SOLD FOR: $1225
Make: Browning, Made by FN Belgium and Assembled in Portugal
Model: BAR Mk 3 DBM (Browning Automatic Rifle)
Serial Number: 311ZP02993
Year of Manufacture: 2018
Caliber: .308 Win.
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle Fed by Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM-ASSEMBLED IN PORTUGAL BY BROWNING VIANA” and at the receiver with three proof marks. The right side of the barrel is marked “BAR MK3 CALIBER .308 Win. ONLY / BROWNING S.A.”. The right side of the receiver is marked “BAR MK3”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number and “DESIGNED BY BROWNING / FN HERSTAL”. The bottom of the trigger guard is marked with a gold Buck Mark and the butt of the pistol grip has a molded Buck Mark. The magazine floorplate is marked with the “FN” logo and “Cal. 762×51 MM”.
Barrel Length: 18? Hammer Forged Fluted
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver has integral picatinny style rails and attached via two rings is a Leupold VX-Freedom optic with 1.5-4x magnification and a Pig-Plex reticle. The scope shows some scattered light scratches and the lenses are crystal clear. The scope rates in about Fine-Plus condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece black composite with rubberized panels. The buttstock has a pistol grip, straight comb, sling stud in the forearm, and a soft Inflex buttpad. There is an empty hole in the belly for installation of a QD mount. There are some rubs from handling and some scattered minor draglines. The LOP measures 14 1/4? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad shows light handling wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine-Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Black with Alloy Receiver and Composite Trigger Guard & 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 97% of its metal finish. There are some light marks through the finish on the right side of the barrel near the muzzle. There are some faint lines throughout the receiver, more notable on the left side though. There are some light handling marks and light operational wear. The markings are clear. The pinheads are unmarred and the screw sockets are undamaged. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a cross-bolt safety behind the trigger and an ambidextrous magazine release. 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 single 10-round magazine.
Our Assessment: Browning’s website couldn’t have said it better, “The roots of the Browning BAR run deep – going back to John M. Browning’s first design for the U.S. military during the First World War. The sporting BAR’s contemporary design offers shooters and hunters a lightweight semi-automatic rifle with refinements not present in the most popular modern sporting rifles, including a gas-piston design. The BAR MK 3 DBM is a variation of the BAR design offering shooters a detachable box magazine with a magazine well instead of the standard hinged floor plate design. The DBM model also comes with QD swivel cups, 1913 Picatinny rail scope bases, and an 18″ hammer-forged barrel.” This rifle is in great condition and comes equipped with a clean Leupold VX-Freedom scope. This is an excellent piece for picking off pigs from the chopper, so tell your ex-wife to be careful when she’s out in her yard. Drop a bid and good luck!