SOLD FOR: $1249
Make: Browning, Made in Japan by Miroku
Model: A-Bolt Grade 1
Serial Number: 02954PN136
Year of Manufacture: 1993 (PN date code)
Caliber: .22 Magnum (WMR)
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Detachable 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 MAGNUM 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 are no provisions for iron sights. Equipped to the top of the receiver via a two-piece Tasco rail and two Tasco rings is a Leupold M8 scope with a duplex reticle and a fixed 6x magnification. The external surfaces show a few tiny dings and the lenses are clear. The scope rates in about Fine overall condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered walnut with a high gloss finish, rosewood nose and grip caps, straight comb, and a solid black hard rubber Browning buttplate. The stock has a few light, scattered compressions and scuffs, most notably on the bottom of the forend and belly. There is a notable scratch on the left side of the grip. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad which has only faint wear and a touch of light discoloration. The stock rates in about Fine-Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
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 97% of its metal finish. The edges of the bottom metal are thinning. There is light thinning on the bolt knob. There are just a couple infrequent little nicks on the barrel. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. This rifle rates in about Fine-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 the installed scope as described and one 5-round detachable magazine.
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. It features a high gloss finished walnut stock, a high luster blue barrel and scroll engraving on the shoulders of the receiver and the magazine floorplate. 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 Leupold scope mounted on the receiver, so all you have to do is sight in with your preferred load and you’re ready to go. The rifle is in Fine-Excellent condition with about 97% of its original finish remaining. This rifle looks to have spent more time in storage than out with little evidence of use. Please see our photos and good luck!