Browning® BLR Lightweight ’81 308 Win 20″ Barrel


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As adept on the tundra hunting caribou as it is coyotes on the plains, the BLR has what it takes. These excellent rifles tore up the blueprints for the traditional lever-action rifle and redefined the category. Combining modern lever-action performance with a time-honored silhouette, the BLR Lightweight ’81 is ready and waiting to be your next hunting rifle. Unlike most lever-actions, the BLR benefits mightily from a detachable box magazine that allows the use of ammunition – including magnum calibers – with pointed bullets. A four-position folding hammer acts as an additional margin of safety.

The gloss finish on the walnut straight grip stock and straight forearm contrasts beautifully with the deeply polished blue finish on the receiver and the barrel. This is what a serious lever-action rifle should be, and what every other lever-action wishes it was.


  • Rack and Pinon Lever Action
  • Detachable Box Magazine
  • Aluminum Alloy Receiver
  • Integrated Lever and Trigger
  • The Folding Hammer has four positions: Full-cock, half-cock, the folded hammer position, and the dropped, or fired position.
  • Polished blued receiver finish
  • Polished blued barrel
  • Straight grip walnut stock with gloss finish and cut checkering
  • Adjustable rear sights



Canada Legal Classification Non-Restricted Action Lever
Handedness Ambidextrous Optic Interface Drilled and Tapped Receiver, BLR Short Action
Rear Sight Fully Adjustable Barrel Mounted U-Notch Front Sight Drift Adjustable Barrel Mounted Brass Bead
Default Sight Radius (in; cm) ~17.7; 45.0 Grip Type Stock Integrated Straight w/ 18 LPI Checkering
Pistol Grip Cap N/A Trigger Type Non-Adjustable
Trigger Material Alloy Gold Plated Trigger Compatibility Browning BLR
Min Trigger Pull (lbs; N) ~5; 22.2 Max Trigger Pull (lbs; N) ~5; 22.2
Observed Trigger Pull (lbs) ~5 Safety Folding, 1/2 Cock Hammer
Manual Safety Position On Hammer Magazine Interface Detachable Double Stack Double Feed Flush Metal Floorplate
Magazine Compatibility Browning BLR 81 Short Action Magazine Capacity 4
Default Length (in; mm) 40; 1016 Min Length (in; mm) 40; 1016
Max Length (in; mm) 40; 1016 Min Width (in; mm) ~1.4; 3.7
Max Width (in; mm) ~1.4; 3.7 Min Height (in; mm) ~9; 22.7
Max Height (in; mm) ~9; 22.7 Weight w/o Mag (lbs; kg) ~6.5; 2.94835
Weight w/ Empty Mag (lbs; kg) 6.5; 2.94835 Accessory Interfaces None


Operating Mechanism ~70° Throw, Rotating Bolt Action Size Short Action
Receiver Type Browning BLR 81 Lower Receiver Material Aluminum Alloy
Lower Receiver Finish Polished Blued Upper Receiver Material Aluminum Alloy
Upper Receiver Finish Polished Blued Stock Interfacing Mechanism Direct to Receiver via Threaded Stock
Stock Interfacing Mechanism Material Steel Stock Interfacing Mechanism Finish Standard
Barrel Interfacing Mechanism Directly Inserted Into Receiver Barrel Securing Mechanism Pressed
Barrel Securing Mechanism Material N/A Barrel Securing Mechanism Finish N/A
Recoil Lug None Recoil Lug Material N/A
Recoil Lug Finish N/A Feed Type Push
Ejection Bolt Mounted Spring Loaded Ejection Direction Top Angled
Bolt Type (2) Piece Bolt and Carrier Bolt Material Steel
Bolt Finish Bushed Polish Bolt Head Type Replaceable Bolt
Bolt Lock (6) Bolt Head Lugs Operating Handle Straight Lever Standard Size
Operating Handle Material Steel Operating Handle Finish Polished Blued
Bolt Hold Open None Bolt Release None
Trigger Guard Type Part of Lever Trigger Guard Material Steel
Trigger Guard Finish Brushed Polish Trigger Guard Engraving Buck Mark in Gold
Magazine Release Type Pull Lever Magazine Release Position Centered, Recessed, Ahead of Magazine
Magazine Cutoff None Anti-Release Magazine Lock Mechanism None


Stock Type Receiver Attached Straight Grip Full Size Stock Fit Browning BLR 81
Stock Material Black Walnut, Grade I Stock Finish Gloss
Buttpad Soft Rubberized Polymer Black Adjustable Length of Pull No
Default Length of Pull (in; cm) 13.75; 34.925 Min Length of Pull (in) 13.75; 34.925
Max Length of Pull (in) 13.75; 34.925 Adjustable Comb No
Min Drop at Comb (in; cm) 0.75; 1.905 Max Drop at Comb (in; cm) 0.75; 1.905
Min Drop at Heel (in; cm) 1.3125; 3.3375 Max Drop at Heel (in; cm) 1.3125; 3.3375
Adjustable Cast No Adjustable Pitch No


Forend Type Mounted to Barrel Forend Fit Browning BLR 81
Forend Material Black Walnut, Grade 1 Forend Finish Gloss w/ Polished Blued Barrel Band


Barrel Length (mm) 508 Caliber Marking .308 WIN ONLY
Chamber Size SAAMI Spec Pressure Rating SAAMI Spec
Barrel Profile Round Sporter Barrel Material Steel
Barrel Finish Polished Blued Chamber Finish Polished
Rifling 4 Groove Twist Rate (in) 1:12
Muzzle Device None Muzzle Thread (in) None

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Item Number 034006118


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Weight 3.9 kg

308 Winchester





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