These are the guns that defended the COOP gas station at the corner of 2nd St and Lincoln Way in Nevada, Iowa for at least thirty years.
This was Grampa's "tool-box gun. It's a Harrington and Richardson "Automatic" 2nd Model 1st Variation; made in 1891 as near as I have been able to determine. It's chambered for six rounds of .32 S&W Long. Despite being a "cheap" gun it still locks up good and tight. It hits point of aim at 10 yards, but that firing pin will pierce one primer in about ten. It's definitely a black-powder gun, I didn't know that when I bought smokeless ammo and fired it. This gun is the first gun I carried when I got my Florida permit, the Glock 21 being a lot too big for summer.
This is the "under-the-counter" gun. The rationale for the smaller gun than the H&R was that grandma would often be out front doing the books and she needed something smaller. This is an Iver Johnson Safety Hammer Automatic five shooter chambered in .32 S&W and made in 1911.
These two guns have almost exactly zero intrinsic value, but vast sentimental worth.
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