Browning Lever Rifle
The Browning (BLR) comes in a .223 lever action.
100-1000 USD or so
A lever action rifle chambered in .308 Winchester.
You really need to find a factory trained gunsmith.
50-2200 USD depending on specifcs.
For the most part yes it is.A bit of honing will take place as the lever is worked over time causing a more smooth lever throw,as with any lever action rifle.
You should be able to get the age of your browning BLR rifle by going to the browning home page and getting into customer service.They will have a page dating your browning.
With the letters NP in the middle of your serial number.This indicates that your Browning lever action rifle was produced in the year 1998.