No, that’s not a Colt Woodsman, though you’d be forgiven for thinking so. That’s actually a new semi-automatic pistol from Standard Manufacturing that will remind more than a few of you of that bygone Browning-designed rimfire.
Standard Manufacturing has moved the magazine release on the SG22 from the heel position on the original to the more familiar 1911-like spot just behind the trigger. That will make many shooters very happy.
We have an SG22 on its way for a full review and we’re kinda geeked about getting our hand on one and giving it a good going over. In the mean time, here’s Standard Manufacturing’s press release . . .
Standard Manufacturing is proud to announce the new SG22 semi automatic pistol. The SG22 is chambered in .22LR and possesses the classic styling and design elements of the quintessential guns of yesteryear. This John Browning design features a 1911 style magazine release, comfortable wood target grips, smooth action, and adjustable sights, making the SG22 ideal for target shooting.
The Master Gunsmiths at Standard Manufacturing hand make each SG22 individually machined from solid blocks of steel to the highest precision tolerances, not modern manufacturing techniques. Each gun requires many labor-intensive hours of polishing, stoning, and fitting. Only the most experienced gunsmiths can accomplish this; as such, very few gunmakers in the world have the capability or craftsmen to make a gun of this level.
We anticipate a great deal of demand for this limited production model, at the time of this printing, the retail price of the Standard Manufacturing SG22 starts at $1299 and can be purchased through your local gun shop, through all major distributors, and directly from us.
Caliber: .22 LR
Barrel Length: 6 5/8″
Magazine: 10 Round
Sights: Fixed Front & Adjustable Rear
Grips: 2 Piece Walnut
Finish: Case Colored or Blued
Overall Length: 10.25″
Weight: 2lbs with unloaded mag
Blued – $1299
Blued Engraved: $1,490
Case Colored: $1,399
Case Colored Engraved: $1,599