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Thread: FS BRNO 581 22 LR semi

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    FS BRNO 581 22 LR semi

    For Sale with expressions of interest.
    I'm totally not sure what this one is worth and will see what the feedback is like.

    Very tidy condition. Not mint but definitely in collectors condition.

    Brno 581 22 LR semi auto.
    8 round magazine.
    Internals are spotless.
    A couple of very minor rust spots on barrel exterior.
    Bore is very good.
    I have fired for function and it cycles everything I have here faultlessly.
    Flip up sights are marked 50 and 75m.
    Grooved for scope mounts but from the look of it has never had mounts or scope installed.
    All the take down screws are in perfect condition and not burred.
    Woodwork is in good condition. Some marks but no gouges. Absolutely no splits or cracks.
    Butt plate is not cracked or marked.
    Very light weight and handy rifle. Carries well and stock feels nice to use.
    Original in every way.

    Only trouble is I'm left handed and not a huge fan of semi autos. But I can see how one of these would be easy to like.

    I'm unsure about its age, but do know for sure that it had not been fired in the last 25 years until I first tried it for function 10 years ago and again more recently.

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    Ask away or tell me a little about what I have here.
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    images muddled and this one should have been included.
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    Stock just oiled in images, hence shine. Usually dull oil finish.
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    They came with a non oil finish; more of a shellac type of finish. There is some slight burring on your picture of the front screw but nothing that wouldn't be easy to fix. Missing the front sight hood which are very hard to find.

    I sold a near mint condition 1959 581 with two magazines with perfect bluing on rifle and magazines for $900. It did come with Lynx steel low mounts and a Zeiss Dialyt 4x32 scope though. Sold it at too lower price to a friend who is a collector.

    I'd be asking $750 for your rifle.

    They're beautifully made rifles and can be stripped without any tools or a coin at most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-Ring View Post
    They're beautifully made rifles and can be stripped without any tools or a coin at most.
    The first time I took the stock off it took me a while to work out how the action came apart. But it's very cunning and easy when you know what to do.
    I expect they were fairly labor intensive to make and the materials are all good quality and well finished, with no tool marks etc

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    Would probably be one of the last all steel 22 autoloaders?
    Identify your target beyond all doubt

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    A procedure I documented a few years ago for the disassembly of these critters:

    CZ 511 Disassembly/Assembly Resources and Guide - RimfireCentral.com Forums

    Awesome wee rifles, good luck.

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    How much ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by von tempsky fan View Post
    How much ?
    I'm fishing on this one.
    I just don't really have any idea what its worth.
    But from having had it for a number of years and using it only a couple of times, I'm aware that they are a little bit special compared to current production semi auto rifles.
    I will be happy to see it go to someone who wants one and is prepared to pay a realistic price ( once I have established what a realistic price is ).

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    $600-800

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    So from the forum response and a bit of reading around on line I'm thinking $750 for this one in the condition its in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    So from the forum response and a bit of reading around on line I'm thinking $750 for this one in the condition its in.
    I had a new one in the early 80's. It was extremely accurate and surprised many anti semi auto shooters. The rifle had no problem dislodging fellow shooters target holding pegs at 30 metres and that with a Tasco 4x30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Would probably be one of the last all steel 22 autoloaders?
    Very nearly bought one as my first 22 but ended up paying a bit more for a unique which I still have. Both were made by machining all the unrifle looking bits off steel billets and then polishing the remainder.
    Beautifully made firearms whoever buys it will love it.

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    Someone must want it and should have some post Christmas cash again now.

    Make an offer.

    It needs to go as I have brought 2 rifles I didn't need ( but just had to have ) recently

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    And here is a spare magazine for it on trademe

    $200 !!

    Makes the rifle look a reasonable price

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/hun...3b5e975b2b01aa

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