Harrington & Richardson Model 922

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  1. woodlander96

    woodlander96 New Member

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    Correction to last posting I do not have a Model922 it is a model 900 Still would like to know year it was manufactured.
  2. jamesjo

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    AF = 1969 manufacture
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  3. jdh6465

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    Hey all, I have a 922 with an octagon barrel, single piece handle, text on the barrel says the company name, city and state and H & R 922. The only other 2 markings on the piece are 656 stamped into the cylinder and G2 656 stamped into the front plate of the grip. Not interested in selling it, I am just interested in the age. When I got it, it was not in the best shape and thought about restoring it and didn't know if it was worth going through the efforts. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks

    JDH
  4. rleighton

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    I have a H&R 922 that was my dads. the serial number starts with a E I believe it was manufactured in 1944. The trigger and Pin and spring are broke I am looking for a new trigger and pin to hold it in also a spring for it. Where can I get these parts?
    Thanks
    rleighton
  5. b.goforth

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    E=1944
    G=1946

    parts are available for the model 922 but the only new parts are some of the springs. only the person doing the repairs can determine if the cost is to high.

    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
  6. lockpro

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    Thanks for the info. I JUST got mine back (A fifth Variation, in 98-99% condition) through family trades/gifts. It was my first pistol and I got it out of a Pawn Shop in Exeter Ca. when I was in the 7th grade. I'm 50 now. I paid $25 for it then. I just gave it to my 14 year old son for his first pistol.

    I used to carry this hunting Jackrabbits in the orange groves, back when you could ride your bike through a small town with a shotgun across your handlebars and the cops would not give you a second look.

    The gun has been passed to a new generation and will stay in the family.
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  7. leyager

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    My father just gave me his H&R 922 with a serial number P39266. I know it was made prior to 1963 as I have a photo of me firing it then. Any help with the year manufactured would be great.
  8. b.goforth

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    H&R used the letter code "P" in 1954.


    MODEL 922 BANTAM WEIGHT-------------------------------1952-1961 Solid Frame, Double Action, Pull Pin Cylinder Release, Round Butt, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Length 2 ½ inches only
    VALUE: 100%=$215 60%=$95

    MODEL 922 CAMPER ----------------------------------------1952-1955
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Pull Pin Cylinder Release, Round Butt, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Length 4 inches only
    VALUE: 100%=$215 60%=$95

    MODEL 922 SECOND MODEL (FEATURES NEW FRAME)-------------1953-1961
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Pull Pin Cylinder Release, Round & Square Butt, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Lengths 2 ½, 4 & 6 inches
    VALUE: 100%=$195 60%=$85

    MODEL 922 THIRD MODEL (TRANSFER BAR IGNITION) -------------1973-1979
    Solid Frame, Double Action, Pull Pin Cylinder Release, Round & Square Butt, 22 Long Rifle Caliber, 9 shot, Blue Finish, Barrel Lengths 2½, 4 & 6 inches
    VALUE: 100%=$200 60%=$95

    bill
  9. cgator

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    Hello Mr. Goforth,

    I have a H&R top break revolver that has the 3" barrel with the following listed:
    Harrington & Richardson Arms Company
    Worcester, MA, USA Pat.Oct 4 '87, Apr. 2 '95, Apr. 7 '96

    As you can see from the pictures, it is about 90% and appears to be Nickel with a blue trigger guard & trigger and black plastic grips with targets depicted on them. Ser# 45956.

    I would love to know anything that you can share with me. I am not even sure of the caliber but I assume something like .38 S&W in the 5 shot cylinder.

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  10. b.goforth

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    H&R HAMMERLESS FIRST MODEL SMALL FRAME TOP BREAK
    (BLACK POWDER)------------------------------------------1899-1904
    Small Frame Double Action Hammerless Top Break revolver with double top post barrel latch; caliber and cylinder capacity, 32 S&W (5 rounds), None of the catalogs I have seem indicates the First Model was offered in 22 rimfire; finish is nickel or blue (optional); grips are hard rubber with a target logo at the top; standard barrel length is 3 ¼ inch, with 4, 5 and 6 inch optional; rebounding hammer; automatic cylinder stop; no caliber markings on left side of barrel. NO CALIBER MARKING ON LEFT SIDE OF BARREL DESIGNED FOR BLACK POWDER CARTRIDGE PRESSURES
    First Variation, patent dates 10-4-87, 4-2-95, 4-7-96, serial number range; 01*-82000*(Estimate)----1899-1903
    Second Variation, patent dates 5-14-89,4-2-95, 4-6-96, serial number range; 82000*-90000*(Estimate)----1904-Only
    VALUE: 100%=$255 60%=$95 Add 10% premium for blue finish; 20% premium 4”, 5” or 6” barrel

    the only dating i can do for this revolver is the the years of manufacture 1899 to 1903. in order to keep it in such condition please do not fire any modern smokeless ammo in it.
    bill
  11. cgator

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    Bill,

    Thank you so much!
  12. seasmoke

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    Bill, Hi. I have a H&R 922 that was my grandfathers. I got it in 1978, after he died...Octagon barrell,wooden grip(Walnut I think). The serial # is on the front lower pistol grip. Its 121025. Its in great shape, what year do you think its from? I've read this whole post, and it looks like it might be pretty old. If the serial #s start at 119600, could I assume mine was the 1425th one made? Thanx.

    Tim
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  13. b.goforth

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    i do not know for sure where the starting point was for the model 922. the serial number i quoted is just the lowest that has been passed on to me by people like you who furnished information of their model 922's. i believe it is a safe to say your serial number is amoung the first two years of production.
    bill
  14. sjs

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    Hi there, I have a Model 922 H&R solid frame revolver with 9 round pull pin cylinder release, the barrel is about 2". It has a 2 piece grip with a rounded butt. The grips are a beige plastic, tenite I suppose, with an H&R logo on both sides. The serial number is M6657. I was wondering what year it's from and if this is a M922 Bantam weight or Second Model etc. Any other random interesting info is appreciated as well. Thanks
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    H&R used the M letter code in 1952. this was the first year for the new frame on the "Bantam Weight" model. see the post i made on 10-17-2009 (one this thread) for values.
    bill
  16. sjs

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    Hey Bill, thanks for the info. It's in pretty good condition other than some scratches and it looks old in general. I really like this gun, are there any sort of cleaning methods or processes that I could or even should use on it? I've heard you can have the steel re-blued, is this recommended?
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  17. b.goforth

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    at the present time there is little collector interest in the model 922 from this era. however as this is the first year of manufacture of the this frame i would do nothing but clean it lightly with a good gun oil killing any active rust. this frame is made using mallable iron and if not done properly a reblued frame will turn red and be very obvious it has been refinished.
    bill
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    Well I thought I'd better gert on the list for info from b.goforth. I have a .992 with 6" octogon barrel, gold front sight. Ser# 1320**, comes with saw handle grip. Can you supply me with the model year approx?

    Respectfully,

    General
  19. authorsue

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    I have a Model 922 H&R Arms Co. Worchester, Mass. USA. Pistol. Serial #N57555. It was given to my husband by a friend many years ago. The grip is different than most I've seen. It's grayish brown with swirls of white and dark brown. Looks like bone? Not sure. It does have the H&R logo imprinted on the grip. There was a tooled leather holster with it. It has brass rivets. The inside lining of the belt is gone, but the rest is in pretty good shape and all the loops are filled with 22 Long Caliber shells. Any idea what it's worth?
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  20. b.goforth

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    general,
    can't give an exact date of manufacture but the serial number puts this revolver in the first model 1st variation 1927-1930.

    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
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