Harrington & Richardson Model 922

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  1. Crow Foot

    Crow Foot New Member

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    I have a H&R Model 922 9. shot .22 Revolver, Serial No. 179649 - Revolver has one piece walnut grip with no letter code or markings on frame under grip. Looking for the date of manufacture & info etc... Not Looking to sell just curious about when it was made. Thanks! :D

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    WOW! Had not thought of that gun in many moons. I had a 922 (traded a clarinet for it! :D). A drop out cylinder that was a bit of a pain! Traded it and some $$ for a break open Model 926. But, the 922 was a nice gun. Always thought the H&R's were under rated.

    Not much info I can find on the old ones. I got mine in 1958. Had a bit different grips than yours .... as I recall! BlueBook has H&R serialization 1940-1982 (to distinguish from the Co that uses the name and patents now). BlueBook says year of manufacture is designated by a letter preceding the ser no. ?????

    BlueBook says 922 was made 1950 - 1982
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    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Hi Crow Foot.......welcome to TFF. :)

    Keep checking back....our resident expert on H&Rs, Bill Goforth, should be along shortly. He can tell you everything there is to know on the 922.
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    this is what my H&R book will say about this model 922

    Fourth Variation 1938-1939
    Large solid frame double action revolver; pull pin cylinder release extra long cylinder pin; caliber 22 rimfire, cylinder capacity 9 rounds, cartridges short, long and long rifle; finish blue; barrel length and shaped, 6 inch round, optional barrel length of 10 inches (only available 1938-1941); oversized one piece checkered walnut Hi-Grips, grip frame changed so one piece grips could be installed; equipped with safety cylinder; weight 6 inch barrel 21 ¾ ounces, 10 inch barrel 24 ounces; Gold plated front sight and Gold filled markings, advertised as a member of H&R’s “Gold Front Sight Line”.
    DIFFERENCE; cylinder pin, grip frame, and barrel shape and length
    Markings (all are on left side of barrel except serial number)
    H. & R. ARMS COMPANY
    WORCESTER, MASS. U.S.A. H&R 922 (this font is larger than other)
    Serial number range (on front of grip strap): serial numbers in the 170433 range have these features

    i can now add serial number as high as 179649 have these features

    generally the model 922 was introduced in 1926/27 and remained in production until 1961. retired between 1962 and 1973, put back in production in 1974 and manufacured until 1980. there even were some model 922s manufactured during wwII i have seen one with the letter code "E" (1944). this letter code system started in 1940 primarly on H&R handguns and shotguns but by 1968 it included all H&R firearms centerfire rifles and rimfire rifles as well as handguns and shotguns.
    bill
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    Thank you very much sir for the info and your time. That describes my 922 to the T. The lettering all found on left side of barrel, serial number is located front of grip strap. But no trace of any gold plate on front sight blade or lettering... Thanks again!

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    Thanks !. :) Nice Board!
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    My 922 was bought from a dealer in 1968 in Houston. It is ser. #N53824.
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    zelskid,
    your model 922 was several years old in 1968. H&R used the letter code "N" in 1953. this is the first year production of the second model.
    bill
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    I have a H&R922 9 shot revolver and im not sure on how old it is i really dont mind o how much its worth but it wouldnt hurt to know that either but mainly what i reaklly need to know is how old it is the s/n on it is M30210. Thank You
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    Hi silverbullet.....welcome to TFF.

    According to the H&R Serialization list in the back of the Blue Book, the "M" prefix indicates that your gun was made in 1952.

    The Blue Book value is:

    Model 922:

    98% - $70
    95% - $60
    90% - $45
    80% - $40
    70% - $30

    Not much $$$ value, but a neat little plinker. :)
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    the blue book (28th edition) is very much out of date in the H&R section. watch for new updated pricing in the edition due out this spring. if they have time to get all the changes made they will also have the most complete listing of H&R firearms ever published, that is until my h&r book is published this fall.
    bill
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    I just got a H&R 922 ser. u16204 from my grandfather. I would love to know more about it.
    Thanks,
    Reggie
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    h&r used the "U" letter code in 1958. this is actually a second model (1953-1961). this is a very common revolver there were a lot made and a lot of them are still around. the model 922 went from being the top of the solid frame line to the bottom of the line when the model 929 (swing-out cylinder) was introduced in 1956.
    bill
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    Bill:

    Just an update. I have a H& R 922 serial Number 182502 it was my grandpa's, still got the gold inlay and gold front sight. On the cylinder it has PAT 1904 730

    Ron
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    Also Bill:

    I have a IJA&c sealed 8 22 with 6 inch barrel serial number M92196 how old is this gun, it has a one piece walnut grip, no markings on the barrel at all.

    Ron
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