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dbuffington 02-04-2014 08:49 PM

Here's an updated version of the chart, sorted by pull weight ...

http://www.buffingtonassociates.com/...os/Chart2b.jpg

Fin 02-20-2014 09:23 AM

This is not terribly scientific since I don't have a scale to measure the trigger pull, but I have noticed a significant reduction in the trigger pull on my new BL-22 now that I have about 300-400 rounds through it. When I first sighted it in a month ago I was a little concerned. Shooting it and comparing it to my old Marlin 25N it felt like the BL-22 trigger would never break! Squeeze, and squeeze, and squeeze some more..... Now in comparison the two feel almost equal, with the BL-22 feeling cleaner or crisper. I'm relieved!

flintlock65 04-03-2014 06:07 PM

That bottom rifle with the ramped buckhorn sight ? do you know if the dovetail is the same size as the flip ups ? I just bought a BL-22 micro mini and promptly replaced the rear stock with a full sized stock , However in and out of a saddle scabbard the sight flips down ,

photoracer 05-05-2014 10:04 PM

I just acquired a 1995 BL-22 and I do have an RCBS trigger gauge. I will test it out in a few days. Trigger seems lighter than 5# and I can usually tell pretty close. Will post a picture when I can. Wood is much darker than most of the ones I see on here.

dbuffington 05-05-2014 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoracer (Post 5008468)
I just acquired a 1995 BL-22 and I do have an RCBS trigger gauge. I will test it out in a few days. Trigger seems lighter than 5# and I can usually tell pretty close. Will post a picture when I can. Wood is much darker than most of the ones I see on here.

Thanks!
Dave

Rusty_Relic 05-07-2014 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DLS (Post 4894666)
Here's my data and a question:

Box stock Grade-I purchased new in 1973 or 1974 has a trigger pull of 4lbs 4oz.

Here's the question ... the serial number is 37823777 which does not fit with Browning's numbering system as listed on their site.

My father got it directly from a Browning executive friend of his. Could this be some type of prototype? There is nothing special about this gun compared to other Grade-1's.

Are you sure that serial is supposed to be 37B and not 8? Don't go by Browning's serial data. My Grade II serial is 57B01479 and has nothing about "126" or "226" grade designation. Also in case you haven't read this elsewhere, the Japanese had a little trouble at first with dating the firearms and would get the numbers backwards. Nothing more, nothing less. It's kind of obvious that my BL-22 wasn't made in 1957.
Wayne

Brett Mc 05-10-2014 10:38 AM

dbuffington, thanks for listing this info. I have been meaning to list mine for quite a while. Serial number 02967PX226, my records show it dates to '83. Trigger pull with my RCBS averages 5.5#. I bought it new along with 20 boxes (250 count) of Winchester CB Shorts. Bought that combo specifically for squirrels in the "forbidden" woods. No one ever accused those Winchester CBs of shooting flat, but with my Bushnell Sportview sighted in at 60 - 75 feet, it would place them near the ear every time. The best part was, nobody ever knew I was there.

drewerts 02-08-2015 04:12 PM

Bl22
 
Serial #01672PT126, Patent Pending 1986. 6.25 lbs

dbuffington 02-08-2015 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drewerts (Post 5284777)
Serial #01672PT126, Patent Pending 1986. 6.25 lbs

Thanks! Has any trigger work been done on the gun? Has it been used?

Thanks again!
Dave

Mozella 02-09-2015 06:48 AM

Browning BL 22 Grade II
SN 05246ZW242 Purchased Fall 2014
Factory Pull 8#.
After polishing 5#-5oz.
After lighter trigger and sear springs 3#-2oz.

drewerts 02-09-2015 03:49 PM

Bl-22
 
I purchased new; probably less than 100 rounds through the pipe. No trigger work.

anotherone 01-12-2017 06:23 PM

BL22 Trigger Pull
 
BL22
Grade II
New - Purchased 09-11-2016 but never fired because of trigger pull
Terrible - cleaned, oiled, greased and operated mechanism 100's of times
I thought it was beginning to get somewhat lighter, but I purchased a Lyman electronic trigger pull gauge; and it actually matched my purchase date.

9# 11oz - I will have it worked on when I find a competent gunsmith. I do not have the expertise to work on it, but I'll never fire it in its current condition. I have several Ruger 10/22's and Henry's. Actually, I have a Crickett I would rather shoot.

