Like most gun bugs at present I have been buying a few new pieces just in case. I have wanted one of Browning’s automatic .22 rimfires for years now. Here is an ad: They are still made by Miroko in Nippon. I had my reservations about owning a Japanese made rifle but it appears they are very well made. I took up order of one of these last night from the gun broker website. I am going to buy the carrying case as this is a takedown and might scope it with a Leopold I have laying around here someplace.