Here is the info on the rifle....
Browning Model 81 BLR (Browning Leveraction Rifle)
Barrel marked-Browning Model 81 BLR,Cal .308 Only,Browning Arms Company, Morgan Utah and Montreal PQ,Made in Japan
Dark Brown HIGH Gloss Walnut Stock and Forend,factory checkered
Blueing on receiver,barrel,etc is essentially excellent
Gold plated and serrated Trigger
Bottom of trigger guard has 'Browning Buck' 'portrait' stamped w/gold plate in the recess
Factory Iron sights installed from the factory.
Leather sling(appears to be factory accessory) and sling mounts/swivels installed as bought with rifle.
Tasco Golden Antler Scope(3-9x) and rings Professionally mounted at time of purchase back in 91-92.
Detachable 4 rd magazine
Rifle has MAYBE 100- 200 rounds fired in its life and was used mainly for hunting. It has been VERY well cared for and despite it having been used for hunting it has just a couple small little shallow scratches and dings in the wood and DOES have a thin small 1" crack on upper lhs by receiver end...did not see any obvious reason how it happened.Has not appeared to affect the rifle and it may have been there since new since I do not recall any situation that may have caused it and the gloss finish on the rifle appears to not have been affected by it. .
Ser # is O(C-could be 'o' or a 'c' with heavy stamp?) 4832nx-xxx
Here is some extra info for those wondering about the 'Made In Japan" issue----
Browning firearms have been traditionally made in locations world-wide. John M. Browning's first rifle, the Single Shot, was made in Ogden, Utah. The next guns carrying the Browning name were made in Belgium. This continued for many decades. This was the result of John M. Browning's lasting relationship with Fabrique Nationale, in Herstal, Belgium. Most Browning guns were made in Belgium by F.N. until the mid '70s when some production was shifted to Miroku in Japan. Today's Browning firearms are made in either Belgium, Portugal, Japan or in the United States. With some exceptions this is the breakout: Browning Firearm Manufacturers
Belgium (assembled in Portugal)
Gold 12 and 20 ga. shotguns, Hi-Power Pistol, FN Pistols, BAR Mark II Safari Rifle, and BPR Pump Rifle
The BDA 380 Autoloading pistol
Citori, [/quote]Model 81 , Light Weight and Lightning BLR, A-Bolt II, 1885, Auto-5, Recoiless, B-SS, BT-100, BT-99, BL-22 Rifle, Auto-22 Rifle, A-Bolt Shotgun, BPS (all), A-500 G & R, and Gold 10 ga., All single barrel trap guns
Buck Mark Pistols and rifles, Pro-9, Pro-40 and the BDM Pistols
The tradition of making Browning sporting firearms overseas was started with John M. Browning's Auto-5 semi-automatic shotgun design being produced by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium. Production on many of the models made in Belgium shifted to Miroku in Japan in the mid-70's due to significant cost increases in Belgium.
I am open to offers on the rifle and will not separate the rifle from the scope. The rifle will be shipped in a case I have been using for it-it is a hard plastic case. Will be packed inside a box and sealed also..obviously....
Will ship Via USPS Priority Mail Insured for full value and Signature Required for deliver. Will also ship via Fedex Insured. If you want UPS...will DEFINITELY need insurance for full amount and Signature required.
Local Delivery to a FFL for PPT MAY be possible depending on location.
Tades Accepted: Open to offers price is 'OBO'
Firearms must ship to an FFL and an FFL that accepts Private Party Transfers from in state or out of state since I am an individual and occasionally decide to sell off like any other owner.
I try to be as accurate and honest as possible in my listings but if I have missed something or not described it enough please let me know. All items are sold as is so PLEASE ask me any and all questions.
Regarding Shipping- I ship via USPS Priority Mail Insured and with Sig verification,FEDEX insured. I do not use UPS UNLESS requested....too many bad experiences.
If you have questions on payment type please let me know.
I CAN DO local PPT at a FFL of your choosing or if local I know of one t