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H&R 922 Chambered for .WRF??

buttplatebuttplate Member Posts: 217 ✭✭
edited February 2015 in Ask the Experts
Hello!
I couldn't believe what I found after I restored this H&R 922 First model, first variation. I was going to test fire it, and I noticed the chambers were too large for a .22LR cartridge. The cylinder and frame have the same serial #, 145341 on the frame, and 41 on the cylinder. I tried several more .22LR cylinders, and I found that none of them would fit this revolver. I then inserted a .22WMRF cartridge and it fit the chamber diameter, but wouldn't go all the way in because of a shoulder in the chamber. I then inserted a .22WRF cartridge and it chambered perfectly. I did not fire it because it has 9 chambers, and if it was bored out to fit a .22WRF cartridge, I wanted to be sure it was safe to shoot. It locks up like a new revolver, and indexes perfectly.
I can only believe that this revolver was made at the factory to shoot .22WRF ammo. Has anyone ever heard of an H&R 922 first model, first variation being chambered for .22WRF?
buttplate

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  • GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 14,019 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    IF it was factory it should be marked on barrel,,I believe the ones I had through the years all were marked 22 L.R. ? Never seen anyone with a marked 22WRF cylinder or barrel?
  • fordsixfordsix Member Posts: 8,722
    edited November -1
    basement time with a new reamer[^]
  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,272 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I ran into a Colt Officers Model Match, that was bubbaed couple years ago. The guy that was selling it, was quite honest about it though. For S & G I opened up the cylinder and checked out the chambers. It didn't appear to be a professional job. Wasn't even apparent if it was done with a reamer, rather than a drill bit?

    Nowadays a Colt Officers Model Match, is a expensive collectors item. Shame that somebody got a wild hair, up you know where. And screwed it up. I imagine a replacement cylinder, would be difficult and pricy to come by.
  • babunbabun Member Posts: 11,497
    edited November -1
    H&R 926 is the .22WRF.
  • buttplatebuttplate Member Posts: 217 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by babun
    H&R 926 is the .22WRF.

    The H&R 926 was never made in .22WRF. The earliest model of the .22 Special 7-shot was made in .22WRF. That's the only model revolver I can remember that H&R chambered in .22WRF.
    buttplate
  • babunbabun Member Posts: 11,497
    edited November -1
    NEF Model R22 (.22 LR 9 shot revolver, .22 WMR 6 shot, .32 H&R Mag 5 shot)[10]
    H&R model 532
    H&R model 603 (.22 WMRF six shot pull pin revolver, Blued, Slab side barrel)
    H&R model 604 (.22 WMRF six shot pull pin revolver, Blued, Round barrel)
    H&R model 622 (.22 LR six shot pull pin revolver)
    H&R model 623 (.22 LR six shot pull pin revolver, same as 622 but in brushed nickel)
    H&R model 632 (.32 cal)
    H&R model 642 (.22 WMRF six shots)
    H&R model 649 (.22 LR & .22 WMR six shot, double or single action revolver)
    H&R Model 660 Gunfighter ( .22LR Revolver, Made in the 1960s)
    H&R Model 666 (.22 LR or .22 WMR, double action with 6" barrel and 6-shot cylinder. Blued w/plastic grips. Manufactured from 1976 to 1982.)
    H&R Model 676 (.22 LR or .22 WMR, double action with 12" barrel and 6-shot cylinder. Blued w/wood grips. Manufactured from 1976 to 1980.)
    H&R model 686 (.22 LR & .22 MAG)
    H&R model 700
    H&R model 722 (.22 LR, singe-action with 6" octagonal barrel and 7-shot cylinder. Blued w/wood grips. Formally known as the "Trapper" model)
    H&R model 732 (.32 long six shot swing cylinder)
    H&R model 733 ( same as model 732 but in brushed nickel)
    H&R model 777 Super Sportsman
    H&R model 829 (.22 LR nine shot revolver) Swingout 9-shot cylinder, double or single action)
    H&R model 922 (.22 LR nine shot revolver)
    H&R model 922-C (.22 LR nine shot revolver) Same as 922 but with nickel finish.
    H&R model 923 (.22 LR nine shot revolver)
    H&R model 925 (.32 cal. revolver)
    H&R model 926 (.22 WRF nine shot revolver)
    H&R model 929 (.22 LR nine shot revolver, blued finish)
    H&R model 930 (.22 LR & nine shot revolver, nickel finish)
    H&R model 933 (.22 LR nine shot revolver, manufactured 1930-1939. Formally known as the "Hunter" model)
    H&R model 925 (.38 cal. revolver)
    H&R model 939 Ultra Sidekick (.22 LR double-action revolver) Introduced in 1956.[11]
    H&R model 949 (.22 LR nine shot revolver)
    H&R model 950 (.22 LR nine shot revolver, nickel)
    H&R model 999 (.22 WRF nine shot revolver)
    H&R model Hunter (.22 LR nine shot revolver, Manufactured in 1929. From 1930-1939 this model was listed as Model 933)

    Note: Many of the above guns are stamped as "H&R .22 Special" / ".22 W.R.F. or .22 Winchester Rim Fire

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  • GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 14,019 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=468240943
    Here is mine with the 22 cylinder and 22 magnum cylinder,,
  • buttplatebuttplate Member Posts: 217 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    babun,
    I stand corrected. I forgot about the model 999 Sportsman in .22WRF. I still stand by my original statement that the model 926 was not chambered for the .22WRF, but the .22WMRF. That list has some errors. I don't know where you got it, but the H&R .22 Special was a model of a firearm, and didn't mean it shot .22WRF ammunition. The .22 Special that chambered .22WRF ammo was roll-marked 22 W.R.F. CTG.
    Thanks for the input!
    buttplate
  • buttplatebuttplate Member Posts: 217 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Grasshopper
    http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=468240943
    Here is mine with the 22 cylinder and 22 magnum cylinder,,


    That is the correct calibers for the H&R model 650. We're talking about the H&R revolvers that are chambered for .22WRF.
    buttplate
  • GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 14,019 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by buttplate
    quote:Originally posted by Grasshopper
    http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=468240943
    Here is mine with the 22 cylinder and 22 magnum cylinder,,


    That is the correct calibers for the H&R model 650. We're talking about the H&R revolvers that are chambered for .22WRF.
    buttplate


    Yea,, I was just showing it,,[:)]
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