If the above does not result in a modification of $bvar, then this is a related feature request to update the /help $bvar documentation. As written now, it looks like "The word, nword, long, and nlong properties return values in host or network byte order" means that these .props should return multiple values, but instead the .prop is ignored if the M parameter is anything except 1. If range greater than 1 is invalid in combination with these .props, it should either be an error or $null rather than reverting to returning byte values instead.