Harrington and Richardson H&R Model 195 .22 Cal Competition Pistol C&R

SOLD FOR: $901.69


Make:  Harrington and Richardson Inc.

Model: 195

Serial Number: 359

Year of Manufacture:1928-1941

Caliber: 22

Action Type:  Single-Shot, Break action

Markings: On the top of the rib is marked “ Harrington & Richardson Arms co. Worcester. Mass.USA. On the left flat of the action “H&R 22 SINGLE SHOT LONG RIFLE CARTRIDGE”

Barrel Length: 10 inches

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a partridge pinned and recessed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch cut into a leaf spring mounted by screw to the top of the chamber.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are one piece walnut  mounted to the backstrap by one screw and they show zero wear. The checkering is still sharp. The grips rate in about excellent overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: No Magazine single shot

Type of Finish: Polished Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is strong. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The finish is immaculate . The screw heads are sharp with good slots. The markings are clear Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions as it should. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  Display Box With Propper H&R Marking. Fletching is still very viable. This also comes with  an EXTREMELY RARE  “FOREARM” and forearm retainer clip. This makes this gun even more of a scarce find.

Our Assessment: Total production of this pistol was only 3300. In 1932, an H&R pistol was used to set a new U.S. pistol record, and would go on to become the most famous firearm of its kind—the U.S.R.A. single-shot target pistol. This pistol was so accurate that it was adopted by the U.S. Army Pistol Team.

From www.ogca.com: “The rifling equipment used in making the barrels for this match pistol cut the grooves while simultaneously scraping the top of the lands to remove marks. Barrels for this pistol were so smoothly rifled that lapping was unnecessary. The American Rifleman in the March, 1930 issue announced and described an improved model now called the “U.S.R.A. Model” and so marked on the left side. From this point on, it is inconceivable that H&R made any profit directly on the sale of this pistol. With the limited production on a no costs spared constant design change basis, any direct profit from the sale of the pistol was probably not achieved. What H&R wanted was a reputation for the best single shot pistol – which they achieved.

This particular pistol is in good shootable condition and should be as fun to collect as it is to shoot as it is accurate. These USRA pistols have become valuable for collectors as well as shooters.

This Harrington & Richardson USRA Model 195, 22 CAL Single Shot Pistol, with Serial Number “359” was Manufactured in 1928-1941 by H & R of Worcester, Mass…it is considered a Curio and Relic Gun, but not an Antique Gun because of its Manufacture Date and Caliber…

It is a Harrington & Richardson USRA Model 195, 22 CAL Single Shot Pistol, Chambered in 22 Caliber Long Rifle, with a Top Release Pull Up Lever to open the Breach & Tip The Muzzle Downward, an Ejector, a shinny Rifled Bore, a nicely Blued Receiver & Components, a 10 inch Round Barrel, a Fixed Front &  Adjustable Rear Sight, a Fancy Swept Back Trigger Guard and we should see the normal markings of “H&R 22 SINGLE SHOT, LONG RIFLE CARTRIDGE,” inscription on the Receiver Face… it has onePiece, Checkered Walnut Wood Grips that are Affixed to the Back Strap by a Single Screw…This Harrington & Richardson “USRA” Model 195, 22 CAL Single Shot Pistol is an excellent example of early 1900 American Ingenuity and Manufacturing that gets many compliments when it is displayed in public for sale. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary buy.

The Harrington & Richardson (H&R) USRA 195, also known as the USRA Single Shot Match Target Pistol, is a fascinating piece of firearm history. Here are some key details about this unique handgun;Introduction and Production:The USRA 195 was introduced in 1928 and was approved for use in handgun matches by both the United States Revolver Association (USRA) and the National Rifle Association (NRA). Approximately 3,500 of these pistols were made before production ceased in 1941.Variations and Features:The USRA 195 had four major variations, but due to its customizability, there were many options available within each variation.Features could include different triggers, grips, and sights, making each pistol somewhat unique.

It’s essential to note that finding an “original” factory-issued USRA 195 in pristine condition is quite rare.This Specific Pistol, the USRA 195 appears to be aOn of those examples. Old-style Keyhole barrel with a fixed front sight. Round ejector from the mid-production range, rear adjustable sight. Early Curved trigger.One piece grips.These pistols were often customized based on customer preferences, so the combinations of features could vary significantly. Some USRA 195s were even sent back to the factory for upgrades or modifications. Additional Important  Details about  this pistol that i can’t say enough,is it has a forearm and its original carry box.

In summary, this H&R USRA 195 is a remarkable piece of craftsmanship, reflecting the individual choices made by its original owner. This weapon is for the collector who can appreciate the finer changes and enjoys seeing and comparing the differences between models. Please Look at these photos and Enjoy the Auction-K.F.

Harrington and Richardson H&R Model 195 .22 Cal Competition Pistol C&R
Harrington and Richardson H&R Model 195 .22 Cal Competition Pistol C&R