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Old September 24, 2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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Browning BL-22 serial help

My Japanese BL-22's serial number is:

1.) Not where the manual says it should be (it's on the bottom front of the receiver, not "right side of receiver on the front").

2.) Not in any format found on the Browning site (Format is 71B60xxx which is backward from that described on the website).

Any place else I can look?


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Old September 25, 2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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Have you tried calling Browning? What kind of info are you looking for?
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Old September 25, 2012, 01:43 PM   #3
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Been to Browning's website. I'll give them a call if I can find a phone #. I'm trying to get a manufacturing date but the serial number doesn't appear in their descriptions and comes up not valid with a search.

Found it. The woman who answered was very helpful.

Phone number for anyone turning this thread up in a search:

Browning/Winchester 800-333-3288


1.) The serial numbers are not always where the manuals say they should be.
2.) They are not always in the format the Browning website indicates they should be (on one of my rifles, a "47" meant that the rifle was manufactured in 1974)

Thanks, Scorch, for the suggestion.

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