View Full Version : 22LR Browning BAR?

November 12, 2012, 11:14 PM
Belgium Browning BAR Gr 2 Unfired 22lr Take down (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=316266198)
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 (http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/finder.asp?f1=022B). Nice engraving and all, but not a Browning Automatic Rifle (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/80/M1918_Variants.jpg/220px-M1918_Variants.jpg&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1918_Browning_Automatic_Rifle&h=185&w=220&sz=9&tbnid=oDqh-MVxomFn0M:&tbnh=91&tbnw=108&zoom=1&usg=__6b59AzGTehTLy8ngeG6AYroxBUE=&docid=mKZVbiOSWwy0VM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=w8ihUJnpHYOZyAGM24Aw&sqi=2&ved=0CEAQ9QEwAg&dur=519) or even a "BAR (http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/finder.asp?f1=002B)." Am I wrong?

Doc TH
November 13, 2012, 01:13 AM
It is a Browning ATD (automatic take down). The term "BAR" was used rather loosely in the ad.

November 13, 2012, 08:48 PM
Externally it is not all that similar. Anyone know if internally there are similarities or is it just marketing?

Bailey Boat
November 15, 2012, 03:03 PM
Wasn't there once a Browning 22 that had a receiver profile like the BAR shown in the link????

November 15, 2012, 03:26 PM
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.

November 16, 2012, 12:49 AM
Browning should be ashamed of the way they abuse "BAR" in marketing guns.
Maybe as ashamed as "Springfield Armory."

November 16, 2012, 02:23 AM
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.

Strafer Gott
November 16, 2012, 09:01 AM
The .22 BAR does have the lines of the 1918, and is also very heavy. Unlike the ATD, it's long out of production.