Browning Belgium SA22 Grade I .22LR 19.5″ Takedown Semi-Auto Rifle 1967

SOLD FOR: $883

WOA#: WY220928DJ002

Make: Browning Arms Company Belgium

Model: 22 Semi-Auto Rifle, Grade 2 

Serial Number: 7T54215

Year of Manufacture: 1967

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle

Action Type: Takedown Semi-Automatic Rifle w/ Mag Tube

Markings:  The top of the barrel is marked, “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY ST LOUIS Mo. & MONTREAL P.Q. MADE IN BELGIUM”.  The left side of the barrel is marked, “22 LONG RIFLE”.  The right side of the barrel is marked, “BROWNING’S PATENT”.  The bottom of the barrel is marked, “7154215”. The scope is marked, “BUSHNELL 3X-8X SCOPECHIEF 22”.  There are proof marks on the bottom of the BCG.

Barrel Length: 19.5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed into the barrel with rear serrations. The rear sight is a flip-up U-notch leaf with a white triangle aim guide that is fine adjustable for elevation.  The top of the receiver has a Scope rail that is currently fitted with a Bushnell 3X-8X SCOPECHIEF 22.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a flat-bottom traditional grip, straight comb, and serrated blued steel buttplate.  There are light scattered scratches throughout the high gloss finish of the stock visible light’s reflection.  There are one or two minor impression marks on the buttstock.  The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13.75″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine+ condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no significant wear nor damage. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly.  We did not fire this rifle. It has a cross-bolt safety at the front of the trigger guard. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: none

Our Assessment:   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 semi-auto rimfire rifles ever made, and one of the most desirable. One of John M. Browning’s final designs, his genius shines through in every feature. The slim, forged steel receiver and slender barrel takes down into two compact units without tools. The Browning SA-22 is an iconic plinker, dating from 1914, this model being made in 1967. It has been copied by Remington and Norinco, but neither come close to the real thing like this one made in Belgium by Browning. Please see our photos and good luck!

Browning Belgium SA22 Grade I .22LR 19.5" Takedown Semi-Auto Rifle 1967
Browning Belgium SA22 Grade I .22LR 19.5″ Takedown Semi-Auto Rifle 1967