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Old 11-25-2019, 06:35 AM
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BL22 Grade 2 Octagon all steel?



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Can I confirm that all Metal parts on the BL22 grade 2 octagon are all steel?
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:14 AM
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I have on of those, and I believe it to be true.
The Nickel appearance on the receiver is a proprietary Browning/Winchester/Miroku surface treatment that is not, specifically Nickel, but what they call Silver Nitride.
Here: - https://www.browning.com/products/fi...i-octagon.html
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:19 AM
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Can I confirm that all Metal parts on the BL22 grade 2 octagon are all steel?
Some internal parts are not steel, however they have been around since 1969...
50 years.

At this point they've outlasted nearly every other .22 Lever action rifle. (Marlin 39 being the longest)

They are a solid, well made rifle.
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:24 AM
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If you do a simple search of BL-22 threads from a few weeks ago, you will find extensive discussion on this. There is an aluminum internal “frame” in all BL22s that houses many of the rifle’s small parts. Integral to that frame is a threaded extension that accepts the stock through bolt. The OP of the thread dropped his rifle, and the threaded extension broke off the frame. I believe he eventually replaced the entire frame, about a $50 part that is readily available. Another poster on the thread replaced the original through bolt with a slightly longer one, hoping doing so would decrease the likelihood of his frame breaking. In any event, I agree it is a well debugged design, but the BL22 definitely is not all steel, and the aluminum frame is definitely a critical part. I’ll let each draw his own conclusions about the BL22.

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Old 11-25-2019, 11:30 AM
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As stated,
Internal frame is aluminum, everything else is steel except the magazine follower.

The breakage that Teddy Bear Rat, was describing is true. But that is the only one I have heard about so far. It looked like there was a casting flaw in that part (weak point).

I have several lever 22's, out of the Marlins, Winchesters, I pick the Browning up every time over the others. They have not been to the range in several weeks. That Browning BL-22 goes with me every time.
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Old 11-26-2019, 09:13 AM
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This would be the thread.
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