Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/H&R model 922

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I have an H&R model 922 with an octagon barrel and 2 piece grips, serial number 121122. This appears to be older than any others I can find referenced on the internet. Have you seen a serial number that low before, and any idea of DOM?

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Hello Dennis.
  The 922 with octagon barrel started manufacture in 1927. 1937 was the last octagon barrel model. The earliest serial number I have found recorded for this model is 125,270. This does not mean there weren't earlier serial numbers. You may have one of these. I hope this helps. Charles Gage

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I can answer questions dealing with firearms and their development due to western expansion. I can answer most questions about any firearms of the world manufactured after the Civil War(1868 - present. I can offer safety warnings about these. I can offer opinions and the reasons behind these. I can also answer questions about Iver Johnson firearms. I can identify by pictures most firearms. If your question involves a firearm you have access to, please include a good quality photo with your question.

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I have been at the study of firearms and their use since my first issue of Field and Stream in 1962.At that time I was completely devoted to rifles, but over the years I have experienced the thrill of the hunt with handguns, shotguns and of course rifles. I moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico in 1972 and, since, I have taken numerous game and non-game animals with all firearms (cannons excluded)including blackpowder muzzleloading rifles,shotguns and handguns. My favorite handgun for large non-game animals, such as feral hogs, is my Uberti replica of a 1847 Colt Walker. Very heavy, but accurate.

Education/Credentials
I am a 1973 high school graduate. Junior and senior year I developed a class on Wildlife Depredation and Conservation of our Rocky Mountain states. My specialty was the brown bear.

Awards and Honors
New Mexico Hunter Safety Program Instructor 15 year award.

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