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Old 01-03-2011, 09:20 AM
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While I do have a number of unfired guns,I say "Shoot it".
Forget the "investment" nonsense-guns really aren't that great as such,though better than other hobbies,and sometimes aren't as liquid as we'd like to think.A well cared for gun that has been fired,isn't losing that much over unfired.
Frankly,if I fired it and if function wasn't 100%,I'd sell it.Rule #1 for me is that they have to work perfectly.
The BAR 22 wasn't known for reliability. The early ones seem to have most of the problems. It seems as if Browning had worked out some of the issues by the time they ended production. What is amazing is the JMB's SA22 was much more reliable and simple.
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Shoot or not

Want to Thank everyone for their input. I guess I'll keep it in the safe til warmer weather and if nothing I can't live without comes along I'll try it out.
It really is a fine looking gun and has a good feel to it. If it would turn out to be relieable I'd love to try it out on some squirrels.
Thanks again for the input,as always there's good advice from this forum.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:22 PM
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Want to Thank everyone for their input. I guess I'll keep it in the safe til warmer weather and if nothing I can't live without comes along I'll try it out.
It really is a fine looking gun and has a good feel to it. If it would turn out to be relieable I'd love to try it out on some squirrels.
Thanks again for the input,as always there's good advice from this forum.
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If it is in absolutely NIB condition, you may want to consider selling it and getting an excellent condition SA-22. There is a reason that Browning still sells the SA-22. If you are going to shoot it, then it will lose some of it's collector value so you may just want to get a more reliable rifle as a shooter.
There are several threads on RFC about the BAR 22 issues.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:38 PM
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Ok, we have a $500 or so BAR 22, NIB. We put this rifle in the
safe for 20 years- AND, bingo, if we are still alive we might have
a $700 gun. For $200 we did not have the joy of shooting it, hunting
with it, letting our buddies at the club squeeze a few rounds thru
of it, blah, blah, blah. Heck, once you are gone, likely one of your kids
will just about give it away for $300 bucks because he needs part
of a down payment on a Corvette. Who knows-- enjoy the BAR.

Just my .02 but these are cheap guns that scream out SHOOT ME,
PLEASE SHOOT ME! LOL

Again, just my .02 David
I am with you! We are just caretakers of these rifles someone else is going to own it someday. If you take care of it you are not going to hurt the value that much. There are better rifles to own as a investment than this one!
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