Healthways Plainsman 9401 (Late Model)
Colt Woodsman (.22 LR)
177, steel BBs, 100 shot gravity feed
CO2, 8 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB: Crosman Copperhead BBs
Weight (lb)/Length (in): 1.7, 9.5
metal, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled: 6.0, steel, no
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable: 6.2, no
Velocity (fps): 350
Sound Level (dB): 95
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates: 1960-1977
Condition/Manual/Box: 80%, no, yes
A nice all-metal plinker in
very good condition except that sometime in the past someone
over tightened the grip screws and put hairline fractures on
both grips. However, the grips are still whole and work fine.
This gun uses 8 gram CO2
cylinders and has a three-position power adjusting knob at the
base of the grip. The screw cap piercing system identifies this
gun as a later model Plainsman. Healthways was purchased by Marksman
in 1983 and continued to manufacture the Plainsman until 1987
under the Marksman name.
Airgun article about Healthways air pistols (pg
pg 3). With permission from the author, Trevor Adams.
Catalog Ad (notice reference to self-protection).
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
8/01/06 at a temperature of 85 ºF and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired
from a bench rest at 15' using Crosman Copperhead BBs (5.1 gr).
The highest velocity measured was 313 fps (low power setting), the lowest was
(average of the 10-shot string was 302 fps). An eight shot string
fired with open sights grouped at 2.16". Click the thumbnail below to see a
here for a description of the measurement methods.