H&R 22 special 7 shot

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by magnumhuff, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. magnumhuff

    magnumhuff New Member

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    OK., new here. Sorry no pics yet, but lets give it a try. H&R 22 special, 7 shot, dbl action, # 503xx. Starting to rust. Just found it tucked away. Any info? I will update pics soon.
  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    manufactured approx. 1928 to 1930.

    22 SPECIAL LARGE FRAME TOP BREAK-----------------------1925-1941
    6 inch barrel only, 22 Rimfire 9 shot & 22 WRF Caliber 7 shot, blue finish only, 2 piece walnut grips (after 1932 I piece grips)
    First Variation, 7 shot 22 rimfire only, over sized 2 piece saw handle shaped walnut grips (serial number range above 490000*)--------1926-1928
    Second Variation 9 shot 22 rimfire and 7 shot 22WRF (serial number range 497000-559100*)--------1928-1930
    Third Variation new rounded 2 piece grip (saw handle shape eliminated) (serial number range unknown)----1931-1932
    Fourth Variation safety cylinder and new grip frame (RICE FRAME) (serial number range 559100-590000*)----1933-1938
    Fifth Variation automatic cylinder stop (serial number range above 590000*)----1939-1942
    After 1930 listed in catalogs as: MODEL 944 LARGE FRAME TOP BREAK .22 RIMFIRE CALIBER 9 shot and MODEL 945 LARGE FRAME TOP BREAK .22 Winchester Rim Fire CALIBER 7 shot
    VALUE: 100%=$330 60%=$150 Add 50% premium for 22 WRF chambering; 15% for 1st Variation; 10% premium for 4th & 5th Vatiation
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