FN Browning Model SA22 SA-22 .22 LR 19″ Semi-Automatic Rifle, 1951-1965 C&R

SOLD FOR: $3320

LSB#: 210816MM02

Make: Fabrique Nationale

Model: Browning 22

Serial Number: T52252

Year of Manufacture: 1951-1965

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Tube Magazine Fed Takedown Rifle.

Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY St LOUIS Mo / MADE IN BELGIUM”, the left is marked “22 LONG RIFLE”. The right side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING PATENTS”. The front face of the receiver is marked with the serial number “T52252” and the front face of the lower metal is marked “T 2252”. The top rear of the receiver is marked with a perron. The sides of the receiver contain floral scroll and decorative border engraving as does the trigger guard.

Barrel Length: 19” Threaded

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade, integral to a base that is dovetailed onto the barrel. The rear sight is a flat top U-notch with an elevator wheel marked 1-4 that is dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver has a male dovetail for mounting a scope (not included).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered wood with a  pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and a serrated steel buttplate with a hole for the magazine tube that inserts through the buttstock. There is also a loading port on the right side of the buttstock. There is some light finish loss on the left side of the forearm. There are scattered little nicks, compressions, and draglines throughout. The checkering shows light wear but is generally sharp. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the serrated steel butt plate. The plate shows a few light marks. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is somewhat bright with some scattered pitting and the rifling is well defined.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are a few light marrs on the right side of the receiver and at the muzzle. There are some light scratches on the right side of the barrel. The screw heads are lightly marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with an original Browning leather case with blue felt interior.

Our Assessment: This is an SA-22 produced under Browning’s patent for the European market by Fabrique Nationale. It was originally introduced as a top-loader in 1914 and transitioned to its present design in 1956. FN made these rifles under Browning’s patent from 1956 until 1974 with a brief hiatus before Miroku began manufacturing them in 1976 in Japan. This gun retains about 96% of its original finish and has sound trigger mechanics. Please see our photos and good luck!

FN Browning Model SA22 SA-22 .22 LR 19" Semi-Automatic Rifle, 1951-1965 C&R
FN Browning Model SA22 SA-22 .22 LR 19″ Semi-Automatic Rifle, 1951-1965 C&R