info on browning challenger II

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  1. tireman

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    hey guys i have gotten a browning semi aute .22 cal beauty---serial 655rn02xxx--adj rear sight---gold trigger----the logo in the grip is a gold b within a circle of black gun looks great---will give the ultimate test daturday----can someone help me with the manufacture year or anything---also, it has no holster wear and the grips are 99%---what is its value? thanks guys appreciate it!!!!
  2. southernshooter

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    The only challenger I can find in the gold model is the original Great shape $1312.00 introduced in 1971
  3. inplanotx

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    If this is really a Challenger II it was manufactured between 1975 - 1982. I am having my doubts due to the serial number. Please check the number again. Also, how long is the barrel and give me the markings on the barrel. I say this because the challenger serial number should be something like this XXXXXUX with the 'U' denoting the challenger pistol line. Need all the writing on the pistol and barrel.

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  4. SGVictor

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    The Challenger in my colection has the U in the serial number. My Challlenger II has the same format as the original post. The RN in the serial numer is the date code for 1979
  5. tireman

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    the serial is really 655rno2xxx didnt see any other markings on 6 3/4 inch barrell ----the dovetail was a little loose, but it has a set screw under the sight rail----tightened up just fine----------will give it the test tomorrow--thanks for the help sm
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    inplanotx New Member

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    Yo, tireman, IS THERE A 'U' in the serial number??????

    I have a challenger III and there is no 'U' in the serial number. Just XXXPXXXXXX
  7. SGVictor

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    Inplanotx,

    The "U" would be found in the original Challenger serial number and not in the Challenger II or Challenger III models. The serial number tireman has given is a valid format for the Challenger II. I have all three models in my collection and the Challenger has a serial number 2042U69 the Challenger II 655PM04625 and the Challenger III has serial number 655PW01129 The dates for these pistols are 1969, 1980 and 1984 respectively.
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    Thank you sir. Mine is 655PXxxxx. Any idea when made? Thanks again.

    IPT
  9. SGVictor

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    P is 8 and X is 3 1983

    Z=1
    Y=2
    X=3
    W=4
    V=5
    T=6
    R=7
    P=8
    N=9
    M=0
  10. inplanotx

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    Thank you. I appreciate your help.

    IPT
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