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Old May 24, 2019, 03:14 PM   #1
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Winchester 9422 Value

The local gun shop had a Winchester 9422 marked for $870 today. There were the usual few handling marks in the wood and a minor mar on the receiver in the right light, but was in overall good condition. Likely 90-95% condition.

What should be the going rate for a rifle like this? I am seeing GunBroker bidding starting at $700 and many going w active bidding at $800-1,000 range. If the shop came down in price to the $750-800 range OTD would this be a good deal?
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Old May 24, 2019, 06:00 PM   #2
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What the gun may be worth doesn't really matter. What matter's is how much you are willing to pay to get it.
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Old May 24, 2019, 06:58 PM   #3
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True, but not getting snookered is also a consideration. Everyone likes a good deal!

I remember an older gentleman once said, “You never pay too much, you just bought it too early!” I do not mind a $50 bill too much once in a while if it brings me enjoyment but there are limits.
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Old May 24, 2019, 08:25 PM   #4
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Did you go to "Advanced" on the GB search and hit the "Completed Items" tab? That gets you actual sales. I noticed a lot of high reserves not met, but one sold for $1,750. Must have been something special about it. Considering a GB purchase adds shipping and transfer fee, your LGS price doesn't sound too bad for one in excellent condition.
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Old May 24, 2019, 08:39 PM   #5
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Am not an exspurt, but the older ones can bring more, especially the 22 mag version. The earlier excellent shape 22 mag versions were easily bring around $1000 here abouts several years ago.

Best thing am aware about them is how well the 2 22 mag versions tried shot.
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Old May 25, 2019, 01:03 AM   #6
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One of my customers brought in a 9422 last year, 22LR, near perfect condition, XTR (checkered, gloss finish, rifle pad instead of a buttplate), that he was ecstatic about. He had just bought it for $900 and change. Sounds like too much for me, but I'm sure that's about what they go for. Question is "how much do you want it?" There are several on GunsAmerica right now for $800-$1,200.
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Old May 25, 2019, 06:09 AM   #7
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Crazy prices! I have a 9422 magnum, with pistol grip butt stock, bought around 1984 or do. Got two boxes of ammo, and only about half a box was shot through it, so the gun is as new. Still will not sell it.
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Old May 25, 2019, 06:24 AM   #8
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I did look at previous threads in the 2011-|2013 time frame and general consensus then was $550-650, using an inflation calculator says $625-725. Blue Book suggests $650 for 98% condition XTR traditional w a 15% kicker for a magnum. Blue Book seems slightly out of date w value. I would think $750-$800 for 98% condition would be more inline with what I have been seeing.
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Old May 25, 2019, 10:22 AM   #9
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I'd offer him $800 and see where it goes from there if you are really interested.
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Old May 25, 2019, 11:17 AM   #10
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I'm amazed at the prices these bring. It has probably been 20 years ago, but I paid $200 an XTR and felt it was just a "fair" price at the time. I like mine a lot and it ain't for sale even at $1000. But I wouldn't pay that for one either.
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Old May 25, 2019, 12:32 PM   #11
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We settled below $800 OTD

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Old May 25, 2019, 02:17 PM   #12
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BIL bought a 9422M back in 1973. He paid $125 and we thought that was a lot then. He sold it because "the damn ammo costs too much". I'll admit, it was probably the most accurate 22 caliber lever gun that I have ever shot.
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Old May 26, 2019, 12:57 PM   #13
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They were overpriced when they were new, and now that they are "collectable" they are stupidly over priced.

If you are happy with what you paid, then, fine. If you've got to have a ,22 the same size and weight as a Win 94 .30-30, then the 9422 is the ticket. If you're just looking for a good .22, there are lots of them as good, or maybe even better, much lighter, and at a fraction of the cost. (and by fraction I mean 1/4 to 1/2 the cost, or even less)

My brother got a 9422 when they were new, cost a lot more, and shot as well as my Win 190 semi, and seemed to weigh twice as much.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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I picked one up years ago from a pawn shop for around $400 and it is a fun shooter. Mine is the 22LR version and find it light and handy? Glad you got the rifle you wanted.
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Old May 26, 2019, 07:17 PM   #15
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Wow, I can't believe these prices. I have a 9422 XTR from about 1990, had it so long now I don't even remember what I paid for it. It is my favorite .22 rifle and I've started selling off my other .22 rf rifles.

I would probably never buy another .22 mag after owning one. Ammo is too expensive for one. Second reason is during the shortage .22 mag was impossible to find.
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Old May 27, 2019, 06:47 AM   #16
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Have an older 9422m xtr, without the checkering. The rifle is a work of art in the mechanical fit and finish. Most Win levers and modern mass produced rifles do not even come close, and as a bonus it is extremely accurate.
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Old May 27, 2019, 09:04 AM   #17
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The 9422 & 9422M might just be the last of Winchester's best guns.
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Old May 27, 2019, 01:35 PM   #18
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I would even throw Winchester 64 and Winchester 94 BB in that short list of best last gen guns. The 1300 models made in New Haven were a cut above many pumps but not nicely finished.
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Over the years I've had them all Win & Marlin 22lr & 22 Mag lever actions and they are fine examples of an amazing time in manufacturing. But at that price you can almost get three Henry's that will do the exact same thing. I just bought a youth model for the grandson to have when his dad says he can. $299.00 delivered to my son's FFL. But honestly if you want a 9422 22 you should get it. I won't be buying another but I sure wish I would have kept the ones I had.
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Old May 31, 2019, 08:55 PM   #20
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About 10 years ago I bought mine (22 LR) for $85. Still giggling. Great little rifle. I had to redo the wood, but that was Ok.
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Old June 2, 2019, 10:17 PM   #21
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I have one very similar to the last me you are describing I’ve had for two ver 20 years. It is a shooter.They were expensive when new, love s of maching and great wood to metal fit.
The main difference is mine is a 9422M (22 mag).
I liked it so much I bought a M94 30/30 XLT to match.
I’m s one of those firearms that if you want it, that sounds like a reasonable price, but it never hurts to check the going rate.
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