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Winchester 9422

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by dj_28, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. dj_28

    dj_28 Well-Known Member

    I'm having feeding issues with this lever action 22. When you work the action back the cartridge cut off releases the next shell fine but it isn't carried up high enough by the carrier. What causes this problem and how do I fix it? I also have to change the carrier pawl because it's causing the gun to jam.

    I thought that it was the carrier pawl's job to force the carrier up after the shell was released onto the carrier. And the bad carrier pawl was the cause of the whole problem but a gunsmith with far more experience than me told me I was "Dead wrong" so I thought that I would get your opinions on the matter while I wait for the carrier pawl to come in.

    Also what makes the carrier pawl go bad in the first place? This makes the fourth one put in this gun (not by me but the owner claims it has had three put in it over the years).

    Thanks guys
  2. dprice3844444

    dprice3844444 member

  3. velocette

    velocette Well-Known Member

    Dprice has it right. Sent it back to Winchester for PROPER repair.
    The 9422 is an excellent high quality rifle. It is best serviced by the factory.

  4. dj_28

    dj_28 Well-Known Member

    Just an update on this gun. It is now fixed. After I posted this, I finally got my hands on the gun and got it took apart. Yes the action was infact jammed and no it wasn't feeding right.

    The carrier pawl was broken and causing the feeding issue but the gunsmith that had the gun before I got it didn't help matters any. Instead of replacing the carrier pawl he streched the carrier pawl spring and reinstalled the end of the carrier pawl. And if that wasn't bad enough for some unknow reason he had the carrier spring installed upside-down, causing the carrier to push up as soon as the bolt moved back.

    As for this being the fourth carrier pawl to be installed in this gun? Who knows because that was the gunsmith that this gun was taken to for repairs every time.

    After replacing the carrier pawl and righting the spring for the carrier all is well with this gun and it is back with it's very happy owner.


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