Browning FN Grade III 22 LR Automatic

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by bofuzz, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. bofuzz

    bofuzz New Member

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    Apr 12, 2010
    I have a Browning 22 LR FN Grade III made about 1964 with very extensive engraving. It is in at least 90% or better condition. I also have the original barrel that has never been fired through. I would like to find out who at browning did the engraving and what the rifle might be worth. I can't find engraver marks or know what to look for.:rolleyes:
     
  2. Telcotech

    Telcotech Member

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    Aug 6, 2008
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    bofuzz-

    Try and post some pics of that Browning....I for one would love to see it....

    TT
     

  3. bofuzz

    bofuzz New Member

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    Apr 12, 2010
    I will try to get some up today. It is not only beautiful, it's sexy.
     
  4. bofuzz

    bofuzz New Member

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  5. bofuzz

    bofuzz New Member

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  6. bofuzz

    bofuzz New Member

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    Correction on year of make. According to Browning it was made in 1957 the second year of manufacture.
     
  7. bofuzz

    bofuzz New Member

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    The link to images is up on the thread.
     
  8. StoneChimney

    StoneChimney New Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    The serial number should be on the underside of the barrel. 1957 should have no letter, and range between ~12000 to ~28000. If it was 1964, the serial number should start with '4T.'

    That is Grade III engraving, and it appears to be unsigned which is not unusual. In the $2500-$2800 range.
     
  9. bofuzz

    bofuzz New Member

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    Apr 12, 2010
    Thank you for your reply. I have seem some at auction online for between $4,000 and $6,900. Of course that's a good day with the right buyers and an engravers mark. I would think having the original barrel never fired would command better than $2800 What do you think?
     
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