Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Black Watch NZGR


User Tag List

Like Tree773Likes

Thread: Walnut and blued steel,

  1. #211
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Rolleston
    Posts
    395
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Possibly easier to sell a Browning in the USA than a Miroku ?
    Agree, but not sure where the opposite would apply - I guess miroku just wanted some profile somehwere. They make good stuff regardless. Browning have outsourced production since the dark ages of course, FN and miroku bing the obvious ones, but they’ve used smaller manufacturers as well - bettinsoli for one.
    ChrisW likes this.

  2. #212
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Posts
    71
    Yep the Miroku is pretty much a "japanese browning". Much the same as the A-bolt with a few subtle differences. Different machining on the bolt for example. Its said that they were allowed to make a number of units under their own brand. I cant say if its true or not but the word is they were made a bit nicer as Miroku was using their own brand name which makes some very high end gear as opposed to making them for someone else. Its factory glass bedded and has a gold plated trigger.

  3. #213
    Member GravelBen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Gorrre
    Posts
    2,697
    I always wondered with those - is it a Browning design made under licence by Miroku, or was it a Miroku design that Browning bought the rights to put their own name on?
    ChrisW likes this.

  4. #214
    Member gadgetman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    12,997
    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    I always wondered with those - is it a Browning design made under licence by Miroku, or was it a Miroku design that Browning bought the rights to put their own name on?
    The former. I'm really impressed enough with the A-bolt and kicking myself for not grabbing a second one that came up a few weeks ago in 223 for TimeRider. Oh well, keep looking.
    ChrisW likes this.
    There are only three types of people in this world. Those that can count, and those that can't!

  5. #215
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Southland
    Posts
    321
    270 win Mauser '98 custom built on a 1909 Argentinean action. 7 pounds, 24" barrel.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  6. #216
    Member mawzer308's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    500
    Very nice timber!
    Frodo likes this.

  7. #217
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    85
    Miroku got the marketing rights for the browning pattern shotguns they made for Australia and perhaps NZ? You could only buy Miroku here until grey imports started a few years back. The rifles never came to Aust, perhaps NZ only.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  8. #218
    Member Carlsen Highway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Port Chalmers
    Posts
    503
    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo View Post
    270 win Mauser '98 custom built on a 1909 Argentinean action. 7 pounds, 24" barrel.
    I, for one, need to see more photographs of this rifle...
    Spudattack, john m, FRST and 3 others like this.
    Put the keyboard down. Now kick it over here.

  9. #219
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Southland
    Posts
    321
    She's my one and only rifle - so she'll be getting used hard!!
    Attached Images Attached Images       

  10. #220
    Member FRST's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    473
    Must be a reasonably lightweight barrel to be 7pd with 24 inch length? Some lovely custom features, who put it together?

  11. #221
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Central Otago
    Posts
    506
    A classic Rigby style Mauser sporter - very nice!

  12. #222
    Member Carlsen Highway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Port Chalmers
    Posts
    503
    My eyes have got a little bit wet. Magnificent. Superlative.
    Put the keyboard down. Now kick it over here.

  13. #223
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Rolleston
    Posts
    395
    Saw something similar in 30-06 but on a Brno action recently. Awesome piece of gear.

  14. #224
    Member mawzer308's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    500
    Who did the work @Frodo Nelson at status guns?

  15. #225
    Member Mathias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Canterbury, home of the big Rakaia Red Stag
    Posts
    1,657
    Thats class @Frodo Lovely piece of craftmanship

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Nocino...walnut liqueur
    By EeeBees in forum Game Cooking and Recipes
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-01-2016, 07:07 PM
  2. WTB - M1A / M14 Walnut Stock
    By PUKEKOHE in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-06-2015, 07:59 AM
  3. As new walnut Benelli M2 f/s
    By HBWayne in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-11-2014, 12:24 PM
  4. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 16-09-2014, 08:44 PM
  5. FS: 870 Walnut Forend
    By Grue in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18-02-2013, 12:23 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!