1968 Browning semi-auto Grade I

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by jwd1113, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. jwd1113

    jwd1113 New Member

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    greetings from first time poster

    I recently recovered my 1968 Browning semi-auto .22 long rifle - Grade I.

    Confirmed the 1968 year using the Browning web site via the "T8 xxxx" serial number on the barrel.

    All metal is flawless.

    There are barely visible tiny scratches in the wood finish (barely visible if you hold it in the light at just the right angle - at any distance, the wood looks perfect) and one small impression in the wood on the forearm/forestock.

    I've done some searching and seen such a wide range of values - $300 to $900 - so I thought I'd get some real opinions.

    I don't have access to a digital camera to post photos.

    Thanks for your input.

    jwd
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
  2. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR New Member

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    Just to confirm with what you got. You feed the mag by pulling the follower out of the buttstock. You feed ammo on the right side of the buttstock. cock the bolt from the bottom, ejects out the bottom. Barrel can be removed by depressing a button and twisting the barrel out of the receiver? Correct? If so, then go for the higher side. Most round here are in the 700-800 range. nice shooters but you got to keep em clean. Not as rugged as the 10/22 but a neat little setup.
  3. jwd1113

    jwd1113 New Member

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    exactly correct.

    thanks.

    i was very meticulous about it in my youth. always kept it cleaned and in the case. pretty sure it hasn't been fired in 25 years.

    i feel very lucky to have it back.
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