Browning Semi Auto 22  Forearm Escutcheon
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Browning Semi Auto 22 Forearm Escutcheon

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Product Description

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Descripton: Browning Semi Auto 22 Forearm Escutcheon. Fits .22 Long and Short models.

Specifications

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  • Brand: Browning
  • Caliber: .22 LR,.22 Short
  • Firearm Type: Rifle
  • Material: Steel
  • Models Fit: Semi-Auto 22

Know Your Gun

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Browning Semi-Auto 22 History

The production of the 22 Semi-Auto rifle began in 1914 and was officially imported by Browning in 1956. It is still in production today.

Historic Information Serial Number Info
1914-1955

F.N. began production of the 22 Semi-Auto Rifle.

No serial numbers are available.

1956-1967

In 1961, the codes for caliber were changed:
T=Long Rifle Caliber
E=Short Rifle Caliber
Example: 8T1000 = A 1968 22 Long Rifle Caliber Semi-Auto Rifle with serial number 1000.

T=Long Rifle Caliber
E=Short Rifle Caliber

1969-73

1969 started using two digits for the date of manufacture: type of Auto-5:
T=Long Rifle Caliber
E=Short Rifle Caliber

This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000.
Example: 69T1000 = A 1969 22 Semi-Auto rifle in 22 Long Rifle Caliber with a serial number of 1000.

T=Long Rifle Caliber
E=Short Rifle Caliber

1974

In 1974 production of the 22 Semi-Auto was moved to Miroku, Japan. The order of the serial number code was changed to:

  1. Serial Number which started at 1000 for each year.
  2. Two digit year code
  3. Rifle type code: T=Long Rifle Caliber, E=Short Rifle Caliber

Example: 1000T74 = A 1974 22 Semi-Auto rifle in 22 Long Rifle Caliber with a serial number of 1000.

T=Long Rifle Caliber

1976-1997

In 1975 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998.

  1. Serial Number which started at 1000 for each year.
  2. Date of Manufacture is a two digit code:
    Z=1, Y=2, X=3, W=4, V=5, T=6, R=7, P=8, N=9, M=0
  3. 22 Semi-Auto Type:
    146=Grade 1
    246=Grade 2
    346=Grade 3
    646=Grade 6

Example: 1000T74 = A 1974 22 Semi-Auto rifle in 22 Long Rifle Caliber with a serial number of 1000.

Serial Number Example:

01001RT646

This would be n 22 Semi-Auto Grade 6 rifle, manufactured in 1976 with the serial number 1000.

1999

In 1998 Browning redid the standardization of its serial number identifications to work with its new data base program, Oracle.

  1. Serial Number which started at 1000 for each year.
  2. Date of Manufacture is a two digit code:
    Z=1, Y=2, X=3, W=4, V=5, T=6, R=7, P=8, N=9, M=0
  3. 22 Semi-Auto Type: 212=22 Semi-Auto Rifle

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