Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/Imperial Metal Product 22 cal


Mick wrote at 2007-07-29 04:47:38
I have a similar gun.  Small revolver, pearl handle, 22 short is cal.  Mine says Imperial Metal Prod. INC Kinsington, NC USA

Model IMP on Barrel. Have no clue where its from. I was told it may be an old sport gun sold from a place like Sears in the early 50s

Nels wrote at 2008-05-03 23:56:59
I to, have the same pistol.  Since I live near Charlotte NC, I'm going to research Kinston NC for the company.  Will get back with any info.

Harry wrote at 2008-11-07 17:11:23
I also have a 22short IMP (Imperial Metal Products) stamped on the barrel.  I also have what I believe is the original box it came in.  That also bears the name Imperial Metal Products, New York.

Mine has the pearl handles.  I do not know the history of the firearm such as how old it is or how often it was shot.  Any information would be helpful.

BRAD OWEN wrote at 2009-01-25 18:21:37
I have a 22 cal short model imp . this is on left side of gun . on butt of gun has IMP N.Y. US . I to would like more imfo on this gun

Steve wrote at 2009-01-29 03:31:41
I also have the same gun with the original box.  .22 Cal Nickel Short w/ pearl grip made by Imperial Metal Products, Inc, New York, NY.  Mine was handed down from my step father who got it from his grandfather.  We have no history for the pistol other than that.  Any other info would be appreciated.

rockinstephen wrote at 2009-04-13 18:15:28
Looks like I have recently acquired the same pistol. It belonged to an elderly gentleman who previously owned the real estate I purchased. It is a 7 shot .22 relvover from Imperial Metal Products of Kinston, NC. It is a model 9, S/N 6103. I have not yet fired it. It has a plastic handel which has broken and needs replacement.

Rob wrote at 2010-12-08 17:39:31
I too have the same pistol, mine is in the original box from New York City. My Uncle bought it from the "Tradin Post" 2102 Pacific Blvd in California in 1967. He paid $11.16 for it 5 Aug 1967 as I sitll have the original receipt. Mine has the peril grips and the serial # is 82857 and yes it still works.

lee wrote at 2011-12-28 05:13:29
The gun is from the 50s and was a give away gun from imp company if a gun dealer was to sell a gun store say 1000 dollors worth of guns from them they would give the gun to them as a thank u gift and they all caMe withj pearl handles

302 wrote at 2012-08-18 02:29:51
I have a model T 22 Short marked imperial medal product kinston NC anyone know the value of these guns?

John wrote at 2013-07-18 22:46:58
The Imperial Metal Model IMP, 22 short, ranges in value from $40 to $75 dollars.  One of the drawbacks was that the steel used to make the firearm had a low melting point.  We sold the last one we had for $55.00.  I do have an extra pair of grips in White Plastic Pearl with screws if anyone is interested.  

Jerry wrote at 2013-12-15 20:01:04
John I would be interested in the extra grips you have just send me an e-mail with a way to contact you.

         Thanks Jerry

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