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Winchester Model 9422 Lever-Action Rifle

The Winchester 9422 had a 33-year production run and was one of the most popular .22 rifles with numerous variations and special editions for collectors.


During the Winchester Model 9422’s 33-year production run—from 1972 through 2005—the well-built and extremely accurate .22 rimfire lever-action embodied our ongoing admiration for the American West and filled the need for an economical look-alike of its big-bore Model 94 counterpart. It’s unsurprising then that the 9422 became one of the most popular rifles in Winchester’s lineup.

Serial number 1 of Winchester’s 9422 was given to long-time Winchester employee Bill Kelley upon his retirement in 1972, and by 1991 more than 600,000 guns had been produced. The rifle sported a forged receiver and straight-grip walnut stock, a 20½-inch barrel, a semi-buckhorn rear sight and a bead-and-post front sight, and it weighed 6 pounds—a half-pound lighter than the Model 94. Of course, mechanically it was an entirely different gun and featured a tubular magazine that could hold 15 rounds of .22 Long Rifle, 17 rounds of .22 Long or 21 rounds of .22 Short. There was also a 9422M version that held 11 rounds of .22 WMR. A later variation, the Model 9217, was chambered for the .17 HMR.

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.

Gun: Winchester 9422M XTR
Caliber: .22 WMR
Serial No.: F416XXX
Manufactured: 1980
Condition: NRA Very Good (Modern Firearms Standard), with some detraction for rust
Value: $400 to $450

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72 Responses to Winchester Model 9422 Lever-Action Rifle

lyle wrote:
November 01, 2014

Comments...had a 9422 stolen from me in l980 got it 4 graduation in l974 sure miss it best gun ever owned

Kelvin Jones wrote:
October 04, 2014

I am looking to buy a nice 9422M or the xtr either one will work.call or text 361-484-1545

Sal wrote:
September 23, 2014

To metrymike- I had Winchester do research on my 9422M with a newer serial number to yours (F681835) and they placed it at 1995 and said that year's msrp was $444. I was offered $800 but turned it down. Evidently they made 600K of 9422 but few in the magnum- they didn't have great records after New Haven, CT shut down so he couldn't tell me much. The 22 magnums seem to be worth $1000 or more depending on condition of course, if have box, manual, etc.

Jimmy wrote:
September 15, 2014

Just trade for a Model 9422M XTR Serial # F357398 and wanting to find our what year it is for my records. Have always wanted one so this is a keeper for me. Any help is greatly appreciated ...

gary wrote:
July 18, 2014

I have a 9422 large loop new in the box, all numbers match. never been fired it's 100[%] Does anyone know how many were made and what year? Thanks for your help

metrymike: wrote:
July 14, 2014

Have a Winchester lever-action model 9422m .22 win. magnum. What a beautiful rifle in every way. Very good condition, given to me from my uncle many years ago. Shot very little. Made in New Haven, Conn. USA. serial #F63025. Can anyone help with the year made, and approx. value ?

mike wrote:
July 09, 2014

Can anyone tell me about a .22 it is a model 74 my grand dad passed away a year ago and I in hearted it I just pulled it out but I can't find anything about it and its to rusted to see a serial number all I see is model 74 r.f 38 under the trigger and 2089 on the barrel please help

Jerry wrote:
July 02, 2014

Love the 9422s. I have a first year 9422XTR 1978 LR and a factory New unfired Large loop made in 1998. Don't see much about the factory made Large Loop guns. I would love more info on the gun.

Tom E. Sr. wrote:
June 15, 2014

Bought my 9422 in the very early 1970's new. I think I paid around $150. Is is nearly flaless as I have fired less tgen 500 rouds through it. SN. F70322. Fired it last night at a range bmw much fun it is and his sweet the action is. I bought it with a variable scope that I have to remount.

Don wrote:
June 13, 2014

I'm looking for a 22 like one I had it was lever action and no exterior hammer don't remember what model it was it was stolen from me I drove nails with it when I was young can't see well enough to do that now mine had arrows carved in the stock

sreve fortenberry wrote:
March 27, 2014

Very interested if still available. Thank you.

