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Old 09-15-2019, 08:23 PM
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I have a Winchester 9422M that is in 90% condition. I really have no need or desire for the magnum. I am looking to off load it and replace with a 39. Are there any years or models that are preferred or to be avoided? I am not looking for a safe queen, I want a shooter. Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-15-2019, 11:37 PM
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I would look for a really early one, especially if you have to get rid of 94/22m to get it. 1948-1952 39A should serve very nicely.

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Old 09-16-2019, 12:46 AM
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You mentioned you wanted a model 39. If that is what you really mean then they are all pretty much the same from the 1920's through 1938. The later ones from 1932 forward will fire high velocity ammo, older ones can have bolt issues with HV ammo. If you meant 39A then anything from 1939 (first year of the 39A) through the the mid 1980's will serve you well. Personally, I would look for an older one, preferably from the 40's through mid 60's. Avoid anything from 1988 and newer.
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:59 AM
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What he said^^^^^^^

I have a 1951 39A and a couple carbines 1970 and a 1973 and they are all fantastic.

Now about getting rid of that Winny Mag, that's just crazy talk Those 9422M's are awesome lever guns The good news is you will get more for the 9422 than the 39a will cost you
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:14 AM
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Pm me I’d be willing to trade

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Old 09-16-2019, 07:23 AM
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That's a good offer. Toomany22s I was trying to fit a scope on my 1955 model but could not find a scope or a mount that I really like. What mount is that on your 1955 model. Brand and Model # if you have it.

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Old 09-20-2019, 06:06 PM
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I have a Winchester 9422M that is in 90% condition. I really have no need or desire for the magnum. I am looking to off load it and replace with a 39. Are there any years or models that are preferred or to be avoided? I am not looking for a safe queen, I want a shooter. Thanks in advance.

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Basically if you have a choice avoid any 39's with cross bolt safeties. The ones made from 1948 to 1975 are all very good guns. There are different models that collectors chase that will cost more than what you need to spend for a shooter.

That said, I really like the 1971 39D which is a shorter version of the 39A, but they were only made from 1971-3 and in limited quantities are are now quite collectable as are all of the 39Ms (also a shorter version but with a straight stock) and 39 carbine, so they will command much higher prices than a shooter might want to spend.

A Marlin 39A was the first rifle I purchased with my own money and it still outshoots any other factory stock .22 I have ever shot. Good luck and have fun. You should have no trouble selling or trading your gun
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:47 PM
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Thanks. I will checking out the local shops to see what they have in stock. I would prefer a mid '60's 39A. I have an offer from one shop for $600 on the 9422M.

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There’s a very good chance you’ll get more listing it on GunBroker.


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I have a Winchester 9422M that is in 90% condition. I really have no need or desire for the magnum. I am looking to off load it and replace with a 39. Are there any years or models that are preferred or to be avoided? I am not looking for a safe queen, I want a shooter. Thanks in advance.

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I picked up my 1979 39A a few years ago - was around $429 if I recall and I was extremely happy to get it at that price. Well taken care of and very good accuracy. I would not rule out the 1970s 39A rifles.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:25 PM
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What year did the 39 start the hammer block safety ?


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That's a good offer. Toomany22s I was trying to fit a scope on my 1955 model but could not find a scope or a mount that I really like. What mount is that on your 1955 model. Brand and Model # if you have it.

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The rifle came d&t on the barrel for a scope. I bought the two piece weaver mount and base from brownells , But since I didn’t have an old style long scope a regular scope didn’t provide enough eye relief, so I put on a 2x7 scout scope . It works perfectly! For some reason the scope isn’t mounted directly over the receiver, it’s offset to the top of the receiver , left..

The scope is a cheap Amazon Aim scope , or a knock off, but it’s super clear and bright nonetheless.

The weaver base lined up perfectly to the d&t holes which were weirdly staggered on the barrel, so I’m guessing they were from the factory. The weaver mount , has rings that you have to pop over the scope tube. , but all in all it worked out pretty good.

I remember early pictures of your had a 3/4 scope on it. And a barrel mounting system the weaver is probably just a copy of that with one inch rings, which is probably why the 1 inch scope is a little offset.you could probably use your base and buy the one inch ring mounts. If you need a scout scope pm me , I have a few new one laying around.

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Thanks. I will checking out the local shops to see what they have in stock. I would prefer a mid '60's 39A. I have an offer from one shop for $600 on the 9422M.

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Take their money and run, I bought mine, yes I have one , wouldn’t have minded , 2, for $500 at Cabellas a month a ago Which means they paid $300.

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Thanks for the replies. I bought a real old scope rail that was on ebay for the 39A. I may just have to keep this rifle factory sights. If I decide to go ahead and scope it I will have to have the receiver drilled for the scope rail. Which I really hate to do.
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Does it hav holes in the left side of a receiver by the hammer. Cause I have a unemployed Williams foolproof peep sight that came off my 1894 that’s looking for a good home.
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