BLR Lever Action Rifle
The production of the BLR lever action rifle began in 1969. The Model 81 BLR lever action rifle was introduced in 1981 and included some minor changes, including a different magazine. The Lightning BLR was introduced in 1995 and is still in production.
To find your serial number, you will need to refer to your owner's manual. We have most owner's manuals online. You can go to those by clicking here.
|Date||Historic Information||Serial Number Info|
|1969-75||In 1969 Browning started using two
digits for the date of manufacture:
K=BLR Lever Action Rifle
This was then followed by the serial number beginning with 1000.
Example: 69M1000 = A 1969 BAR High Power rifle with a serial number of 1000.
|K=BLR Lever Action Rifle
Made in Belgium from 1969 - 1972. Made in Japan from 1973 to present.
|1976-1997||In 1975 Browning standardized its
serial number identification which it followed until 1998. The Model 81 BLR was introduced
in 1981. The Lightning BLR was introduced in 1995.
This would be an Model 81 BLR Short Action rifle,manufactured in 1982 with the serial number 01001.
|1998||In 1998 Browning redid the
standardization of its serial number identifications to work with its new data base
This would be a Lightning BLR rifle, manufactured in 1999 with the serial number 01001.