The rifle is reportedly used but is 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 spirit level front sight. The rear sight comes with 3 eyecups. There are 8 inserts for the front sight. As displayed in the photos the wood is very nice, especially if you like darker wood.
I completely disassembled, cleaned, lubricated and fully check the rifle out. The rifle appears to be unfired. The action shows no signs of wear. The bore is perfect. The barrel, receiver and all other metal parts are in close to perfect condition. The stock has a couple of very tiny “safe dings” that could be easily steamed out, but it’s probably not worth the effort. I’ve seen worse on NIB rifles displayed on dealer shelves. Overall the rifle is in very nice condition.
Browning only manufactured these rifles from 1996 thru 1998. This rifle was manufactured in 1996. It will be shipped in a padded rifle case. Included are the sight owner’s manual and a copy of the original rifle manual. The rear sight and eyecups will be shipped in the original plastic sight box. On a very accurate postage scale, the rifle weighs 11 lbs 5.8 oz with the rear sight and eyecup installed.
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.
I will need a signed copy of your dealer’s FFL with their phone number. The rifle will be shipped to the address on the FFL. Shipping and handling is $50.00, which also covers full insurance. Due to a history of shippers damaging these heavy rifles, I only ship FedEx Insured or USPS Insured Priority Registered mail. Texas residents are required to pay 7.75% sales tax. Only acceptable methods of payment are US Postal Service money orders or a certified cashier’s check. A phone number is required to contact the issuer of a cashier's check for verification. NOTE – I SELL TO CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
I specialize in Browning and Winchester BPCR's. I describe and display the rifles as accurately as possible and 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 250 page book along with the rifle. The book is titled, Browning Model 1885 Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. 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.
Due to a history of shippers damaging these heavy rifles, I only ship FedEx Insured or USPS Insured Priority Registered mail
Sorry, trades are not 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.