Browning BPR Browning Pump Rifle .22 MAG 20” MFD 1979 W/ Scope

SOLD FOR: $1,675

WOA#: WY240318RU102

Make: Browning, Made in Japan

Model: BPR-22 Magnum, Browning Pump Rifle

Serial Number: 33529RN176, (176 Denotes Grade 1)

Year of Manufacture: 1979

Caliber: .22 Magnum

Action Type: Pump Action Rifle fed by a tubular magazine

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN”. The right side of the barrel is marked “BPR-22 MAGNUM CALIBER 22 MAGNUM ONLY”. The right side of the receiver is marked “33529rn176”. The buttplate is marked “BROWNING”. The scope is marked “WEAVER V4.5 EL PASO TEX. U.S.A. PAT. NO. 3161716.”

Barrel Length: 20″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated ramped base affixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a small flip up, white triangle, notch sight dovetailed to the barrel. . The top of the receiver is groove cut and has a WEAVER V 4.5 Scope mounted to it. The scope is a 1.5-4.5 variable power with simple duplex reticle. The sight picture is clear, the scope is in Excellent Condition overall.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a semi-pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and black synthetic Browning buttplate. The checkering is crisp with sharp peaks. The LOP measures 13.75″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. There are a few handling marks scattered throughout the wood but none that are noteworthy. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is a small line in the left side of the receiver that is hardly visible. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a cross-bolt safety behind the trigger. We did not fire 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 its attached scope as mentioned above.

Our Assessment: The Browning BPR 22 Magnum Grade 1 rifle paired with a Weaver V4.5 scope offers shooters a classic and reliable setup tailored for rimfire shooting applications, including varmint hunting, target shooting, and plinking. The Browning BPR (Browning Pump Rifle) in .22 Magnum (WMR) is a pump-action rimfire rifle known for its smooth operation, robust construction, and accuracy. The .22 WMR cartridge offers shooters increased velocity and energy compared to standard .22 LR ammunition, making it suitable for small game hunting and target shooting at longer distances. The Grade 1 variant of the Browning BPR features a traditional walnut stock with fine checkering and a gloss finish, exuding classic elegance and timeless appeal. The rifle’s pump action mechanism provides reliable cycling of cartridges, allowing for rapid follow-up shots and smooth operation in various shooting conditions. Paired with the Browning BPR is the Weaver V4.5 scope, a compact and lightweight optic designed for rimfire rifles and other low-recoil firearms. With variable 1.5-4.5x magnification, the Weaver V4.5 scope offers shooters a clear and crisp sight picture, enhancing accuracy and target acquisition at typical rimfire shooting distances. The combination of the Browning BPR 22 Magnum Grade 1 rifle and Weaver V4.5 scope provides shooters with a versatile and reliable platform for rimfire shooting activities. Whether used for hunting small game, punching paper targets, or plinking tin cans, this setup offers shooters exceptional performance and enjoyment on the range or in the field. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Browning BPR Browning Pump Rifle .22 MAG 20” MFD 1979 W/ Scope
Browning BPR Browning Pump Rifle .22 MAG 20” MFD 1979 W/ Scope