H & R Arms 22 Revolver 7 Shot info

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  1. hilljoe2

    hilljoe2 New Member

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    I have a H & R Arms 22 Pistol, 7 shot, with a 9" barrel. It is marked on top with "HUNTER MODEL" the S/N is 128676. I'm looking for any info on this gun. Was it a safe gun to use, is there any specs I can get, and when was it made.
  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    the hunter model chambered for 7 22 rimfire cartridges was manufactured between 1925 and 1929. for now this is the only dating i can give you. as they are serial number is the same range as the model 1906.

    i believe if you measure your barrel from the muzzle to the fron of the cylinder it will be 10 inches, which was the standard barrel length of the hunter model. the hunter and the trapper (6 inch barrel) were variation of the H&R model 1906 double action revolver.

    after 1929 a large frame hunter model with 10 inch barrel was introduced based on the model 922 and was chambered for 9 round of 22 rimfire cartridges.
    bill
  3. skip1957

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    i fond a h&r 22 pistal it has a 7 shot clip a 4 inch octagone barrel does enybody know enything about it fond it in an old driveway still works just need some info on it thanks
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    H&R did not manufacture a 22 rimfire semi-auto with a clip. so i assume you are refering to a 7 round cylinder of a revolver. starting as early as 1883 H&R usually marked a model name on their revolvers. how is this one marked?
    bill
  5. jodykceve

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    Does anyone know where I can get information on taking apart this pistol. My trapper model trigger doesnot reset. Also any information on general features and spec.

    Thanks, Aloha from Hawaii,
    Bones
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  6. gazzmann

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    Try e-gunparts.com they might have a schmatic.
    John
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    jodykceve New Member

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    Thanks John I'll try e-gunpars.com
  8. bryan t

    bryan t New Member

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    hey guys
    i was hoping i could find some info. an a simular gun
    victor 22 cal r.f. - 7 shot with a 4 1/2" barrel-
    h&r arms co. in mass. is the manufactor
    it is a small handgun, but suprizingly acurate. my grandfather owned and i own it. looking for blue book value and also some parts, or any info. that is offered.

    s.n. 112473
    thank you
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  9. b.goforth

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    the exact production date of the victor double action revolver is unknown. this revolver serial number 112473 most likely dates to the late 1920's era.

    VICTOR (BRAND NAME VERSION OF AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION AND YOUNG AMERICA DOUBLE ACTION SERIES)--------1913-1936
    Marked “VICTOR DOUBLE ACTION” and have a round barrel and unfluted cylinder, pull pin cylinder release, may have company name and Address marked on frame or bottom of the butt (not listed in any H&R catalogs)
    LARGE SOLID FRAME .32 S&W Long 6 shot &.38 S&W 5 shot, 2½ inch or 4½ inch barrel lengths
    MEDIUM SOLID FRAME DOUBLE ACTION .32 S&W 5 shot, 2 or 4 1/2 inch barrel lengths
    SMALL SOLID FRAME DOUBLE ACTION.22RIMFIRE 7 shot 2 or 4 1/2 inch barrel lengths
    VALUE: 100%=$195 60%=$50

    bill
  10. jfriday

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    I have an old H&R Arms Model 922 that was my grandfathers and was wondering how i can find out what it might be worth (ballpark). It is a 4" barrel with a 9 round cylinder and is in very good condition.

    Thanks,
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    not without knowing the serial number and what model it may be.
    bill
  12. jfriday

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    Sorry. It is a model 922 and the serial# is M23725.

    Thanks
  13. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    H&R used the M letter code in 1952. which would make this revolver a first model seventh variation, the last year for this model. a new frame was introduced in 1953.

    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

    bill
  14. jfriday

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    Thank you so much for the information. I'm not sure about the "all-in-one cartridge extraction system" you mentioned. It has a pin that holds the cylinder and it appears to be what is used to eject used cartridges unless something is missing. Based on the fit of the cylinder in the frame, I don't see any room for much that might fit on the cylinder that could eject the shells. Assuming everything is in place, is it typically safe to shoot a gun this age? I'm also not sure about the type of 22 shell to use. Would it be short or long rifle? I took a long rifle and it fits in the chamber but not sure the gun is designed to handle the extra "umph".

    Thanks,
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    the all in one extractor is built into the the cylinder. after removing the cylinder you then use the center pin to push all the fired cases out in one stroke of the center pin.

    stay with 22 long rifle standard velocity or hi-speed ammo do not use any of the modern hyper velociity ammo.

    bill
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