Winchester Model 9417 Traditional .17 HMR Lever Action Rifle, MFD 2003-2004
SOLD FOR: $2025
Model: 9417 Traditional
Serial Number: F762020
Year of Manufacture: 2003-2004
Caliber: .17 HMR (Hornady Magnum Rimfire)
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER MODEL 9417 CAL 17 HMR ONLY- / -MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-” The top of the barrel has a Winchester proof. The undersides of the receiver and lever assembly have the serial number “F762020″.
Barrel Length: 20 1/2″”, Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to hooded, serrated, ramped base. The rear sight is a “U”-notch leaf and elevator sight with a white triangle aiming reference. The receiver is grooved for a scope mount (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with straight grip, checkered black plastic Winchester buttplate and barrel band on the forend. There are a couple of light scratches at the front of the comb. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has no notable wear or damage. The stocks rate in about Fine-Excellent overall 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 99% of its metal finish.There are some tiny oil stains on the right side of the receiver. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes in its serial matching box.
Our Assessment: The Winchester 9422 enjoyed a long production run of 33 years with hundreds of thousands of rifles produced in that time. With its smooth action and Winchester name, it is easy to see why it would be so popular. Still, even rimfire enthusiasts sometimes want a little more power and Winchester produced the 9417 chambered in the more powerful .17 HMR. This cartridge is a necked-down .22 Magnum, producing higher velocities giving it longer range and making it suitable for slightly larger game than the .22 Long Rifle can be used for humanely. Winchester only made 9417s from 2003-2004, so it should interest Winchester collectors as well as fans of the .17 HMR cartridge. Please see our photos and good luck!