Home | Customer Service | Date Your Firearm | Challenger II and III .22 Caliber Pistol

Challenger II and III .22 Caliber Pistol

The Challenger II series .22 Caliber Pistol was introduced in 1976 and ceased production in 1982. The Challenger II evolved into the Challenger III in 1983.

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
1976-1985 In 1975 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998.
The Challenger II went from 1976 to 1982. The Challenger III went from 1983 to 1985.
1. Challenger Type 655=Challenger II or III Pistol
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. Serial Number
beginning with 01001
at the start of each year.


Serial
Number Example:

655RT01001

This would be an Challenger .22 caliber pistol, manufactured in 1976 with the serial number 01001.


Follow Browning:

Browning Facebook PageBrowning YouTube ChannelBrowning TwitterBrowning RSS FeedBrowning Email Newsletter
BrowningShop.com

2014 Catalog Request

2014 Catalogs will start shipping the end of April.

Click here to request a free copy. It is packed with photos and specifications for our full line of firearms, accessories, cases, knives, lights, gun safes and technical clothing.
Request | Download Catalogs

Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 Image 6 Image 7 Image 8 Image 9 Image 10