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:
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.
|1976-1997||In 1975 Browning standardized its
serial number identification which it followed until 1998.
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
This would be a BL-22 rifle, manufactured in 1999 with the serial number 01001.