John Doe: How does this .22 hold up using assortment of cheap to more costly ammo?
Seems to be a trend that various semi-auto .22s jam, double feed, & some
catch before ejecting all the way..... I been huntin since I was 4, plus
8yrs military servive, so I know all the usual tricks (remove the factory
gun grease after purchasing, check for spurs/bumps/etc, & clean after each
hunt &/or shootin session). I've bought cheap & more expensive semi-auto
.22s (not as expensive as this Browning though), but all seem to have the
same negative issues. What's your take?
dudley237: Great review. My grandad had this gun and passed it down to me. Come to
find out it was made in Belgium. Great surprise. Can't wait to clean it
and then take it out and shoot it.
Victor Fox Sierra: It reminds me of an underhammer rifle every single time =)
marcus Austdal: i actually got 2 belgian ones, that i got from my grandpa never tought they
tlfort: I have 3.....and love them all!
Floyd Teter: I have a Belgian model that my father passed down to me. Probably the
best-made rifle I own. I'll be passing it on to one of my sons :)
david ervin: It's LR only. Remington made a copy that's available in 22shot. With 22
short CB caps the Remington is virtually silent. My Browning won't feed
22LR CB caps. After the Browning sent a hot casing down the open sleeve of
my Dad's coat he chose another gun. The barrel nut is to set tightness of
the barrel threads and can only be turned with the barrel unlocked from the
receiver. It's possible to set the threads so tight you cannot remove the
barrel. Great backpacking gun.
Craig Kendall: My grandfather gave me one just like that in the early '80s. Mine is a
Remington. Very accurate firearm.
Coby Rascal: To those who own one; be very careful when taking the rifle apart. Always
grab and twist by the receiver, not the buttstock. It is very easy to split
the wood if the stock is twisted and the barrel is in tight. I have two of
them, and fortunately, I learned from a video not to twist on the stock.
Lots of broken ones out there (which of course make ours more valuable).
Great guns and thanks for the video, Sootch.
Gerald West: I love mine, its an older one made in Belgium with a beginning SN#
70T...does this mean 1970? Thanks for an informative Video, sootch00.
Austin Neal: Anyone know where i can find that exact replacement stock? Cant find one
anywhere mine split...
Why do you want my name: I have one of these. They are great rifles but I don't shoot it as much as
I'd like to.
cplrey: I've got one of these that my dad bought me back in the 50's. I have no
idea what the value is but its time to let it go as there is no one to pass
it on to.
BeoZard: A buddy of mine took his 1959 Grade III to pawn shop to see what he could
trade for it. The guy at the pawn shop told him he could have any gun there
for it. My buddy decided to keep it.
Brett Brown: My grandpa has one that my great grandpa bought in 1962 from Sears. I
actually shot it today at the shooting range.
sysjls75: A great iconic .22 rifle.
PeterDad60: Poor, poor me. I have the same rifle. However it was made by Norinco in
China. Imported by INTERARMS ALEX. VA. Model .22 A.T.D.
The differences are that the engraving on the receiver is not as fancy, thr
rear sight is the same except is does not fold down and mine will not load
.22 shorts. It is exactly the same in all other respects. The bluing on
the barrel is exceptional and the wood is nice but it has a very thick
coating of clear urathane. Poor me, mine probably is not worth $700. No
matter as I was never planning on selling it since it is such an accurate
rifle and it's the only .22 semi auto repeater that I have. So I'll be
content with shooting her.
Doubletap: I had my grandfathers Belgium made SA-22, it is stolen from my house. :(
BEST 22 EVER!
Remote Viewer 1: What a beautiful, beautiful gun. 100 years old design! Wow. Love it love
it love it. This is my next gun. Like the workmanship, plus that design.
Great review man.
Orwell 1984 = OhWell 2014: Best 22 ever made.
1. Just be careful with loose long sleeves, when you get a shell down your
sleeve you know it :)
2. You shouldn't have to turn the knurled nut on the base of the barrel to
separate the halves, only the switch on the bottom, then pull the bolt
thing back and twist;.
darrowood75: Hey Sootch00. I enjoy your style of video and have been watching you for a
while. I recently lucked up and got a gem and watched your video on the
Browning sa-22. The one I recently got is an original Belgium would like to
know what you would value it. It only has minimum light rust. That should
easily clean up.
