h&r 1953 922 lr sportsman

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  1. warqhild

    warqhild New Member

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    i have a 1953 model 922 serial n 4xxxx wanting to know some info on it an the value it stills shoots i shot it recently it has the plastic two piece handles with 9 shots
  2. b.goforth

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    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 125270*-144000*(estimate)
    Second Variation 1931 DIFFERENCE: new grip shape (saw handle shape eliminated) serial number range 144000*-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: $195 $55 add 40% premium for 1st Variation and 20% premium for 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Variations

    MODEL 922 BANTAM WEIGHT----------------------------------1952-1961
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Pull Pin Cylinder Release, Round Butt, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Length 2 ½ inches only
    VALUE: 100%=$215 60%=$95

    MODEL 922 CAMPER ---------------------------------------1952-1955
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Pull Pin Cylinder Release, Round Butt, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Length 4 inches only
    VALUE: 100%=$215 60%=$95

    MODEL 922 SECOND MODEL (FEATURES NEW FRAME)------------1953-1961
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Pull Pin Cylinder Release, Round & Square Butt, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Lengths 2 ½, 4 & 6 inches
    VALUE: 100%=$195 60%=$85

    MODEL 922 THIRD MODEL (TRANSFER BAR IGNITION) ---------1973-1979
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Pull Pin Cylinder Release, Round & Square Butt, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Lengths 2½, 4 & 6 inches
    VALUE: 100%=$200 60%=$95

    bill
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