Saturday shopping

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by phideaux, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    Went gun shopping Saturday, seen an ad in local classifieds for a H&R 922,
    I do collect old H&R revolvers, and I dint have a 922.
    So a buddy and me went to a few LGS , and finally ended up at this little LGS that had the H&R.
    Looked it over , I always carry a bore light in my pocket, I was amazed at the condition of it for a 60 yr old gun. I cant even tell its ever been shot.

    And sitting next to it in the case was a Norinco model 213 9 mm Tokarev.
    Its a 9x19 9mm , not very common, first one Ive seen.
    AND its like new also, clean, bore is like new, he bought it new, years ago , and now cant rack the slide anymore so he is selling it.

    I liked it, so I made package deal...He was asking $175 for the H&R, and $180 for the Norinco.

    I kinda felt bad for the guy, he is older than me, and don't do much gun business. So I offered him $300 OTD for both and he said that's fair.

    I'm happy.

    Here is what they look like.







    Disassembled both, man they are like new, inside and out.

    Need some agreeable weather to shoot them.

    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016
  2. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

    That's like buying guns with pocket change, They do look good condition.
    I imagine I couldn't come close to guessing how many guns you have.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016

  3. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

    I would guess that Norinco will run trouble free, the H&R too of course. :melikey::melikey:
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    The old gentleman said it run any ammo he ever tried , and never had a malfunction.

    Him being a gunsmith, he was praising the mechanics of the revolver, and I have to say , its got the tightest lockup of any of the H&Rs Ive got.

    Soon as it warms up a bit, Ill put them thru their paces.

  5. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

    That nine just looks like a reliable shooter.
    What barrel length does it have?
  6. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    Its a 4 1/2" barrel,
    weighs 31 oz,

    The SAO trigger aint too bad either, about 5-6 lbs, 1/16 take up and snaps clean, no grit and releases/returns short and quick

    AND I haven't worked it over yet..:)

    The frame mounted safety is solid and easy to operate and snaps crispy into safe and fire detents.

    The sights are not so great , but usable,
    U type with front blade,

    The bore and rifling looks brand new.

    Inside the slide and frame milling marks are terrible, and looks pretty rough, but the slide rails and grooves are smooth, and it slides smooth.

    Its worth every penny I spent on it.

    Anxious to see if its as accurate as Ive read.

  7. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    These shopping excursions, usually have lingering effects.

    I also came across a rifle that I fell in love with,
    and to be honest, I have been losing a little sleep, mulling it over.

    That usually turns into another purchase.
    I handled/fondled a CZ 453 Varmint rifle at a Pawn Shop. This rifle ,as most CZs do, has gorgeous burled Walnut , and is in 99.9% condition.


    Went back yesterday, and got his OTD price which I dint like,

    So I may make an offer on it today.
    Except we got snow last night and the roads are bad, and he is 40 miles away.


    Stay tuned..

  8. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

    I owned a Zastava 9mm Tokarev; didn't like the trigger much, really didn't like the sights. Reliable shooter though. I've read good things about the Norinco.

    Back when the world was young I owned a 922. Liked it a lot - except for the stock. Not 'western' enough. Now in my dotage, I can say 'Western, Shmestern'.