SOLD FOR: $1966
Make: Browning, Mfg. in Japan by Miroku
Model: B-92 Carbine
Serial Number: 03177PX167
Year of Manufacture: 1983 (PX Date Code)
Caliber: .357 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” and “NP” near the receiver. The right side of the receiver is marked “03177PX167”. The right side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING-92 / CALIBER .357 MAGNUM”
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade integral to a base that is dovetailed to the barrel and there is a semi-buckhorn square notch elevator style rear sight dovetailed into the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece walnut with a straight grip, straight cumb, and a blue carbine-style buttplate. The wood shows just a few hardly noticeable compressions and faint handling marks. There are no chips or cracks visible. The LOP measures 12 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has turned a pleasant plum hue. The stocks rate in about Fine-Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue with Gold Tone Trigger
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is shallow yet well defined. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a few light grease marks on the receiver. Otherwise, only light handling marks are present. There is no significant operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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: This rifle comes in its original serial matching box with a manual.
Our Assessment: A close copy of the Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action rifle, the B-92 was introduced in 1978 as a limited edition B-92 Centennial in .44 Mag. caliber only. The standard B-92 was introduced in 1979 in .44 Magnum. The 357 Mag. was introduced in 1982. The B-92 was discontinued in 1987. This example was manufactured in 1983, chambered in .357 Magnum, and is in about Excellent condition with 99% finish remaining. This cartridge is regarded by many as an excellent hunting, metallic silhouette and self-defense round. With proper loadings it can also be effective against large or dangerous game, such as bears and ungulates. 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!