m sure they got the rights with the rest of H&R.

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