SOLD FOR: $1700
Make: Browning (Made by FN in Belgium)
Model: FN High-Power Safari Grade
Serial Number: 62220 L71
Year of Manufacture: 1971
Caliber: .375 H&H Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action with Hinged Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM” and with a Belgian proof on the shank. The left side of the receiver has a “Lion over PV” proof. The right side of the receiver and shank are marked “62220 L71”. The right side of the barrel is marked “CALIBER .375 H&H MAG ONLY”. The underside of the bolt handle is marked “62220” and the top of the bolt handle is marked with a “Lion over PV” proof. The magazine floorplate and trigger guard are engraved.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded beaded blade which is dovetailed into a serrated ramp base on the barrel. The rear sight is a “U” notched folding leaf adjustable for elevation and drift adjustable for windage. The receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for scope mounts.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece checkered walnut with a Monte Carlo comb with cheekpiece, pistol grip, sling swivel studs and a vented reddish brown rubber recoil pad marked “Browning”. The finish shows light crazing throughout. Otherwise there is just a nick or two on the buttstock and some light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 5/8” and 12 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad and wood respectively. The pad shows light wear and remains pliable. The stock rates in about Fine-Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The barrel shows a few infrequently scattered freckles of oxidation, notably on the shank and near the muzzle. The bottom metal shows some light handling marks. The bolt shows minor operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine to Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes in its original serial matching black Browning box. The box shows scattered finish loss, creases, frayed edges, and scattered draglines. The box rates in about Good-Plus overall condition.
Our Assessment: Manufactured in 1971, this rifle turned 50 this year, though you would not be able to tell by looking at it. This Browning High Power Safari Grade rifle is in about Fine-Excellent condition with 97% original finish remaining. It is chambered in .357 H&H Magnum and the bore is solid with deep, sharp rifling. Don’t pass on this classic! Please see our photos and good luck!