SOLD FOR: $1426.67
Make: Browning, Mfg. in Japan by Miroku
Model: B-92 Carbine
Serial Number: 07610PY167
Year of Manufacture: 1982 (PY 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 “07610PY167”. The right side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING-92 / CALIBER .357 MAGNUM”
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade with a serrated rear face integral to a base that is dovetailed to the barrel. The rear sight has been removed leaving an empty dovetail. There is a fully adjustable Marbles peep aperture sight equipped to the upper tang.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece walnut with a straight grip, straight cumb, and a blue carbine-style buttplate. The wood shows several scattered nicks, scratches, compressions, and scuffs. There is a notable gash on the belly exposing unfinished wood. There are some slightly more noticeable draglines on the bottom of the forend towards the rear. There are no chips or cracks visible. The LOP measures 13 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows thinning along the edges, scattered nicks and scratches, and scuffing at the heel. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue with Gold Tone Trigger
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows considerable thinning on all leading edges and a patch of finish loss on the right side of the receiver. There is some finish loff on the left side of the barrel band as well. The receiver shows some nicks and scratches on the sides. 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 Fine 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 an installed lever wrap.
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 1982, chambered in .357 Magnum, and is in about Fine condition with 92% 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!