With a timeless beauty that’s more than skin deep, the BLR Lightweight with Pistol Grip is ready and waiting to be your next lever-action hunting rifle. The gloss finish on the Walnut pistol grip stock contrasts beautifully with the deeply polished blue finish on the receiver and the barrel. The detachable box magazine allows it to be chambered for modern hunting calibers and it's tapped for scope mounts to take full advantage of it's range and accuracy. This is what a serious lever-action rifle should be, and what every other lever-action wishes it was.
You are never limited to flat nose bullets. Most lever-action rifles suffer from accuracy problems caused by the limitations of the flat-nosed ammunition for which they are chambered. Not the Browning BLR. The BLR utilizes a reliable box magazine that protects bullet tips and allows it to fire powerful game-dropping magnum cartridges. An extremely smooth rack and pinion-driven bolt locks tight to the barrel and gives the BLR the kind of superior accuracy that rivals many bolt-actions.
Hammer The fold-down hammer has two positions at half-cock so the status of the rifle is readily seen. The folding hammer provides an added measure of safety when the hammer is at half-cock. The hammer has four basic positions: Full-cock, half-cock, folded hammer position and dropped, or fired position.
Action Advanced, lightning fast, glass-smooth rack and pinion lever-action. Strong rotating head, multiple-lug breech bolt with a recessed bolt face and side ejection.
Receiver Lightweight, sturdy machined aircraft-grade aluminum. Drilled and tapped to accept scope mounts.
Sights Low profile, square notch, screw adjustable rear sight aligns easily with a highly visible gold bead on raised ramp front sight.
Barrel Individually machined, precision button-rifled, heat-treated chromoly steel. Crowned muzzle. Barrels are triple checked for interior finish, straightness and air-gauged for uniformity.
Trigger Wide groove design trigger with short, smooth pull of approximately 4½ lbs. Trigger travels with lever.
Stock and Forearm American walnut, straight '81-style with classic round forearm or pistol grip stock with Schnabel forearm. High-gloss finish. Checkered.
Magazine The flush-mounted detachable box magazine has a capacity of three magnum or four standard rounds, plus one in the chamber.
Safety Lock All Browning firearms are shipped with a free trigger lock, cable lock, padlock (shown) or chamber lock, depending on model, to assist in the safe storage of firearms.
Recoil Pad Deluxe recoil pad standard.
Scope Base Use #123-53 for BLR Lightweight '81 and pistol grip model. #123-52 for discontinued Model '81 BLR.