Age of a H&R 922 9 Shot Revolver

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  1. 41022trader

    41022trader New Member

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    Hi

    Does anyone have a reference on the age of a H&R 922 9 Shot Revolver serial number 186687?

    It is blue with about 95% of the bluing left. Odd styled Wood grips with a cross diamond checkering pattern on a one piece grip. Has a center pin with a push in latch to release the cylinder. There is an empty cartridge port on the right hand side of the frame right behind the cylinder.

    Cylinder: Marked with PAT1904.730

    Barrel: 5 3/4" round barrel with a fixed blade front sight

    1. What is the age?

    2. What series is this pistol? When I looked for parts (Center Pin), they asked for the letter series. It is not listed on the gun.

    3. Can this pistol shoot standard/high velocity .22lr or am I relegated to .22 long? It is not stamped anywhere on the gun as to what .22's it will shoot.

    Thanks for all your help

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  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    thid is a Model 922 4th variation manufactured in 1938-1939

    MODEL 922 DOUBLE ACTION FIRST MODEL LARGE SOLID FRAME
    22 RIMFIRE CALIBER ------------------------------------------1927-1952
    9 shot cylinder capacity, pull pin cylinder release, blue finish, 6 inch octagon barrel, two piece over size walnut grips saw handle shaped, marked with company name and address on top of barrel, right side of barrel H&R 922 and caliber on left side of barrel.
    First Variation 1927-1930 serial number range 115000*-145000*(estimate)
    Second Variation 1931 DIFFERENCE: new grip shape (saw handle shape eliminated) serial number range 145000*-160000*(estimate)
    Third Variation 1932-1937 DIFFERENCE: new safety cylinder, serial number range 160000*-171000*(estimate)
    Fourth Variation 1938-1939 DIFFERENCE; new grip frame and round barrel, serial number range 171000*-192000*(estimate)
    Fifth Variation 1940- 1947 DIFFERENCE; same as 4th variation except letter code prefix to serial number A thru H
    Sixth Variation 1948-1949 DIFFERENCE; a new barrel length, serial number letter codes I and J
    Seventh Variation 1949-1952 DIFFERENCE; all-in-one cartridge extraction system, serial number letter codes J thru M
    Eight Variation 1952 models for M922 Camper and M922 Bantam weight (see post 1953 models)
    VALUE: 100%=$195 60%=$55 add 40% premium for 1st Variation and 20% premium for 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Variations

    when looking for parts for this gun tell the supplier it is a pre1940 model. this should have the birds head grip frame called "RICE FRAME" by collectors and some people even call it the second model 922.
    bill
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010
  3. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

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    41022trader,
    Your 922 is capable of handling .22 lr high speed/high velocity rounds -IF- it is in a "safe to shoot" condition. If you don't know how check for this condition - you'd be well advised to take it to a gunsmith for evaluation. I do not and suggest that you do not shoot the newer "hyper velocity" rounds through any of the pre 1950's H&R .22 handguns. Staying with "standard" velocity .22 lr rounds is an even better option to prolong the life and utility of these older firearms.
  4. 41022trader

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    B. Goforth: TY so very much for the info.

    Jim Hauf: Ty for the info on the ammo. This looks like it will be a fun gun to shoot. The grip is so odd compared to my other revolvers like a S&W and a Colt.
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