Strange Win 9422 XTR and price check


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LightningLink
November 24, 2004, 07:06 PM
While perusing a local pawn show I found a nice Winchester 9422 lever action that looks tempting. Here's the specs that I wrote down from the barrel and receiver:

Winchester 9422M XTR .22 Win Mag
SN: F3584xx

It has a very deep blue which seems unusual as I'm used to their more matte blue. There is no manual safety and it comes with a Simmons 3-9x32 scope and the hammer extension. Condition is excellent with a mirror bore. Tag says $300 with a practical price of $275.

The odd thing about it is that looking at the right side of the receiver, it has what looks like some sort of large takedown screw :scrutiny: Kinda like the large takedown screw on the rear of older Win Model 63 rifles. Is it possible someone used one of these in place of a pin?

Any thoughts on this? I've searched for EVERY 9422 XTR picture I can find and none of them have this screw. I might be able to get a picture of it if no one can explain it. And how about the price? Searching auctions shows used ones bidding in the upper $200s.

Thanks in advance for any advice,
:confused: LL :confused:

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Bridger
November 24, 2004, 07:16 PM
I'm not sure how deep the bluing you're thinking of is, but here is mine in .22 LR for reference:

http://schlanda.home.mindspring.com/philherup/9422-2.JPG

I haven't ever seen any other than mine.

As for the screw, mine just has a flathead screw for takedown, which you can sort of see in this crappy picture:

http://schlanda.home.mindspring.com/philherup/9422.JPG

Sorry that I don't have any closer pictures of that area.

LightningLink
November 24, 2004, 08:01 PM
Thanks for the reply. The bluing does seem deeper than in your picture. It's entirely possible it's been polished and refinished considering it's age yet how good it looks.

For the takedown screw, I started thinking maybe they had simply replaced the original with a finger-turnable version. But, the problem with that is that the original takedown screw goes in from the left side. The one I saw had this large takedown screw on the right. Here's a web site (http://tirito.com.ar/Venta/ArmasLargas/html/Winchester9422.htm) that has a good zoomable picture of what it should look like. The right side of the receiver (the side with the ejection port) on the one I saw has a large takedown screw (http://nas1.gbhinc.com/pixhost/2003-10-12/lmcrick_1065995583_DSCN1914.JPG) like you would see on a model 63.

I'll keep watching to see if anyone has any more insight on this. If not, I'll try to swing by next Monday and see if they'll let me take a picture.

Thanks,
LL

LightningLink
November 26, 2004, 04:19 PM
Hmm, I think I just might be an idiot.

This takedown screw thing just kept bugging and bugging me. It then dawned on me that before I looked at the Winchester I was looking at a Marlin 22 lever rifle. So I go scanning around for pictures and sure enough, the Marlin 39A (http://www.marlinfirearms.com/firearms/images/firearmImages/39A.jpg) has a large takedown screw right where I was thinking it was on the 9422. DUH!!!

I guess I suffered from merged feature memory for a moment there. At least I didn't ask when Winchester starting putting micro-groove barrels on their rifles.

But the price question still stands: Is $275 a good price for an excellent used Win 9422M XTR in 22 Win Mag with a scope?

Also, can anyone tell me about when it was made with serial # F3584xx?

Thanks,
:o LL :o

TNT
November 26, 2004, 11:23 PM
If it's in excellent condition it's worth that much.

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