FN Browning High Power Safari .300 Winchester mag 24″ Bolt Rifle, 1970 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1140

LSB#: 210907BW40

Make: Fabrique Nationale in Belgium for Browning

Model: FN High-Power Safari

Serial Number: 7L 40707

Year of Manufacture: 1970 C&R

Caliber: .300 Winchester Magnum

Action Type: Bolt Action with Hinged Magazine Floorplate

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY” and there are three Belgian proofs and an inspection mark on the chamber. The left side of the chamber ring has two proofs and an inspection mark. The right side of the chamber is marked with the serial number. The bolt is matched and the underside of the arm is marked “40707”. The outward and rear-facing sides of the base of the bolt handle have small proofs. The bottom of the floorplate and trigger guard have decorative pinstripe style engraving with a gold color fill.

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded brass beaded blade dovetailed into a serrated ramped base fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up flat-topped “U” notched sight with a white triangle aiming point below the notch. The rear sight is adjustable for both windage and elevation. The top of the receiver is installed with a Leupold-style rail and two rings that secure a Bushnell Scopechief IV optic with a fine crosshair and 3-9x magnification. The scope shows scattered light external wear and the lenses retain a high level of visibility. The scope rates in about Very Good condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered fancy walnut with a pistol grip, Monte Carlo comb with cheekpiece, through bolt, sling studs front & rear, and a Browning brown ventilated rubber recoil pad. There is handling wear on the sides of the forend under the receiver. There are some scuffs and compressions, most notable on the comb. There is some verdigris in the checkering on the right side of the grip. The checkering is mainly strong but there are some nicked peaks which are on the right side of the forearm. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/2” & 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 supple. The stock rates in about Very Good-Plus overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is what appears to be some very faint erosion but may just prove to be stubborn fouling.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is a small amount of pitting on the right rear of the receiver. There is another tiny spot of erosion on the top of the barrel towards the rear. There are handling marks on the bolt handle and the body has standard operational wear. The screw slots are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. There is a manual safety on the right rear of the receiver. As with all firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is the previously described Leupold scope.

Our Assessment: Manufactured in 1970, this rifle turned 51 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 .300 Winchester Magnum and the bore is solid with deep, sharp rifling. Don’t pass on this classic! Please see our photos and good luck!

FN Browning High Power Safari .300 Winchester mag 24" Bolt Rifle, 1970 C&R
FN Browning High Power Safari .300 Winchester mag 24″ Bolt Rifle, 1970 C&R