Browning SA-22 (Semi-Auto) Grade III - Take Down Rifle 22LR, 1968 Belgium manf. with Box, Hard Case, Soft Case, and Scope
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State: South Dakota
Country: United States
Number of Active Listings: 4
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Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: United States Postal Service Money Order or Bank Cashier's Check from a United States bank
Collector investment grade 1968 Browning SA-22 Grade III - Belgium made. A complete and thorough description and packing list is shown down below. This SA-22 is a Grade III and "Historically Letter's" this way confirmed by Browning.(see photo images) This is not an "Up-Graded SA-22" or an "after-market up-grade". This Grade III receiver is signed on both left and right-hand sides by "ABEE" - Master Engraver Angelo Bee.(dual signing is not common for Grade III's) The bluing, metal, wood, skip-line checkering and engraving are outstanding. Has rare old style Browning SA-22 Owners Manual with "1968" print date.(see description below) As with any firearm, this SA-22 was test fired at the factory. I do not think many rounds have been through this rifle commercially as it appears as fired a few times. Shipping and Insurance is included in the price(see details below). Please email me with any questions or for additional pictures.
PAYMENT AND CONDITIONS OF SALE:
Payment is by United States Postal Money Order and/or Bank Cashiers Check from a United States bank and/or gold bullion (U.S. Gov't issued or Canadian Maple Leaf). Item ships 5 business days after the date full payment is received. Seller is not an FFL (Federal Firearms License) Dealer. Seller is a Private Seller. Seller's firearms are to be transferred to FFL Dealers only. Seller will only ship to Buyer who uses an FFL Dealer. The Buyer is responsible for locating the FFL Dealer to facilitate the firearm transfer. Receiving FFL Dealer fees are the responsibility of the Buyer. Seller will not ship to a C&R License. Buyer will need to request receiving FFL Dealer to email their FFL to Seller to initiate shipment. Once payment and a copy of the Federal Firearms License corresponding to the receiving FFL Dealer, in Buyer's area of choice, is received by Seller and the 5 business day payment window has expired; Seller will then ship firearm to Buyer's receiving FFL Dealer. Buyer would then arrange pick-up at the receiving FFL Dealer and complete the firearm inspection and paperwork at the receiving FFL Dealer location. Sales to California and other regulated states. Buyer is responsible to make sure, beyond reasonable doubt, that any item Buyer purchases is legal to own and possess in Buyer's state.
Shipping costs/fees/insurance are included in the price shown for the firearm for destinations to the lower 48 States. Alaska and Hawaii may incur additional costs/fees/insurance and would be communicated to Buyer before finalizing the transaction. All packages are sent via the United States Postal Service. Seller prefers shipping at the beginning of the week to avoid firearms in transit over weekends. Seller will package all shipments carefully and buy insurance for the full purchase price, rounded up to the next $100, and provide tracking numbers for all packaged shipments. In the unlikely event that damage occurs, it is important that you save all packaging material for the claims process.
RETURN POLICY AND SHIPPING DAMAGE:
Seller offers the following return policy - a three (3) day window to complete a reasonable inspection. The inspection three (3) day window period begins on the date of delivery to the receiving FFL Dealer. Please inspect your firearm following these conditions.
A.) Inspection must be done on the premises of the receiving FFL Dealer, only.
B.) Do not remove the firearm from receiving FFL Dealer before inspection is completed and firearm is accepted.
C.) Notification of a return must occur within three (3) days of receipt at Buyer's receiving FFL Dealer. Upon return of the firearm in the same purchased condition with all parts and accessories, as received; purchase price will be refunded less shipping/handling/insurance costs. Firearm cannot be fired or dissembled before returning to Seller. Shipping, convenience and FFL Dealer fees are not refundable and are the responsibility of the Buyer. If the firearm is damaged during shipment. First, please take photos of the shipping box/carton prior to opening. Second, proceed to opening the the shipping box/carton. Third. please take photos of the damages to firearm, parts, and/or accessories. Fourth, email notice of damages to Seller with attached photos to BrowningFNHgmail and call 612-859-3347. If the firearm is damaged during shipment and does not match the description in the advertisement listing or Buyer is otherwise dissatisfied, Buyer is not to complete the transfer with the receiving FFL Dealer. Notify Seller immediately at 612-859-3347. Arrangements will be discussed and original packaging will need to be retained for determining next steps in the return and refund process.
