H&R MODEL 922

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  1. ahannah

    ahannah New Member

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    Hi-My Grandfather gave me a H&R model 922,6 inch barrel with the serial # C6697.Anyone know the year of manufacture?
     
  2. marcodelat

    marcodelat Member

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    According to information given by Mr. Bill Goforth,

    … in 1940 H&R began using a letter code prefix to indicate year of manufacture.

    So, beginning with “A” for a 1940 manufacture firearm - in progression, the letter “C” of your revolvers serial number indicates a 1943 manufacture date.
     

  3. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    a small correction is needed H&R used the "C" letter code in 1942.

    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 125270*-144000*(estimate)
    Second Variation 1931 DIFFERENCE: new grip shape (saw handle shape eliminated) serial number range 144000*-16000* (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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