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im not sure who to talk to. i have an old H&R .38 revolver pistol. thats about all i know about it. it belonged to my step-grandfather's uncle and his wife had given it to my grandmother. since my step-grandfather died im really the only one in the family who cares about guns and appreciates the sentimental value of the gun, so my grandmother let me have it. i love the gun just because of who it belonged to but i would love to know more about it. i can send a picture of it if needed.
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I got this off another website...it may answer some of your questions...BTW nice pistol.

AUTOMATIC EJECTING THIRD MODEL
(SMOKELESS POWDER)--------------------------------------1905-1940
Auto-ejecting mechanism, Calibers 32 S&W Long, 6 shot cylinder capacity, 38 S&W caliber 5 shot cylinder capacity, hard rubber grip panels with Target Logo, nickel finish (blue optional), barrel lengths of 2½ (rare), 3¼ (standard), 4, 5 & 6 inches available, top of barrel markings include company name and address and early production has patent dates, the one recognizable difference in the Second and Third Models is the caliber is marked on the left side of the barrel on the Third Model. “IF IT HAS A CALIBER MARKED ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE BARREL THEN IT WAS MANUFACTURED FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”
First Variation 4 patent dates (5-14 & 8-6-89, 4-2-95, 4-7-97) model name and caliber on left side of barrel------1905-1908
Second Variation 2 patent dates (8-6-89 and 10-8-95) model name and caliber on left side of barrel---1909-1912
Third Variation no patent dates the name of the state is marked as MASS-----1913-1915
Fourth Variation no patent dates the state name of Massachusetts is spelled---1916-1924
Fifth Variation new grip frame, it is now the same size as the rest of the frame with no step down for the grip panel—1925-1941
After 1931 listed in Catalogs as: AUTOMATIC EJECTING No. 10 .32 S&W LONG CALIBER 6 shots
After 1931 listed in Catalogs as; AUTOMATIC EJECTING No. 25 .38 S&W CALIBER 5 shots
After 1932 the 38's were listed in Catalogs as: AUTOMATIC EJECTING No. 20..38 S&W CALIBER 5 shots.
VALUE: 100%=$235 60%=$85 For all Auto-Ejecting 3rd Models; add 75% premium for 2½” barrel; add 25% for 4”, 5” & 6” barrels; add 15% for blue finish;
 

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Thanks ya'll!
from what Pwb posted this is the closest i can guess. Fourth Variation no patent dates the state name of Massachusetts is spelled---1916-1924

the markings on the left side of the barrel are not legible b/c of the wear on the gun. the top has
Herrington & Richardson Arms Co.
Worcester, Massachusetts USA
 

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Ree I'd take it to a your gunsmith to be checked out before shooting it. He should be able to tell you more.

Btw Congrats it always good to have guns that are handed down and kept in the family.
 

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Question (and it may be a dumb one), all of the info appears to say "5-shot" for the .38's, but I count 6 holes in the cylinder. Am I missing something?
 

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xd i agree just really dont know anyone that i could take it to. most of the guys i know deal mainly with long guns. even if i never get to shoot it im proud of it!

dbc and rbelote it says something about 6 shot but if i read it right they are 32s and that may be what it is. like i said i dont know much about the gun
 
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