SOLD FOR: $1400
Make: Browning, Miroku
Model: BPR 22 Magnum
Serial Number: 32042RP176
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Caliber: .22 Magnum
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 MAGNUM CALIBER 22 MAGNUM 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 beaded blade dovetail set to a ramped riser that is fixed to the barrel. 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. There is a sling swivel in the belly and one banded to the magazine tube. The wood shows dispersed light draglines, small nicks, and shallow compressions. There is a cluster of notable draglines on the left side of the forearm at the front and two light white scuffs on the bottom. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp with some scattered minor interruptions. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt plate, which shows scattered light wear and a repaired chip at the toe. The stock rates in about Good-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 96% of its metal finish. There are some sparsely scattered nicks and scratches throughout the barrel and receiver with a slightly more notable scratch on the right side of the barrel towards the front. There is light surface oxidation on the right side of the receiver as well as some faint oxidation on the top of the barrel midway. The screw heads are intact. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine 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 chamber for 22 Magnum. These were only made from 1977 to 1982 so you won’t see many around; especially in this condition. This example is from the second year of manufacture in 1978. This rifle is in Fine 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!