RCF wrote:
March 23, 2014

Beau, shoot me an email about your 9422 please if you still have it. Rcfortenb@yahoo.com

Rolo wrote:
March 23, 2014

Hey everybody I need help! I can't find any ring for my leupold scope that I wanna put it on a winchester 22 magnum 9244m who can tell me where I can find them.

Rolo wrote:
March 22, 2014

What's up everybody. I need some help I have a winchester 22 magnum 9244m and want to put a 2-7x33 leupold scope but can't find the rings. Who can tell me where I can find them.

Beau wrote:
March 04, 2014

Serial f81831. Never shot. Mint condition 9422 22lr. Anyone tell me what year it was made and how much I should be able to get for it? I really want a ruger mini 14. Hoping this will bring enough to buy it. Also have 9422 357mag never been shot serial f3251145. If anyone knows anything about this gun.

Brian Wheater wrote:
January 31, 2014

America's best .22 ever, bar none! Wish they'd had this in the 60's when I got my first firearm from my Dad. I'm flabbergasted Winchester wasted their time on those aluminum receiver space gun lever actions.

chuck lewis wrote:
November 04, 2013

Brandon, Still have your 9422? Send me a note...AIS_computers@hotmail.com

john wrote:
October 08, 2013

serial numbers and dates of manufacturing for the 9422m can be found at www.armscollectors.com

b pit wrote:
September 13, 2013

my numbers are F558962...could you tell me what year it is? thanks

Tom wrote:
September 06, 2013

Brandon: If you still have the 9422m, send me an email at mypleasureasusual@yahoo.com

Bill wrote:
September 05, 2013

Brandon: send me a email at jammer_58@yahoo.com

Bill wrote:
September 05, 2013

Jason: End of 1975

Bill wrote:
September 05, 2013

Greg: Check your SS#, the last one made had a SS# of F671391

Bill wrote:
September 05, 2013

Jim: your 9422 is a mid year 1973

Brandon wrote:
August 31, 2013

I have a 9422 magnum lever action rifle that I received for my 13th birthday, 22 years ago. Until the past month it had never been outside my father's gun safe. Must sell, need the money to move Comes with scope and case.

Brad wrote:
August 24, 2013

Hi I am also after a 9422M tube mag

Dan wrote:
August 21, 2013

Love this gun! Bought for my son when he quit sucking his thumb

Javy C wrote:
August 04, 2013

Hello to all, I have been searching for a winchester 9422m for a while ( auctions, newspapers etc) at a descent price. Any help would greatly be appreciated to this gun nut. Thanks

ken fleisher wrote:
July 20, 2013

I own a new win 9422 s-l-lr and a new Browning bl-22 in the box. The bl-22 is for sale. Any takers?

Greg wrote:
June 04, 2013

I have a 9422 with serial #F880649 any idea what year this was made?

John Douglas May wrote:
May 12, 2013

Send everything available

James wrote:
April 07, 2013

I have a 9422 CRT mag NAHC collectors medallion white tail deer serial F480381. Any ideas on worth?

jeff wrote:
April 04, 2013

Nathan Atkinson are you still looking for a 9422M inner tube?

Jim wrote:
April 02, 2013

I purchased a 9422 S,L,&LR. S/N F94233. Any idea when this was made?

mooncat wrote:
March 05, 2013

Comments...I bought 9422m in 22mag and a win. 88 in 308,, at a gun show this weekend. Am looking forward to shooting both, but the 88 cycles very hard, especially compared to the 9422m, any suggestions?

Nathan Atkinson wrote:
March 02, 2013

Is there any where that i can buy a 9422m magizne tube inner help me out guys.

Joe Orlando wrote:
February 23, 2013

I have a 9422 ser #F733218. Great rifle. It specifies .22 L-LR on the barrel. I know some 9422 models can use shorts as well. Why the variation? Just curious.

jason k wrote:
February 02, 2013

I have a 9422M made in New Haven Conn. SN#F215672 in good to excelent condition I was wondering when it was made and its close worth if i could get some help great shooting gun!

