View Full Version : New Winchester 9410

November 24, 2004, 01:50 PM
Recently bought a Browning lever action .22 for my son and am very happy with it. Very slick, tight and cool (according to neo me). Wanted something equally fun, but a little more wicked, to kill cans with and bought a Winchester 9410. You can shoot slugs as well as shot and it has variable choke barrel. Good looking and even more cool than son's. I feel like the Duke himself. However, in comparison, it's lever action is VERY loose. Almost flops around. This is normal? That's what the dealer told me. What say any of you? ....and THANKS VERY MUCH!!!

December 3, 2004, 08:37 AM
I have a 9410 and it is NOT loose nor does the lever flop around. You might want to contact Winchester and talk to them.

December 3, 2004, 09:45 AM
Thanks for the reply! I did call Browning/Winchester and the guy said that they're all (94's) "going to have a little play." At my original posting, I'd not really run any shells through the gun- maybe fifteen. It didn't chamber the shells well and it would not reliably fire a chambered shell. I figured that was beginner lever action stupidity related to the dual safety features and new gun jitters (I've pretty much always bought used guns- pistols, shotguns, semi-autos, pumps, etc: brand new to real lever action).

Cleaned it from stem to stern and took it out again with ammo and time aplenty. Sadly, I was very dissapointed. It refuses to chamber reliably, regardless of how deliberate I am, and it will not fire reliably when I finally do get a shell chambered. Very frustrating for a brand new gun!

Took it to a gunsmith friend (who also said 94's are somewhat loose) and he's going to see what's what.

So far, this pretty but useless and possibly dangerous shootin' iron ain't nowhere near the same cool gun Chuck Connors used in the opening scene of The Rifleman! Remember that '60's show?

DOOOP! I just dated myself!