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I did a little digging on the web and came up with this.

MODEL 922 DOUBLE ACTION FIRST MODEL ( In 1954 H&R used a P letter code since your starts with an M I am guessing this is a 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

From this I would say your gun was made between 1949 and 1952. I am still looking so I might be able to narrow it down more.

Found nothing else except to note if your gun is nickle plated it is a 922-C.

You might ask H&R customer support and see if they can help.

DISCLAIMER: I am not a gun expert by anyones definition. I just happened to find this info on the net. Till I read your post I did not know the H&R 922 existed. In fact I thought it was a typo and you meant H&R 929 own two of those. The info in this post was all copy and paste.

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H&r 922

Siplace,
Thanks for the time you took to reply to my request. I have been to at least a dozen sites with no luck. I really appreciate your detailed information. It was a great help. I agree with you. It was made between 1949 and 1952. Mine has a round barrel and is nickel-plated, but it has grips that I haven't seen on any pictures of any 922. They are pearl with H&R in the circle at the top. Again, thanks!
dog1husky

P.S. Hoping to be in touch with you in the future.:thumbsup:
 

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put some pics here, Maybe Popeye can help you.
 

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It was manufactured in 1952. H&R used the following prefixes in the serial number to identify year of manufacturer.

Year starting S.N. Prefix for H&R firearms.
1940 A
1941 B
1942 C
1943 D
1944 E
1945 F
1946 G
1947 H
1948 I
1949 J
1950 K
1951 L
1952 M
1953 N
1954 P
1955 R
1956 S
1957 T
1958 U
1958 V
1960 W
1961 X
1962 Y
1963 Z
1964 AA
1965 AB
1966 AC
1967 AD
1968 AE
1969 AF
1970 AG
1971 AH
1972 AJ
1973 AL
1974 AM
1975 AN
1976 AP
1977 AR
1978 AShttp://www.go2gbo.com/forums/index.php/topic,228789.msg1099298912.html#msg1099298912
1979 AT
1980 AU
1981 AX
1982 AY
1983 AZ
1984 BA
1985 BB
1986 BC
 

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Ya'll don't need me on this one. The Grand Imperial Poobah and Siplace are doing quite well.

Oh yes, the Mother of Pearl grips were an optional upgrade.
 
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New to the BB , but Moderate on another ( CAS City )
I found this thread googling the date info posted above...

I happen on a H&R 922 is 95% + Cond. the price was right so I bought it to add to my H&R 999
This thread allowed my little 2 1/2 " is a 2nd Model, first year of production 1953.
The 999 Sportsman is a ABXXXXX... (1965 ) also about 95%, which I bought NIB for my Dad at KMart in 1971 ( Six year old stock, :confused5: ) (Nylon MS saddle, which I replaced wilt steel, do to failure, some years ago.

I do have a question however, at some point H&R went to the nylon main spring saddle, ( approx. what years did they start that part , and was it across the entire revolver line ? )
And has anyone else thought, disintegration of these might be do to oils, cleaner or solvents ?
The 999 probably has way less than a brick through it , and had not been shot 30 years ... yet the the gun cleaned and put way had the part fail ....now the part is replaced.
 

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Can't help with the question. But, it did make me recall this gun has probably the worst trigger pull ever. The DA pull takes a Hulk to operate. Methinks to make the pistol usable it would need a slick up job and new (lighter) springs.
 

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I do have a question however, at some point H&R went to the nylon main spring saddle, ( approx. what years did they start that part , and was it across the entire revolver line ? )
And has anyone else thought, disintegration of these might be do to oils, cleaner or solvents ?
Replacing some firearm steel parts with nylon parts was a 'hot new idea' in the early to mid 1960s and worked to varying degrees (depending on the nylon quality and the part replaced).

Nylon parts, under stress, fail quicker than steel parts of the same configuration and subjected to the same stress. Sometimes, much quicker.
 

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Thank you sir, I figure it was a 60's -70's thing , can't quite tell if the 53 922 has nylon.... I'm gonna order a steel MS for it , figure it Better to have it and not need it , than to need it and not have it

I think that's some kinda Murphy's Law H&R 922 & 999.jpg H&R 22.jpg
 

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I know this is an old thread but I am in dire need of help.

A colleague of mine has an h&r 922 with serial 148015. I tried calling some gun places here in Canada for parts with no luck. The cylinder pin is missing. One place may have something but said there are so many models, they needed further clarification - and they are mail order only.

Anyone able to provide further info and maybe point me to a spare pin? The revolver is sentimental to her, otherwise I wouldn't be putting in the effort.
 

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I know this is an older post but this is my 922 made in 1973. I've had this gun since 04 when my grandpa paid 50.00 for it and gave it to me for my 17th birthday present. I call her plain Jane. I've killed countless cans, bottles few grouse and squirrel. Not to mention stumps.


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I'm new to this Forum, but have read all the previous Post regarding the H&R 922 Pistols regarding the Serial Numbers. Its saying the first version started in 1927 with the Serial Numbers starting with 125xxx. I inherited one from my Great Grandfather and the Serial Number starts with 124xxx. That is before the 1927 version starting with 125xxx. So, what year was mine made, would it be a different version?
Thanks for any help.
 
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