SOLD FOR: $1,340.00
Make: Browning (Made in Belgium by FN)
Serial Number: 87923T7
Year of Manufacture: 1967 (T7)
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Semi-Auto, Single Action
Markings: On the left side of the barrel this pistol is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY”. The right side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN BELGIUM 22 L.R.” The front strap is marked with the serial number. The underside of the barrel is marked with two Belgian proof marks, “* / Y” inspection mark and “BROWNING’S PATENT”. The left-rear of the slide and the left-front of the trigger guard have matching inspection mark and proof. The bottom of the magazine is marked “.22 L.R. BROWNING”.
Barrel Length: 6 3/4″, Heavy Barrel with Vent-Rib
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an undercut serrated Patridge blade pinned to the ventilated rib. The rear sight is a square notch, adjustable for windage and elevation mounted to the rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The installed grip is a large walnut target grip with a thumb shelf and matching Schnabel-style tip forend. The stocks have only a few scattered minor marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The shell deflector pin is still present in the right at the top. The installed grip rates in about Excellent condition.
Also included is a left-handed walnut target grip of the same style but with the thumb-shelf on the other side. This grip shows only a few minor marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, it is in about Fine-Excellent condition. Due to the finish, style and checkering, we suspect but cannot confirm that it is a Browning grip.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its beautiful blue finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The pistol comes in a black leather coated hard sided case with brass locking latch on the front (key included), red felt interior with fitted depressions for the pistol, barrel weight set, multi tool, and cartridge tray, all of which are included along with a total of one 10-round magazine and the additional grip as described. There is a plaque in the case at the top-right reading “Automatics by / BROWNING / St. Louis, Mo.”. The exterior of the case has scattered light wear, mostly at corners and the brass nameplate on the lid is missing, the interior has light wear from the contents. Overall, the case is in about Very Good-plus condition. The barrel weights and multitool have some scattered light marks, in about Very Good-Fine condition. The magazine has operational wear with intact feed lips and a strong spring, in Very Good-plus condition.
Our Assessment: The Browning Medalist model is a fine example of a true Bullseye match .22 target pistol. It can be fit with a variety of barrel weights or the installed forend and has a track record of quality. This example is in about Excellent condition with only light handling marks in the metal and a few scattered light marks in the stocks. This pistol comes with an additional grip, allowing it to be configured for right or left-handed shooting. This pistol is quite attractive and should present well in its medalist case for a Browning collector. If not being presented, this pistol will make an outstanding target gun. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible handgun is on the Roster of Exempted Olympic Competition Pistols and CAN be transferred through an FFL as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All C&R and modern firearms must be transferred through a California Firearms Dealer for DROS for CA purchasers. This section does not apply to out of state residents.