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BL-22 Rifle

The BL-22 was introduced in 1969 and is still in production today.

To find your serial number, you will need to refer to your owner's manual. We have most owner's manuals online. You can go to those by clicking here.

Date Historic Information Serial Number Info
1969-75 In 1969 Browning started using two digits for the date of manufacture:
B=BL-22
This was preceded by the serial number beginning with 1000.
Example: 100069126 = A 1969 BL-22 Grade 1 rifle with a serial number of 1000.
B=BL-22
1976-1997 In 1975 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998.
1. Serial Number
beginning with 01001
at the start of each year.
2. Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=0
3. BL-22 Type 126=Grade 1
226=Grade 2


Serial
Number Example:

01001RT126

This would be an BL-22 Grade 1 rifle,manufactured in 1976 with the serial number 01001.

1998 In 1998 Browning redid the standardization of its serial number identifications to work with its new data base program, Oracle.
1. Serial Number
beginning with 01001
at the start of each year.
2. Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=0
3. BL-22 Type 242=BL-22


Serial
Number Example:

01001NN242

This would be a BL-22 rifle, manufactured in 1999 with the serial number 01001.


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