Michael Fraembs: Hey Sootch00, my grandfather passed this gun down to me when I was about 10
and is still in great shape. After watching your review I check my rifle
and found that it is Belgium produced! Any idea where I can find more info
on this gun? I had a feeling it was collectable so I very rarely shoot the
Thanks for the Help!
C Kim: Nothing like an older 22! This and the BL 22 are as good as it gets! My BL
22 is Made in Japan but is a real quality shooter. Thanks for the video.
Chris Klimosko: Is it easy enough to load a single bullet in the chamber, or do you have to
take the tube apart every time?
Dave k: Look at the 2014 Anniversary model on the Browning website. It is beautiful
and only 100 will be made. It will be a collectors item.
David River: The best rifle for rabbits under foot (kicking the fenceline) I'm taking
mines " with me " LOL
C172Pilotdude: $600 ?!?!? WAY overpriced.
mysdak: My dad just gave me his 1964 model. Always loved this gun. He mentioned
that he was selling off some of his firearms a few weeks ago. I told him
that I always liked this semi-auto 22 and he gave it to me today. Can't
wait to shoot it with my son.
ken Woods: where can i get parts for my 22rifle i have a very old one and need the
parts to holt it together under the barrel i think there should be a spring
with other partr
Bouncy sun: i just want to say thanks, i know nothing about fire arms of any kind but
my dad has been asking me for the magazine tube ( i thinks thats what its
called) for the past year and i had no idea what it looked like or what i
was looking for since he doesnt know what its called in english, thanks to
your video now i know exactly what it is he needs
Ruger Guy: during remingtons production of this rifle, they were very popular as
gallery guns for carnivals and were manufactured with a metal loop
underneath the barrel so that the game operator could teather all the
mark roge: My dad had a Belgium, I learned to shoot with it, never once did it jam.
blackforest270: I wonder what suprise Browning will have for us in 2014,with the 100 year
John Wayne: Saw one today so I decided to Google it to see what I could find out about
it. It was beautiful and it was selling for $750.00 bucks. It was in
fantastic shape! Beautiful wood and beautiful bluing. Too bad I put a
Winchester 9422 XTR level action on layaway. 1990 vintage, gorgeous wood
and outstanding bluing and also came with a pretty nice scope under $400
bucks. I got a steal of a deal.
Megzamani: Got one today. Year made 1992
Thanks for the review
chevy way: nice gun i have the older model that you load up top on the stock
journeyquest1: My dad gave me one as a kid in the early 70s. My mom gave it away because
she didnt like guns. Pissed off.
Ruger Guy: believe it or not, this rifle was originally designed and manufactured by
remington. one of my friends has one of them. FN bought the design from
Choon Wah Yee: Is fun,is cute,is japan.
Mickey-Bill: I have a Browning 22 Semi-Automatic SA 22, Belgium made that I bought new
about 1970 + or - . It is a great shouting gun and a great squirrel rifle.
My only complaint is about a year after I bought it, the barrel started
rusting under the forearm ( I keep my gun clean and oiled ) When I called
Browning about it I was told it was caused by the wood of the forearm being
treated with salt. They refused to make it good. So much for Browning, I
haven't been able to stop the rusting and have even tried the insulate the
forearm from the barrel. About a week after I bought the SA 22 , I also
bought a Browning Belgium made Trombone 22 cal. pump it's perfect. All I
can say is I wish it was handled better by Browning.
Choon Wah Yee: Is fun,is cute,is japan.
Uzeil21: i have a Belgium as well, lovely gun
Ronald Healy: I have a BAR 22Lr. and I have a Henry AR-7 I think booth are vary accurate
and with the CCI hunting they are not bad. But I think you need more in a
k31fan: no uou have to get a version for shorts only
1995mrpalmer: and they porb have no reason to clean them why would u if its gona be beat
around in the swap as long as it fires its ok with thim lol.
ahamay79: I have my dad's Belgian made 1964 22LR Semi-Auto. It's the first gun I ever
shot as a kid. As a matter of fact I just finished cleaning it. :-)
Vapor Trails: good looking rifle
MaximusThree: I have that gun. I bought it as a kid back in the early 80s. I was happy to
see your review. Well done.
John S: Bet the Belgium models will go for over $1000 now
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