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Old 04-05-2019, 09:04 PM
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finally found a 19" short sa 22



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I have been searching high and low for a 19" short sa 22. From what i understand they only made about 1200 of them for the first part of 1956 and then changed to the 22" barrel. I have wanted one ever since I found out they were scarce. The one I bought is serial number 315. I think it would be impossible for me to ever find one any older. It is in pretty good shape and shoots like it is supposed to. I brought it in and oiled it. Dropped 10 rounds in and shot it at my steel targets about 60 yards away. Hit all 10 times.. I was a happy boy!!! I am considering having it refurbished to new condition. Who would you all recommend? Art's gun shop?
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:10 PM
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I would leave it original...

Pictures please

Well done on finding a treasure!
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:16 PM
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I would leave it original...



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Well done on finding a treasure!
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If it is in reasonably good condition, leave it be. If in poor shape, restore to new condition.

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Old 04-05-2019, 11:06 PM
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If I were to have one redone I would use Arts Gunshop. He knows those inside and out.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:03 AM
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I've learned something new..
I never even knew there was a 19" barrel's in .22 Short.
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Old 04-06-2019, 10:09 AM
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I tried posting a few pics, but the images look VERY LARGE when i view them. Something with photobucket has changed again. What is the best way you all have found to attach a pic?
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I would leave it alone. Restoration would be $600+, and would reduce value. You don't give classy old broads a face lift or botox.

I sent Art a few emails last year, concerning the refinishing of a SA-22 butt stock.
First one was ignored.The second one got a response that didn't answer either of my two simple questions or even make sense. I can't deal with someone like that.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:23 AM
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Your rifle is beautiful.. I too , would simply leave it as is.. and shoot it.
That is one good looking rifle.
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Old 04-07-2019, 01:34 PM
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If I were going to do any Browning restoration work I would use Midwest Gun Works.
Have used them in the past. There work and turn around is very good. They also have a very good web page which list their Browning services along with prices.
I believe they are located near the Browning service center and do some of Brownings warranty/service work.
My experience with Art's is very similar to Camster's.
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Are the rifling twist rates the same for 19" and 22" barrels?
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:10 PM
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Are the rifling twist rates the same for 19" and 22" barrels?
All shorts should have the same rate of twist,regardless of barrel length.

This twist is slower than that used in LR barrels.
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