H&R 922

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Diamondback, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Diamondback

    Diamondback Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2009
    Silver City, Oklahoma
    I recently accqried an H&R Model 922 as follows:

    6" Octagonal barrel, brass half-moon front sight, pull-pin cylinder,serial#
    158xxx. Left top flat says ' H&R Arms Company Worcester, Mass, USA
    (2 lines)

    Left flat has H & R 922

    There are no caliber markings. It as a nine shot solid frame SA/DA with
    Bisley style grips, apparently over-sized wrap around w/ 1 screw.

    Would it be possible for someone to give me an approximate date of manufacture? I have access to the BB for an approximate value.
  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    houston, tx
    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

    serial number in the 158,000 range should fall into the 2 variation range approx 1931.


  3. Sniperjay

    Sniperjay New Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    Hey Bill, you seem to know all about the 922! I;ve got one with a serial #A1061, cleaned up real nice, but the cylinder pin is broken, know where I can get another one?
    Any idea what year this one is? sure would appreciate it.
  4. WhichWayToday

    WhichWayToday New Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    The serial number of your H&R 922 (A1061) indicates it is a 1940 model (fifth variation).

    As for the Pull Pin (Center Pin) try Numerich at www.e-gunparts.com. However, I have read that this part may be hard to find as it is easily lost/broken.