Harrington & Richardson Model 922

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  1. jamesjo

    jamesjo New Member

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    Mikey,
    Thanks, I really love em. great plinkin' fun guns!
    Have some Sportsman models that shoot better, but not as much fun. Also I'm a huge 22 mag fan, you don't get that with a Sportsman!
    I have never seen a 686 without the finger groove, probably a better question for Bill.
    There is no easy way to find extra cylinders, they are getting very scarce, pricey also. All I can say is watch the auctions.
    Which cylinder do you need? I have a couple spare magnum cylinders, and I might part with one of them..
    I have no experience with the Rough Rider, I have looked at a couple of them, but never fired one.
    Fit and finish not too great, but for the price, what do you expect?
    I have read posts from alot of people who love them, say they are great every day shooters that you don't have to feel bad about when a scratch or ding appears.

    Jim
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  2. GoodGolden

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    I have an H&R 922 that I got after my dad passed away. It appears to be in excellent condition. Serial Number 1812XX. The only problem is that I cannot get the trigger or hammer to move. I applied some oil to the area to see if that would loosen anything and it did not help. Also, there is a small lever behind the trigger that moves but I can't tell what it does. Can anyone shed some light on this? Should I disassemble it to see why the trigger and hammer don't move?
    Thanks for any help.
  3. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    remove the grips and check the hammer spring before doing anything. this is the only easy thing to do when working on an H&R revolver.
    bill
  4. GoodGolden

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    Thanks. I removed the handle and spring, but it didn't help my problem, so I got brave and removed the screw holding the hammer in place. The hammer broke free then. There was a little rust, but was able to clean it up a little bit and it looks great. It works now, except that sometimes the pawl doesn't move the cylinder.
    appreciate your advice.
  5. woodlander96

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    Picked up a H&R Model 922 at auction recently. Trying to determine age of the Pisto. serial Number is AF203337. Any input would be appreciared.

    Woodlander96
  6. woodlander96

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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.
  7. jamesjo

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    Woodlander,
    AF = 1969 manufacture
    Jim
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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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  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. 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
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