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When were the Browning 1885 rifles made?


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Made by Miroku, in Japan, as far as I know

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If I remember correctly, they were made from about 1978 until early 2000's. Mine is a High Wall in 7 Mag and I bought it new in about 1992.

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The Browning High walls I've owned were exceedingly accurate, and with the 28" barrel, really got the most out of slower powders.

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Thanks guys
Working on acquiring one.

Any body use a hammer extension to facilitate use with a scope?
If so, which hammer extension?
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I have not bought or used a hammer extension on mine. I've thought about it especially when I have gloves on. I haven't done it just because i think they're ugly. I don't hunt with mine much any more anyway. It's too pretty to bang around in the mule or my truck. I did take it out and kill two axis deer with it this past April. It's still just as accurate as it always was.


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The BPCR models were from around 1996, IIRC. They had US made Badger barrels, excellent.

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High Wall was made 1985-2001

Low Wall was made 1995-2001

High Wall Traditional Hunter was made 1997-2000
-125th Anniversary model was made 2003-2004

Low Wall Traditional Hunter was made 1998-2001

BPCR was made 1996-2001
-BPCR Creedmoor was made 1998-1999


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Bear in mind also that a hammer extension will slow lock time. Not by a lot, mind you, but some.


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Originally Posted by gnoahhh
Bear in mind also that a hammer extension will slow lock time. Not by a lot, mind you, but some.

Where can you find a hammer extension?


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Doesn't Williams still make them?


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Maybe so...I haven't looked. The 1885, especially the Low Wall, could really use a hammer extension.


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Believe Carlsons makes a universal hammer extension.


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I am absolutely in love with my traditional hunter in 38-55. Never had a jacketed bullet down its throat- and it does love Lord Black!

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Hard to beat the older Brownings for price/value ratio. Both my Low Walls have lovely wood and metalwork. The Hornet is about as consistently accurate as any rifle I've ever owned. B78s are also great rifles, usually with nice wood too. Current Wichesters generally don't have as nice wood, but are still solid values. Not long ago, Browning was selling B78s (IIRC), that were really 1885s. Never saw one, so can't comment on the wood.

As a group, they rank highly among my favorite rifles, in case I didn't get that point across earlier😜


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Have to agree Pappy, my 1885 Hornet is very accurate. It has great wood on it, better after I refinished it. Browning, in the mid 90’s, at least used some very dark stain. It is a great rifle, I would not hesitate to buy another.

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Originally Posted by Pappy348
Hard to beat the older Brownings for price/value ratio. Both my Low Walls have lovely wood and metalwork. The Hornet is about as consistently accurate as any rifle I've ever owned. B78s are also great rifles, usually with nice wood too. Current Wichesters generally don't have as nice wood, but are still solid values. Not long ago, Browning was selling B78s (IIRC), that were really 1885s. Never saw one, so can't comment on the wood.

As a group, they rank highly among my favorite rifles, in case I didn't get that point across earlier😜



We need to pit your Hornet against my .223 Low Wall some day. I'm sure the tension in the air at the range that day will be palpable!😁


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Am looking at another Hornet. Might have to pull the lever on this one.


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Originally Posted by OSU_Sig
Maybe so...I haven't looked. The 1885, especially the Low Wall, could really use a hammer extension.


Not really possible. The hammer drops completely inside the reciever when the action is opened.


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Geez, you're right. I should've gotten one one out and looked. My bad.


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