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Old 04-16-2017, 01:46 PM
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My son and I each bought limited run 9422 straight grip 16" trapper models with color cased receivers. Nice handy carbines.

I also bought a 9417 .17 HMR 20". Been trying to get a scope mounted low enough on it for a cheek weld, but it's not working out and without a cheek weld the practical accuracy is not there for me, though with irons the gun is quite accurate. It's been collecting dust in the safe as a result. Considering drilling and tapping it for a target quality tang sight. Might consider a peep sight that fits the dovetail if it does not have the profile of a brick and has an finger adjustable elevation knob.
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Old 04-16-2017, 02:18 PM
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found out that 22 lr xtr does not have the checkered stock
That's just like mine. They only made them like that for two years. Then they started checkering them. I don't know if it really adds anything to the value, but they are somewhat scarce.
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Old 04-16-2017, 03:29 PM
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Since they are both like new and both are txr models, I think I might get both. Hate to spend that much on the 22 mag but like a lot have said, I might be waiting a long time for another one. I understand the excellent quality just hard to justify sine a few years ago they were half that price
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Old 04-16-2017, 03:49 PM
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and in a few more years, they'll likely be double the price....
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Old 04-16-2017, 04:15 PM
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I had a 9422 and it was okay. For accuracy, it couldn't touch my Marlin 39a, though. I sold it for the money I had in it since I wasn't looking to collect, just wanted to see if I could fall in love with it. I couldn't, and remain a faithful Marlin owner.
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:39 PM
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My 9422M was made in the early 70s-it's one of my favorite guns. Would really like to get a hold of the Trapper model also but the prices are ridiculously high.

BTW-this might have been posted before but this link has downloadable Winchester catalogs 1960-81:

Winchester-Western Ammunition Catalogs - International Ammunition Association

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Old 04-17-2017, 08:50 AM
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To be clear buying just one the price is 800.00 for the LR and 1300.00 for mag. But both he will do 2000.00 so if I buy both the mag would be 1200.00 more. Need to decide soon. Any more thoughts
You know what they say about opinions, but I think both are over priced. Take a look at actual sales prices and not inflated "asking" prices.
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:38 PM
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If you want them, then buy them. I'd buy both, but that is me. You do what you want and feels right.
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Both guns are now at my house. Never regret the ones you buy ony the ones that you don't. Thanks for all the help
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:42 PM
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That's just like mine. They only made them like that for two years. Then they started checkering them. I don't know if it really adds anything to the value, but they are somewhat scarce.
One day at an antique barn, the owner was trying to shoot some pigeons inside close to roof. After missing them several times, he asked me to try. 2 shots to figure where the rifle was sighted in for, then 2 head shot pigeons with xtr 22mag. Guy looked at me hitting the pigeons, then wouldn't sell it. Looked at gun shows for years to find another one. Bout 2 years ago finally found one at local show. The owner had an exspurt appraise it, and he informed the owner it certainly couldn't be an xtr version cause the stock wasn't checkered.

Bought it not knowing the difference, and it turned out to be early xtr mag version. Paid close to $800 for the thing of beauty and extremely accurate. Had the browning lever 22, and while nice, the plastic coated stock and their bluing ain't even in the same class as the early win walnut. Marlins will never be never have as smooth an action without a lot of custom tuning.

Ya done good to pick those 2 rifles up, they be heirlooms.

Will never sell it.
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:25 PM
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Well done Mg2wall! We're looking forward to the range report.
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One day at an antique barn, the owner was trying to shoot some pigeons inside close to roof. After missing them several times, he asked me to try. 2 shots to figure where the rifle was sighted in for, then 2 head shot pigeons with xtr 22mag. Guy looked at me hitting the pigeons, then wouldn't sell it. Looked at gun shows for years to find another one. Bout 2 years ago finally found one at local show. The owner had an exspurt appraise it, and he informed the owner it certainly couldn't be an xtr version cause the stock wasn't checkered.

Bought it not knowing the difference, and it turned out to be early xtr mag version. Paid close to $800 for the thing of beauty and extremely accurate. Had the browning lever 22, and while nice, the plastic coated stock and their bluing ain't even in the same class as the early win walnut. Marlins will never be never have as smooth an action without a lot of custom tuning.

Ya done good to pick those 2 rifles up, they be heirlooms.

Will never sell it.
Hint to purchasers: XTR versions, checkered or not, will have "XTR" stamped on the barrel.

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My advise would be to do a nightly search on GB and other sites and GET ONE! The 9422 is an AWSOME rifle made in the USA, ALL forged and machined, incredible quality, accuracy and detail in fit, finish and bluing. They simply do NOT make them like that anymore! Hence the prices!!

The Marlin 39A (PRE cross-bolt safety and rebounding hammer) is also an excellent rifle. You can still find earlier models made before they "ruined it" with their "improvements" to the hammer and safety. Those are no less expensive to find one in great shape.

The Henry .22 will give you sort of the lever action feel of nostalgia and they are smooth, however they are NOT for me! They are only similar at a quick glance and once you open the hood you will find cheap pot metal with an Aluminum anodized covering. They are however relatively cheap (in today's world) and readily available but once you have handled and fired either a vintage Marlin 39A or a Winchester 9422 the henry is just a look-a-like.

If you think they are expensive now, just wait 5 years and see what they cost! Bite the bullet and get one while they are still available on the secondary market. You will NOT regret it!

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Well now since Winchester isn't a viable concern anymore and they aren't making any 94-22's sooner or later someone see's one and wants it. Same like the 94 big bore's like those in 375 win. Winchester couldn't give them away yet now they are enjoying a brisk resurgence and selling well north of $600 and higher. Reloading is the only way to go with the 375 win. Last box of ammo I saw was selling for $35 a box of 20 and I'm sure that price has gone up. Frank
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Went to the local gun show today and did some wheelin dealin. I traded a couple of guns I never shot for something different. Itís a 1981 Winchester 9422 XTR in .22 S-L-LR. Now I have a mate for my 1974 9422M. Ironic, just as we are all talking about these 9422ís I find one and itís an XTR.
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Use it well - nice!!
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My son and I each bought limited run 9422 straight grip 16" trapper models with color cased receivers. Nice handy carbines.
I purchased two of the case colored trappers and two case colored carbines when they first came out. I still have them unfired in the box. They were just too pretty to shoot at the time. Now I wouldn't shoot them for value purposes.
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Regarding the XTR on the barrel, Paladin85020 is correct.

According to the Winchester catalogs in the 1970's, the magnum 9422 was called the 9422M, and was labeled as such on the barrel, from its introduction in 1972 until 1977, then for 1978 it was changed to the model 9422XTR and was labeled as such on the barrel.

Just picked up my first 9422M last week.
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The 1972 - 1977 9422M's are sometime called "pre-XTR".
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After reading this thread, I'm kinda feeling guilty... About 7 years ago had a good friend in need of some cash and offered this 9422 up. Being the expert negotiator that I am, I asked "how much" and he replied "$600" and I said "OK".

How much is this little jewel worth? I have never shot it, and he probably only put a few 100 rounds through it.

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