SOLD FOR: $2025
Make: Browning, Mfg. in Japan by Miroku
Model: 1885 Low Wall
Serial Number: 04540NV2L7
Year of Manufacture: 1995 (NV Date Code)
Caliber: .223 Remington / 5.56 MM
Action Type: Single Shot, Falling Block Rifle
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN”. The right shoulder of the barrel is marked “BROWNING MODEL 1885 CALIBER .223 REM/5.56 MM ONLY”. The left side of the shank and falling block are marked with an “NP” proof mark. The right side of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The bottom of the lever is marked with a gold filled Browning buckmark logo.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: There are no open sights on the rifle, but a pair of Browning 1″ scope rings and bases are mounted to the barrel and the frame holding a Leupold Vari-X III scope with 3.5-10x magnification and a duplex reticle. The scope shows hardly notable external wear with clear lenses, rating in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a schnabel tipped forearm, pistol grip, straight comb, sling swivels front and rear, and a black hard rubber Browning buttplate. The wood shows little in the way of wear, only some light handling marks. The checkering is quite sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the Browning buttplate, which shows little to no wear. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is well defined. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some scattered barely perceptible handling marks. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are clean. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The action closes firmly with no play. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is the previously mentioned scope and the original serial matching box with a manual and the smaller boxes for the rail and rings.
Our Assessment: Here is a Browning 1885 Low Wall in a Remington Caliber. The .223 Remington was developed in 1957 by Remington Arms and Fairchild Industries for the U.S. Continental Army Command of the United States Army as part of a project to create a small-caliber, high-velocity firearm. The .223 Remington is considered one of the most popular cartridges and is currently used by a wide range of semi-automatic and manual-action rifles as well as handguns. This rifle appears to have seen very little use and is in about Excellent condition! Please see our photos and good luck!