Hello I have a .22 cal.7 shot revolver made by imperial metal products in kinston, N.C. if anyone can give me any info. on this little pistol such as age and value would be a big help.
you didn't state what caliber, most imp's where cheap s&w copies, .22's go for 100 -125.
My wife has one of those suckers.
IT is a 22 short with made in NY USA stamped on the bottom of the handle with some kind of "pearl" grips.
The piece also has IMPERIAL METAL PRODUCTS INC NYC USA stamped into the frame.
Looks like a toy. Feels like the real thing though.
I have this pistol also; a .22 cal 7 shot relvover from Imperial Metal Products of Kinston, NC. I don't know the age or value. However, I need a set of replacement handle grips. Please let me know if you can help. Thanks!
I have one too did you find any thing out about it
I'm finding out that no one seems to know much about it. This must have been an oddball brand that was not manufactured in large numbers. I still need a pair of grips - anything that will fit. Let me know if you have any ideas!
I have one of these in .22 short - it was my Dad's. As someone said, it looks like a toy with pearl handle grips - but it has a nice heft to it. I can remember him acquiring it when I was a kid - if I am recalling the time frame correctly it would have been 1967. The SN is 0012201 for comparison purposes.
I was given the Model 7 with black grips by a secretary at work that wanted it out of her house. It came with the original box with a section for the box of fifty .22 shells and the manual. Unfortunately there is no dates filled out on the warranty card and no publishinng dates anywhere on it. The guns weer warranted for one year and came in a nickel or blue finish. They made a model 9, 7 and 11. The models 9 & 11 will shoot .22 longs or shorts and the model 7 will shoot .22 shorts only. The box of .22's that came in the box have .75 cents wrote on the bottom so that's a clue to how old they are. The manual states that a copy of the parts will be mailed to you upon request. I don't no what the odds are they would still be in business, but the address was listed as Box 969 Kinston, NC 28501. IMP must have had a New York address also because the mamual states not to mail the gun to the New York office. This address in not listed in the manual.
I also have a Model 7 imp , new in the box.
The price tag on the box is $24.95 and the
box of Remington shorts included had a
price tag of .70. This is serial no. 0014105
wow thats cool,,,those were the days!!!now days a brick of 22s are almost 25.00!!lol..
I also have a .22 cal model 7 imperial. on mine it has IMPERIAL METAL PROD. KINGSTON, NC MADE IN U.S.A, but it says all the on the right side of the gun. Mine also has a serial number but it is on the bottom of the gun and it only has five numbers. I would like to know more about my little toy.
rg grips are the same thing
it seems to be an RG10 without the german markings
I had a problem looking for grips for a F.I.E. titanII. I never found some. I say do what I did and head to the woodshop and make some. Very rewarding project and will give and old gun personal flavor. Good luck.
I am the sales manager at Imperial Metal Products in Grand Rapids, MI. In the last 5 years I have had at 5-10 calls or email's every month asking about this same thing. We do not and have never not made any hand guns. If I find any information I will let everyone know.
Thank you for your intrest
Imperial Metal Products
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
I am from Kinston NC those 22 revolvers were sold by Demains pawn and gun in the 60's. They had a batch made using their company IMP as retailers . Don't know where the guns were made they look like RG's. I saw these revolvers in their store in the 60's they did a little importing of surplus guns in the 60's. They were located at 108 E Blount st , in Kinston, NC I have not live in Kinston for 25yrs don't know if they bare still in business
Well, I recently traded in my Imperial .22 revolver. I never could find replacement grips so I decided to try something a little different - a Keltec .32 pistol. The shop allowed $40.00 trade in value and I figured that was fair enough. Now I need to see what others have to say about the Keltec...
Does anyone know what the IMP Model 11 looked like? Was it a .22 lr? I've also never seen a Model 9. I do have a Model 7 (.22 short). I'd like to buy a Model 9 (.22 lr), if I can find one, for my revolver collection. Doesn't matter what condition it's in. -GWI
I had a model 9. It was a 7 shot. However the handels were cracked and I was unable to find replacements. I traded in on a KelTec P 32.
Thanks, rockinstephen. From the few pictures I've seen of the IMP Model 9, it looks like it had a pull-pin, fall out cylinder, just like the Model 7. Not a swing-out cylinder. Is that correct? Being such a small revolver, it must have been a lightweight, since I assume it had an aluminum alloy frame. I also guess it must have jumped a bit in your hand when you shot it. Was the one you had accurate? I'm just trying to imagine what it was like. The Model 7 I have is missing parts, so it is inoperable. - GWI
Arch, I want to make sure I understand exactly what you wrote. It sounds like Demains pawn shop owned Imperial Metal Products in Kinston. And Demains had IMP guns made by some other company for retail sale by the Imperial Metal Products company. If I understand you correctly, Imperial Metal Products must have just stamped their name on the IMP brand guns. Is this correct? Since I've read others' opinions that IMP guns may have been manufactured by a company called General Precision (of New York), this makes sense to me. But I want to make sure I didn't misunderstand what you wrote. - GWI
Yes, it did have a fall out cylinder held in place by a pull-pin. It was very light and did jump a bit when fired. It also wasn't very accurate. I never really fired it enough to figure out how best to aim it. I probably would have kept it if the handles weren't broken. I guess it was a true "Saturday night special"...
I have one to and it is made in Kingston N.C. I need a cylinder for mine.If anyone has one for sale please contact me.Thank You.
Well I found a cylinder for mine and I also bought some grips.This little thing shoots great.Its a IMP model 9 and I bought the parts I needed at Numrich Gun Parts.It seems the model 7 and the model 9 are the same.The cylinder I bought is a model 7 and it fit and works great.The grips worked as well.
I have a model 9 and its nickel plated but it dont have a cylinder.It was accidently thrown in the trash.It is made in Kingston N.C. by Imperial Metal Products.
See response to your previous post on the same subject.
I have a model 7 in blue for sale pull pin is broken.
Have you thought about listing it on <gunbroker.com>? I have had excellent results with them in the past.
You can get the pin at Numrich Guns I just bought some parts for my model 9. The model 7 and 9 parts are the same.
You can buy a set of replacement grips at Numrich Gun parts.I just bought some.They are around 20 dollars a set.
thanks for the info,
I have a model 7 I've been trying to find parts for..
I love the little guy, it's fun to shot at watermellons at 5-10 feet away..