Where did they make the Browning Safari 30-06?
Browning had them made up at the FN plant in Belgium with premium FN Mauser actions and barrels. An article regarding the process of treating stock wood with a salt curing confirms this took place from 1966 to 1971.
When did the Belgian Browning BAR come out?
Your gun was made in 1970. The serial numbers on the Belgian made guns had a letter stamp and then the year of manufacture which became 2 digit after 1969. My gun has M9 at the end and was made in 1969. Yours with the M70 indicates 1970. I just purchased a Browning BAR and the SN is on the barrel. It is 12881 M7.
How big is the barrel on a Browning Safari?
Browning Safari rifle chambered in .308 Norma Magnum. Sights are a hooded front sight and a Leupold receiver mount for mounting optics. Barrel is 24 inches, blued. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Click for more info These fine very high quality Safari Grade Belg made are one of the great values in the gun world at this time.
How big is the barrel on a Browning Belgium?
BROWNING BELGIUM / 30-06 CALIBER RIFLE / 22 inch barrel/ Mfg’d in 1966 / CUSTOM STOCKED MAPLE in 60’s / 70’s VINTAGE DESIGN WEST COAST STOCK.
Where is the serial number on a Browning Safari?
Serial number is L10233 on the barrel just ahead of the action, in the barrel channel of the stock and just the numbers behind the bolt handle. Welcome to the Browning Owners Forum oberndorf !!
When did the Browning high power rifle come out?
Browning High Power rifles. There were three grades; Safari, Medallion, and Olympian. Upon introduction in 1959m all rifles were produced by FN in Belgium. The Safari Grade was the first of the line in 1959. In 1959 the standard Safari calibers were built on the large ring Mauser actions.
What was the price of a Browning FN?
During the FN era, the guns were available in calibers from .222 to .458, the aforementioned three grades, long- and short-extractor actions, standard or optional medium-weight barrels, and God knows what else. The price in 1960 for a Safari Grade High Power was $200 or thereabouts, which was a lot of money back then.
When did the Browning Belgium rifle come out?
MADE 1967 TESTED FOR SALT. NO SALT 24″ BARREL LONG EXTRACTOR ROSEWOOD FOREND & GRIP CAP EXCELLENT CONDITION ENGRAVERS: A. MARECHAL (RECEIVER AND TRIGGER GUARD) AND R. DEWIL ( …Click for more info NEW THIS WEEK! This Belgian BAR was manufactured in 1974 and remains in very good overall condition.
What kind of action does a Browning Safari use?
I like the FN action just as well as anything. You can find the same grade of FN on the ones sold under the FN name as the FN Deluxe. As stated, the Brownings (Safari, Medallion, and Olympian) all used the FN Supreme action. There were a lot of nice custom rifles built off those, too.
When did the Browning FN bolt action come out?
The FN rifles ran from 1960 to 1974, at which time Sako actions were used exclusively. During the FN era, the guns were available in calibers from .222 to .458, the aforementioned three grades, long- and short-extractor actions, standard or optional medium-weight barrels, and God knows what else.
What kind of stock do I need for a Browning rifle?
Finally, a Boyds stock can be the perfect solution for situations in which a gun is a poor fit given the size of the shooter. Many stocks, especially the fully adjustable At-One stock, allow for length of pull and comb height to be optimally matched to a given shooter, optics setup, or shooting situation.
When did the Browning semi automatic rifle come out?
The BAR, designed by John Browning’s grandson, Bruce Browning, was introduced to the market in 1967 as the only semi-automatic hunting rifle on the market offered in magnum chamberings at the time. Often claimed as one of the best firearms designers in history, Browning has sought a long-time commitment to innovation.
What was the name of the Browning high power bolt action?
The High-Power was offered in three grades, including Safari, Medallion and Olympian. In spite of the Safari being the base rifle, it was a beauty with select walnut stock wood and hand-cut checkering. Rifles in most calibers included a steel recoil lug, and the stock was fit by hand and bedded to a specific barreled action to maximize accuracy.
Is there a military version of the Browning FN action?
The FN action was not just a commercialized military version, as it featured a checkered bolt handle knob with the handle being swept back for more natural operation and improved appearance.