The rifle has been fired but is in like new condition. It features a heavy 30" (1/2 octagon 1/2 round) Badger barrel, Browning rear soule sight and spirit level front sight. The Badger barrel has 8-groove right hand twist riflings with a 1:18 twist rate. The rifle comes with the Browning vernier soule rear sight with a # 50 (0.052”) aperture eyecup, two 10-32 mounting screws & 7 interchangeable front sight inserts. I highly recommend purchasing either a Lee Shaver or MVA Hadley-style selectable aperture eyecup. Be sure to get one with 10-32 threads. The original rifle owner’s manual and other factory documents shipped with the rifle will be included.
The rifle was disassembled, cleaned and completely checked out. It was not dirty and lubed with the factory original white lube. It shows no signs of wear. I doubt the rifle was fired more than a few times. The bore is perfect. There are no scratches on the metal and no dings on the wood. Miroku only manufactured the BPC rifles for Browning from 1996 thru 1998. This rifle was manufactured in 1996, the 1st year of production. On a very accurate postage scale, the rifle weighs 11 lbs 3 oz with the sights and an eyecup installed.
The previous owner had the trigger worked on. It breaks clean and crisp at approximately 2.0 lbs with additional adjustment available. For an additional $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.
NOTE - I SELL TO CALIFORNIA BUYERS FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. ALSO NOTE - 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 ground fully insured. 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 418 page book along with the rifle. The book is titled, Browning Model 1885 Black Powder Cartridge Rifle, 3rd 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 website. Thanks.
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 ground fully insured. For immediate shipping US Postal Service money orders are required. Certified cashier’s checks will delay shipping 5 business days.
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.