Make: 1982 - 1985
Model: Challenger II
Serial Number: 655PM6806
Year of Manufacture: 1982 - 1985
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Semi Auto Pistol
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked "Browning Arms Company / Morgan, Utah U.S.A. & / Montreal, P.Q. Canada". The right side of the barrel is marked "22 Long Rifle / challenger II / Made In U.S.A.". The serial number is on the front grip strap.
Barrel Length: 6 3/4"
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a partridge style front target sight and a dovetail-set rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are smooth laminated wood, with Browning medallions. The grips are very good with only the slightest surface marks.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The rifling is sharp and bright, though just a bit dirty. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear to the front and back straps from firing, with just a bit of discoloration (probably from sweat). The top of the left side of the slide shows some scratching through the finish and the barrel, top left, about 3" from the muzzle also shows some light scratching. These marks tlook to have been incurred at the same time. The Screw heads are sharp, though showing turning. The markings are crisp. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions well though we have not test fired this gun.
Box & Accessories: The gun comes with one Browning marked magazine and the "Operation and Care Manual".
Our Assessment: Built by Browning in the USA, so you can be sure of the quality; this little .22 auto is up there with the Woodsman’s, Buckmark's and Ruger's. This is just a reliable and handsome little pistol that will do the job of any other.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun is not on the California Roster of Approved Handguns and can therefore only be sold in California as a Private Party Transfer at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state bidders.
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