H&R model 157 in .22 hornet

sakodudesakodude Senior MemberPosts: 3,073 Senior Member
Anyone familiar with this model? Single shot, full stock model in .22 hornet.
anyone have a blue book handy? I’m away from my books and ran across on of these and am intrigued. 
Thanks.
sako

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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,451 Senior Member
    All the ones I'm seeing on line show manlicher stocks and case hardened recievers. They look nice, I see the attraction.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,302 Senior Member
    Never heard of it, but those look kinda neat. How much are they asking?
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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,073 Senior Member
    All the ones I'm seeing on line show manlicher stocks and case hardened recievers. They look nice, I see the attraction.
    It's that exactly. Seems it would be a right handy little carbine. It's also in your neighborhood :)  
    Sako
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,073 Senior Member
    Never heard of it, but those look kinda neat. How much are they asking?
    tagged at 449.99 which seems a bit high to me. It does look near new though. Just can't decide if I like it that much.

    Sako
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 1,451 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    All the ones I'm seeing on line show manlicher stocks and case hardened recievers. They look nice, I see the attraction.
    It's that exactly. Seems it would be a right handy little carbine. It's also in your neighborhood :)  
    Sako
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 31,699 Senior Member
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  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,560 Senior Member
    Dang why couldn't it be a model 300....then I'd be scrounging.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,302 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    Never heard of it, but those look kinda neat. How much are they asking?
    tagged at 449.99 which seems a bit high to me. It does look near new though. Just can't decide if I like it that much.

    Sako
    OK, it's cool, but not $450 cool.  It's a Handi-Rifle with a bit more wood on the fore end.  Does it have a really nice scope on it or something?

      Offer him $325 and see what happens.
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 26,665 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    Never heard of it, but those look kinda neat. How much are they asking?
    tagged at 449.99 which seems a bit high to me. It does look near new though. Just can't decide if I like it that much.

    Sako
    OK, it's cool, but not $450 cool.  It's a Handi-Rifle with a bit more wood on the fore end.  Does it have a really nice scope on it or something?

      Offer him $325 and see what happens.
    That would be my game plan.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,559 Senior Member
    Search around first.  I saw one offered on Gunbroker for a little over $200.
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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,073 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    Search around first.  I saw one offered on Gunbroker for a little over $200.
    Gene, those are handi-rifles, while similar, not the same.  the 157 is a bit more refined, not as club-like as the Handi's
    in my opinion. 

    Sako
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,073 Senior Member
    sakodude said:
    Never heard of it, but those look kinda neat. How much are they asking?
    tagged at 449.99 which seems a bit high to me. It does look near new though. Just can't decide if I like it that much.

    Sako
    OK, it's cool, but not $450 cool.  It's a Handi-Rifle with a bit more wood on the fore end.  Does it have a really nice scope on it or something?

      Offer him $325 and see what happens.
    That would be my game plan.
    Still pondering but thinking about doing just that. The boss however is un-convinced of it's necessity :(

    Sako 
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,560 Senior Member
    I agree with the boss.
    It's getting close to September
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,946 Senior Member
    “Refined” or not, it’s a handi Rifle, period. 
    Handi rifles were a cool gun at $200. Were. Used to be. 
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,209 Senior Member
    They made them from 1976 to 1984 and MSRP was around $165.00 new back then. $450.00 is kinda high for a fancy handi rifle, after all, it's not exactly a Python.
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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,073 Senior Member
    Weatherby said:
    I agree with the boss.
    It's getting close to September
    She pointed that out as well !!

  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,073 Senior Member
    They made them from 1976 to 1984 and MSRP was around $165.00 new back then. $450.00 is kinda high for a fancy handi rifle, after all, it's not exactly a Python.
    Thanks for the info. I agree it's not worth the asking price. It is nicer than any handi I've ever encountered and could be un-fired by condition. It's different and that's what I like about it. Got a bit of time left before I leave the area to ponder on it so we shall see...

    Sako 
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,973 Senior Member
    My Modern Gun Values and Gun Traders Guide show a $160-$180 price range for a used one. That price is over twice the value of a used one. IF you want it go low offer just above $300 and dicker from there. What they want, and what it's actually worth are too far apart at the asking price, IMO.
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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,073 Senior Member
    cpj said:
    “Refined” or not, it’s a handi Rifle, period. 
    Handi rifles were a cool gun at $200. Were. Used to be. 
    Not exactly an apples to apples comparison but I understand where your coming from. By that metric my Buffalo classic would be nothing more than a handi rifle and it truly is so much more.

    Sako
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,073 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    My Modern Gun Values and Gun Traders Guide show a $160-$180 price range for a used one. That price is over twice the value of a used one. IF you want it go low offer just above $300 and dicker from there. What they want, and what it's actually worth are too far apart at the asking price, IMO.
    Thanks for the info. No question it's over priced. That's why I wondered about where The Blue Book price fell in at since that is typically what Cabelas uses as a reference. Pretty much talked myself out of it at this point anyway but will keep an eye out if the price becomes reasonable.

    Sako
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,973 Senior Member
    One thing I've noticed about Cabela's on used gun prices is that they price them WAY higher than is reasonable, most of the time. Got a big gun store here sorta close to me that does the same thing with older firearms. I like that rifle you're looking at, and LOVE the chambering. If you can get them to dickering on price and get them to come down out of the stratosphere on the price, it would be a nice little rifle to own.
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