SOLD FOR: $1725
Make: Made by Miroku for Browning
Model: BLR Light Weight
Serial Number: 06K0NES137
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Caliber: .223 Remington
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Fed Lever Action Rifle. Please note, no magazine is included.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH / MADE IN JAPAN/MIROKU”, the right is marked “BLR LT WT CALIBER .223 REM ONLY”. The left side of the shank and right side of the bolt are marked “NP”. The right side of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The trigger guard is marked with a gold buck mark. The right side of the receiver is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to a smooth ramped riser that is screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square-notch cylindrical fitting screw adjustable for windage and elevation in a base screwed to the rear of the barrel. Equipped to the top of the receiver via two rings and a two-piece rail system is a waterproof Bushnell scope with 3-9x magnification and a duplex reticle. There is a factory applied sticker at the front of the scope. The external surfaces are clean and the lenses are clean. Overall, the scope rates in about Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and solid black rubber, press checkered Browning buttpad. There are a few minor drags and compressions on the bottom of the forearm and sides of the buttstock. The checkering is sharp and there are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13” & 13 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the wood and buttpad, respectively. The pad has a few spots of faint discoloration. The stocks rate in about Fine-Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Black Alloy
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 98% of its current metal finish. There are some sparse faint marks on the barrel and sides of the receiver. There is minor operational wear. There are some dings around the magazine well. The pinheads are unmarred. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a quarter-cock safety. We did not fire 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 previously mentioned scope and a factory matching box with a safety lock. Please note, no magazine is included with this rifle.
Our Assessment: This Japanese made Browning BLR lever action rifle has a removable magazine, something you don’t see on most lever action rifles, though there isn’t one included with this example. It is in Fine-Excellent condition. The lever throw on this rifle is very smooth due to its gear-style mechanism, so this should really be a fast handling rifle. What makes it even more interesting is that the trigger is mounted in the lever, not in the receiver, which is nice so there is no danger of smashing your trigger finger if you leave it in the trigger guard when working the action. The 223 Remington is a rimless, bottlenecked rifle cartridge. It 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. Please see our photos and good luck!