SOLD FOR: $1025
Make: Harrington & Richardson (H&R)
Model: 939, Ultra Sidekick, 1st Variation
Serial Number: U23863
Year of Manufacture: 1958, C&R
Caliber: .22 Short, Long, Long Rifle
Action Type: Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “MODEL 939 H&R INC. / WORCESTER, MASS. U.S.A.”. The right side of the barrel is marked “ULTRA “SIDE-KICK””. The rear face of the cylinder and extractor are marked “32”. The underside of the grip strap is marked with the serial number “U23863”
Barrel Length: 6”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade integral to the vent rib above the muzzle. The rear sight is a square-notch installed to the rear of the top strap and is adjustable for windage.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut panels. The left panel has a semi-thumb rest. There are a couple of light scratches and nicks on the grips. The checkering remains sharp and there are no chips or cracks. The grips are in Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is just a tiny bit of operational wear on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks in each position with no play. 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: None.
Our Assessment: The Model 939 was H&R’s attempt to re-enter the target pistol arena and it remained a popular plinker and devastator of small game and varmints. This pistol is an early 1st variation featuring a patented push button cylinder release on the hammer that was NEVER offered on any other H&R revolver and was discontinued from the Model 939 in 1965, never to be heard from again. If you’re the type of person who likes rare innovations that tried to do things in a different way, do NOT let this handgun slip away! Good luck in your bidding.