Browning FN Grade III 22 LR Automatic

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  1. bofuzz

    bofuzz New Member

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    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:
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    bofuzz-

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

    TT
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    I will try to get some up today. It is not only beautiful, it's sexy.
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    Correction on year of make. According to Browning it was made in 1957 the second year of manufacture.
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    The link to images is up on the thread.
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    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.
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    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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