IT'S A BELGIAN!
If you thought I was going to say boy or girl, you're in the wrong thread.
This is almost as good though.
After a few years of searching, I've finally found a reasonably priced, Belgian Browning Take-down .22 Auto.
No pics yet, this one is going on lay-away.
I've found a few non-Belgians in the $250-$400 range, and the newly released models anywhere from $500 to 1K and up pending on which grade of Browning you want.
The last I saw was in decent shape, if you consider a missing rear sight and weaver rail tapped to the bbl in decent shape.
This one is costing $375 and is in good enough shape to be a deal and in bad enough shape that once "Lump" is of age, he/she can learn to shoot on the Take-down .22 just like daddy did.
I there is a little rust on the receiver and the stock has some nicks and scrapes, but I think some fine steel wool will do the trick nicely and I may try to find some replacement furniture from E-Gunparts, but they are currently sold out, but MGW does have them in stock it seems, I guess we'll have to see how the rifle cleans up before I restock it.
For those that aren't familiar with the rifle, this is what it looks like,
Now I need to find me one of those cases to go along with it too.
It's probably without a doubt one of the finest .22s I've ever shot, it may not be as "cool" as a 10/22 with Krinker kit, or a 30rd mag, but this thing is about as svelte as it gets, and shoots like a dream.