I was out and about today and stopped by a gunshow here in town. There was a guy at a table that had a Winchester 9422 NIB. I checked the serial # and found that it was one of the early models ( no checkering) I have been watching the price go up on these little guys like a rocket, but really wanted one. It was the end of the show and people were starting to pack up, I looked at it for a minute, listened to the guys hard-luck story, and offered him $500.00 for it, paid the man and brought it home. It took me about 2 hours to clean all the packing grease out of it! Geez, Now I feel kinda guilty, but I bet I get over it after a trip to the range!!!