I had been searching for a Belgian Browning .22 takedown for YEARS. I had come across a couple that were in bad shape and kept looking. When the fam and I were out on a trip out west we stopped at I don't know how many different gun shops and I saw even more take down .22s, no Belgians and a couple of Remingtons in .22 Short.
We stopped at the Cody Firearms Museum and there they had a beautiful Belgian Browning like what is been looking for, I pointed it out to the wife and stood there oggleing the rifle for some time before we moved on...
A couple weeks later the wife called me up at work and started asking me questions about that .22 I was looking at.
You wanted a Browning, right?
Yes, preferably a Belgian...
It loads through the stock??
Yes, that's the one.
Oh, ok some guy just brought one in (she worked at the local gunshop at the time) when can you get here?
Needless to say I beat feet over pretty quick and got my Belgian made Browning takedown locally for LESS than some the lesser condition guns I had seen abroad.
~1960's vintage Belgian Browning SA-22 take-down auto in 22LR.~
She cleaned up pretty good, the pictures don't do the forearm and stock justice.