SOLD FOR: $1103
Year of Manufacture: 1974
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”. The top rear of the barrel and top of the chamber ring is marked with the Winchester proof. The underside of the receiver and forward portion of the guard assembly are marked with the serial number, “F178153”. 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 serrated ramped base that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a U-notch leaf with an elevator piece that is dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The top of the barrel has a male dovetail for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration and Condition: Two-piece smooth wood with a banded forearm, straight grip, straight comb, and checkered synthetic buttplate. The wood shows some scattered light nicks and draglines. There are two notable compressions on the left side of the forearm and a couple of scuffs through the finish on the top of the comb. There are no chips or cracks. The length of pull is 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the plate. The plate shows light nicks and scratches at the heel and toe and the checkering is sharp. Overall, the stocks rate in Very Good 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.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 95% of its finish. There are some faint scratches on the top and sides of the receiver. There are also sparse faint faint scratches on the barrel and magazine tube. There is a slightly more noticeable ding at the front of the magazine tube. There is light thinning around the muzzle and on the leading edges of the front sight. The action shows minor operational wear. The screw heads are sharp and all markings are clear. Overall, the rifle is in Fine-Plus 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: None.
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 2004. This example was manufactured in 1974, but one would be hard-pressed to believe it given its overall high condition. 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. With its high condition, bright bore, and smooth action, this rifle will provide many more decades of shooting fun. Please see our photos and good luck!