SOLD FOR: $1701
Make: Browning (Made by Sig Sauer)
Serial Number: 375RR1643
Year of Manufacture: 1977 (RR Browing & HH German date codes)
Caliber: .38 Super
Action Type: Single/Double Action Semi-Automatic with Decocker and Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Browning Arms Co / Morgan, Utah & Montreal P.Q.” The barrel is marked “.38 Super Auto” with an eagle over “N” proof obscured by the slide. The right side of the slide is marked “375RR1643” and “SIG-Sauer System / Made in W. Germany”. The front strap is marked “375RR1643” and with an “Eagle over N” proof. The underside of the front of the slide is marked with 2 proofs and “HH”.
Barrel Length: 4.4”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a white dot blade front sight fixed to the slide and a square-notch rear sight with vertical white sighting reference, dovetailed to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black plastic, marked “Browning” on the right side. There are a few little marks on the butts and a few light marks on the right panel around the bottom screw. The checkering is sharp. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued with Black Alloy Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is light handling and light operational wear. The grip screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a serial matching box and a single magazine. The box has some edge wear and somescufs and marks the finish, in about Very Good condition. The magazine has light wear and rates in about Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This is a Browning BDA (Browning Double Action) made by Sig Sauer and is the same as their model 220. This one was made in 1977, the first year of production. It has the early contoured slide, thin slide serrations, polished slide flats, and a spur hammer. This is the rarest of the BDA pistols, it is chambered in .38 Super of which only 752 were made. This one retains about 99% of its original finish and comes with its factory box and one magazine. For the Browning or Sig Sauer collector, this would make a good addition, but it would also make a nice carry, home defense, or recreational shooting pistol. Please see our photos and good luck!