FN Browning BAR Mark II Safari High Power 30-06 22″ Semi-Auto Rifle, Weaver

SOLD FOR: $1476

LSB#: 220221SB005

Make: Browning, Made by FN Belgium, Assembled in Portugal

Model: BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) Mark II Safari High Power Rifle

Serial Number: 107NX28676

Year of Manufacture: 1993 (https://www.browning.com/support/date-your-firearm/bar-high-power-rifle.html)

Caliber: .30-06 Springfield

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 and an inspection mark. The right side of the barrel is marked “BAR CALIBER .30-06 Sprg ONLY / BROWNING S.A.”. The sides of the receiver are marked “SAFARI” with floral scrolls, the left side is also marked “BROWNING / BAR II” and with the serial number. The trigger guard has a gold buck mark logo. The buttpad is marked “BROWNING” with a Buck Mark logo.

Barrel Length: 22″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded beaded blade dovetailed atop a serrated ramped riser that is screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a U-notch drift adjustable for windage and screw adjustable for elevation which is pinned to a base that is fixed to the barrel. Equipped to the top of the barrel is a Bill Weaver commemorative Weaver scope that has floral enraging around the front and rear lenses and the knob caps have a bust of Bill Weaver and read “1933 50th ANNIVERSARY 1983 / BILL WEAVER”. The scope shows faint external wear and the scope is just a touch cloudy with a high level of visibility. The scope rates in about Fine-Plus condition.

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 infrequently dispersed tiny nicks and faint lines. The checkering shows few individually nick checkers and is generally sharp. The LOP measures 13 7/8″ from the front of the trigger to the end of the buttpad, which shows white discoloration in the texturing at the heel and toe. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine-Plus 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. There is some minor fouling on the lands.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are scratches on the sides of the front sight. There is some extremely faint scuffing on the left side of the receiver. There are a few faint marks on the floorplate and a hardly noticeable mark on the bottom of the barrel. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are clean. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-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 the previously mentioned scope and a three-round magazine.

Our Assessment: As stated on Browning’s website, “The Browning BAR sporting version is certainly a distinct and separate rifle from the military BAR M1918, but its design is the result of Browning’s unmatched understanding and expertise with automatic rifles that started with John M. Browning. His grandson, Bruce Browning, was the driving force behind today’s BAR. A large team of automatic firearms experts at the FN factory in Belgium also played a key role in its development. This group of FN automatic rifle designers, lead by Marcel Olinger, began serious work on the project code named “Carbine 66,” with full-scale development and testing done throughout 1966 in preparation for an official 1967 product launch. Both the history and the efficiency of this amazing rifle is unequaled among autoloading rifles.” 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. It also comes equipped with a beautiful Weaver Commemorative scope. Please see our photos and good luck!

FN Browning BAR Mark II Safari High Power 30-06 22" Semi-Auto Rifle, Weaver
FN Browning BAR Mark II Safari High Power 30-06 22″ Semi-Auto Rifle, Weaver