SOLD FOR: $1800
Make: FN Browning
Serial Number: 1E7NR27865
Year of Manufacture: 1997
Caliber: 7mm Remington Magnum
Action Type: Pump Action with Full Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM – ASSEMBLED IN PORTUGAL” and at the rear with an inspection mark, date code, and a proof mark. The right side of the barrel is marked “PATS: U.S. 5,571,101 Europ. 0692696 BPR CALIBER 7mm Rem. Mag. ONLY / BROWNING S.A.”. The left lower side of the receiver is marked “1E7NR27865”. The trigger guard has a gold filled buckmark logo.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded brass beaded blade dovetailed into a serrated ramped base screwed to the top of the barrel. The rear sight is a fully adjustable square notch pinned to a base that is fixed to the slide. The top of the receiver has two pairs of drilled, tapped, and filled holes for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a high gloss finish, a pistol grip, straight comb, sling stud in the belly, and a weave-textured black rubber buttpad marked “BROWNING”. There is no significant wear or damage and the checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad shows hardly any wear. The stocks rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Black Alloy
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, with sharp rifling and no erosion. There are a few spots of light souling on the lands.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its original metal finish. The barrel shows a very faint plum hue throughout. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rifle has a cross-bolt safety at the back of the trigger guard and a slide release at the left front of the trigger guard. The trigger pull is crisp. 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: None.
Our Assessment: The Browning BPR is a pump-action centerfire rifle based on the BAR. The BPR Pump Rifle was introduced in 1997 and was discontinued in 2001. The barrel is blued, the trigger is gold plated and the receiver has a blackened alloy finish. The rifle is in about Excellent condition with 98% of its metal finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. This rifle looks like it was taken out of the box, fired a few times, cleaned, and then put away for storage. We couldn’t see any handling marks in the metal other than a slight wear mark on the right side of the trigger. This sharp looking rifle will make a beautiful addition to any collection of pump action rifles, especially given its short production run of just four years. Please see our photos and good luck!