SOLD FOR: $1110
Make: Browning (made by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium, assembled in Portugal)
Model: BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) High Power Rifle
Serial Number: 137RN14369
Year of Manufacture: 1979 (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 – ASSEMBLED_PORTUGAL” and at the receiver with Belgian proof marks. The right side of the barrel is marked “BAR CALIBER 7mm Rem. Mag. ONLY / BROWNING PATENTS”. The right of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the chamber ring.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a textured, ramped base screwed to the front of the barrel. The barrel is grooved for a hood which is not present. There is a pair of drilled, tapped and filled holes at the rear of the barrel for a rear sight which is not present. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped with a one-piece Leupold base and rings holding a Leupold Vari-X II 3-9x scope with duplex reticle. The body has scattered light nicks and scuffs with fairly clear glass, in about Good-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 light nicks, dings, scuffs and scratches scattered throughout. The checkering is well defined. 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 light wear, most notable at the heel and toe. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good 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 85% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. The barrel has scattered light nicks and scratches with a patch of finish wear on the bottom in front of the forend. The receiver has light scuffs, nicks and scratches, most on the left flat. The bottom of the magazine floorplate has light wear scattered throughout. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good 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.
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, Portuguese assembled BAR High Power Rifle chambered in 7mm Remington Magnum. It has a 24″ barrel which has a bright bore and sharp rifling. The rifle looks to have seen some use in the field, retaining about 85% of its metal finish and strong mechanics. This semi-automatic rifle is chambered for a popular hunting cartridge and comes with a Leupold 3-9x 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!