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Seller's goal is rather not to be the best, but to perform my best. A Buyer's satisfaction is important to me. If Buyer has read all the above, Buyer shall reasonably understand that Seller has taken time and consideration to explain how most transaction processes are to be handled and managed. Seller understands there can be exceptions and those will be treated as such. However, most will agree it is easier for a Buyer and Seller to transact business when the responsibility and accountability are explained at the front-end versus trying to determine somewhere in the middle of a transaction, or after the fact. Seller tries to check emails daily or at least every other day. Please be patient with Seller's reply regarding email questions. Seller thanks you for your patience and understanding in advance. I am human and can make mistakes and can work to resolve mistakes into suitable outcomes. If Buyer has any questions, please ask prior to purchasing. Thank you for looking.
Description and Packing List:
Manufacturer: Browning SA-22 (Semi-Auto) Grade III - Take Down Rifle 22LR, 1968 Belgium manf. with Box, Hard Case, Soft Case, and Scope
Grade: THREE (III)
Chamber: LR = LONG RIFLE
Serial Number: 8T98355
Manufacture Date: 1968
LOP: 14 INCH (Factory)
Overall Length: 37 INCH (Factory - Approximate)
Weight: 4lbs 12oz (Factory - Approximate)
Metal - Condition: EXCELLENT - 100%
Metal - 1st - Barrel: 19 1/4 INCH (Factory)
Metal - 1st - Barrel Type: BLUED - BELGIUM MADE - 100%
Metal - 1st - Barrel Choke: N/A
Metal - 1st - Barrel Bore Condition: EXCELLENT, BRIGHT, SMOOTH
Metal - 2nd - Barrel: N/A
Metal - 2nd - Barrel Type: N/A
Metal - 2nd - Barrel Choke: N/A
Metal - 2nd - Barrel Bore Condition: N/A
Metal - Action: SEMI-AUTO
Metal - Magazine: TUBE - 11 ROUND
Metal - Magazine Plug: N/A
Metal - Finish: SATIN NICKEL FINISH WITH HIGH RELIEF/DEEP ENGRAVING
Metal - Triggers: SINGLE-GOLD FINISH
Metal - Sights: REAR = FOLDING LEAF WITH "SINGLE SCREW" ELEVATION ADJUSTMENT, FRONT = BEAD - FIN WITH LARGE BRASS BEAD POINT
Wood - Condition: EXCELLENT - NO HANDLING MARKS TO SPEAK OF - OTHER MENTIONED BELOW
Wood - Butt Stock: FLAT KNOB PISTOL GRIP - SKIP LINE CHECKERED FRENCH WALNUT WITH GLOSS FINISH - SMALL HANDLING MARK ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE AT REAR OF BUTT STOCK. HARDLY NOTICEABLE. A RUB ON BOTTOM OF PISTOL GRIP. (see photos) +98%
Wood - Fore End: SKIP LINE CHECKERED FRENCH WALNUT WITH GLOSS FINISH - 100%
Wood - Butt Stock Comb: 1 3/16 INCH (Factory)
Wood - Butt Stock Heel: 2 5/8 INCH (Factory)
Wood - Butt Plate: BROWNING FACTORY BLACK METAL PLATE - 100%
Extra - Browning Black Box: YES. I CANNOT GUARANTEE THIS IS THE ORIGINAL BOX FOR THIS FIREARM; HOWEVER, IT IS PERIOD CORRECT TO THE FIREARM. BOX HAS WATER STAINING MARKS AND CORNERS ARE ROUNDED. INTERIOR STYROFOAM INTACT WITH SOME STAINING AND STYROFOAM LID COVER INTACT.
Extra - Browning Black Box End Label: YES. PARTIAL LABEL.
