Browning BL-22 BL22 Octagon Field 24” Lever Action .22 Short \ LR MFD 2004

SOLD FOR: $1,450

WOA#: WY240210TM009

Make: Browning

Model: BL-22 Octagon Field Grade 2

Serial Number: 01144MW242

Year of Manufacture: 2004

Caliber: 22 Short, Long, & Long Rifle

Action Type: Tube Fed, Lever Action Rimfire Rifle

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH / MADE IN JAPAN / MIROKU”. The right is marked “BL-22 CALIBER .22 SHORT, LONG & LONG RIFLE / PATENT NO. 3377731”. The bottom right side of the receiver is marked with the serial number “01144MW242”. The butt plate is marked “BROWNING”. The bottom of the lever is marked with a gold-colored Buckmark.

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed into the barrel, the rear sight is an elevation adjustable buckhorn sight dovetailed into the barrel. The top of the receiver is grooved for a claw type scope mount.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece checkered wood with a straight grip, straight comb, Browning checkered polymer buttplate, and banded forend. There is only one notable mark in the wood, a small compression on the comb of the stock. The LOP measures 13.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate.There are no chips or cracks. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued Barrel and Engraved Satin Nickel Receiver.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The only mark to the metal’s surfaces is a very small hairline scratch on the left side of the receiver. The screw heads are sharp, the pins are unmarred. Overall this rifle is in Excellent to Like New condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle includes its original box, paperwork, manual, and receiver lock.

Our Assessment: The Browning BL-22 Octagon Field Grade 2 is a revered lever-action rimfire rifle celebrated for its classic design, smooth action, and exceptional craftsmanship. Built upon Browning’s time-tested BL-22 platform, this rifle exudes elegance and functionality in equal measure. Constructed with a steel receiver and barrel, adorned with a high-grade walnut stock and forend, the BL-22 Octagon Field Grade 2 showcases Browning’s commitment to quality materials and precision engineering. Its octagonal barrel adds a nostalgic touch, enhancing the rifle’s overall aesthetic appeal and harking back to the golden age of lever-action firearms. Chambered in .22 Long Rifle (LR), the BL-22 Octagon Field Grade 2 offers shooters versatility and reliability. The .22 LR cartridge’s affordability, low recoil, and excellent accuracy make it a popular choice for plinking, target shooting, and small game hunting, ensuring that this rifle remains a versatile companion for a wide range of shooting enthusiasts. Notable features of the BL-22 Octagon Field Grade 2 include a smooth and crisp trigger pull, an adjustable rear sight paired with a brass bead front sight for precise aiming, and a tubular magazine. The rifle’s walnut stock is finely checkered for a secure grip, while its slim and compact profile makes it easy to handle and maneuver in various shooting conditions. The lever action operates effortlessly, allowing for quick follow-up shots and seamless cycling of the action. Whether for plinking, target shooting, small game hunting, or recreational shooting, the BL-22 Octagon Field Grade 2 excels in all applications. Its timeless design, exceptional performance, and unmatched shooting experience make it a favorite among rimfire rifle enthusiasts worldwide. In summary, the Browning BL-22 Octagon Field Grade 2 embodies the legacy of Browning’s commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and innovation. With its classic styling, smooth action, and superb accuracy, this rifle continues to captivate shooters of all skill levels and remains a cherished addition to any firearms collection. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Browning BL-22 BL22 Octagon Field 24” Lever Action .22 Short \ LR MFD 2004
Browning BL-22 BL22 Octagon Field 24” Lever Action .22 Short LR MFD 2004