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Re: H&R OFFICERS MODEL SERIAL DATE?
Posted by Ernie Brandt on Saturday, 16 July 2011, at 5:10 p.m., in response to Re: H&R OFFICERS MODEL SERIAL DATE?, posted by Thomas Jacobson on Saturday, 16 July 2011, at 3:35 p.m.
The higher the serial number the better.
I have two H&R "Officers" model TD's. Both have had many rounds thru them with nary a hiccup. However the breech block can be beplaced with the original itm if you have the tools & patience to do the job.
These rifles make excellent deer rifles & can be used for BP hunting in most states. The 45-70 round will bring down ANYTHING in north America. Something about kinetic energy comes into play :)
The steel in the barrels is much harder than the SA trapdoor & will stand the jacketed bullets without eroding the bore.
I ONLY fire hand loads in ANY of my TD's. Look for "cowboy action" rounds to feed your H&R or load your own. Keep the pressures under 25,000 cup.
Have fun but be safe.
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