Extra - Browning Brown Cardboard Shipping Box: NO
Extra - Browning Owners Manual: YES - FACTORY ORIGINAL - PRINT DATE "1968" - THIS IS THE LAST OF THE OLD STYLE SA-22 MANUALS AND IS RARE WITH A "1968" PRINT DATE. THE TRANSITION TO THE NEW STYLE SA-22 MANUAL OCCURRED IN "3/68" THE EARLIEST PRINT DATE FOR THE NEW STYLE SA-22 MANUAL. THIS MEANS THE OLD STYLE MANUAL WITH A "1968" PRINT DATE WAS USED FOR ONLY APPROXIMATELY 2 MONTHS BEFORE THE NEW STYLE TRANSITION TOOK PLACE IN MARCH OF THAT YEAR. (No ink writing inside this Manual and Registration Card is attached)
Extra - Browning Black Envelope: YES - FACTORY ORIGINAL - (Has black attachment string)
Extra - Browning Hard Case: AIRWAYS CASE. TAN COLORED, MODEL #1815. "SHELL = SOLID FRAME IS OF SELECT PLYWOOD COVERED WITH CRUSH-GRAIN VINYL UNEQUALED IN WEAR-ABILITY. TWO (2) LOCKS ARE SOLID BRASS WITH DRAW BOLTS WITH KEYS. HEAVY DUTY HINGES." (Per period factory sales literature) PADDING TYPE - DURABLE DEEP PILE FLEECE. FOLDING HANDLE. CASE IS IN - EXCELLENT CONDITION - (2 very small blemishes in the interior of the case). CASE IS PERIOD CORRECT FOR THIS FIREARM.
Extra - Browning Hard Case Locks: YES - BOTH ARE FUNCTIONAL WORKING
Extra - Browning Hard Case Key: YES - ONE (1) KEY WITH YELLOW PAPER ENVELOP.
Extra - Browning Hard Case Luggage Guarantee Card: YES - Print Date - Not Dated
Extra - Browning Hard Case Naugahyde Guarantee Card: YES
Extra - Browning Soft Case: BROWNING FULL-LENGTH FLEXIBLE GUN CASE. BROWN IN COLOR. EXTERIOR OF WATERPROOF HEAVY GAUGE VINYL. INTERIOR DEEP SOFT PILE LINING SILICONE TREATED AND NONABSORBENT. THICK TUFFLEX INNER PADDING. HEAVY DUTY ZIPPER WITH MOISTURE PROOFED ZIPPER TRACK. DOUBLE HANDLES WITH STEEL CORES FOR EXTRA STRENGTH. ON THE EXTERIOR RIGHT-HAND SIDE NEAR THE MUZZLE END THERE IS AN AREA 7.5 INCHES LONG AND 1 INCH WIDE THAT HAS SCATTERED VERY SMALL WHITE SPECKS. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE SPECKS WOULD BE. THIS SOFT CASE IS PERIOD CORRECT TO THE FIREARM. +99%
Extra - Browning Historic Letter: YES
Extra - Browning FNH Custom Shop Engraver Signed: "ABEE" = Angelo Bee/Master Engraver - (Angelo Bee signed on both, left and right hand sides of receiver.)
Extra - Browning Optics:
*** BROWNING OWNERS MANUAL FOR BROWNING RIFLESCOPES - PRINT DATE "2/67" - (No ink writing inside this Manual and Registration Card is attached).
*** BROWNING .22 RIFLE SCOPE WITH INTEGRAL BASE - 4X CROSS HAIR - MODEL #12711 - SERIAL NUMBER D#35012 - FACTORY BOX - FACTORY PACKING - ALLEN WRENCH AND ONE (1) SCREW(I believe this should have 2 screws) AND BARREL MOUNT BASE. BARREL MOUNT BASE IS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR THE BROWNING SA-22. THIS MODEL SCOPE CAN ALSO FIT A GROOVED RECEIVER. (Note: the barrel mount base contributes to finer accuracy than a receiver mount and permits a consistent zero regardless of frequency of rifle diassembly, per sales literature.) THIS SCOPE WAS NOT MOUNTED TO THIS RIFLE FROM WHAT I CAN TELL. SCOPE IS PERIOD CORRECT FOR THIS RIFLE.
Extra - Browning VCI Gun Socks: THE RECEIVER AND BARREL ARE WRAPPED AND STORED IN AN INDIVIDUAL SOCK = 2 SOCKS
Extra - Browning Sales Literature: Browning brochure - "Browning Sportsmen's Apparel And Boots", print date "May 1968".
Item Location: SOUTH DAKOTA