SOLD FOR: $3,526.00
Make: Made by Miroku in Japan for Browning
Model: SA-22, 100th Anniversary
Serial Number: 100A140059
Year of Manufacture: 2014
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: This is a semi-automatic rifle with a tubular magazine in the butt. It is a takedown model with a removable barrel.
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH MADE IN JAPAN/MIROKU”, the right shoulder is marked “SA-22 CALIBER .22 LONG RIFLE BROWNING PATENTS”. The bottom-right of the receiver at the front is marked with the serial number. The receiver is engraved with gold accents, the left has a rabbit scene and BuckMark, the right has a squirrel scene and “S.A.22- / 100 / Years”. Both scenes are surrounded with scroll engraving. The top-rear of the receiver has a gold relief-engraved portrait of John Browning holding an SA-22. The bottom of the trigger guard has a gold BuckMark.
Barrel Length: 19 3/8”, Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed into the barrel. The rear sight is a folding “U” notched leaf with white triangle aiming reference adustable for elevation and drift-adjustable for windage. The top of the barrel is also drilled, tapped and filled to accept scope mounts (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece gloss finished checkered select walnut with flat-bottom pistol grip, straight comb and serrated blued steel buttplate. The buttplate has a hole in the center for access to the magazine rod. There is also a groove in the right side of the buttstock for loading shells into the magazine without completely withdrawing the magazine tube. The forend tapers at the rear to match the outline of the receiver. The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the gold plated trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has no notable wear or damage, in Excellent condition. The stocks rate in Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued & Gold
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The bolt shows light operational wear. Otherwise, there is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel is tight to the receiver. We did not fire this rifle. It has a cross-bolt safety at the front of the trigger guard. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a two-piece black cardboard Browning box with serial matching label, black and brown Browning luggage case with brass fixtures, key for the case, trigger lock and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. The box has scattered light wear with a couple of punctures in the lid portion, in about Good-Very Good condition. The luggage case shows only faint wear from storage, in about Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: Browning first started making this rifle in 1914 as a top loader and changed it to a butt-fed tubular magazine in 1955. FN manufactured the rifle through 1974, after which it was made by Miroku of Japan. This rifle was made in 2014 to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the SA-22, one of Browning’s most enduring and popular rifle designs. Upgraded from the standard SA-22 with an octagonal barrel and gorgeous, gold-accented engraving, this rifle also comes with an attractive luggage case and its original box. As great as these rifles are for small game, plinking and teaching fundamentals to a new shooter, this commemorative rifle in its high condition is going to have the Browning collectors interested, for sure. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California.