SOLD FOR: $1025
Make: Browning, Made by FN Belgium
Model: BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) High Power Rifle Grade II
Serial Number: 52530M70
Year of Manufacture: 1970 C&R (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/bar-high-power-rifle.html)
Caliber: 7mm Remington Magnum
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” and at the receiver with a Belgian proof mark. The right side of the barrel is marked “CALIBER 7. Rem. Mag. ONLY / PATENT PENDING” and is marked with the serial number on the chamber ring. The sides of the receiver have grade II engraving with light flourishes, the left has the bust of a ram and the right has a bust of a bear. The bottom of the floorplate and bottom of the trigger guard have light flourish engraving
Barrel Length: 24?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The front sight has a protective hood installed. The rear sight is a flip-up sight with a U-notched fitting with a white triangle aiming reference. The rear sight is dovetailed into the barrel. Equipped to the top of the receiver via a Redfield rail and two rings is a Zeiss optic with 6x fixed magnification and a duplex reticle. The scope shows scattered external wear in the form of light nicks and ring marks. The lenses are clear. The scope rates in about Very Good condition.
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 stocks have a few scattered draglines and shallow compressions. The defects are most noticeable on the left of the buttstock with a couple of light suffs. There is some verdigris on the bottom of the forearm checkering. The checkering is strong. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/4? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad shows scattered wear and some discoloration between the basket weaves. 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. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. There is a faint patch of oxidation on the bottom of the barrel nearer the muzzle. There is thinning around the muzzle. There are faint marks on the sides of the receiver. The floorplate has a few spots of faint thinning. There is minor operational wear on the bolt. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine 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 the installed scope as described, paperwork including original manual, and a three-round magazine
Our Assessment: The Browning BAR rifle was produced starting in 1967, and in the early 1970’s, assembly was transferred to Portugal. This is a Belgian made BAR High Power Rifle manufactured in 1970 and chambered in 7mm Remington Magnum. It has a 24? barrel which has a bright bore and sharp rifling. The rifle looks to have seen only light use in the field, retaining about 96% of its metal finish and strong mechanics. This semi-automatic rifle is chambered for a popular hunting cartridge and comes with a Zeiss scope. It will make for a great game rifle that will provide the fastest possible follow-up shots. Please see our photos and good luck!