H&R Sportsman 1-pc kit (156a)
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Shipping Weight: 0.50 pounds
This is a 3-piece kit, which you will need to fit to your gun,
and to match each section together, fit the spacer and
sand its width, and epoxy the spacer to the back of one
grip, then align the other using the steel pins provided.
I call it a one-piece kit, because it replaces a one-piece
grip, but it is designed to be removed as two panels, one
of which is secured to a spacer and the other aligning on
pins put into both the spacer and matching holes in the
panel. These are LARGE grips, same as the original wooden
grips. The gun is a 22 caliber, top break, double action.
It usually has a sort of "coke bottle" shaped grip, but
some were fitted with a different frame and used this big
I would consider this an "advanced" kit, since it does
require more fitting than usual. You need sandpaper, a
Dremel tool, and a drill (you can use the Dremel) plus
five-minute epoxy to secure the spacer to one panel.
The Sportsman target-style grip sometimes was fastened
by means of a single screw at an angle through the back,
and if you wish, you can order this grip without the
mounting screw hole and hardware installed, so that
you can drill the angled hole in the proper spot, through
the rear of the spacer, and use the screw that comes
with the gun to mount this grip.
But you can also mount the grip with two halves, like a
clam shell, using the single screw, and use one of the
extra alignment pins provided to make sure the grip is
held firmly between the inside of the spacer and this
pin (which you would locate and install after fitting
the grip to the frame).
I only offer this because it is so difficult to find anywhere
else, not because I think most people will want to fit
it or even have the required patience to do so. It isn't hard
to fit, but it takes a little time and careful sanding,
plus a bit of mechanical aptitude to put the pins in the
right place so they keep the grip from moving. If you
have made grips from pieces of wood and they came out OK,
then you won't find this difficult. But if you have never
done any wood work or are not fairly good with hand tools,
this isn't for you. Get a stockmaker or gunsmith to do
the work for you instead. I'll be glad to help by email
if something isn't clear.
Of course, I'm counting on YOU to make sure that this grip
actually is what you need for your gun. Don't order it
just because you have an H&R Sportsman model revolver! There
are a number of different grip frames used on these H&R
pistols, and they do not all take the same grips. Check the
measurements against your gun, making sure the mounting
method will work, before ordering. If in doubt, send me a
tracing or template, or email me and let me know if you
want to send the original grips for comparision. I'll be
glad to do whatever it takes to avoid ordering the wrong
kind of grips.