Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/Help identification and vague worth


QUESTION: Hi I can't find what this is, or where how old and how much ballpark this gun is, I know my mom has had it over 40yrs. It says Browning 22 smokeless made in Belgium ty

ANSWER: Hello Crystal.
  Give me the serial number and I can help you identify and date your rifle.
Thanks, Charles Gage

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QUESTION: It says 7E23241

Hello Crystal.
  Thank you for the extra information. Your rifle was manufactured in 1967. You did not say if it is .22 long rifle or .22 short. However the E in the serial number denotes it is a .22 short caliber. Value can be as high as $900+ or as low as $300. Yours seems to be in very good condition, so around $750-$800 would be in the ball park. Thank you for asking for me. Charles Gage

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I can answer questions dealing with firearms and their development due to western expansion. I can answer most questions about any firearms of the world manufactured after the Civil War(1868 - present. I can offer safety warnings about these. I can offer opinions and the reasons behind these. I can also answer questions about Iver Johnson firearms. I can identify by pictures most firearms. If your question involves a firearm you have access to, please include a good quality photo with your question.


I have been at the study of firearms and their use since my first issue of Field and Stream in 1962.At that time I was completely devoted to rifles, but over the years I have experienced the thrill of the hunt with handguns, shotguns and of course rifles. I moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico in 1972 and, since, I have taken numerous game and non-game animals with all firearms (cannons excluded)including blackpowder muzzleloading rifles,shotguns and handguns. My favorite handgun for large non-game animals, such as feral hogs, is my Uberti replica of a 1847 Colt Walker. Very heavy, but accurate.

I am a 1973 high school graduate. Junior and senior year I developed a class on Wildlife Depredation and Conservation of our Rocky Mountain states. My specialty was the brown bear.

Awards and Honors
New Mexico Hunter Safety Program Instructor 15 year award.

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