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Old 01-07-2020, 05:00 PM
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When shooters think of Browning semi-auto .22 rifles, they usually think of the classic SA.22. Light weight, bottom ejection, take down barrel.

People seem to forget Browning made another semi-auto .22 rifle, The BAR .22. Unlike the SA.22, the BAR was a full sized, blue steel and walnut rifle, with the iconic Auto-5 / BAR Centerfire receiver hump. Very well fit and finished, they were only made from 1977 thru 1985. A similar looking pump action version was also offered. The gun could be taken in half for cleaning via a take down screw on the left side of the receiver, similar to a Marlin model 39.

Mine was a nice rifle. !/2 inch or so at 50 yards with ammo it liked. Only complaints were a stiff trigger, and a tight fit all metal action that would become sluggish about every 100 rounds without cleaning or a squirt of Break Free.

Bought mine new in about 1980, and it killed its fair share of small game and tin cans before I traded it off on a Weatherby semi .22. The BAR .22 is still a good choice today for someone
looking for a quality man sized steel and walnut .22 semi-auto rifle.

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No, I haven't forgotten. The BAR 22 is a great little firearm. I bought my Grade II in 1983 and turned it into a safe queen.
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nice looking rifles . I wasn't aware Browning made a full size .22 . learned something today . thanks for sharing .
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Old 01-07-2020, 05:24 PM
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Dang that's the first one I've ever seen . Like most Brownings it's a beautiful gun .
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Old 01-07-2020, 05:45 PM
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I never heard of it or if I did I’ve forgotten. Looks like a nice rifle.
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They look good but Browning didn't make them long because they were problematic. Both rifles have a little stamped metal loop in the top of the receiver(aka cartridge guide) and they were prone to fail.
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I would love to have the pump version- the BPR
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I've got a Browning BPR, the pump version and it looks a lot like the BARs above.

It's a good shootere, 'll try to post a pic later.
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I would love to have the pump version- the BPR
Browning made the BPR in 22 magnum rimfire also.
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There was one on the Ark gunlist a few years ago that needed a few parts, I think it was the pump model, there were NO parts that you could find on the net or Numrich (gun parts) some one must have bought it as it went away, good looking rifle though. Jeff
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I sort of remember those, but don't know that I ever saw one, live and in living color though.

Beautiful rifle that's for sure.
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I remember those Browning 22s, when I was a Young Man.

I also, remember seeing them in their Catalog, and on the
Local Gun Store's Rifle Rack. They are Neat.

Thank you for the Memories.
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Lest people forget, Browning makes another semi-auto .22 rifle, the Buck Mark Rifle. Yep, a Buck Mark pistol with 18" barrel, forearm, and funky looking frame for the rear stock.
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