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Winchester Model 9422 XTR Lever-Action Rifle: Full Review

By all accounts, the exquisite Model 9422 lever-action rimfire rifle was unquestionably a rip-roaring success.

Winchester Model 9422 XTR Lever-Action Rifle: Full Review

Made from 1972 until 2004, the rimfire Model 9422 handles much like the centerfire Model 94. It was Winchester’s first angle-eject lever gun, and the receiver is dovetailed for easy installation of a riflescope or an aperture peep sight. 

Called by some “the best rifle Winchester has made since 1964,” the rimfire Model 9422 XTR lever action was introduced in 1972. Engineered to utilize a modified version of Winchester’s super-reliable Model 61 slide-action rimfire mechanism but mirror the look and feel of the legendary Model 1894 centerfire lever-action rifles, it was a rip-roaring success.

The Model 9422 was intended—and by many accounts succeeded—in reestablishing Winchester’s reputation as a premium firearms manufacturer. Frames were forged and then milled. Internal...

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