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Model 1885 Rifle

The Model 1885 "High Wall" Rifle was introduced in 1985. The Model 1885 "Low Wall was introduced in 1995. The Model 1885 BPCR Black Powder Cartridge Rifle was introduced in 1996. The "Traditional Model" 1885 was introduced in 1997.  The Model 1885 is still in production today.

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
1985-1997 In 1975 Browning standardized its serial number identification which it followed until 1998.
1. Serial Number
beginning with 01001
at the start of each year.
 
2. Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=0
3. Model 1885 Type 247="High Wall"
2L7="Low Wall"
2B7=BPCR
2H7=Traditional Hunter

 

Serial
Number Example:

01001NR247

This would be a Model 1885 "High Wall" Rifle,manufactured in 1997 with the serial number 01001.

1999 In 1998 Browning redid the standardization of its serial number identifications to work with its new data base program, Oracle.
1. Serial Number
beginning with 01001
at the start of each year.
 
2. Date of Manufacture
is a two digit code
Z=1
Y=2
X=3
W=4
V=5
T=6
R=7
P=8
N=9
M=0
3. Model 1885 Type 371=Model 1885 Rifle

 

Serial
Number Example:

01001NN371

This would be a Model 1885 rifle, manufactured in 1999 with the serial number 01001.


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