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Old Browning .22 Rifle Help

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Thlax, Dec 25, 2012.

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  1. Thlax

    Thlax Member

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    I believe your eyes are in working order, considering all the information you have given me about the rifle from the crappy pictures ;)
     
  2. Dr.Rob

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    Hot brass down your sleeve is a small price to pay for a GREAT little rifle.

    Never needed to put a peep sight or a scope on on mom's, heck she forgets to flip up the rear sight have the time. Rarely misses a pop can.
     
  3. rcmodel

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    The great thing about the Browning bottom ejection is:

    You can turn the rifle 90 degrees either direction on your shoulder while shooting it.
    And shower the competition on both sides of you with hot brass down their shirt collars.

    Then, while they are distracted with hot brass slipping down their soft, flabby under-belly's, and getting seriously close to their neither regions!!

    They start hopping up and down doing the Gangnam Style trying to get it out?

    Right then, you can beat them easily and astoundingly in a beer can shooting match. :D

    rc
     
  4. Thlax

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    Info guys ! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1356648236.603469.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1356648249.902458.jpg
     
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    That is a very nice 22. If you don't like it sell it. You can find very tacti cool rifle for what the browning will bring. Leave it as is or sell it.
     
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Selling it to buy a tackycool rifle would be a serious blunder!!

    rc
     
  7. Jim K

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    I don't know about hot brass, but I once chipped the tile in a gun shop with one of those rifles. I had repaired it, and test fired it with two magazines. I always counted shots and as I was turning away from the firing point of the indoor range, I worked the bolt several times to clear the rifle, thinking I was one short. Then I pulled the trigger.

    I was one short, and an examination showed a small constriction in the magazine tube, just enough to keep one round back. With that gun, it is not so easy to check feeding and I made a mistake with fortunately no harm done except to the floor tile and a nick in a cinder block wall. But after that, I was super careful with those little guns.

    Jim
     
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    LOL, I'm glad RCmodel had the chance to put his foot in his mouth before I did. I would have laid $100.00 down that Browning never made one in Stainless. My Grandfather, Father, and every male cousin (8 !) in my family has/had this rifle. It is tradition for the boys to get one at the age of 14. Got mine at the age of 12 back in '89 since I grew up shooting more than the rest.
     
  9. Thlax

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    Any info off the serial number ??
     
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    Don't think they made many. From what I recall clerk said it was a special edition.

    But the kind of special no one wants.

    Easy to see that the beautiful blue and wood beats synthetic.

    At the time I wanted utility, I am going to get a blue one of these days.
     
  11. VAPOPO

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    I learned to shoot running and flying targets with my dads in the 70's Unfortunately he had to sell it when he divorced my mom.:banghead: had to do the same thing in my divorce so I understand now what he had to go through. I recall being very mad because it handled much better and was much nicer than my Glenfield model 60. I still want one and hope that I can run across a nice one.
     
  12. vaupet

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    looks like yours was build in 1965.
    In Belgium it was in incredibly popular rifle, also because of the easily (though illegal) available silencer (needed no threadiing, just locked behind front sight), which lead the 22 short to produce less noise then a bb-gun and easily conceilable due to easy takedown.
    poachers loved it to bits
    on the serial:
    http://www.browning.com/customerservice/dategun/detail.asp?bg=x&id=5
    another nice read: http://jamesazacharyjr.blogspot.be/2009/05/browning-semi-auto-22-takedown-rifle.html

    have fun
    peter
     
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