Make: Browning / Manufactured by F.N.
Serial Number: 15783U69
Year of Manufacture: 1969
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto, Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Browning Arms Company”. The right side is marked “Made In Belgium / .22 Long Rifle”. The front of the grip strap is marked “15783U69”. The left rear of the slide is marked with a proof mark. Both magazines are marked “.22 L.R. Browning” on the floorplate.
Barrel Length: 6 ¾”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a square notch rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation and a front blade that is pinned into a barrel ramp. The rear sheet metal sight is damaged by being bent downwards, but it can be repaired.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are wraparound checkered walnut, with some slight surface scratches and two noticeable mars on the right side near the slide. There are also a few dings on the bottom. The checkering is un-marred. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The steel frame and slide are blue. The trigger is gold plated.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is a little wear near the muzzle and on the top of the front sight. The top rear edge of the slide shows some minor wear. The Screw heads are sharp and undamaged. The markings are clear. Except for the rear sight, this pistol rates in Excellent overall condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Two 10 round magazines are provided.
Our Assessment: This pistol is a very nice high quality deluxe target pistol made in Belgium by FN. Replacement of the rear sight would make this a fine collector/shooter. This is a pistol you can hand down to each succeeding generation and feel proud.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol is NOT on the California “roster of handguns certified for sale”, and can only be transferred to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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