I love mine to.Ive had it for 10 years now and I couldnt shoot it because I didnt have a cylinder.I contacted http://www.gunpartscorp.com/ and they have parts for the model 7 IMP and I ask would they fit the model 9 and they said yes.So I ordered everything and put it together and it shoots great.
Great advice! I would have never guessed parts were still available for the IMP guns...thanks!
Would you like a picture of the gun with Imperial Metal Products, Inc. stamped on reciever??
Yes.Id like to see if it looks like mine.Thanks
go to gunbrokers.com, they had grips for my 90 year old colt
HI I HAVE ONE THAT I JUST GOT IT A (M 7 )YOU CAN USE 4 PAST IT IS THE SOME AS THE PIC.IT WAS MY MOM SHE JUST PASD A WAY 4 SALE 22 CP MADE IN KINSTON N.C.AND THE GOOD U.S.A
Yo, i got one two, The 22 cal. pearl handle from imp. Any info you give me would be helpful. tharick
I inherited a Kinston, NC made IMP Model-9 22LR 7-shot rimfire with five digit SN stamped on the heel of the grip. Great gun! Finally took it to a local gun show yesterday to get a history and appraisal.
These little gems were manufactured in the 50's and 60's and are considered the best of their kind for the era. They will fire 22 shorts and longs. They can even handle the 22LR Stinger rounds.
Even though mine needs grips, I was advised to not sell it for less than $150. Working guns deserve a trade value of no less than $80.
Given the sentimental value of mine, it's priceless. It will be a family heirloom.
If you can find one of these little gems in good condition, buy it.
i have one i got from my uncle he bought it in 1962 out of a catalog for twentyeight dollars so i gess that wase when they where made when things are new they run ads but i dont no how maney they made or sold i hop that helps
You can get the grips and most parts for your IMP at http://www.gunpartscorp.com/ I got grips and a cylinder pretty cheap.The model 9 and the model 7 are the same and the parts inter change.
Good gunsfor the price.
I have the same pistol a friend bought it for 200$ but did research n found there worth 500$
My IMP 22 pistol has the following:
All chrome except, black revolver and thumb grip.
Has "22 Cal. Short,Model M #(?can't read, maybe 4)"on left side of a approx.1.5" barrel.
Right side of main body is "Imperial metal Prod.Inc. Kinston N.C.USA"
Has white plastic grips and holds six rounds.
Question:Is this gun made to only shoot 22 shorts??
I have the same .22 cal pistol bought new in 1967. $54.98 marked on the box but no idea what the value is now. I took it out today to burn some powder and it still works well. Now for the cleaning.
I have a pair of grips for Imperial Metal, Model IMP, .22 short that are in excellent shape with the factory screws. The grips are white plastic pearl.(Edited for content)
Can you post a picture, please?
If you are looking to buy, try eBay or gunbroker.com. Buying and selling are prohibited here. Please take a few minutes to read the rules.
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Thanks Mingo, but I know the rules. Have only asked to see a picture. Any possible purchase would NOT be conducted in this forum.
Thank goodness someone read the rules... . My mistake then
Another place to find odd grips is tombstonegrips.com. His site is kind of weird to navigate, but we custom makes them in many colors and variations.
Thanks again MingoFrank. Reckon I will end up making my own set of grips for the IMP .22lr seven shot revolver I inherited.
Please send me your email address and I will forward the picture to you. Thank you.
READ the rules yourself. All that was mentioned that there are grips available and the respondent asked for a picture.
Good luck with that email. If you could read, you'd also see that I apologied for the error and even offered another reputable source.
If John registers, then you can pm one another. Emails and phone numbers are filtered out on the forum.
Let me know if you want these.
Why do you keep sending me the same thing over and over?
John, I am interested, but you need to register so we can communicate via private messaging.
Would love to buy the pin that keeps the cylinder pin from pulling out on my Model 9. The Model 7 grip ordered from Numrich fit the Model 9.