Winchester 9422M 9422-M .22 WMR Magnum 20 1/2″ Lever Action Rifle, MFD 1991

SOLD FOR: $1600

LSB#: 210911DJ33

Make: Winchester

Model: 9422M

Serial#: F622443

Year of Manufacture: 1991

Caliber/Gauge: .22 Winchester Magnum

Action Type: Tubular Magazine Fed Lever Action Rifle

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER ® Model 9422M”, “.22 WIN. MAGNUM”, “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A.-”, “—WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”, and “PW” in an oval. The underside of the receiver and forward portion of the guard assembly are marked with the serial number, “F622443”. The buttplate has the Winchester logo.

Barrel Length: 20 1/2”

Sights/Optics: The front sight is brass beaded blade with protective hood dovetailed into a ramped base that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a u-notch leaf elevator tang sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The top of the receiver is grooved for mounting an optic (no optic is included).

Stock Configuration and Condition: Two-piece checkered wood with straight grip, straight comb, and checkered composition buttplate. There are scant few handling marks visible on the buttstock. Otherwise, the stocks are free of any notable wear or damage. The length of pull is 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the plate. The plate is free of any notable wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the stocks rate in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, but there is minor stubborn fouling near the muzzle.

Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 98% of its finish. Primarily there are minor handling marks along with a few minor nicks on the left side of the barrel. Screws are sharp and all markings are clear. Overall, the rifle is in Fine-to-Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lever action is smooth. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: This 9422M includes its serial-matching factory box and various factory paperwork including the manual.

Our Assessment: The Winchester 9422M is a late-era lever action rifle that makes the best of the storied functionality and dependability of the rifles that came before it. The rifle was rather popular in the time it was manufactured, starting in 1972 and going until 2005. This example was manufactured in 1991, but one would be hard-pressed to believe it given its overall high condition. It could be thirty years old, it could be three! This rifle is an ideal choice for those new to shooting, or for parents that want their children to begin taking the responsibility of being a shooter. Good luck and happy bidding!

Winchester 9422M 9422-M .22 WMR Magnum 20 1/2" Lever Action Rifle, MFD 1991
Winchester 9422M 9422-M .22 WMR Magnum 20 1/2″ Lever Action Rifle, MFD 1991