April 28, 2022
A 9422 magnum just came into my possession. I’ve got a few Marlin lever actions, but this is my first Winchester. The magazine feed tube is loose, and doesn’t lock in when twisted. Is this normal when it’s empty? I know on the Marlins, the spring plunger on the end gives enough resistance to keep it secure.
Also, the spot where the bullet loads looks cone shaped. Is that normal?
Thanks for any info.
February 19, 2014
July 17, 2012
I have not had the problem but have heard if you slide an appropriate sized “o” ring onto the inner tube it puts enough tension in the system to secure it nicely. I don’t recall the size but you can probably experiment (or do a search over on RimfireCentral) for the exact size.
WACA Life Member #6284 - Specializing in Pre-64 Winchester .22 Rimfire
November 1, 2013
28 gauge said
Had the same trouble with my 9422.Lost the tube twice,but was lucky enough to find it both times.Fixed the problem by putting a few twists of tape on the magazine tube so that it will fit snug.
Were you out of bailing wire? If you grew up on a farm as I did, it was seldom out of reach.
January 17, 2018