Healthways Plainsman 9401 (Intermediate Model)
Colt Woodsman (.22 LR)
177, steel BBs, 100 shot gravity feed
CO2, 8 g Powerlet
Recommended Pellet or BB: Daisy Avanti 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: 5.9, 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
The Healthways Plainsman
is a nice all-metal plinker that uses 8 gram CO2
cylinders and has a three-position power adjusting knob at the
base of the grip. The screw cap piercing system, the stamped
markings, and the "Pat. Pend." label identify this
gun as an intermediate model Plainsman. Earlier models had a
lever piercing system and later models had no frame stampings. 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
11/29/08 at a temperature of 72 ºF and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired
from a bench rest at 15' using Daisy Avanti BBs (5.5 gr).
The highest velocity measured was 415 fps (hi power setting), the lowest was
(average of the 10-shot string was 410 fps). A six shot string
fired with open sights grouped at 1.00". Click the thumbnail below to see a
here for a description of the measurement methods.