Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 507: Factory Engraved Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning BAR Grade V Rifle

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Exceptional Signed Factory Master Engraved Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning BAR Grade V Semi-Automatic Rifle with Scope

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,000 - $9,000

Exceptional Signed Factory Master Engraved Gold Inlaid Belgian Browning BAR Grade V Semi-Automatic Rifle with Scope

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Bar
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 270
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 616
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 373
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

The Grade V rifles were only manufactured from 1971 to 1974, with this rifle being manufactured in 1971. This example features a tapered barrel manufactured without sights. The left side near the breech is marked with the one line address over "MADE IN BELGIUM", and the caliber designation and "BROWNING PATENTS" are on the right side. Each side of the receiver is engraved with scenes with four gold inlaid animals (antelope on left, deer on right) with a gold inlaid wire border. Surrounding the scenes is a floral vine design with a punch dot background. The same floral vine design is on the bottom of the magazine and trigger guard. The lower left side of the receiver is signed "J. BAERTEN". The top of the receiver has a matte finish and is factory drilled and tapped for scope mounting. The high gloss walnut forearm and stock wrist are finely checkered with relief carved floral vine designs. Sling swivel studs and a solid Browning recoil pad. Includes Redfield 3-9X scope.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with very limited handling marks, crisp engraving, and crisp stock checkering. Mechanically excellent. Scope optics clear.



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