SOLD FOR: $1025.01
Make: Browning, Miroku
Model: BPR 22
Serial Number: 01634RR176
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Pump Action with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The right side of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The butt plate is marked “BROWNING”. The right side of the barrel is marked “BPR-22 CALIBER 22 LONG RIFLE ONLY”. The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 20 ¼”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dovetail set, beaded blade. The rear sight is a dovetail set flip up “U” notch marked with a white “triangle” and hash marks. It is adjustable for elevation. The receiver is grooved for an integral scope mount.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece stock is checkered high gloss wood with a pistol grip, straight comb, and a black synthetic buttplate. The wood shows infrequently dispersed light draglines, small nicks, and shallow compressions. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt plate, which shows faint wear. The stock rates in about Fine-Excellent 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 98% of its metal finish. There are a few sparsely scattered nicks and scratches throughout the barrel and receiver. The screw heads are intact. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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: None.
Our Assessment: This is a nifty little Browning BPR. These were only made from 1977 to 1982 so you won’t see many around; especially in this condition. This example is from the first year of manufacture in 1977. This rifle is in Fine-Excellent condition with a great bore and excellent mechanics. This would make a terrific little plinker for a young one, or an addition to a collection for the Browning enthusiast. Please see our photos and good luck!