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Old 02-02-2014, 11:10 PM
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Maybe in a few weeks.

The BL-22 is in one of my safes. In front of that safe is a large table with untold amounts of fabric, sewing machines, cutting mats etc. My daughters do Christian Youth Theater, and my wife is the costume committee chair. She works about 8 hours a day (volunteer) for three or four weeks prior to a play getting all the costumes produced, altered, repaired ... it's unbelievable what all is involved in this. The play opens in two weeks.

I'm not about to disturb that workspace for ANY reason whatsoever! LOL

Can you guess why? She would "sew me up" if I were to increase her workload even one bit.

So I can photo the gun later, but there really is nothing to see ... it's a plain Jane, bone stock Grade-1 in very good condition considering it was my first real rifle and I used it a TON for many many years.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:07 PM
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Here's mine:
BL-22 Grade II Full Line Dealer, (FLD) Octagon, (24")
2013 , SN# 03491ZX24X Trigger=4.85 Lbs.
Unfired so far.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:56 PM
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I'm not about to disturb that workspace for ANY reason whatsoever! LOL
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So I can photo the gun later, but there really is nothing to see ... it's a plain Jane, bone stock Grade-1 in very good condition considering it was my first real rifle and I used it a TON for many many years.
I'm wondering if it was a pre-production gun sent from Miroku to Browning for approval of production. I stumbled into an A-Bolt with an odd serial number, and Browning's historian confirmed that it was a prototype.

However, in that case, it was obviously not a full production gun. The stock appears to have just one or two coats of oil finish. The magazine looks like it was made by hand.

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Here's mine:
BL-22 Grade II Full Line Dealer, (FLD) Octagon, (24")
2013 , SN# 03491ZX24X Trigger=4.85 Lbs.
Unfired so far.
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Interesting, a lighter pull in a very new BL. Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:35 AM
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Yes, I had one of those Field Grade II octagons, and the trigger pull was about that amount.....not bad at all. The operative word here is "had", as the gun had very poor accuracy with anything I tried in it. I'm a stickler for decent accuracy, so the gun now resides elsewhere.....unfortunately. I sure liked the looks of it.
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Here's an updated version of the chart, sorted by pull weight ...


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Old 02-20-2014, 09:23 AM
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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!
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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 ,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:38 AM
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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.

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Bl22

Serial #01672PT126, Patent Pending 1986. 6.25 lbs
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Serial #01672PT126, Patent Pending 1986. 6.25 lbs
Thanks! Has any trigger work been done on the gun? Has it been used?

Thanks again!
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:48 AM
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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.
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