Harrington and Richardson H&R 865 PLAINSMAN 22 S/L/LR Nice Condition
Nice condition Harrington and Richardson H&R Model 865 PLAINSMAN shooting 22 Short, Long or Long Rifle 22 rimfire cartridges. Excellent wood and bluing; most minor handling marks. Any streaks are from my handling the rifle; not discoloration. This is all original with a five-round curved magazine. Magazine not marked H&R so may be aftermarket. It fits and is secure in magazine well; however, front edge slightly off being flush. Not sure why. It will only come out if the magazine release is pushed forward; as it should. In the event this magazine does not feed properly they can be had on line for $20 to $35; mostly in the $23 to $25 range. Some “offerings” want well north of $50 so keep searching for a better value. Patience is a virtue in this case. Back to the rifle . . . The trigger is crisp and bolt is secure open or closed with zero slack. The safety and magazine release work perfectly. Butt pad excellent. Front and rear sights securely in place. The 22 inch bore; muzzle to closed bolt, is very clean with prominent rifling front to back. Clean chamber and no muzzle erosion. I could not find any repairs on this rifle. Weighing 4 pounds 14 ounces with an overall length of 39 3/8 inches; give or take, this would be a good first rifle for the young marksman. Or; add to your collection with this nice 22 S/L/LR Harrington and Richardson.
The top of the barrel is marked “Model 865 – PLAINSMAN – 22 CAL. S.L.LR” and on line below “HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON, Inc.” After the lines about midway between them is “AC”. The left side of the receiver is marked “001Y” just behind the magazine release. Right side safety marked “FIRE” in front and “SAFE” in back. All lettering is distinct; not worn. Exception is the first “0” in “001Y”; looks like a slight strike mark error in the factory.
The Model 865 Plainsman was made from 1949 to the buyout of Harrington & Richardson by New England Firearms in 1986. It could be had with a 22 or 24-inch barrel and a variety of iron sights. Drilling and tapping was optional. A minor variant of the Model 865 was the Model 866; built only for a few short months in 1971, it had a full-length fore-end. So, most parts of the 865 and 866; including magazines, should be interchangeable. Check with your supplier first.
This has not been fired for a while; sitting in my safe. I did dry fire and inspect for this listing.
If you live under a "government"; or it is your FFL policy, that requires a FFL to FFL transfer I will not normally be able be able to accommodate that. The logistics of extra driving, my FFL's fees and added packing charges (remember I do not charge for packing and boxing) can add $50 to $100 per firearm. However, I will consider this on a case by case basis BEFORE a bid. So, if you have this FFL to FFL issue; contact me first. Thank you.
Shipping is UPS Ground at actual cost. Go to the UPS website and at bottom you can get a shipping quote from my ZIP of 29412 in Charleston SC to your FFL ZIP Code. Packed in a maximum 10 pound box measuring 44 by 8 by 4 inches. I wrap the firearm with thick bubble wrap and / or clean Kraft type paper (not newspaper) and taped to hold in place. After placed in the box; voids are filled with clean paper and bubble wrap. Ends secured with strapping tape and Top Of Load and Do Not Lay Flat stickers on both sides. The bag with the sling, oiler and magazine will be at the top end of the box. I will ship USPS Priority if requested.
I am a private seller and am not a FFL. Potential buyers must check with their FFL before a bid to ensure acceptance. I am not able to keep current and know the laws of each state, city or locality. As of May 18, 2020; I will NO LONGER divert or reship any shipment at my cost unless I make an error in shipping. If diversion, reshipment or return costs are incurred or necessary; buyer must send me funds up front to cover all added costs and Hold Me Harmless. If not done I will have to let you or your receiver refuse or accept the shipment; if buyer fails to understand the listing terms.
Reason: In May 2020 I had a buyer agree to pay for re-routing, return and other costs as his FFL could not accept the firearm from an individual. This was revealed AFTER I had shipped the firearm. The buyer then defrauded me; after agreeing for 13 days to pay the added costs, out of $102.37 in added costs when he "changed his mind". I did not charge for my time and effort or miscellaneous costs to ship. Sorry to be so blunt; however, I will not deal with this again.
With the virus issues impacting our great country; there may be delays in UPS shipping time or other delivery issues. If you are not willing to accept the possibility of delays or other delivery issues and hold me harmless, you should not bid. Questions on shipping should be directed to UPS as once I drop off your purchase with UPS, I have no control. Thank you.
Hopefully I have covered everything. Sold AS IS. There is No Return and No Refund. However, please inspect on receipt and if damaged or not as listed, contact me within 24 hours. If damaged on receipt (keep shipping box) or if I missed something significant, I will resolve it. Request you ask any questions before you bid. Thank you for looking. My dog rescues say WOOF!