SOLD FOR: $1169
Year of Manufacture: 1989
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 is marked with the Winchester proof. The underside of the receiver and forward portion of the guard assembly are marked with the serial number, “F596309”. 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 elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel, the notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. The top of the receiver is grooved for mounting optics (none present).
Stock Configuration and Condition: Two-piece checkered wood with straight grip, straight comb, and checkered composition buttplate. The stocks have a few scattered minor marks with one more notable scratch in the belly just behind the left-side checkering of the wrist. The checkering is well defined. 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 has minor wear at the heel and toe. Overall, the stocks rate in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is scattered faint erosion nearer the muzzle.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 97% of its finish. The receiver flats have a few minor scuffs and scratches. The action shows minor operational wear. The screw heads are sharp and all markings are clear. Overall, the rifle is in Fine 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 2005. This example was manufactured in 1989, 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. Please see our photos and good luck!