TerrierCarrier 01-13-2017 07:27 PM

Nice thread. I have 2 BL-22s

One purchased new, the other a used $100 gun store find. The gun store find is a well used rifle, the finish is shot with light surface rust on the receiver, lever, and barrel. But for $100, it is a great buy for a desert plinker.

Both rifles are shot as they came with no attempt made to improve trigger pulls. Both have uncounted 1000s of rounds through them. No difference in accuracy can be identified between the two. The older rifle does not have a gold Browning buck on the underside of the trigger guard, the newer rifle does.

The new rifle has much nicer wood than the older rifle. The old stock is very plain, the new rifle has some nice curl to the walnut in the butt stock.

1971: 71B579xx
3# 8oz trigger pull

2001: 026xxMZ242
5# trigger pull

Sorry, no photos.

Don

284wahoo 01-16-2017 10:32 PM

Is there a prize for the roughest looking BL-22 in this thread? Just started another thread to introduce us, so I won't turn over all that ground again here. I'll just say, it's new to me, and a work in progress.

- S/N = 70F(or P)XXXXXX
- Patent Pending
- Trigger pull (dry) = 5.0 Lb.s, no perceptible creep, very crisp.

While this rifle looks well worn on the surface, I suspect it's from someone's handy work at stripping the blue, and it seems to not have been shot a whole lot. The bore looks so good, with the rifling super sharp. Inside of the action does not show hardly any rubbing marks. Main spring is VERY heavy. Hammer face does not show much wear. Firing pin face does not look polished.

So what are the common flags that point to high use on a BL-22 anyways?

http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps0zfgjnro.jpg

http://i476.photobucket.com/albums/r...psrq32140x.jpg

gokyo 03-24-2018 06:19 PM

My BL-22 bought march 2018

The trigger pull measures 4 lbs 2 oz

It has a about 50 rounds.

DLS 03-28-2018 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 284wahoo (Post 7956666)
...So what are the common flags that point to high use on a BL-22 anyways?


Other than a high area of polish on the top to of the bolt (due to wear) my BL-22 looks pretty much brand new. I was gifted this rifle in the mid '70s and it has had countless bricks of ammo fired through it.

I have been fastidious in it's care (my first rifle after all) but even so you would expect to see some bluing wear on the lever and trigger, but it's not there.

Seaweed02 05-16-2019 12:18 PM

My BL22
 
Brand New in 2019. It is a BL-22 Micro Midas that I bought for teaching my grandson how to shoot. It is very nicely built but the trigger right out of the box was 7.4 pounds. Too much for my grandson. So I followed This thread and actually contributed to it by including a couple of links to YouTube Videos that gave instructions on how to disassemble the rifle, install a spring kit, and reassemble the rifle. Now my rifle has a 4.2 pound trigger.

Here is the link to the old thread that I followed and then contributed to. My contributions are on Page 4 of this thread which was started by member OldWolf.
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=826922

jcp1300 07-06-2019 04:41 PM

I purchased a Browning BL-22 G2 in March of '18. Very pleased with the appearance of the rifle and the working of the action. The trigger pull was still off the scale of my Wheeler gage (8# max) after about 500 rounds. Luckily I found the thread by OldWolf about the trigger tuning kit, got one and installed it. Trigger is now 5# exactly and crisp. Excellent trigger for field use.
Thanks OldWolf for the outstanding thread.
Edit....
After a bit of further tinkering the pull is down to 3# 12oz.

DLS 11-16-2019 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcp1300 (Post 11535919)
I purchased a Browning BL-22 G2 in March of '18. Very pleased with the appearance of the rifle and the working of the action. The trigger pull was still off the scale of my Wheeler gage (8# max) after about 500 rounds. Luckily I found the thread by OldWolf about the trigger tuning kit, got one and installed it. Trigger is now 5# exactly and crisp. Excellent trigger for field use.
Thanks OldWolf for the outstanding thread.
Edit....
After a bit of further tinkering the pull is down to 3# 12oz.

Could you post the link to that thread? (hoping you are still watching this thread)

jcp1300 11-17-2019 02:29 PM

Try this....https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=826922

DLS 11-27-2019 06:16 PM

A very belated thank you jcp1300! I may give that spring kit a try.

Semper Fi


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