H&R 922 "Bantam" 1953

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by StoneChimney, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. StoneChimney

    StoneChimney New Member

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    Picked this up for $50 this weekend on a dare from my partner. Was in a group of four:

    Enfield No.2 Mark I* (70% condition)
    Astra Cadix .38 Special (pretty nice condition)
    Iver Johnson New American Bulldog .38 Special
    H&R 922 Bantam

    This gun is ugly as home-made soap. Ugly as Rosie O'Donnell in a wet T-shirt contest. Ugly as... well, you get the idea. Missing the mainspring guide seat, wrong hammer pin, surface rust with some pitting.

    "Before" pic.

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  2. Trevor1837

    Trevor1837 New Member

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    Wow... Good luck!
  3. dustydog

    dustydog New Member

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    Poor lad!Tell you what,I give you $55.99 for the pitiful old thing,and even cover the shipping here..................
  4. StoneChimney

    StoneChimney New Member

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    OK, quick wire wheel treatment and Norrell's MolyCoat (love that stuff). Made a new mainspring seat and polished the sides of the hammer and trigger. Slight adjustment to the hand spring.

    Have not made the new hammer screw yet.

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  5. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

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    Stone,
    Looks like the serial number should start with an 'M' or 'N' ('52 or '53). Nice job of getting things back to spec. I've shot one of these and they are a challenge but fun to shoot.

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