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 at least 9 or 10 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
|Miscellaneous Items for Sale
Browning Catalogs for Sale
1996 Catalog - $15.00
1997 Catalog - $15.00
1998 Catalog - $15.00
1999 Catalog - $15.00
2000 Catalog - $15.00
2001 - 2002 Catalog - $15.00
2001 Dealer Workbook - $25.00
(I only have one)
|Quoting Warren Miller:
"Don't take life seriously
because you can't come
out of it alive."