SOLD FOR: $1150
Make: Browning, Mfg. in Japan by Miroku
Model: B-92 Carbine
Serial Number: 06680PM167
Year of Manufacture: 1980 (PM Date Code)
Caliber: .44 Remington Magnum
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN”, at the rear it is marked with an “NP” proof mark. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number. The right side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING-92 / CALIBER 44 REM. MAG.”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed blade and there is a semi-buckhorn U-notch elevator style rear sight dovetailed into the barrel. Some red paint has been applied to the front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with a banded forearm, straight grip, straight comb, and a carbine-style buttplate. There is an empty tapped hole in the belly, perhaps where a stud once was. There is slight play between the forearm and barrel. The wood shows scattered nicks, dings, and scratches throughout with the most notable being on the sides of the forearm. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 12 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows some nicks and scratches and is thinning at the heel and toe. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 83% of its metal finish. There is thinning at all leading edges. There are some scattered nicks, dings, and scratches about the metal. The receiver and lever show scattered light surface oxidation. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a quarter cock safety position. 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: None
Our Assessment: This rifle is in about Very Good condition. The .44 Remington Magnum is well-suited for game up to elk size. In addition to beating the ballistics of the old .44-40 rifle loads, long considered a top deer cartridge, the heavy, flat point bullets typically used in the .44 Remington Magnum have an additional advantage: they aren’t as prone to deflection and bullet upset by contact in brush. If you don’t have time for hunting trips, load up some lighter loads with lead bullets and take it to your next Cowboy Action match. Please see our photos and good luck!