Colt Woodsman (.22 LR)
22, steel BBs, 50 shot gravity feed
CO2, 8 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB: Healthways lead-coated steel BBs
Weight (lb)/Length (in): 1.76, 9.25
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled: 6.25, steel, yes
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable: 5.6, no
fixed, adjustable (elevation only)
Velocity (fps): adjustable (3-settings) 350 on high setting
Sound Level (dB): 101
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates: 1969 - 1980
Condition/Manual/Box: 80%, no, no
The Plainsman MA22 is .22
cal version of the Plainsman 9401. Unfortunately, its use of
hard to find .22 cal lead-covered steel BBs limited its popularity. This
makes the MA22 a rare find compared to the more
commonly available standard Plainsman. Other than
the use of .22 cal ammunition, the MA22 shares the same valve,
trigger, and frame as the standard Plainsman. The double-action trigger
has a long smooth pull with an indistinct break point. The
barrel of the MA22 is slightly smaller in diameter than the
barrel of the .22 cal Healthways Shorty. The MA22, therefore,
cannot use the same ammunition as the Shorty. Steel shot or
lead-covered steel shot is preferred with a diameter no greater
than 0.215 inches.
Airgun article about Healthways air pistols (pg
pg 3). With permission from the author, Trevor Adams.
Pyramyd Air Report on Healthways Plainsman - Part 1.
Pyramyd Air Report on Healthways Plainsman - Part
Pyramyd Air Report on Healthways Plainsman - Part 3.
Pyramyd Air Report on Healthways Plainsman - Part 4.
Measurements were made on
4/05/08 at a temperature of 74 ºF and 14' elevation. A five shot
string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Benjamin .22 cal
round air rifle shot (15.2 gr). The highest velocity measured
was 310 fps (high power setting), the lowest was 264 fps
(average of the 5-shot string was 300 fps, s = 20). A five shot string
fired off-hand with open sights grouped at 0.76". Click the thumbnail below to see a
here for a description of the measurement methods.
The performance tests were conducted
using Benjamin round air rifle lead shot (.22 cal). The round
shot was loaded, single shot, down the muzzle.