Guns Celebrating 100 Years of the Browning Automatic Rifle Industry News March 15, 2017 0 COMMENT Browning recently told us they are releasing they’re releasing a special edition weapon to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle). It’s part of their 2017 lineup. The even did it without telling any old jokes. That leaves it to us. “So two SS Scharführers walk into a BAR…” Read on for the details. Industry News: Celebrating 100 Years of the Browning Automatic Rifle Commissioned by the U.S. Army, John M. Browning designed the original Browning Automatic Rifle in just three months. Variants of this legendary military arm served with distinction from World War I until the Vietnam War. For 2017, Browning will commemorate 100 years of the BAR by offering a special autoloading sporting version, the BAR Safari 100th Anniversary model. The new BAR Anniversary model will feature a steel receiver with polished blued finish and special engravings — military scenes on the right side and hunting scenes on the left side — all highlighted in gold. The polished blued barrel is 22” long. The stock is Grade V Turkish walnut with an oil finish. Production is limited to 100 rifles chambered in 30-06 Springfield. Suggested retail price is $2,699.99. Also introduced in the BAR rifle line for 2017 is the new BAR MK 3 DBM. The rifle features a matte black finish, 18” barrel, black composite stock and forearm and a 10-round detachable box magazine. The rifle includes integrated Picatinny rail scope mounts, front sling swivel stud and two QD sling swivel cups installed (QD sling swivels included). The stock is shim adjustable for cast and drop at comb. Chambered in .308 Winchester, the suggested retail price is $1,469.99. Other additions to the BAR family are the BAR MK 3 Stalker and the BAR MK 3 in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country. The Stalker has a matte black finish on the receiver and barrel while the other rifle is finished in full coverage Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo. Both rifles are available in several calibers from 243 Win. to 300 Win. Mag. Barrel lengths vary from 22” to 24” depending on caliber. Rifle weights vary from 6 lbs. 10 oz. to 7 lbs. 11 oz. Suggested retail prices for the BAR MK 3 Stalker range from $1,269.99 to $1,359.99 and suggested retail prices for the BAR MK 3 in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country range from $1,379.99 to $1,499.99. Features: • Gas-operated autoloader • Seven-lug bolt • Strong and rigid action bars • Buffering system reduces wear rifle’s mechanism • Detachable box magazine • Sling swivel studs installed • Drilled and tapped for scope mounts • Recoil pad • Crossbolt safety For more information on Browning products, please visit their website. Industry News. What are you seeing here? Just as the tagline reads — industry news. This is a product (or service) announcement. It is not an endorsement. It is not a review. It is not an advertisement. Posts on RECOILweb.com labeled as Industry News are advisory notifications only. Information contained therein is likely provided by the individual manufacturer (or service provider), provided to RW and passed along to our readers as a notification only. Such articles do not represent our tacit approval, nor (unless labeled SPONSORED) were they paid for. RECOIL publishes not just for a fraction of the gun-owning community, but all of it. Individual editorial staff member opinions are not the sole arbiter of what news we present. What one person derides, another will extol. One of RECOIL’s responsibilities is to inform readers of new products or services from manufacturers, training organizations, and the like. RECOIL readers have made it very clear this is something they want to see, and frequently. Some of those products will be chosen for further coverage or evaluation. Some will not. Some may have great promise or potential. Others will do nothing but prove the old adage, A fool and his money are soon parted. Readers should form their own conclusions, if appropriate. Rest assured if a member of the RECOIL staff is providing an opinion, you will know about it. If you are aware of a new technology, product, or service you think is worth us passing along, reach out to RECOIL@enthusiastnetwork.com with details.