Browning Miroku Model 42 Grade 1 .410 Bore 26″ Pump Action Shotgun, 1991

SOLD FOR: $1,247

WOA#: WY240210TM004

Make: Browning, Made in Japan by Miroku

Model: 42 Grade 1

Serial Number: 00341NZ882

Year of Manufacture: 1991 (NZ Date Code)

Gauge: .410 Bore, 2 ½ and 3” Shells.

Action Type: Pump Action, Tubular Magazine Fed Takedown Shotgun

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “BROWNING MODEL 42 .410 BORE – 2 ½” AND 3” SHELLS FULL”. The top of the chamber to the left of the rib is marked “NP” and so is the top of the receiver to the left of the rib extension at the front. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number and the bottom of the base of the barrel is marked “00341” and has the takedown arrow. The right of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN”. The buttplate is marked “BROWNING”.

Barrel Length: 26″ Vent Rib

Choke: Fixed FULL

Sights / Optics: There is a bright Stainless bead at the front of the rib. The rib and receiver rib extension are serrated for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a capped semi pistol grip, fluted straight comb and black hard rubber Browning buttplate. The stock and pump have no notable marrs or wear. The checkering is sharp, the screw heads are sharp and the pins are un marred. The buttplate and pistol grip cap also show no visible defects. The length of pull is 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains approximately 99% of its metal finish. The receiver shows almost no signs of wear or handling. The barrel has two small nicks in the finish where the take down lever for the magazine tube hits the barrel at both ends of its travel. Overall this shotgun is in Excellent Condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun includes its original box, owners manual and browning pamphlet.

Our Assessment: The Browning Model 42 Grade 1 in .410 Bore with a fixed full choke is a revered pump-action shotgun renowned for its craftsmanship, compact design, and exceptional performance. As a scaled-down version of the legendary Winchester Model 12, this shotgun exudes elegance and refinement while offering versatility and reliability. Crafted with high-quality materials, including a steel receiver and barrel paired with a finely finished walnut stock and forend, the Model 42 Grade 1 epitomizes Browning’s commitment to excellence in firearm design. Its sleek and compact profile makes it an ideal choice for upland hunting, clay shooting, and recreational shooting, providing shooters with a lightweight and maneuverable firearm that delivers precision and confidence in every shot. Chambered in .410 Bore, the Model 42 Grade 1 is equipped with a fixed full choke, ensuring tight shot patterns and optimal performance at longer ranges. This choke configuration enhances the shotgun’s versatility, allowing shooters to effectively engage targets with precision and consistency. Whether hunting small game or birds or participating in clay shooting sports, the Model 42 Grade 1 delivers reliable and accurate performance in a variety of shooting scenarios. Key features of the Model 42 Grade 1 include its smooth and reliable pump-action mechanism, crossbolt safety for easy operation, and traditional bead front sight for quick target acquisition. These features, combined with its compact size, lightweight design, and mild recoil, make the Model 42 Grade 1 a favorite among hunters and shooters of all skill levels. In summary, the Browning Model 42 Grade 1 in .410 Bore with a fixed full choke represents the pinnacle of shotgun craftsmanship and performance. With its timeless design, exceptional reliability, and superb handling characteristics, the Model 42 Grade 1 continues to be a cherished firearm among shotgun enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Browning Miroku Model 42 Grade 1 .410 Bore 26" Pump Action Shotgun, 1991
Browning Miroku Model 42 Grade 1 .410 Bore 26″ Pump Action Shotgun, 1991