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Old May 23, 2019, 11:09 PM   #6
tdl1953
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According to the Browning website, the 22 semi-auto rifle was made in Belgium though 1973. Production in Japan started in 1974. So I would say that since it says "Made in Belgium", it was made in Belgium. Most large companies don't want to get into false declarations of country of origin anyway
I would think so as well but this is what is a little confusing...from Browning.com:


In 1974, production of the 22 Semi-Auto was moved to Miroku, Japan. The order of the serial number code was changed to:
1.Serial Number which started at 1000 for each year.
2. Two digit year code
3. Rifle type code:
T=Long Rifle Caliber
E=Short Rifle Caliber

NOTE: FOR MANY MIROKU GUNS FROM 1973 - 75 AND PART OF 76, THE YEAR WAS REVERSED IN THE SERIAL NUMBER. 47 WOULD MEAN 1974.
Example: 1000T47 = A 1974 22 Semi-Auto rifle in 22 Long Rifle Caliber with a serial number of 1000.

My SA-22 serial number ends in T37 which seems to be a Japanese number.
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