SOLD FOR: $1325
Make: Browning, Made in Japan by Miroku
Serial Number: 02562NZ136
Year of Manufacture: 1991 (NZ Date Code)
Caliber: .22 Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action with Detachable 5-Round Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN”. The right side of the barrel is marked “A-BOLT 22 MAGNUM 22 WIN MAG CALIBER ONLY”. The right rear shoulder of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The underside of the trigger guard is engraved with a gold filled Buckmark logo.
Barrel Length: 22″
Sights / Optics: There is no provisions for iron sights. The top of the receiver has a male dovetail and is also drilled, tapped, and filled in four places. Included are two-piece Leupold-style bases and rings.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered walnut with a high gloss finish, rosewood nose and grip caps, straight comb, and a textured black hard rubber Browning buttplate. There are light handling marks and a little ding through the finish on the belly. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering shows very light wear and is still sharp to the touch. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has light handling wear. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued with Black Alloy Bottom Metal
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The barrel and receiver show only light handling marks. The bolt body has light operational wear, the bolt handle has a few tiny, very light marks and the rear of the bolt has a slight plum hue. The screw heads have very light tool marks with sharp slots. The markings are clear. This rifle rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with scope bases & rings, a serial matching box, manual, receiver filler screws, and one 5-round detachable magazine marked “BROWNING / 22 MAG / MADE IN JAPAN” on the floorplate. The magazine has very light wear on the follower with intact feed lips and a strong spring, in Excellent condition. The box has some light scuffs, light edge wear, and a couple punctures and spots of surface material loss, in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This is a very nice looking Browning A-Bolt Medallion bolt action rifle built by Miroku in Japan and chambered in 22 Magnum. The stock has a high gloss finish with rosewood tipped forend and a rosewood grip cap. It was made without iron sights but has a pair of rings and bases included. The rifle is in Excellent condition with about 98% of its original finish remaining, a great bore and hardly any wear to the stock. This rifle looks to have spent more time in storage than out with little evidence of use. The 22 Magnum cartridge is just about the most powerful rimfire cartridge on the market, able to shoot further and flatter than standard .22 Long Rifle. This would make a great varmint gun and in its high condition and with its beautiful stock it would also make a great addition to a Browning rifle collection. Please see our photos and good luck!