SOLD FOR; $1250.01
Make: Browning, Made by FN Belgium
Model: BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) Mark II Safari High Power Rifle
Serial Number: 311MM35760
Year of Manufacture: 2000 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/bar-high-power-rifle.html)
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 MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM-ASSEMBLED IN PORTUGAL” and at the receiver with a Belgian proof mark, an inspection mark, and a date code. The right side of the barrel is marked “PATS: U.S. Re. 35.381. Europ. 0579306 & Pend. BAR MARK II CALIBER .30-06 Sprg ONLY”. The sides of the receiver are marked “SAFARI” with floral scrolls, the left side is also marked with the serial number. The right of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the chamber ring. The trigger guard has a gold buck mark logo. The buttpad is marked “BROWNING” with a Buck Mark logo.
Barrel Length: 22″ The barrel is equipped with a Browning BOSS system.
Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. The top of the receiver is equipped with a Leupold rail for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with pistol grip, straight comb, black rubber weave texture Browning buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. The wood shows no significant wear or imperfections. The checkering shows faint handling wear. The LOP measures 13 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the end of the buttpad, which shows white discoloration in the texturing. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued, Black alloy trigger guard and floorplate.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is some extremely faint scuffing on the left side of the receiver. Otherwise, there is only light handling wear. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are clean. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent 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 four-round magazine.
Our Assessment: The Browning BAR rifle was produced starting in 1967. It has a 22? barrel that is equipped with Browning’s Ballistic Optimizing Shooting System (BOSS) system. Described on Browning’s website, “When any rifle is fired, the barrel goes through a series of vibrations as the bullet leaves the muzzle. The variations of these vibrations greatly affect the accuracy of the rifle. Controlling these vibrations will greatly control the accuracy of the rifle. Browning’s BOSS allows you to control the vibrations of your barrel so you can shoot groups you didn’t think possible.” This semi-automatic rifle is chambered for .30-06, one of the most popular hunting rounds available. It isn’t apparent that this rifle has seen much, if any, use in the field. Please see our photos and good luck!