The rifle is used but in close to like new condition. It features a heavy 30" 1/2 octagon 1/2 round Badger barrel, original Browning rear soule sight and Lee Shaver spirit-level globe front sight. The Badger barrel has 8-groove right hand twist rifling with a 1:18 twist rate. The Browning vernier soule rear sight with three eyecup apertures, two 10-32 mounting screws and 8 interchangeable front sight inserts are packaged in a separate molded “sight box” designed to protect the sights. Eyecup aperture (hole) sizes are 0.052”, 0.064”, and 0.073”. The rear sight mounting screws and 8 front sight inserts are stored in the sight box. Since the original factory paper box is not available, the rifle will be shipped in a plastic padded rifle case. A copy of the owner’s manual will be included.
The rifle was been completely disassembled, cleaned and lubricated. The action shows no signs of wear and is in perfect condition as is the chamber and bore. I could not find any dings or scratches on the barrel. There are a few very small and light scratches on the left side of the receiver, which can only be seen with reflective light and are way too small to be seen in the photos. There are a couple of small “safe dings” on the wood. Miroku only manufactured the BPC rifles for Browning from 1996 thru 1998. This rifle was manufactured in 1997. It has the redesigned crown and extractor. On a very accurate postage scale, the rifle weighs 11 lbs 5.0 oz with the sights and an eyecup installed.
For an additional $65, in exchange for the original sear, a Lee Shaver modified trigger sear can be installed, reducing the 4 to 5 lb factory trigger pull to approximately 2 lbs or slightly less. For $60 I can provide a Cerrosafe cast of the chamber, throat & bore with all dimensions documented at the correct time after the cast was made.
I SELL TO CALIFORNIA BUYERS FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. A layaway option is available for an additional $50.00. Layaway requires 1/3 down immediately, 1/3 in 30 days and the balance in 60 days. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUND ON CANCELED OR UNCOMPLETED LAYAWAYS. The rifle will be shipped after the final payment is received.
A signed copy of your dealer’s FFL will be required with their phone number. The rifle will be shipped to the address on the FFL. Shipping and handling is $50.00 (CONUS only), which also covers full insurance. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii will require an additional charge. I only ship FedEx Insured or USPS Insured Priority Registered mail. Texas residents are required to pay 7.75% sales tax. For immediate shipping US Postal Service money orders are required. Certified cashier’s checks will delay shipping 5 business days. A phone number is required to contact the issuer of a cashier's check for verification. No other forms of payment are accepted.
Specializing in Browning and Winchester BPCR's, the rifles are displayed and described as accurately as possible and I have not had a dissatisfied customer. As a seller of scores of Browning and Winchester BPCRs, and having written and published a book on the rifles, you can trust that each rifle, new or used has been fully checked out and is in the conditioned advertised. THE PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL RIFLE BEING SOLD.
You may desire to purchase a copy of my 272 page book along with the rifle. The book is titled, Browning Model 1885 Black Powder Cartridge Rifle, 2nd Edition. With rifle purchase, the book price is $50.00 (discounted from $54.95), which includes shipping. Please contact me for additional book details and a link to my web site. Thanks.
The rifle will be shipped to the address on the FFL. Shipping and handling is $50.00 (CONUS only), which also covers full insurance. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii will require an additional charge. I only ship FedEx Insured or USPS Insured Priority Registered mail.
Sorry, no trades accepted.
Acceptable payment is a certified cashier's check or US Postal Service (USPS) Money order. A phone number will be required to contact the issuer of a cashier's check. I require a signed FFL copy to ship the firearm and will only ship to the address on the FFL. I do not accept trades. Will only ship to continental USA locations.