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Pistol age

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by jerryW, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. jerryW

    jerryW New Member

    Nov 16, 2012
    I have a model 929 (9 shot) 22 cal. pistol and am looking for the age of the pistol. It's seriel # is AU123151. i have owned the pistol for over 10 years and the person i got it from said he had it for at least that long or longer. any help would be appreciated.
  2. dcriner

    dcriner Member

    Apr 18, 2011
    Tell us the manufacturer. Pictures might help, too.
  3. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    9 shot, .22 cal, model 929 - -

    I bought a new H&R in a gun shop in the 50's that match that description.

    lots of info on it in an article in Guns and Ammo HERE.

    My dad bought a 939 at the same time.
    He only had one arm, and the 939 had a cylinder release button behind the hammer, so it was really easy to open it one handed -

    Looks like they made it from 1956 to 1986, and by checking your piece against the various changes described in the article, you can pin it down pretty closely.
  4. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    The prefix AU was used in 1980:)
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