Browning 22 Semi Auto Rifle

The Browning 22 Semi Auto Rifle or commonly called as the Semi Automatic 22 is a blow-back type action semi-automatic rifle and is regarded as a classic firearm. It was the first auto loading rim fire of its family. This was engineered to provide rapid fire action and excellent accuracy. It leaves a legacy as a dependable rifle with good handling. It was produced by FN Herstal based on a patent under John Browning. The SA 22 that is manufactured in Belgium is widely collected because of its grade of engraving and gold inlay.


The Browning 22 Semi Auto Rifle works only with a .22 caliber rim fire ammunition as designated on the barrel. The rifle can only fire single round per pull of the trigger until the magazine is empty. The cartridges can be found in the magazine and in the chamber. This rifle can be easily carried when going out for hunting because it is lightweight. The magazine can hold up to 11 cartridges. The rifle weighs 5.2 pounds and 37 inches long. It has a takedown autoloader with bottom ejection and rear magazine.

A crossbolt safety is equipped in the forward part of the trigger guard for convenience and safety. Left-handers need not to worry about this gone because a left-hand safety can be installed on this. All the SA 22 are equipped with special mounts specifically made for this rifle. Unlike most rifles, the mounts are attached in the barrel and not in the receiver.



The SA 22 has a vintage-like engraving that is made with selected blued steel and walnut making it to look more classical. The spent cases are ejected downwards. This design was not applied not just to make it look classier than the rest of the rifles but to it was intended to keep the shooter’s face protected from gasses and other particles when firing. It is checkered with polish gloss finish.

Semi Auto 22, Grade VI Grayed

This is one of the upgrades of SA 22. The only thing added to this version is the aluminum scope base and scope. The combination of two scopes makes the shooting more accurate. The receiver is made of steel and has a game scene engraved with 24 karat gold accents. It is crossbolt safety and autoloading with tubular magazine. The polished blued finish barrel is drilled and tapped for scope mount.

Semi Auto 22, Grade VI Blued

This rifle has the same features as to that of the grayed one. The edge of this rifle is that it has adjustable sights with gold beard front. If the shooter’s love black then this SA 22 is the answer.

Semi Auto 22 High Grade 100th Anniversary

The receiver is made with steel with takedown design and polished with blued finish. This rifle is designed with the release anniversary engraving that features John M. Browning located on top of the receiver. Unlike other SA 22, its barrel is octagonal. Aside from the sights being adjustable it has also gold bead front sight blade and folding leaf rear sight. The trigger portrays luxury since it is made of gold. There are only 100 units produced by the company specially made for their centennial anniversary.

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