SOLD FOR: $1025
Make: Magnum Research
Model: BFR, Biggest Finest Revolver
Serial Number: JT07231
Year of Manufacture: 2003 (Test Fired Brass Envelope)
Caliber: .500 S&W Magnum
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Magnum Research Minneapolis MN 500 S&W Magnum”. The underside of the frame is marked “JT07231 / BFR”.
Barrel Length: 10”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade on a ramped base screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch sight that is fully adjustable for windage and elevation, it is pinned to the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black rubber with smooth borders. There are a few little scuffs and marks, the most noticeable are on the bottom faces. There are light handling marks. The checkering is strong. There are no rips or tears. The grips rate in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scuffs and faint hairline scratches, the most noticeable marks are on the bottom & right side of the barrel behind the ejector tab, left side of the frame at the forcing cone, topstrap, and right side of the frame at the bottom-front. There are some light handling marks and draglines. There is a light turn line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lock-up is good with some light side-to-side movement. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a serial matching box, paperwork including the manual, and test fired brass.
Our Assessment: From Magnum Research’s website, “MRI’s Big Frame Revolver is truly the biggest, finest revolver on the market today. Entirely manufactured in the US and like the legendary Desert Eagle pistol it is designed as a magnum from the ground up. The BFR is all stainless and has a cut rifled barrel that delivers unmatched accuracy with lead or jacketed bullets. The BFR is the most powerful production single action gun made and with 12 calibers and two frame sizes to choose from you can take everything from grouse to grizzly.” This revolver shows some scattered light wear and has a great bore and mechanics. These are well made and tremendous fun to shoot, drop a bid today! Please see our photos and good luck!