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Old April 19, 1999, 01:42 AM   #1
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H&R 922

The H&R 922 is a 9 shot .22 revolver.
I was wondering if anyone knows any history of this firearm, as to how old it may be or even what one may be worth in decent condition. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old April 19, 1999, 03:33 AM   #2
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The 922 was produced from 1950 until 1982. Value is from $85 to $25 from 100% to 60% respectively.
Just my opininion but they are a good, solid and inexpensive fun gun. Not really worth much in $$$ but none the less very enjoyable to own.
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Old April 19, 1999, 09:52 AM   #3
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I've had mine for about 20 years. Still take it out to the range a couple of times a year and it keeps on firing. Just sorry I did not get the .22 Magnum H&R at the same time.
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Old April 19, 1999, 02:25 PM   #4
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You may want to take this question to "Harley Noldan's Institute for Firearms Research." It's right under "Legal and Political" on the main screen of this site.


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Old April 19, 1999, 03:19 PM   #5
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The H&R 922 came in two issues.
1st Issue: Was a solid frame .22 cal Long Rifle Ctg. 9 shot. The barrel came in 6" on later productions, early model 10-" barrel. Wetigh with 6" bbl=26oz. Fixed sight Blued finish. Checkered walnut stocks. Safey cylinder and round barrel on later models, earlier production had octogon barrel..Discontinued in 1942.

2nd Issue: Basically the same as the 1st issue in caliber with 9 shot capability. Barrel lengths 2 1/2", 4",and 6". Weight 4" bbl 24oz. Fixe sights. blued finish, plastic stocks. Made from 1950 to 1986.

NOTE: Current Model 922 has a differeent frame from that of the First Issue. Model 923 is the same as MOdel 922 2nd issue except for Nickle finish
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Old April 20, 1999, 12:35 AM   #6
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I know they sold for $32.50 when I bought one in 1955. I remember because it was my first handgun and I had to save out of my $40 a week job to buy it. I could have gotten an Iver Johnson 8 shot .22 for about $26 but it had a pull-pin cylinder, and the H&R had a swing-out 9 shot cylinder, so I just saved another few weeks for the H&R.
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Old January 28, 2009, 11:21 AM   #7
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hey guys, I did a search and this thread came up. I hope its not too old. I am looking for a cylinder pin for a H&R 922 like the one's you are discussing. it is one of the earlier models without the round barrel, sort of an octagon shape. I would appreciate any advice or direction from you. thanks for your time. peace..........or war, whatever.
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Old January 29, 2009, 07:10 PM   #8
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Check out: and/or for parts for the H&R revolvers (search both 'H&R' and 'Harrington & Richardson'). Warnpeace You have a first model - made before 1952. If you provide the serial number, I can tell you the variation and era of manufacture. The 922 was in continuous production from around 1926 -27 up to around 1970 in two model runs. It was resurrected in the mid 1970s and then ran up until H&R folded in Early 1986. I have examples of all 7 of the first model variations as well as of the 5 2nd model variants. Cylinder pins varied considerably from variation to variation and within the models. With serial number I can tell you what cylinder pin you need.
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Old January 29, 2009, 08:35 PM   #9
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What about Numrich? Or I suppose that if someone would make an accurate drawing of theirs with measurements, a machinist could turn you one out on the lathe? Not like it has to be special or a certain steel like a barrel or cylinder. Or being on a rimfire, not a high stress part. One thing that bothers me is I have one of those topbreak prewar H&R .22 Specials that needs work. Blueing excellent, bore mint. Perfect Roper grips. but some chump went to work on it, filed on the rear sight and hammer, and butchered up the extractor star so the ratchets look like a mess. Saw another with the good parts but a bulged barrel, and the bozo would not go less than 160 for it, he claimed the obviously bulged barrel was just fine...So mine is collecting dust.
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Old March 30, 2009, 10:20 AM   #10
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hey i have a H&R 922 with serial number J35359. can anyone help me find out where i can get a cylinder pin for it?
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Old March 31, 2009, 02:24 PM   #11
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Try Numrich gun parts
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Old March 31, 2009, 08:13 PM   #12
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Numrich is They list center pins for H&R revolvers at around $7. Follow their directions as to which one you need. Yes, one can be made, but no one is going to do it for under $10.

Like other such parts, they can be made by a gunsmith, but not many people are willing to spend $50 or so for a simple part that can be bought, especially when the gun is not worth the cost of the part.

Now when you desperately need a part for an old Colt, say, that is worth $3000 in working condition and $1000 with a broken part, making the part is well worth it. With a gun that is worth under $100, the cost of having a part made is questionable.

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Old December 4, 2009, 09:49 PM   #13
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H&R 922 woes

A friend of mine has a 922 that he has owned since new. It has a 4" barrel.

In Canada, this length of barrel is considered "Prohibited" (don't get me started...). he would have been allowed to keep it, if he had remembered to re-register it - but he did not.

Now he has to turn it in unless it gets re-barreled to 4 1/4" or longer. I looked on the Nurmich pages, and they show lots of longer barrels, but not for a 922.

I could buy a 6" for any model and just cut new threds and a forcing cone, but that is a lot of work on a $100 gun.

I am hoping that one of you will know of a different model that uses the same thread diameter and shank length.

Or maybe one of you has a 6" 922 and wants to trade the barrel for a 4" ????
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