1963 Browning .22 Semi-Automatic Grade I Takedown
Belgian Made "T" Series Engraved European Walnut
Used Condition
FFL is required
Current Bid
$575.00
Starting Bid
$0.01
No Reserve!
12 Bids Bid History
Time Left 15 min rule
Item has Ended
8/6/2017 8:39 PM
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Item 671808268
Location Rio Rico, AZ 85648
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Priority Mail$45.00
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Sales Tax
Seller must collect sales tax from the following states:
AZ 6.6%   
Inspection/ Return Policy
Three Days from the date the item is received

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Correction: The serial number on this Browning is: 2T33111. Manufacture date is believed to be 1962. Apologies for the error in listing.

Information above was added on 7/30/2017 3:51:05 AM

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Manufactured In 1963 - Browning “T” Series Grade I - 22 Semi Automatic Takedown - .22 LR - 19.25" Barrel - Grade I European Walnut Stock - 11 Round Internal Tube Magazine - Auto Loading - Original Hand Finished Satin Blue - Factory Engraved - Sporting Sights - John Moses Browning Designed...Hallowed Be Thy Name

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Our Browning up for auction has a serial number of 3T72280. Our records indicate a manufacture date of 1963. She has the 19.25" barrel and sporting sights. Rear being elevation adjustable and the front being drift adjustable. The internal tube magazine holds 11 .22LR cartridges. The walnut stock is in fine condition showing only minor wear from handling, storage and use. The original bluing shows very minor wear, but retains a high degree of the original application. This rifle features factory engraving on the receiver and Grade I wood. All mechanical actions function with crispness, and bore is strong. Overall a fine example from over fifty years ago. We have attached multiple Hi-Definition photographs in various lighting conditions for your review and consideration. She comes as photographed. Enjoy the auction!

John M. Browning designed Semi-Auto 22, Grade I Browning Takedown: Based on the original with walnut stock blued receiver and barrel, buttstock loading, open sights, take-down design. Nearly 100 years of proven fun. The SA-22 is unlike any other rimfire rifle on the market. Much more than "just a 22," the history of this fine rifle can be traced back to the mind of the gunmaker himself, John M. Browning, and is a lasting tribute to his genius. The SA-22 is sure to become your favorite plinker and varmint rifle. It is lightweight and easy to carry on a squirrel hunt, and easy to load for a day of plinking at the range. Construction quality and materials are top notch to ensure longevity and lasting beauty. The fine Walnut stock is sharply Checkered and polished to a sheen. The SA-22 ejects fired brass out the bottom of the receiver to make shooting a pleasure for right- and left-handed operators. Perhaps the most interesting feature is the ability to take the rifle down into two parts. The slim, forged steel receiver and slender barrel takes down into two compact units without tools. More features below. A living tribute to the genius of John Moses Browning....Few autoloading rimfire rifles have endured the test of time and the marketplace like the Browning SA-22. The SA-22 is one of the first autoloading rimfire rifles ever made, and one the most desirable. One John M. Browning’s final designs, his genius shines through in every feature.

Browning Takedown 22 Semi-Auto History

The Browning 22 Semi-Auto rifle, also known as the Semi Automatic 22 or SA-22, is a takedown rifle produced by FN Herstal based on a John Browning patent. The rifle is currently produced by Browning as the Semi-Auto 22. Production began in 1914 and continued through 1974 in Belgium and production continued in 1976 in Japan by Miroku. It was first exported by FN for the American market in 1956. A close copy made by the Chinese company Norinco was formerly imported into the US by Interarms as the Model ATD. Remington manufactured a lighter weight version under license from 1919-1935 as the Remington Model 24 and then replaced it with the Remington Model 241 in 1935. Except for the barrel locking mechanism the Remington Model 241 is very similar to the Browning SA-22. The SA-22 was the first production semiautomatic rifle chambered in .22 LR caliber, and is regarded as a classic firearm. It has been offered in several "grades" of engraving and gold inlay, and is a widely collected gun, especially those manufactured in Belgium. The Semi-auto .22 is a made from blued steel and walnut, and ejects spent cases downward. This feature was intended by the designer to keep the user's face "protected from gasses and flying particles while firing", at which it succeeds, but also allows the sizzling hot empty case to eject down one's forward-arm shirt sleeve. The lack of a side-mounted ejection port also leaves a large "canvas" for engraving. Factory engraving was done by hand at FN Herstal, and is done by laser engraving with hand finishing at Miroku. It has occasionally been sold with a factory fitted hard case, or with scope mounting grooves on the receiver. Initial production models had a small loading port located on the top of the stock in contrast to later models which had the loading port located on the right side of the buttstock. Over half a million SA-22 rifles have been sold since 1914

Browning Takedown 22 Semi-Auto Specifications

  • Make: Browning 'T" Series
  • Model: 22 Semi-Auto Grade 1 Takedown
  • Origin: Belgium
  • Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
  • Capacity: 11 Round
  • Finish: Engraved - Hand Finished Factory Original Blue
  • Type: Autoloading Rimfire Takedown Rifle
  • Designer: John Moses Browning
  • Manufacturer: FN Herstal
  • Produced: 1914 - Present
  • Length: 37 Inches
  • Weight: 5.2 lbs
  • Barrel Length: 19.25 Inches
  • Action: Autoloader
  • Feed System: 10 Round Tubular Feed System
  • Overall Length: 37"
  • Length of Pull: 13 3/4"
  • Drop at Comb: 1 3/16"
  • Drop at Heel: 2 5/8"
  • Wood Grade: I
  • Condition: Used - Excellent
  • Stock: Grade I Checkered European Walnut
  • Rear Sights: Elevation Adjustable Leaf
  • Front Sights: Drift Adjustable
  • Serial Number: 3T72280
  • Manufactured: 1963 - Made in Belgium

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Manufacturer
Browning
Model
.22 Semi-Automatic Grade I Takedown
Caliber
.22 LR
Barrel Length
19 inch
Capacity
11
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