Re: NEF 9 shot 22LR Model R92
Your NEF Model R92 was made sometime in the span of years 1988-99. Without the letter prefix to the serial number that is as close as can be determined.
This was the "Standard" revolver model in .22 cal from the time NEF was reconstituted from the remains of H&R Arms Co./H&R Inc. which went belly up in Feb. 1986. It can handle .22 short, long or long rifle cartridges of any factory produced power level, including Hyper-velocity. It was available with a 2.5", 3", 4" or 6" barrel and came in either a blue or electroless Nickel finish; fixed sights and hardwood stained grip panels.
It derived from the H&R Model 800 series of heavy framed, swing out cylinder revolvers first offered in the 1980s, based upon a .32 cal. design requested by the Government of India to arm paramilitary, secondary police and security forces.
Current retail values:
100%/NIB $125; 95% $85; 90% $70; 80% $60. Add $10 for e-nickel finish. As you can see from the valuations, this model does not generate a great deal of interest amongst collectors nor shooters.
Jim Hauff ~ H&R Collector In Memory of Bill Goforth and Jim Ritchie
Last edited by Jim Hauff; 07-13-2011 at 12:38 PM..