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H&R 922

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Diamondback, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Diamondback

    Diamondback Well-Known Member

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    I recently accqried an H&R Model 922 as follows:

    6" Octagonal barrel, brass half-moon front sight, pull-pin cylinder,serial#
    158xxx. Left top flat says ' H&R Arms Company Worcester, Mass, USA
    (2 lines)

    Left flat has H & R 922

    There are no caliber markings. It as a nine shot solid frame SA/DA with
    Bisley style grips, apparently over-sized wrap around w/ 1 screw.

    Would it be possible for someone to give me an approximate date of manufacture? I have access to the BB for an approximate value.
  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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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 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

    serial number in the 158,000 range should fall into the 2 variation range approx 1931.

    bill
  3. Sniperjay

    Sniperjay New Member

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    Hey Bill, you seem to know all about the 922! I;ve got one with a serial #A1061, cleaned up real nice, but the cylinder pin is broken, know where I can get another one?
    Any idea what year this one is? sure would appreciate it.
  4. WhichWayToday

    WhichWayToday New Member

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    The serial number of your H&R 922 (A1061) indicates it is a 1940 model (fifth variation).

    As for the Pull Pin (Center Pin) try Numerich at www.e-gunparts.com. However, I have read that this part may be hard to find as it is easily lost/broken.

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