SOLD FOR: $1520
Make: Magnum Research
Model: BFR, Biggest Finest Revolver
Serial Number: JT11001BFR
Year of Manufacture: 1999-Present
Caliber: .45-70 Govt.
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Magnum Research, Minneapolis MN 45/70 Gov’t”. The underside of the frame is marked “JT11001 / BFR”.
Barrel Length: 10 3/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade on a ramped base screwed to the barrel. The rear sight has been removed and a rail has been installed. A Bushnell HoloSight has been installed. The sight has some scattered scuffs and a few nicks through the finish. The battery is dead but the sight rates in about Fine condition assuming proper function.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black rubber with smooth borders. There are some scattered scuffs and light scratches from use. The checkering is mostly wrong with light rub wear. There are no rips or tears. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are handling marks throughout the gun. The cylinder has scattered scuffs, there are some lines of scuffs that run parallel to the bore the length of the cylinder. There are some scattered little nicks and hairline scratches, the most noticeable are on the barrel and on the backstrap. There are some draglines. The cylinder has a light turn line. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lock-up is good with some light side-to-side movement. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with the previously described sight.
Our Assessment: From Magnum Research’s website, “MRI’s Big Frame Revolver is truly the biggest, finest revolver on the market today. Entirely manufactured in the US and like the legendary Desert Eagle pistol it is designed as a magnum from the ground up. The BFR is all stainless and has a cut rifled barrel that delivers unmatched accuracy with lead or jacketed bullets. The BFR is the most powerful production single action gun made and with 12 calibers and two frame sizes to choose from you can take everything from grouse to grizzly. Choose your chambering and frame size and have your favorite gun dealer locate one of the BFRs for you.” This revolver shows some scattered light wear and has a great bore and mechanics, it comes topped with a sight and should be a blast to shoot! This is one Big F’in Revolver…. Please see our photos and good luck!