If you have one or more Browning Model 1885 High-Wall BPCRs,
besides purchasing a copy of my book, you may be interested in
obtaining an original copy of one of Browning's firearm catalogs listing
your rifle. Even more valuable to you may be an original catalog
displaying the rifles and published the year your rifle was made. A
Browning BPCR collector should be especially interested in obtaining
all the Browning literature that displayed and advertised the rifles.
All the Browning BPCRs were manufactured over a 3-year span, 1996
through 1998. The serial number on your rifle will indicate the year of
manufacture. The first five characters are numbers, followed by a two-
letter code indicating the year of production: NT for 1996 production,
NR for 1997 rifles and NP for rifles manufactured in 1998.
Although there may have been pamphlets or other sales literature
printed for the introduction of the BPCR line, the .40-65 and .45-70
“standard” BPCRs were first displayed in the USA/Canadian 1996
Hunting & Shooting Equipment catalog. The USA/Canadian 1997
Hunting & Shooting catalog also advertised the rifles. The Creedmoor
model first appeared in the 1998 USA/Canadian Hunting & Shooting
catalog and was also listed in the USA/Canadian 1999 Master Catalog.
Although rifle production ended in late 1998, Browning had BPCR rifles
in inventory until the entire line of Model 1885 rifles was officially
discontinued in the spring of 2001. The USA/Canadian 2000 catalog
advertised only the .40-65 and .45-70 models, but the European 2000
catalog displayed both the Creedmoor and the standard .40-65 and
.45-70 models. The USA/Canadian 2001 - 2002 catalog advertised
only the .40-65 and .45-70 models and, from what I can determine, was
the last catalog to advertise the rifles.
The catalogs displayed below are offered for sale. Except where noted,
I have several copies of each catalog, but quantities are limited. Most
are in like new conditions, but being 17 to 21 years old, a few have minor
scratches and cosmetic blemishes.
Prices include shipping to USA locations. Catalogs shipped to
international locations will require additional shipping fees. Payment via
PayPal or US Postal Service money orders are preferred, but personal
checks are acceptable as long as you understand I may not ship until
the check clears, which can be up to 10 days. International customers
must pay using PayPal. To request a catalog please contact me via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure the item/items are
available, please do not send a PayPal payment or payment in the
mail until you have contacted me.
TexasMac's Web Site
1996 Catalog - $10.00
1998 Catalog - $10.00
1999 Catalog - $10.00
2000 Catalog - $10.00
2001 - 2002 Catalog - $10.00
2001 Dealer Workbook - $15.00
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
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Browning/Winchester BPCR Spirit Level Vials
Those of you with Miroku manufactured Browning or Winchester BPCRs
may be interested in purchasing replacement spirit level vials to fit the
original globe front sight. Browning no longer sells replacement vials but I
have a supply of acrylic vials that will fit. In fact they are much easier to
install than the original glass vials & are nearly impossible to break.
Instructions for replacing the vials will be included.
The acrylics are $8.00 each, shipping is included. Vials shipped to
international locations will require additional shipping fees. I recommend
ordering two in case one is damaged during installation or just to have one
as a spare.
I accept cash, money orders, personal checks, cashier checks or PayPal.
No credit cards. Please email me at email@example.com prior to
sending funds. I will respond with my address. When mailing payment, be
sure to indicate what the funds are for and include your shipping address.
BTW, replacement tube end caps are no longer available from Browning or
any other supplier so you’ll have to improvise if yours are missing. I
recommend using some type of black adhesive to fill the ends after
replacing the vial to hold the vial in place. Also, I do not know if these vials
will fit other brands or type of sights. The vials are approximately 7mm or
0.275" (diameter) by 25mm or 0.978" (length). No returns please.