Jeff wrote:
January 30, 2013

Brad, Your 9422 Magnum was manufactured in 1978. Thats good because it was still Winchester at that time.

Brad Meredith wrote:
January 17, 2013

I have model 9422m XTR serial number f384717 does anyone got details on when and possibly where my gun was made, thanks

jeff wrote:
January 13, 2013

Doug I have seen the inner tube on ebay before

co5picketboss wrote:
January 11, 2013

I got my 9422m 22 magnum in september 1976 @ the age 15. For a price of $150.00 plus 500 rounds (brick) for $15.00. I carried this rifle year round on three hundred plus acres. I have used this rifle to take ALL game here in Southeast Texas from small rodents to big game till about 2000,@ which time I give the 9422m a break from hunting. I started useing a 22magnum automatic, scope out w/ 3x9-40 simmons. I have four favorite styles of bullet types, depending on game size. The Full Metal Jacket,Jacket Hollow point,for rodents,& critters. The dynapoint for small game like squirrels. The Pmc jacket soft point for big game. I learn @ an early age that head shot w/ a 22magnum was the best shot for any game taken. Always wanted to pickup a 9422 S,L,LR. I also have in my collection a Winchester model 61 in 22magnum,& winchester 61 S,L,LR. Both model 61's are about85-90%.

Doug wrote:
January 08, 2013

Where can i get the inner and outer tube for the model 94 at

Butch Martin wrote:
December 07, 2012

I have a 9422 that i purchased in 1972 how do you tell which model it is .I will appreciate any help. Thanks

indyguy wrote:
December 03, 2012

bill your 9422 is a 1976

indyguy wrote:
December 03, 2012

ron severt your 9422 is a 1972 first year they where made.

Ron Severt wrote:
November 27, 2012

My father bought me my 9422 sn302466 when I was 12 . I'm 49 now and still have it with all my memories of years of adventures with this wonderful gun. I'll give it to one of my sons one day

November 26, 2012


PecosRay wrote:
November 04, 2012

I bought a 9422M for my son on his 18th birthday brand new never been shot in a box , that's the best gift I could have iven him. It is a great rifle, history and so accurate. A month later I bought one for myself.

3371gary wrote:
September 23, 2012

Looking for a 9422 trapper mag. Anyone know of one for sale?

Mack Missiletoe wrote:
August 23, 2012

I am starting to like Lever Rifles. I like calibers .357 Magnum, .38 Special, .22WMR, and the .22LR/L/S. I wouldn't mind a Henry Lever Action .22. Or a Marlin 1894 Cowboy in .357. I also wouldn't mind a Uberti Springfield Trapdoor Carbine in .45-70 :D

Sonny wrote:
July 13, 2012

Donn, what do you mean by 'but not today'? On value of your 9422 SC

steve wrote:
July 09, 2012

do you want to sell your 9422, since you love your golden boy?

Kirk t wrote:
June 16, 2012

I have a Winchester model 9422 sel # f293514 I would like to know when and where it was made

Gil Parks wrote:
June 12, 2012

I got one for Christmas from my Granddad when I was 12 in 1972. Shot a few turtles with it last evening. No telling how many tons of lead have been put through it. Got one for my grandson (age 1)when he grows into it.

foghorn wrote:
May 01, 2012

big loop levers are available at midway USA. about a hundred bucks.

Gary. Weaver wrote:
March 20, 2012

Looking for a couple of big loops for my 9422's does anyone have some or know where I might get a couple?

EJay wrote:
March 09, 2012

Somewhere in the $600+ range depending on 'EX' condition.

KEITH wrote:
February 26, 2012

I just bought a 9422 L-LR 22 cal.Lever Action with checkering in exc. condition. Serial#F721874 Can anyone tell me what it is worth?

Rick wrote:
February 21, 2012

I have had a 9422 and my Henry golden boy is a far better rifle.

