SOLD FOR: $1225
Serial Number: F185937
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Caliber: .22 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Lever Action, Tube Magazine Fed Rifle
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER MODEL 9422M .22 WIN. MAGNUM / MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. – WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”. The top-rear of the barrel adn the top-front of the receiver each have a “WP” proof in oval. The underside of the receiver and trigger frame are marked with matching serial number “F185937”. The butt plate has Winchester Repeating Arms Co.’s logo.
Barrel Length: 20” with full length magazine tube.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade, dovetailed onto a ramp base sitting before the forward barrel band, it is under a sight hood. The rear sight is a “U” notched leaf that is micro-adjustable for elevation, in a slide-step elevator base that is dovetailed onto the barrel. The receiver is grooved for mounting optics or receiver sights (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb and checkered black hard rubber buttplate. The stocks have a few scattered minor marks. There is one more notable scrape at the top-rear corner of the forend at the rear and a more notable scratch at the toe. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has light wear at the heel and toe with well defined checkering and lettering. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. Most of the balance is light wear on the barrel bands. The bolt and lever show light operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester 9422M, based, of course on the company’s tried and true Model 94 Lever Action carbine. The standard 9422 was chambered for the .22 LR and shorter rimfire cartridges, but the 9422M is chambered for the more powerful .22 Magnum. This cartridge has more power, being suitable for larger varmints like coyote and can shoot further than the smaller rimfire cartridges. The action has to be felt to understand, with a flick of the wrist, you’ve already got another round chambered. The stocks have light wear, the bore is strong with sharp rifling and no erosion. This would be a great rifle for taking care of all kinds of varmint as well as being a nice piece to add to a Winchester collection. Please see our pictures and good luck!