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Old February 16th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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Winchester 9422 vs Henry H001

A few years ago Winchester made a 9422 but stopped making them yet Henry can't make the H001 fast enough. I wonder why the Henry is so successful yet Winchester couldn't sell them? Its not like one had an advantage of being machined over cast over stamped.



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My guess is price. IMO, the Winchester is a lot higher quality with less (if any) plastic parts. I have a Henry and it is dead nuts accurate, reliable, and fun to shoot. My FIL had a 9422 that I put a lot of rounds through and would love to have one.
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I think they quit making them around 2005, not sure why. I have a 9422 XTR, I believe from 1982 according to serial #. I bought it from my wifes cousin. I also have several Henry's which I love. Don't really know why the Winchester faded?
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I have now shot a 9422, I do have a Henry H001 and it is an excellent lever action rifle. The advertise the action as smooth as glass and I couldn't agree more. the accuracy is excellent, my brother in law splits playing cards at 50' with his.
The company does business the right way, American made and super customer service.
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A few years ago Winchester made a 9422 but stopped making them yet Henry can't make the H001 fast enough. I wonder why the Henry is so successful yet Winchester couldn't sell them? Its not like one had an advantage of being machined over cast over stamped.
Might have a lot to do with the ownership and management of the company, and not just the quality of the product.

Henry Repeating Arms is a small family owned company. Their customer service is second to none in the firearms business. I'm pretty sure if you call them Monday morning, Anthony Imperato, the owner, would talk to you and answer your questions.

They make quality products and charge a fair price for them, and then they stand behind their products.

A good recipe for success.
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If you want a fancier gun than the Henry go with a Marlin 39a. I also like the look of a 24 inch barrel over a 20 inch like on the Henry.
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I subscribe to Gun Tests, which accepts no advertising or free merchandise in order to remain impartial. I searched their archives, because I thought I remembered them pitting these two rifles against each other. I was right; it was in November of 1998. I won't re-post the whole article, but here is a summary of their findings and opinions:

"Both of these rifles were entirely suitable for just about any purpose to which one could put them. Both had enough accuracy for small game hunting, and were picky enough of their ammunition that the shooter will have lots of enjoyable testing to select the types of ammunition that work best in the individual rifle. A scope could be mounted temporarily to ease this task, though we feel scopes are out of place on lever guns."

"There is a significant difference in price, though. The Henry lists for $230 and the Winchester for $407, so we have to assess what you get for the additional $177. With the Winchester, you get all-steel construction, including the beautifully machined and finished action; a 1-3/4-inch longer barrel; checkered walnut; slight additional weight; a bit more accuracy (with our test gun); and, some say, a slightly better sight picture. If you have only $230 to spend, you can buy the Henry and know that you’re not missing a lot without the Winchester. Most of our shooters said they’d probably buy the Winchester, but all agreed that the lighter weight, smooth function and sound construction of the Henry made that rifle more than adequate. The Henry would save the shooter lots of money."

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I like them both ...but if i had to choose the Winchester 94 gets my vote ....beautifully made and no plastic....The Browning BL22 is worth a mention all class and no plastic there either.
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No great mystery. The Winchester was a better made gun and more expensive to produce. Used 9422s are selling for more than a new Golden Boy and even more than a new Marlin 39A. Nothing against the Henry, but its painted, alloy receiver can't match up against the 9422's steel, blued receiver in terms of quality, nor are the other parts up to the quality of a 9422. The Henry is a great value for the dollar and that is a big part of its success.
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No great mystery. The Winchester was a better made gun and more expensive to produce. Used 9422s are selling for more than a new Golden Boy and even more than a new Marlin 39A. Nothing against the Henry, but its painted, alloy receiver can't match up against the 9422's steel, blued receiver in terms of quality, nor are the other parts up to the quality of a 9422. The Henry is a great value for the dollar and that is a big part of its success.
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No great mystery. The Winchester was a better made gun and more expensive to produce. Used 9422s are selling for more than a new Golden Boy and even more than a new Marlin 39A. Nothing against the Henry, but its painted, alloy receiver can't match up against the 9422's steel, blued receiver in terms of quality, nor are the other parts up to the quality of a 9422. The Henry is a great value for the dollar and that is a big part of its success.
I have three Henrys and have always wanted a 9422. Recently I bought a 9410 and that makes me want the 9422 even more. What I find is that if you find a used Henry its been shot -a lot. But the 9410's and 9422's mostly seem to be NIB. People bought the Winchesters and never even shot them.

Holding the 9410 and H001 side by side you can see the Winnie is built a lot better but working the action the Henry was the full advantage. Not that comparing a .410 and a .22 is a fair comparision but close enough.

Someone else mentioned the 39A and I think that is one of the best 22 levers out there even though I don't own one.
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I have three Henrys and have always wanted a 9422. Recently I bought a 9410 and that makes me want the 9422 even more. What I find is that if you find a used Henry its been shot -a lot. But the 9410's and 9422's mostly seem to be NIB. People bought the Winchesters and never even shot them.

Holding the 9410 and H001 side by side you can see the Winnie is built a lot better but working the action the Henry was the full advantage. Not that comparing a .410 and a .22 is a fair comparision but close enough.

Someone else mentioned the 39A and I think that is one of the best 22 levers out there even though I don't own one.
The Marlin 39A has always been considered the Cadillac of 22s and was actually advertised as such by Marlin, for a time. They ain't cheap, though and, right now, you'll have a tough time finding a new one and even if you do, there have been issues on the 39s since Remington bought out Marlin in 2007. My advice is to find a used one from the days when Marlin was making them, not Remington. These pre "Remlin" 39s, though, bring a premium, the same way the used 9422s do. Worth it? You bet. IMO, the 39A is the perfect rifle for offhand shooting with the way it balances in your hand.

Here's my 1962 Marlin 39A equipped with Skinner peep and it is not for sale.

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The Marlin 39A has always been considered the Cadillac of 22s and was actually advertised as such by Marlin, for a time. They ain't cheap, though and, right now, you'll have a tough time finding a new one and even if you do, there have been issues on the 39s since Remington bought out Marlin in 2007. My advice is to find a used one from the days when Marlin was making them, not Remington. These pre "Remlin" 39s, though, bring a premium, the same way the used 9422s do. Worth it? You bet. IMO, the 39A is the perfect rifle for offhand shooting with the way it balances in your hand.

Here's my 1962 Marlin 39A equipped with Skinner peep and it is not for sale.

Thanks. I do want a vintage 39A. How did you know I was going to ask if it was for sale?
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Thanks. I do want a vintage 39A. How did you know I was going to ask if it was for sale?
I know you well enough to know that we are two of a kind on this stuff.
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