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Old 04-19-2017, 01:00 PM
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Question Browning 22 semi-auto rifle parts?

I picked up this sweet little 22 a while back (paid too much ). But I have always wanted one of these Belgian beauties since shooting one that belonged to my Dad's friend in the 1960's.

Manufacture date on this one appears to be 1961 and it has the desirable rotating rear sight adjustment. It is only in average cosmetic condition which is fine by me, but unfortunately has some functional issues.

I was getting about 50% failure to fire and/or failure to eject with multiple types of LR ammo, including CCI Standard and HV, Aguila, and Remington. Between Brownells and Numrich I have been able to obtain most of the parts I think I need, including extractor, trigger spring and various other pins and springs. However both sources have two critical parts on back order with "no idea" when they will be available.

If anyone has any leads on where to obtain these two tiny springs or any other advice on doctoring up this soon to be great little plinker, I would be most appreciative.

Barrel Lock Spring #B2166548
Barrel Adjuster Follower Spring #B2166553

Sorry for the poor cell phone pic, but that's it for the moment. If I can get this functioning properly, I may consider refinishing the stock. One thing at a time.
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:23 PM
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Beauties, the first real gun I ever shot was one of those.
Long, long, time ago sorry I can't help with your parts question
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:50 PM
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It looks like Midway has the barrel adjuster follower spring. I have one that is identical to yours. I think mine is about 1958. Love 'em! Did you check with Browning to see if they can provide the lock spring? I've ordered parts from them for my rifle.

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Old 04-19-2017, 05:56 PM
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An addendum. Midwest Gun Works lists the barrel lock spring in stock.
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Another neat Browning design though a bit tender for hard use. My dad had one that I used to club a coyote from a moving Tote Goat. The results for the coyote and the gun were unfavorable. Nice looking rifle. I just see the need for refinishing from the one picture.
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A drum roll please.....Browning is also a parts source,that no one ever mentions.
I've had one of these classics since 1968.....actually more than one for many of those years.
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I already knew the forum is the source of all knowledge, and once again it has been proven. I was able to order both the springs I need from Midwest Gun Works. They say in stock. I had previously looked at the Browning site, but they want you to print the order form and fax it in. Since I have neither a printer or a fax, I kept looking. At $5 per teeny spring I was tempted to manufacture one from a ballpoint pen, but decided against it. I hope to update this thread in a couple weeks when I am shooting the center out of a target. I promise not to club any unsuspecting mammals with my prize. Thanks so much for the support.
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YUP - as WYO states, Midwest GW is usually a great choice for Brownings! They have never let me down.
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Another neat Browning design though a bit tender for hard use. My dad had one that I used to club a coyote from a moving Tote Goat. The results for the coyote and the gun were unfavorable. Nice looking rifle. I just see the need for refinishing from the one picture.
Really?......you used it as a club?......

You should have used a Garand instead..........it's meant for it......
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Update: I obtained the required parts that I suspected were failing from several different sources listed above. It was sort of hit and miss as to who had what in stock. Now, the pretty little Browning is shooting pretty little half inch groups. One failure out of 100 rounds of various 22 ammo at speeds from sub-sonic to high velocity. Only remaining problem is that it is shooting about 3" high with the rear sight in the lowest position. Now on the hunt for a taller front dove tail sight. I love this gun!
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Have you tried Sarco.
Sarco, Inc. - Chinese ATD

The Norinco ATD parts will all interchange with the Browning 22.
I have 3 of the ATDs and they are all delightful.
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There is a ton of info on Rimfire Central.com. One fellow on there was just talking about how many parts from his new one and old one are the same.
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Remington once made a couple of .22 rifles very similar to the Browning, the Models 24 and (later) 241. No idea whether parts will interchange, nor if Remington parts are available.
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Bought one new in 1966 and took it straight to the local gravel pit shooting spot. Loaded up and ran out the full load. However, I shot it while resting my elbows on the hood of my 63 nova. 12 chips on the hood from my first bottom ejector.
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Recently, I have seen a fairly large number of those Browning .22s at the local gun show. There is a famous picture of John M. Browning posed with one of them.

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