hey i just bought a h r model 949 in perfect condition, they are great revolvers and i actually perfer the fixed cylinder rather than the revolvers that you can kick to the side. but parts for these are super rare. im looking for pearl grips for mine and have had no luckA friend has an H&R 949 .22 that he is convinced there exists a replacement cylinder in .22 mag. I have had no luck in locating one. Does anyone know if someone actually made/makes .22 mag cylinder for this piece?
i didnt even notice how old the original post was lmao17 years..that's a long reach-back on this post.
OK...I got good at repairing H&R revolvers.I liked buying cheap broken revolvers and making them into functioning revolvers. Kept several of them because they actually shot much better than popular belief.
So there is a place in my heart for really simple, "stupid proof", knock-about revolvers.
BUt....I'm going to be rude, and deliver a quote from George Patton.
“Son, only a pimp in a Louisiana whore- house carries pearl-handled revolvers. These are ivory.”
Now before you take too much offence...I am from Lousiana...and I've been in a whore-house or two.
the only place i could find was a website run by a older gentleman who crafts the 1 piece grips for 49ers by hand, and he has a list of materials to choose from to make the grip (wood,ivory, stag antler and a type of plastic or rubber but im not sure which) some are pricey considering he does them all by hand and its usually a 30 day wait after ordering, but you send in the model and brand of your gun with dimensions abd he can make one for just about any gun, he does engraving on them too. but i may do what you said and stick with the wooden grip until i actually need a new grip lolI liked those.....otherwise marketed as the "fourty niner" to take advantage of the popularity of westerns at the time.
Never saw anything but wood grips...and it's unique grip style of H&R so nothing else really fits.
One of those times when functioning is going to beat pretty....don't think you'll ever find a white set of grips (which would be plastic) that would fit. Seriously doubt anyone ever made a rear set of mother of pearl (which is actually a sucky grip material).
It's in really nice shape for it's age....leave it alone and just use it?