Model: Invector BPS (Browning Pump Shotgun)
Serial Number: 04677PY152
Year of Manufacture: 1982
Gauge: 12 Gauge – 2 ¾” and 3” Shells
Action Type: Pump Action with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL, P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN”. The right side of the barrel is marked “INVECTOR BPS SPECIAL STEEL 12GA-2 ¾” AND 3” FIELD MODEL-26”. The bottom of the magazine tube has a selector switch marked “R” and “S”. The right side of the receiver is marked “04677PY152”.
Barrel Length: 26”
Choke: Browning Invector Choke marked “SKEET”
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a white Bradley bead front sight set on a ventilated rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are high gloss checkered walnut. The checkering remains good, there is one compression mark on the center of the butt stock’s right side and about half a dozen much smaller ones one the forearm. The LOP measures 14 ¼” from the front of the trigger to the back of the still pliable Browning brown ventilated rubber recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light handling marks. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This shotgun has a selector switch on the bottom of the magazine tube to allow for direct chambering of a single shell “S” or repeated chambering out of the magazine tube “R”. This shotgun both loads and ejects shells through the bottom of the receiver. The safety is conveniently mounted on the top rear of the receiver. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a Browning BPS model shotgun with the ability to accept different Invector chokes and it comes with a Skeet choke installed. The Skeet choke may be a clue as to why this shotgun is in such great shape. The field duty it has seen is a skeet field. With the loading selector switch you can single load for those stations where loading two shells is considered inappropriate. If you shoot left handed, the loading and ejection port is located beneath the receiver-eliminating the expense of a left handed pump and keeping the ejected shells from passing through your field of vision. Due to the ability to accept 3” shells, this shotgun is also suitable for hunting.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
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