I just bought a Browning BAR Mk. II .30-06 that appears to have been Manufactured in 1982. Serial # 137PYxxxx.
The bore, receiver, trigger group and bolt appear like new, as though the rifle had been fired very little. Aside from a couple of small scratches above the trigger guard and a small 1/2" ding on the buttstock, the rifle looks brand new.
My question is, given it's age, (31 years old if I read the serial number correctly) whether there should be any limitations on shooting factory loads of 150- 200 gr? I won't be able to get to a 'smith for awhile and would like to shoot it before I can get to him.
Your opinions and info are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
PS - Pics to follow
Last edited by Shep; January 30, 2013 at 05:34 PM.