SOLD FOR: $1500
Make: Browning, Made by FN Belgium
Model: BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) High Power Rifle
Serial Number: 8186M69
Year of Manufacture: 1969 C&R (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/bar-high-power-rifle.html)
Caliber: .338 Win Mag
Action Type: Semi-Auto with 3 Round Box Magazine Clipped Into the Magazine Floorplate
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY / MADE IN BELGIUM” and at the receiver with a Belgian proof mark. The right side of the barrel is marked “CAL .338 Win. Mag. ONLY / PATENT PENDING”. The right of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the chamber ring.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a flip up U-notch leaf that is adjustable for elevation and dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled in four places for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with pistol grip, straight comb, basketweave textured black rubber Browning buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. The wood shows scattered minor compressions, light draglines, and faint scratches. There is sticky residue at the front of the forearm. The checkering is sharp with a few minor compressed checkers on the forearm. The LOP measures 13 3/4″ and 12 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad and wood, respectively. The pad shows light edge wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued, Black alloy trigger guard and floorplate.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling and scattered minor fouling and should clean out easily.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 87% of its metal finish. There is light thinning at most of the leading edges. There are some light scratches infrequently dispersed about the metal but are in higher concentration on the sides of the receiver. There is standard operational wear. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a cross-bolt safety behind the trigger. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a three-round magazine.
Our Assessment: The Browning BAR rifle was produced starting in 1967. It has a 24? barrel which has a bright bore and sharp rifling. The rifle looks to have seen some use in the field, retaining about 87% of its metal finish and strong mechanics. This semi-automatic rifle is chambered for .338 Winchester Magnum. Please see our photos and good luck!