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grabbed a 9417 unfired in the box
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I guess I’m becoming more of a collector than I thought. I was browsing the Texas Gun Trader ads over Thanksgiving and ran across a 9417, unfired, in the box, all tags, paperwork, etc. in the middle of a listing for some other rifles. It had just been listed Thanksgiving morning and I was out of state, so I sent the guy a note and said if it was still here when I got back, I’d buy it. I thought it would definitely be gone, but amazingly, it was still unsold when I got back. The price seemed to be at the bottom end of those like it on TrueGunValue, which is still too much to spend, but the guy wouldn’t budge on price and I thought that this might be my only chance to get one locally with no auction, shipping, sales tax, or transfer fees, so I picked it up yesterday. I swapped the wood with one of my 9422’s that I had upgraded to the fancy Winchester walnut stocks just to see if I wanted to keep it that way. Here are a few pics with the upgraded wood.

1 question: would you leave the original wood on it or go with the upgraded fancy stocks? The fancy stocks are Winchester OEM stocks. I’m not going to shoot it (which is very unusual for me) and I’ll offer an option to go with either set if I decide to sell it.

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November 30, 2022 - 4:33 pm
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Gun should agree with however the box & paperwork is marked.  I’d guess the box of a gun with deluxe wood would be so marked, for the convenience of dealers.

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If I did decide to sell, as I said, I would give them an option and let them know that the wood was upgraded, but that was definitely my thought as I was making the post and good to get that input.

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Clarence is right. If no mention of fancy wood on a M9422 on the box, it may be a good idea to leave it alone. I have a very nice M9422 Trapper, and it has a very plain stock. If I had a fancy stock, I would change mine out.   Big Larry

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Hi jertex,

If I was going to take it to the range and field and use it as intended I would probably dress it up with the nicer wood just to please myself.  But, I think you answered your own question, if you are not going to shoot it anyway, then you can always offer the fancy wood up to a future owner and let them make the choice on whether to upgrade it or not.  In the future, those NIB 9417s will likely be even more valuable as-is so the future question may not be so tough to answer.  

I love your 9422’s, I only have a couple but they are extremely fun to shoot!

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It looks really nice with the beautiful wood, but it’s pretty clear I need to keep it original unless I end up shooting it, then I don’t think it matters nearly as much. I don’t plan on shooting it, but I’ve been known to change my mind. I have an ’81 factory nickel Colt SAA that I thought I wouldn’t ever shoot, but I made enough on my other unfired Colts when I sold them to pay for this one, so I’ll probably end up making it a fun shooter for the family to enjoy at the range.

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Jertex,

While the upgraded wood is very nice, I would leave it original.  The 9417 is way more scarce than the standard 9422 as they were only made for two years, 2003, 2004.

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jertex said
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At least you have a photo of her in a prom dress. Laugh

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LOL, good analogy, or as my sister-in-law says, “dressed to the nines!”

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Good call, save the pretty wood for one you can take out and play with. Original wood is nice enough for a safe queen.

 

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