BROWNING .22 RIM FIRE TAKE DOWN SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE.
FN Belgian Browning .22 Rim Fire Semi-Automatic Take Down Sporting Rifle and a FIRM favourite of mine. 19 ¼”(490mm) Threaded ½” x 20 TPI UNF barrel still retaining the Open / Iron V sights. Stock gives a pull length at 13 ¾” (350mm) and brings in an overall length of 37” (940mm). ONLY 4 Lbs 6 ½ oz (1.998 Kg). Less than 2 bags of sugar! These rifles are EASILY carried around ALL day and / or night and not get even remotely tired.
AMAZING in their simplicity of design as well as build quality. For cleaning the barrel takes about 3 seconds to remove. The action block comes out in the same time scale. You are then left with 6 basic pieces: Barrel now awaiting a brush through. The action block consists mainly of the other 5. Main Slide Block, Two Guide Rods and Two Springs. There are a couple of other small parts but for general maintenance and / or cleaning these rifles are simply STUPIDLY easy. Little wonder J.M. Browning is still held in such esteem. As well as recognised and considered to be something of a genius where gun design is.
Completely Ambidextrous, Another wonderful feature is bottom ejection. No spent cases flying past your face / eye so PERFECT to shoot from either shoulder.
If you have never had the pleasure of looking at one of these there is an open invitation. Just don’t be surprised if you end up wanting one!
Given the serial number, one of the earliest examples I have been fortunate enough to have the pleasure of selling. I also suspect it will be something of a little cracker as far as function and actual use. Accuracy should be everything and more as guns never ‘live’ this long unless they shoot well.
These older examples also feature woodwork of much finer profile, Rounded Prince of Wales Grip and ‘pencil’ forend. Smooth Finish with zero chequering IS standard on older guns. Likely also American Maple Walnut featuring EXCELLENT Cross Grain Tiger Stripe Highlights.
As always the tubular magazine set to the stock so near impossible to even think about losing. Either disengage completely and load through the butt plate or pull back just past the neck / grip. These older examples have a small loading port set to the top of the grip to simply feed in round after round.
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