h&r 922

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by tbird, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. tbird

    tbird New Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Hello folks,i'm new to the forum.I have a 22 calibur pistol that belonged to my dad.I need some information on the gun.This is what i have,

    H&R model 922
    serial number 175204 no letters on the serial number (what year is it).
    6" round barrel
    9 shot revolver
    cylinder pat# 1904 730
    rear of cylinder #204

    This pistol originally had walnut one piece checkered grip.The grip got broken years ago and i could only find the plastic grip for it.Is this gun a single action or dual action hammer and trigger ?
    The flat main spring was broke,i just got a replacement and need to know how to install it.Does the rounded end fit in the groove at the middle of the hammer or down low ?

    All help will be appreciated,Thanks !!
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2009
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Most likely a double action, i think you could get them in single action though. And are you sure the first digit is a 1 and not L? heres a parts breakdown also.

    Attached Files:

  3. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    This is just a thought, not really any help to any of the above questions; but I have an H&R (SPORTSMAN) with an (L) prefix of the serial# and found out the date of manufacture of 1951.
    It's alot like the one mentioned above but it has the slanted shaped barrel...the parts look (somewhat) the same , but it is a lot different then what woolleyworm posted in the picture.

    I do want to thank woolleyworm and all the great people on here that help people like myself, that takes the time and patience and answers so many Q's and give so much info....I know you all have helped answer my questions and I really greatly appriciate it!!!

  4. tbird

    tbird New Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    My gun is different than the one in the picture.The butt of it is more rounded than square.My main spring is a single flat spring.the grip is one piece.The site on the end of the barrel is gold color or brass.It's a 1 not a L in the serial number.

  5. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    houston, tx
    the picture is a parts drawing for a second model 922. the revolver in question is a first model 4th variation manufactured between 1938 and 1939.

    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 119600*-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

  6. tbird

    tbird New Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Bill,thank you for the information,this helps a lot.
    Do you have any idea how to install the flat main spring.I want to make sure i do this right.
  7. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    houston, tx
    the hammer has a small notch that the top rounded end fits into, the bottom straight end fits into the slot at the bottom of the grip frame. it will have to be bent slightly to fit.