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Miroku Corporation (株式会社ミロク? Kabushiki Kaisha Miroku) (OSE: 7983) is a Japanese firearms manufacturer located in Nankoku, Kōchi Prefecture. Their products include shotguns produced for Browning Arms Company and rifles licensed by Winchester Firearms. In European markets, these products are sold under both the Miroku and Browning brand names. Charles Daly Firearms of the United States imported Miroku O/U shotguns throughout the 1960s to early 1970s. Afterwards, Miroku found a new outlet for the O/U models under Browning, explaining the similarities from late models imported by Daly to early Browning Citori Type 1 models. This also coincides with FN and Miroku's joint buyout of Brownings stock in 1977.
Miroku manufactured a few different models of handguns between the 1960s and the 1980s, though these were not widely distributed. Among the most common is the "Liberty Chief" model, .38 caliber revolver. They briefly manufactured copies of the Browning BL22, a .22 lever-action rifle, under the name of Miroku ML22. This model was popular with Australian rabbit hunters due to its low price and a high magazine capacity of 15 rounds.
Miroku's guns manufactured for Browning are considered generally reliable despite being cheaper than their Browning-branded counterparts. They also reproduce replicas of Winchester's famed lever-action and falling-block action rifles.
Miroku shotguns generally cost over 1,000 United states dollars. Their MK38 Teague O/U sporting shotgun is considered a classic which performs well against competing models, such as the Browning B525 and Beretta 686E. The MK38 Teague O/U also has features such as a back-bored barrel and an extended choke associated with more expensive guns in the Browning and Beretta product lines.
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- "Miroku Corporate" (in Japanese).
- McNab, Chris (13 November 2007). Sporting Guns: A Guide to the World's Rifles and Shotguns. St. Martin's Press. pp. 47–48. ISBN 978-0-312-36823-4.
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