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Lot 1589: Factory Engraved Inlaid Belgian Browning BAR Grade V Rifle

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

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1589: Factory Engraved Inlaid Belgian Browning BAR Grade V Rifle

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

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized:

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

Manufacturer: Browning Arms
Model: Bar
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 678
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 400
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

The Grade V rifles were only manufactured from 1971 to 1974, with this rifle being manufactured in 1972. 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 three 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 receiver is signed "L. ERNST" on both sides and "F.PAUWELS" on the left for Engravers Lucien Ernst and Freddy Pauwels. The top of the receiver has a matte finish and is factory drilled and tapped for scope mounting. Mounted in a nicely figured floral scroll carved forearm and pistol grip stock with sling swivel studs and Browning buttplate.

Rating Definition:

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



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