Chiappa LA322 Deluxe

Chiappa rifle

The LA322 Deluxe is displayed above the original LA322.

Chiappa added a deluxe version of the LA322 take down rifle to its catalog for 2015. Like the original, this is lever action rifle chambered for the .22 LR rimfire cartridge. Also like the existing model, the receiver has a color case finish.

The deluxe version has a checkered fore end, checkered pistol grip stock and a rubber buttpad.

This gun holds 15 rounds in the tubular magazine and weighs 5.5 pounds. The barrel length is 18.5″. It should ship in the spring of this year. No word on pricing.

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  • omegaone

    what type of metal is receiver? is it steel or is pot metal like a henry

    • M.M.D.C.

      I don’t think color case hardening is possible with ‘pot metal,’ or zinc alloy.

      Of course, it may be fake case hardening for all I know.

  • Max

    The high-res photos on Chiappa’s site show the internals are all cast steel. Disappointing, but the price point is low enough I’d consider one over a Henry just because I love the Marlin 39 design.

  • noguncontrol

    chiappa? , isnt this the company who put that gun control chip in their guns?

    • wetcorps

      Pretty sure it’s only here for inventory reasons, but the tinfoiling about it is astounding.