Its features included a solid-top receiver grooved for scope mounts, angled ejection (even before the Model 94 had it), a hammer with a detachable thumb extension for use with an attached scope, and a much-favored half-cock instead of the 94’s rebounding hammer. In addition, the 9422 had a take-down feature—loosening a screw on the left side of the receiver enabled the rifle to be separated into two parts. Checkering was added in 1980, and an XTR version with high-polish bluing and checkered fancy walnut stocks was produced from 1978 until 1989.
In 1981, Olin licensed the Winchester name and manufacturing to U.S. Repeating Arms Co., which subsequently produced a number of commemoratives, plus large-loop and pistol-grip variations. In 1987, a .22 WMR WinCam version was offered with synthetic stocks, and in 1996 a 16½-inch-barreled Trapper was introduced.
In 100-percent, new-in-box condition, non-commemorative guns typically fetch around $750. This 90-percent 9422M XTR has some issues, most noticeably with some unsightly rust on the tang and the mottled bluing on the Weaver Marksman 4X scope. As such, in its otherwise NRA Very Good Condition, it would probably fetch around $400 to $450—still not bad for a high-grade .22 that retailed for $190.95 back in 1979.