Kirby wrote:
February 18, 2012

Seems to me that the Henry rifles have a steel action inside an aluminum case. A lot of people like them a lot. As an owner of a Marlin 39A (1958) in 22 LR, and a Winchester 9422 in 22Mag, I appreciate what feels like a more solid and smooth action available on those guns. Was impressed with the Browning .22 as well--a short-throw lever and great finish. Waiting around for the old classics was a choice; the Henrys, though well-regarded did not feel the same.

Kirk wrote:
January 14, 2012

Bought my 1st 9422 back in 1979 new for $125. Still have it plus 3 more NIB bought in the early eighties. Can't believe how this little rifle has sky-rocketed in price (even though I predicted they would back 30 plus yrs ago!) . Love theses little 9422s!

Rick wrote:
January 06, 2012

Bill If my research is right the last 2 digits are the year of production. I have owned 2 winchester 94's. One a 9422 and the other a 9422m. both beauties

bill wrote:
January 05, 2012

I have a 9422 #seriel no FF242773 I bought used in1984. It is in very good condition can anyone tell me what year it was made and how much it might be worth.

antlerfan wrote:
January 02, 2012

i have had a 9422xtr for almost 20years and it isn't checkered it is smooth, is it rare or just normal

mike buczek wrote:
December 25, 2011

I Don't understand, On all of these gun forums I have been visiting, Nobody ever mentions Henry lever actions. I think they rank up there with the Winchester. There moto is (THERE MADE. IN AMERICA OR THERE NOT MADE AT ALL). Every part of the gun is made in the United States and if we don't support them they may go the way of the Winchester 9422.The action is very smooth the fit and finish is very good and they have a life time guarantee.

mike buczek wrote:
December 24, 2011

I Bought a 9422 xtr whintuff it came with a checkered stock. I then ordered a. 22 magazine version. Strange thing it came with a smooth stock but the tag clamed a checkered stock. Contacted Winchester they said they had made a running change and no longer used the checkered stock. They offered to put a checkered stock on so I sent it in and had it done. Don't know if I screwed up or not. Is it worth more now that it has the checkered stock, or would it be worth more if I had left the smooth stock?

December 04, 2011

Bpught one brand new for 549 dollars. Came with a 3 by 9 by 40 bushnell scope. absolutely a beautiful gun. the wood is highly polished. shoot only 22 magnum. I shoot 30 grain hornaday v-max. I have it scoped in at 150yds 5 bullets within an inch. Great gun can harvest bigger game then you would think I live in S.E PA.Got a doe with it,62 yds one shot to the head n she dropped where she stood QUESTION. Are there any moderately. Priced laser Scopes that actually emit a beam----+++ number 2----any kind of night-visipn Scopes as I do a lot fox/ oyote

Steve wrote:
November 11, 2011

I like reading about old Winchester, made in Connecticut. I just can't buy a Japanese Winchester lever action. I remember when this model came out, I was in 9th grade. Sure wish I could buy every gun I wanted.

Colleen wrote:
September 11, 2011

I bought a nice new 9422 as my second rifle ever towards the ends of the run, 2004 maybe. I wanted to move from a semi-auto to a lever action to gain increased shooting experience. I loved this rifle the moment I got it and still do. The sights are great for my middle aged eyes and it is extremely accurate indeed. No longer new to shooting, I recommend this gun to new shooters because of it's ease of use.

Donn wrote:
August 09, 2011

Had my 9422M XTR for nearly 25 years and still love it. Its actually in better condition than the one in the article and have been told it would fetch closer to$650. But not today. Also have a Marlin lever gun. Just love a lever action.

TransplantGuy wrote:
August 09, 2011

Having loved the look of the Model 94 since age six (even having a Daisy Model 1894 BB gun back then), I just recently bought a mint 9422M, ever-so-slightly used and gently cared for. Timeless looks and a style that even non-enthusiasts recognize as a "Winchester", combined with great accuracy and a reliable mechanism prompted me to finally acquire one of my "dream guns" almost 50 years later!