Browning Miroku Model B-92 .357 Magnum 20″ Lever Action Rifle, MFD 1983

Sold for $1480.00

LSB#: 220823PC050

Make: Browning, Mfg. in Japan by Miroku

Model: B-92 Carbine

Serial Number: 03261PX167

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 “03261PX167”. 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. The rear sight has been removed and filled with a blank dovetail. The receiver is equipped with a side mounted adjustable Williams peep-aperture sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece walnut with a straight grip, straight cumb, and a blue carbine-style buttplate. There is a sling stud in the belly and one banded to the bottom of the magazine tube holding a black canvas sling. The wood shows several evenly scattered compressions, light scuffs, draglines, and small scratches. The bottom of the forearm shows a few more notable scratches. 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 shows thinning along the edges, finish loss at the heel, and scuffs and scratches. The stocks rate in about Good-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 85% of its metal finish. There is considerable thinning on all leading edges and finish loss on the bottom of the front barrel band. There is a scattered dusting pof faint oxidation on the sides of the lever and the bottom and sides of the receiver. The bolt and loading gate show a slight plum hue. There are scattered faint nicks and lines on the barrel and magazine tube, more notably there are two small spots through the finish on the left side of the barrel. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are mostly sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good 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 with the previously mentioned sling and Williams sight installed.

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 Very Good condition with 85% 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!