For a specific answer, please provide the model number. Most guns stopped production inin the 1970.
Besides a number of books published on Browning, and some of the gun collector forums (google Browning collectors) you might start with Browning. They have a website, and are still in business making very nice rifles, shotguns, and pistols.
You can still custom order.
AFAIK, only if you do a custom order.
You will have to call Browning to find out.
The M7 suffix to your serial number indicates that you have a browning B.A.R. that was made by browning in 1967.
Browning has made centerfire lever action rifles in various calibers over the decades.
This would be a Browning BAR semi-auto rifle
Try the Browning A-Bolt, they're supposed to be pretty decent.
Still are for special orders.Browning had the BAR semi-auto sporting rifles made there from 1967-1976.
The Browning BAR model and the bolt action lineup that included the Safari and the Medalion.
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THESE RIFLES ARE FRENCH ,MADE IN BELGIUM, SINGLE SHOT WITH A LIFT UP ACTION, TRY SINLE SHOT COLLECTORS SITES.
No way to answer without more information on both rifles.
The 2 letters in your serial number PN indicate that your Browning BAR was made in the year 1989.This will show that your Browning BAR was made in Belgium put assembled in Portugal.Most BAR rifles of this age will go for between 475-650 dollars on today,s market depending on overall condition,a good bore and most original finish remaining on the rifles wood and metal.
The rifles action was made in belgium by FN they were suplied to High Standard who actually built the rifles for Sears in the late 40s up to late 50s these are high quality and sought after rifles in excelent condition they can easily bring 400 to 500 dollars.
Your browning BAR with a M70 suffix dates your browning BAR to 1970,not 1952.The first browning BAR rifles were made in 1967.A browning BAR rifle is valued at between 400-600 dollars for a grade I rifle with a 60%-90% original finish and a good bore.
while any qualified gunsmith within your area should be able to repair your Browning BLR,you may want to consider a gunsmith that specializes in lever action rifles.
The small caliber and action Browning Safari grade bolt action rifles were made from 1959-1975.Your rifles action was made by Sako.The serial number does not correspond to any of my records on the safari bolt action rifles.It should have a prefix or suffix to the serial number.The only time this was not used was for the year 1959.Your rifle could have been made that year.
In 2009 Browning authorized Umarex (Air gun Importers) to distribute airguns under the Browning trademark. some were made by Rutten Airguns SA in Belgium. Others were made (I Believe) in other countries. This is something that you would have to look at on the Box to see exactly where it was made.
Your rifle was made in 1968 at FN Belgium. What grade is the rifle? The 1968 gun law forced Browning to start using the "L" in all of the long action rifles. It is difficult to know what grade a person may have based soley upon the serial number. For example, in 1967 the Safari Grade had the "L", the Medallion Grade had the "X" and the Olympian Grade had a "P". From 1968 until the end of production in 1975, the long action rifles had an "L" in all of the long action rifles (.300 Win, .308 Norma, .338, .458, .375 and 7 mm). Your Browning has a factory pad. It could be a short or long extractor as in 1968 Browning went to the short extracor, but still had some excess receivers left in the long extractor configuration. The long extractor is worth a little more money. Browning made a lot of 7 mm Bolt Actions (approx 8200 total and about 439 in 1968), so they are not as sought after from a collectors stand point. Your rifle may also have a salt wood stock. Numerous rifles have been produced under the Browning trade name over the years. 7mm is the caliber, and 8L-47828 is the serial number. To answer your question, you need all of the markings from the rifle, including the model number and place of manufacture (e.g., Belgium, Japan, etc.). In any event, for a gun with collectors' value, the most important element is condition. Without all of that information, no value can be estimated.
Any bolt action .22 rifle will shoot .22 shorts and will likely feed them acceptably. Pump action rifles usually will work acceptably. In the early/middle 20th century, Browning/Remington manufactured a model of the .22 Browning Automatic (Remington Mod 24, if memory serves) which was chambered for .22 short only.
Your Browning BAR semi-auto rifle was one of the first ones made and imported from Belgium in the year 1967.The M7 suffix is the indicator of the year of manufacture.In 1967 Browning began selling the BAR line of rifles.