Yep. Heck look at Ebay the barrels are sell for more than they sold new. All handi rifles at the shows this winter have been in the 500 range.I found a like new engraved 999 sportsman. Asking price was $999. No, I did not buy it.
Thing is, H&R had a fairly large following. Prices on handi rifles have gone up considerably since they went under. I have been finding them from $400 to $600 depending on condition, and more for certain chamberings.
Wow $999.00 I would have past it myself lol