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Model 1885 BPCR

Model 1885 BPCR Rifle

Browning 1885 BPCR 45-70 Browning 1885 BPCR 40-65


This rifle is ready to go right out of the box for BPCR silhouette shoots. Choose 45-70 or the 40-65 caliber. The case-hardened receiver offers the look found on the originals. Features special rifling for shooting cast bullets with black powder. Classic venire sight.

Just what you need for black powder cartridge rifle (BPCR) silhouette competitions. It's a true black powder cartridge version of the 1885 outfitted just like it was over a century ago. Function is similar to today's High Wall 1885, without the ejector system and shell deflector. The BPCR is chambered in the classic 45-70 and 40-65 calibers. It is fitted with a venire tang sight with sole wind age system (three aperture sizes), and a hooded, spirit level front sight (with eight interchangeable inserts).

The receiver, lever, butt plate and grip cap are all color-cased steel. The walnut stock has pistol grip styling, Schnabel fore-end, and 18-lines-per-inch checkering, all with an oil-like finish. The barrel is matte-finished blue.

The barrel is part octagon, part round. Both calibers have 8-groove rifling designed just for heavy cast lead bullets. The 45-70 handles black powder or smokeless loads. The 40-65 is black powder only.


Model 1885 BPCR Front Sight Detail BPCR Front Globe Sight. Supplied with eight interchangeable inserts and a spirit level.
Model 1885 BPCR Rear Venier Sight BPCR Rear Venire Sight. This is the do-everything sight found on so many early 1885s. Minute-of-angle elevation, indexed screw wind age adjustment and supplied with three peep diameters.


Model 1885 BPCR Stock Dimensions

Length of Pull Drop at Comb Drop at Heel
13 3/16" 7/8" 7/8"

Model 1885 BPCR Specifications

Calibers Barrel Length Sight Radius Overall Length Approximate Weight Rate of Twist (R. Hand)
40-65 30" 34" 46 1/8" 11 lbs. 7 oz. 1 in 16"
45-70 Govt. 30" 34" 46 1/8" 11 lbs. 1 in 18"