Rare Pre-Production Browning BAR Grade IV - Cal. 270 - AS NEW
Guns International #: 101099021 Seller's Inventory #: XX4
Category: Browning Rifles - BAR - Browning Belgium Rifles
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Seller: New London Arms Co.
Company: New London Arms Co
Member Since: 2/16/13
Last Name: Customer Service Representative
State: North Carolina
Country: United States
Phone: (704) 236-3549
Number of Active Listings: 14
Total Number of Listings: 1035
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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Rare Pre-Production Browning BAR Grade IV Made for Browning Executive
This is a Special Browning BAR Grade IV Semi-auto Rifle that was made for a former Browning ewxecutive at or around the time of the initial production in the late 1960's. The Provenance of this rifle is the current owner's purchase from the late renknowned Browning collector and expert, Rod Fuller. Mr. Fuller relayed to the owner that this rifle was acquired from a former senior Browning executive and one of several early models made for the then management team. The serial number ot this rifle, which is unique since it contains just 3 digits (XX4) does not appear in the Browning / FN archives or serial number database. The unique serial number corroborates the origins of this fine rifle.
This Grade IV rifle is in the desireable and versatile Cal. 270 with a 22″ tapered round bbl, flat rib extending from the action for approximately 4" and has open sights (flip up rear sight). The Left side of the barrel near the forend is marked “Fabrique Nationale Herstal Belgique”. The right side “Caliber 270 Only/ Patent Pending”. The top of the gray receiver is factory drilled and tapped for scope bases and has matching gray plug screws. The sides of the action have well-executed game scenes that feature pronghorn antelope (right) and whitetail deer (left), each in turn surrounded by an elegant vine border pattern. The left side of the action is signed 'Vranken' by the late master engraver Louis Vranken (deceased 1983).
The rifle is mounted on very nicely figured medium colored walnut, carved and point pattern checkering on pistol grip with matching checkering on the walnut forend. This rifle stock is unique to this pre-production special in that the checkering does not feature the surrounding beading of later models and is also oil finished rather than the glossy finish on later production rifles.
The butt of the stock features an original Browning marked solid, composite black butt plate. The stock features mounted sling swivel studs on the forend and rear of the stock. The underside of the action features a continuation of the vine engraving onto the hinged magazine cover and onto the trigger guard with a typical Browning gold plated trigger. This rifle is accompanied with an original Browning Hartman travel case and manual. Weight 8 lb. 2 oz, LOP 13 3/4", Aprroximate DAC 1 5/8 and DAH 2"
From the private collection of a gentleman Browning collector.(see above).
Extremely fine, as new and likely to have been test fired only and unshot since leaving the factory. The rifle retains its entire original factory finish and no wear at muzzle. The mechanics are new with a bright shiny, new bore. The finely figured walnut stock contains the minimal (if any) handling marks.
SAFETY NOTICE: Buyer is solely responsible for determining that a pre-owned firearms is safe to shoot. The firearm offered has been given a visual inspection for collection purpose only. It is a requirement that any used firearm be inspected by a qualified gunsmith before firing. By purchasing the firearm, the Buyer agrees to hold seller New London Arms Company harmless against damages, injury, or death caused by defective merchandise
The listed price is for payment by certified funds, like money orders and certified checks. Most major credit cards are accepted for a 4% processing fee based on the price of the item(s) purchased.
North Carolina residents are subject to applicable state sales and local sales taxes.
Shipping and Handling
New London Arms Company charges a fixed rate on all Shipments. The charge for this rifle is $100 with overnight shipment to the east coast (additional charge west of the Mississippi). Insurance may be added at 1.75% of the total purchase price.
We do not ship handguns or semi-auto long guns to California, Massachusetts, Maryland or New York state and we may exclude other states without notice. Buyers should know the applicable laws and regulations in their state and city to ensure this item(s) is legal in their area.
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