FN Browning Medalist .22 LR 6.75″ Barrel Weight Set Target Pistol, 1963 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1101

LSB#: 210813DS04

Make: Browning (Made in Belgium by FN)

Model: Medalist

Serial Number: 29822T3

Year of Manufacture: 1963 (T3 Date Code)

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 and “* / U” inspection mark. The front face of the slide and the bottom of the grip is marked with a Belgian proof and an inspector’s mark.

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 infrequent hardly notable handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The shell deflector pin is included but is not installed. The grips rate in about Excellent condition.

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 metal finish. There is very light handling wear. The screw heads are 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 not 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. There is a plaque in the case at the top-right reading “Automatics by / BROWNING / St. Louis, Mo.”.

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. 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!

FN Browning Medalist .22 LR 6.75" Barrel Weight Set Target Pistol, 1963 C&R
FN Browning Medalist .22 LR 6.75″ Barrel Weight Set Target Pistol, 1963 C&R