Magnum Research BFR .45/70 8” Single Action 5 Shot Revolver w/ Box

SOLD FOR: $1,075

WOA#: WY240411CM001

Make: Magnum Research

Model: BFR

Serial Number: BR18393

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .45/70

Action Type:  Revolver, Single Action, 5 Shot

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked, “Magnum Research, Pillager MN 45/70 Gov’t”.  The bottom of the frame is marked, “BFR / BR18393”.

Barrel Length: 8”   1:20 twist rate

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a black blade screwed to the barrel.  The rear sight is a fully adjustable rectangular notch sight pinned to the top strap with serrated face.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are one piece factory rubber overmolded with cobblestone texturing texture.  There is no handling wear. The grips rate in about Like New overall condition.

Type of Finish: Brushed Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no visible erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10 and is unfired.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 100% of its metal finish. There is no operation wear.  The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Like New condition and is unfired.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.  The mechanics are Excellent.  The trigger is smooth and crisp.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes new in its factory box with all its handouts, decals, takedown, and chamber lock & keys.

Our Assessment: The Magnum Research BFR (Big Frame Revolver) in .45/70 Government is an exceptionally powerful revolver designed for hunters and shooting enthusiasts who demand extreme firepower and precision in a robust package. Known for its sheer size and strength, the BFR is tailored to handle some of the most powerful cartridges typically reserved for rifles, including the venerable .45/70 Government, which is renowned for its ability to take down large game at close to medium ranges.

Constructed with a stainless steel frame, barrel, and cylinder, the BFR is built to withstand the significant pressures and harsh conditions often encountered in big game hunting. The revolver features a precision-grade barrel that typically ranges from 7.5 to 10 inches in length, contributing to its outstanding accuracy and making it a suitable choice for sports shooting as well as hunting. The long barrel not only helps in achieving a higher velocity but also aids in stabilizing the heavy .45/70 rounds for a more accurate shot.

The design of the BFR includes a single-action trigger mechanism, which offers a crisp and clean trigger pull, enhancing the shooting accuracy further. Additionally, the revolver is equipped with adjustable rear sights and a fixed front sight, which can be upgraded to accommodate optics such as scopes or red dots thanks to the factory or aftermarket mounts, enhancing its versatility and adaptability to different shooting conditions and preferences.

Ergonomically, the BFR is designed with a comfortable and functional grip, often made from soft rubber with ridges or checkering to provide a secure hold even under the recoil of high-caliber rounds. The overall craftsmanship of the BFR is reflected in its attention to detail, including the smooth finish of the metalwork and the precise fit of all components, ensuring reliability and durability.

Overall, the Magnum Research BFR in .45/70 is a top-tier choice for those who require a powerful and reliable revolver capable of handling heavy-duty cartridges for big game hunting or long-range target shooting. Its combination of rugged construction, precision engineering, and ergonomic design makes it a unique and highly respected firearm in the revolver market.  Please see our photos and good luck bidding! – L.S.

Magnum Research BFR .45/70 8” Single Action 5 Shot Revolver w/ Box
Magnum Research BFR .45/70 8” Single Action 5 Shot Revolver w/ Box