Sold For: $1,252.00
Make: Browning, Made by FN Belgium, Assembled in Portugal
Model: BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) Mark II Safari High Power Rifle
Serial Number: 107NW28136
Year of Manufacture: 1994
Caliber: .270 Winchester
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 .270 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: 20″
Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. The top of the barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled formoutning 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 damage. The checkering is nice and sharp. The LOP measures 13 7/8″ from the front of the trigger to the end of the buttpad, which shows no significant wear. 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. There is some minor fouling on the lands.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The barrel shows a few marks through the barrel from contact with the boss. There is no other notable wear or damage. 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 in a serial matching box with paperwork including the manual and a BOSS wrench.
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 BAR Safari was manufactured in 1994 but you wouldn’t think so by looking at it. It is doubtful that this beauty has ever set foot in the field. It also comes in its original serial matching box with a manual and a BOSS wrench. Please see our photos and good luck!