LGS find my wife couldn't pass up

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by kfox75, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My wife picked up a late Christmas present (read for her) for me, on her way home from work. An H&R 922, 6 inch, 9 shot .22. SN has an AH prefix, (AH724XX), located on bottom of the grip, model number on the left side of the barrel, company name and address on the left side of the frame. Gardner Mass for the address.

    Anyone know about how old it is?

    And she got it for.$150 OTD.

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  3. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    Sweet! I like those old H&Rs.
     
  4. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Cool. That's what I have come up with as well, so far. Thing to s, the other information I can find says they stopped making them in the 50s or 60s, and that ones made after 1948 had a dedicated extraction system, as well as model names.

    That and H&R had a tendency to manipulate SN orders from time to time.

    If it is a 1971 made one, that has its own cool factor. That's the year my wife was born. That makes two we have, made that year, the other is her Ithaca 37 Featherlight.

    Half the fun to the old ones us the research.
     
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  5. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Aside from a couple Handirifles and top break shotguns, this is our first one. We took it over to the gun club on East 28th this morning (oldest one in Erie County), and tried it out. Damn nice shooter. Groups you could cover with a quarter at 25 feet.
     
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  6. KITANDTASK

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    it is a shiny thing aint it.
     
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  7. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Great find..
     
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  9. PaBushMan

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    Nice indeed. Congrats.
     
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  10. c3shooter

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    1971. And with DEEP regret, William Goforth, THE guru of Iver Johnsons and Harrington & Richardsons- has passed away. He is deeply missed. Bill was a gentleman and a scholar.
     
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  11. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    that it is. even at almost 50 YO.

    Pretty much what i told her, when she brought it home. Sadly, I already know, as is the case with most of our take down .22s, I won't get much trigger time on it.

    Sadly, he passed away a few years ago. He was friends with my grandfather, who met him a looonnnnggg time ago, at a bull's eye match. Rest of the reply in the reply to C3.

    Thanks. I'll pass it on to her.

    As was the case with my FI Bronco, and the marlin 70P, she bought it for "me", meaning she wanted it for herself. Can't say i blame her, as i would have bought it as well.

    I miss him as well C3. Got the change to meet him back in 2002, when he was in the Pittsburgh area visiting friends, and my grandfather asked me to take a couple days off, and head down there with him. He was a good man, and when he would call to chat with gramps, he'd always let me know he was on the phone, so i could share the visit with them. My wife and I even got a card from him when we got married.

    Hopefully, he and the lod trooper are out on that great range in the sky, and having a nice chat and shooting session.
     
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  12. ifithitu

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    Nice find congrats.
     
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    RECOVERED A 50 YEAR OLD RIGHT AND IT WAS A .22 RIMFIRE.

    IT MAY WORK FOR SOMETHING.
     
  14. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks.

    Odds are it will mainly be a plinking and range toy, unless we finally decide to move south again, in a few years. Then it will mainly be a snake protection option, for days when we want to take more than just one of the J 22s. it may also be used for small game when we go out to the state lands, as it is accurate enough for spot and stalk on squirrels.