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ace22
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550 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2005 :  2:31:46 PM  Show Profile
Just bought a H&R 922 with a 6inch octagon barrel.It came with a holster&gunbelt with 35 cartridge loops.Serial # 1456XX.Any info on when it was made or it's value would be appreciated.I checked the GB listings and didn't see any with the octagon barrel.Another addition to the Ace 22 collection of inexpensive rimfires.Now my Iver Johnson 55a won't be lonely.

I'm not a hippy!I'm a well groomed mountain man

rhmc24
Senior Member

1849 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2005 :  4:56:25 PM  Show Profile
I have one of S/N 140k range same description. Mine has saw handle walnut grip. I'm also interested in DOM. I know as a kid in the 1930s the 922s had round barrels and rounded grips without the saw handle shape at the top behind the hammer. Also have a holster that I think is original to the gun. I gave $115 for mine about 2 years ago, in 99% condition but for holster wear on the cylinder.
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JamesRK
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USA
21349 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2005 :  5:19:24 PM  Show Profile
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition Blue Book of Gun Values doesn’t give much information on date, but it says it was a pre 1942. Below is copied out of the Blue Book.

MODEL 922 .22LR Cal. first issue 9 shot. 10 in. octagon barrel on early models. 6 in. round barrel on later models, checkered walnut grips.

100% $140
98% $120
95% $100
90% $85
80% $65
70% $55
60% $45

Below is copied out of Gun Trader’s Guide Twenty-Sixth Edition.

Model 922 DA Revolver First Issue NiB $207 Ex $160 Gd $110
Solid frame. Caliber .22LR, Nine-shot cylinder, 10 inch octagon bbl., (early model) or 6 inchs, round bbl. (later production). Weight 16 oz. (with 6 inch bbl.). Fixed sights. Blued finish. Checkered walnut grips. Safety cylinder on later models. Disc. prior to 1942.

Numrich Gun Parts Corp. bought out H&R stock. They might be able to give you more information.
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He Dog
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Australia
36934 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2005 :  5:41:04 PM  Show Profile
In later years H&R prefixed their serials with a letter which gave year of manufacture, for example S = 1956. It is hard to do much with H&R serials prior to that as the records just aren't there.
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JamesRK
Advanced Member

USA
21349 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2005 :  6:14:55 PM  Show Profile
I just found out Numrich has a Harrington & Richardson Forum. You might want to see if those guys can help. My first gun was a H&R .410 in 1955. Good little shotgun. Still got it.

This is a link to their forum.

http://www.e-gunparts.com/forum/forum2.asp?cat=24
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b.goforth
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966 Posts

Posted - 01/02/2005 :  7:44:26 PM  Show Profile
the h&r model 922 was introduced approx. 1925. it was h&r's first large frame 22 rimfire revolver. between 1925 and 1952 the only barrel length was 6 inches, the 10 inch barrel version was called "the hunter". the octagon barrel was dropped in 1937 and the round barrel introduced in 1938. the two piece saw handle grips were dropped in 1930 and the grip frame was changed in 1931 to accomadate the same style one piece grips used on the model 999 sportsman. between 1925 and 1952 i have identified at least 7 variations in the model 922.

in 1953 the model 922 was redesigned and production continued until 1961. production was stopped in 1961 when the model 900 was introduced. in 1974 the model 900 was discontinued and production on the 922 was started again. it remained in production until 1979. this time discontinued in favor of the model 622 (6 shot version).

post world war II model 922's were considered the top of the solid frame revolver line and fit and finish show this (they also had a gold front sight). there is no serial number listing on most of H&R's pre world war II models and the serial numbers for the model 922 may have been a contination of the model 1904 large frame centerfire revolver (on which it is based). serial numbers in the 140k's were probably manufactuuured in the late 1920's.
b.goforth


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darrelllee
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USA
5 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2008 :  09:02:41 AM  Show Profile
Just got a H&R 922 with 6" oct barrel,saw wood handle, gold front sight, sn# 138xxx on handle--- any idea of age?? beautiful black blueing with gold lettering on barrel saying H&R 922 and H&R Arms company/wochester, Mass, USA
thanx
Semper Fi-
Darrelllee

darrelllee

Edited by - darrelllee on 06/26/2008 09:17:32 AM
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b.goforth
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966 Posts

Posted - 06/26/2008 :  12:43:01 PM  Show Profile
more research has shown the introduction date of the model 922 was most likely 1927 (not listed in 1926 catalog but listed in 1928). this model 922 is from the same era as the others in this thread. recently a model 922 with a reported three digit serial number showed up on the auction side of this site. but there were no pictures of the serial number or information on where it was found. it will have to remain unverified for now. the lowest verified serial number for the model 922 i have recorded so far is 125271 with 134444 being the next one.

for every one's information serial number with numbers x'ed out are of no use in research, full disclosure and exactly where they are found are the only numbers that can be included in any research. H&R discontinued the use of batch numbers in 1905/1906 and started using true serial numbers with the introduction of their smokeless powder models. for the time being it is still open for discussion as to if there was only one series for the solid frame models or several. in the top break model there seem to have been at leat two (hammer and hammerless) until the 1932 when the sportsman series was introduced when just about every different model has it own series. without factory records serial number series and ages are purely guesses based on the amount of information gathered by the researcher. i have a data base of over 2000 different H&R serial numbers but it is a known fact that H&R manufactured at least a million revolver between 1905 and 1942 and at least that many between 1871 and 1904.
bill
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hackwood
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2 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2009 :  2:00:56 PM  Show Profile
I have the H&R 922 with 6in. barrel and pearl grip. S/N is P30145 100% cond.

Anyone have a clue of the worth ?
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hackwood
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2 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2009 :  2:02:04 PM  Show Profile
Oh yeah the barrel is round.
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b.goforth
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966 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2009 :  1:24:43 PM  Show Profile
H&R used the P letter code in 1954, which makes this a second model.

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*-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


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 ˝, 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 2˝, 4 & 6 inches
VALUE: 100%=$200 60%=$95
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