Break action is a type of firearm action in which the barrel or barrels are hinged much like a door and rotate perpendicularly to the bore axis to expose the breech and allow loading and unloading of cartridges. A separate operation may be required for the cocking of a hammer to fire the new round. There are many types of break-action firearms; break actions are universal in double-barrelled shotguns, double rifles and combination guns, and are also common in single shot rifles, pistols (especially derringers), and shotguns, and can also be found in flare guns, grenade launchers, air guns and some older revolver designs. They are also known as hinge-action, break-open, break-barrel, break-top, or, on old revolvers, top-break actions.

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  1. CountryGent

    H&R 999 Sportsman

    Does anyone have experience with the H&R Model 999 Sportsman? It is a top-break, 9-shot, .22LR wheelgun. I've seen them from time to time and thought it might make a fun plinker, but I don't know a lot about them. They look like this: Thanks.
  2. CountryGent

    Trying to remember a revolver in .32 H&R Magnum ....

    As many know, the .32 H&R Magnum was introduced in 1984 as a joint venture from Harrington & Richardson and Federal. Going from memory, there was a revolver introduced in that time period (1984 or thereabouts) that was: Made by H&R, I think. In .32 H&R Magnum. Double-action. A top-break...
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