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Old November 12, 2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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22LR Browning BAR?

Ran across this while searching for 22lr copies/conversions. Looks to me like this is just a Browning semi-auto 22lr that is still sold today. Nice engraving and all, but not a Browning Automatic Rifle or even a "BAR." Am I wrong?
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Old November 13, 2012, 01:13 AM   #2
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It is a Browning ATD (automatic take down). The term "BAR" was used rather loosely in the ad.
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Old November 13, 2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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Externally it is not all that similar. Anyone know if internally there are similarities or is it just marketing?
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Old November 15, 2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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Wasn't there once a Browning 22 that had a receiver profile like the BAR shown in the link????
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Old November 15, 2012, 03:26 PM   #5
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It has nothing whatever to do with either the military BAR or the hunting BAR, beyond being marketed by Browning Arms.

It's just the little Browning semi-auto in takedown form.
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Old November 16, 2012, 12:49 AM   #6
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Browning should be ashamed of the way they abuse "BAR" in marketing guns.
Maybe as ashamed as "Springfield Armory."
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Old November 16, 2012, 02:23 AM   #7
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Those are cool little rifles but it sure isn't worth 2200 bucks for nicer wood and engraving. I'd buy a plain jane version in a minute. My friend has one and it shoots good. Love that bottom eject. No side eject gives it good looking lines.
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Old November 16, 2012, 09:01 AM   #8
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The .22 BAR does have the lines of the 1918, and is also very heavy. Unlike the ATD, it's long out of production.
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