Engraved Browning SA22 Grade 1, 19” Barrel Semi Auto Rifle .22LR

SOLD FOR: $884

WOA#: WY240210TM005

Make: Browning

Model:  SA22 Grade I

Serial Number: 6141063

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .22LR

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Blowback

Markings: This rifle has engraving on the receiver and trigger guard. There are proof marks on the bolt. The serial is under the barrel by the forend. The barrel is also marked, “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY ST LOUIS MO. & MONTREAL P.Q.  / MADE IN BELGIUM / BROWNING PATENT / 22 LONG RIFLE”

Barrel Length: 19”

Sights / Optics: Dovetailed front sight blade with a brass bead, flip up adjustable U-notch rear sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This rifle has a 2 piece checkered semi-pistol grip stock set with a straight comb. There is minor scratching on the stock, the checkering is sharp.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Internal Tube-mag

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. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are small nicks on the receiver. This rifle displays light operation. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly without the mag tube. 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: None.

Our Assessment: The Browning SA-22 was introduced in 1914 and has been in continuous production for over a century, making it one of the longest-produced firearms in history. It was designed by John Browning, one of the most renowned firearms designers of all time, known for his innovative contributions to firearm technology.

The attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship displayed in the engraving work showcase the rifle’s status as a collector’s piece and a cherished heirloom. Whether displayed in a collection or taken afield for shooting enjoyment, this engraved SA-22 exemplifies the timeless allure and legendary status of Browning’s iconic rimfire rifle. – R.E.

Engraved Browning SA22 Grade 1, 19” Barrel Semi Auto Rifle .22LR
Engraved Browning SA22 Grade 1, 19” Barrel Semi Auto Rifle .22LR