Browning Automatic Rifle: 50 years of success

The author performs a test shooting where the weapon and the optics will give the best for an excellent result

We come to today and here is a model Mk3 is the latest generation with two prerogatives: the mechanical left-handed and the device of the armament manual battery, place on the codetta of the breech

Browning Automatic Rifle: 50 anni di successi

Browning Automatic Rifle – The year 2016 is starting up at the end and it seemed good to emphasize as the date represents the half century of the life of a rifle that has created a history: it was the first semi-lined, in the same.

House had produced in the years between the two world wars its Mod. 35, but it sure was the progenitor of the new way of thinking about a similar project where they go hand in hand with the characteristics that lend it a success: functionality, the possibility of a wide range of gauges, including those of considerable substance, accuracy, planning and executive, elegance, and last only for a list, a quotation that is always very favourable. The american brand, together with that which in the beginning appeared on these rifles, the two letters FN have always been fascinating for the fans of weapons in the genre, has guaranteed to the customers, a set of winning characteristics. If we go back with the memory of the early 60’s rediscover as we do that the rifled barrel had a scope very limited, with the regions of the north as a reservoir of users, and of limited circulation, perhaps a little more between the Trentino Alto Adige, the mountainous area of Veneto, Friuli and Venezia Giulia. In these spaces the rifled motion, with classic swivel slide, and these were all sufficient to perform the duties which they were called, but beyond the horizon of our Alps has existed for a time a turmoil is very different, with an abundance of game and the ways of hunting, for us, unusual: the Northern Europe and especially the USA and Canada, placed at the disposal of the hunters views the all the details where to address certain types of wild could take a armament more substantial than usual, while retaining the gauges are similar, but with a faster firing, much higher: in these situations only a semiautomatismo, mounted on a rifle, rifled barrel, fulfilled the function. The opening of areas of eastern Europe and Asia, to the distant peninsula of Kamchatka, have motivated in many situations the use of such a weapon. The BAR has set itself immediately as a prominent element in the specific sector for its technical qualities united to a variety of gauges, which initially departed from the .243 Win. to get to the mighty .338 Win. Mag. to meet every need also on wild species of great size and strength marked.

The mechanical

It is known as the FN or Fabrique Nationale d’armes de Guerre is one of the two followers in europe for the manufacture of military weapons, with a specified scope from among those read where the automatism is at the core of the operation. The fame enjoyed by these products is based on the choice of raw materials, workmanship, accuracy, and reliability of the whole test. It can be inferred from such studies is of course derived the semiauto hunting with the prerogatives of the regularity of rearmament and, together, a usability and an ease of management to the firing commendable and well-known by users. For many years the castle prismatic closed was milled from a block of steel, then is followed the demand of the market, opting for an extruded alloy so as to substantially reduce the weight: the step has been possible thanks to the locking system that locks the shutter to seven ribs directly in the breech of the barrel so as to absorb the greater magnitude of the recoil between the two elements of high resistance metal download a small part of the castle. The kinematic part from a nozzle drilled into the barrel to about 35 cm from the beginning of the rifling, where the sampling gas vents in a cylinder where it moves a piston, connected by two strong rods, the bolt, a cylinder lock consisting of the cart rails with the longitudinal lower slider, and the head rotating, joined between them by a pin which interacts with a cam inclined.

The story had already started from fifteen years and these are two specimens of the BAR of the late 70’s and mid 80’s comrades, respectively, for the powerful .338 Win. Mag. and for the no less mighty .300 Win. Mag. The castles are both steel

At the beginning of the cycle, then the trigger was pulled, the head and the barrel are united states and decreased only with the cart: some mm stroke and the pin is moved by the track, an inclined wheel of about 60° releasing the lugs of the clamping and allowing the shutter to finish the race, eject the casing, load the spring between the rods, under the barrel, and put it all in the battery and withdrawing the cartridge into the magazine. Details: the extruder is the usual pawl spring placed in the face, lowered the head, to the side of the hole of the firing pin, while the extractor, the basic element for the smooth functioning of the semiauto, is composed by the nail of considerable amplitude, collected in one of the front flippers and recorded by an unbreakable spring wire so positioned: around the cylindrical base of the head, right-angle, and step within a hole located under a pair of fins, inserting into the nail works, for the greater security, within a the seat T and the motion orthogonal to it. We do not claim that the anomalies are equal to the possibility that tomorrow the sun rises from the west, but there you go very close. In essence the motion is based upon these elements: point of outlet of gas advanced for the lucre of cleaning and lower temperatures (the combustion is almost completed), less water hammer (in the diagram pressure is already in the phase of descent), the masses of a certain size and with a long stroke that absorb and distribute energy as efficiently as possible with reduction of the feeling of the recoil and the impennamento. These are factors harmful to be able to repeat the shot, keeping with a certain ease the rifle onto the target. The butt can be made of wood, and some of the proposals on models of quality are extraordinary and, as it passes to the synthetic to clear the mind of the hunter from any qualms of ill-treatment in the most adverse conditions that may be used: to knurl the end, you replace rubber panels for a high grip, the parallel firearms to snow tires in the car, so as to firmly grip the rifle with dirty hands, mud, wet or with gloves full of snow. The shot is enclosed in a package that is easily separable for cleaning and in the latest version of the weapon called the Mk3 is to be adopted, the type Superfeather Trigger, with excellent characteristics of lightness, alertness and dominabilità: in the models where provided for, the safe works with a button to toggle the place in tine rear of the guard, but in homage to the current fashion, you can have the armament of the battery with the button slide in place on the codetta of the breech, and the device also acts as a good safe. Remembering to turn it off if you do not shoot or after shooting. On the right side protrudes as soon as the lever to release the shutter from a retracted position, where it stops when they are exhausted the cartridges in the magazine: can this be fixed or of the type in the package, very sturdy, and it releases with a button, an arched place between the guard and butt cap. Two more news of this latest model are represented by calcioli interchangeable Inflex and from the viewfinder fully adjustable, combined with the notch aims: in both there are references in the optical fiber colorful for a fast acquisition on any background or light conditions.

One of the refined models, the Eclipse, stands out for the butt of the walnut of the high degree, the satin silver finish of the castle, the forgiven in gold and the engravings, the barrel grooved

The lines have changed a lot from the original ones that have held up the tour for several decades, and which still, in the eyes of the fans who are not so young, maintain a class worthy of the style of J. M. Browning; those taken already for a long time, in versions Long Trac and Short Trac, for the two classes of cartridges .30-06 Sprg. and .308 Win., they are daughters of modernity that, rightly, demands his spotlight. The aesthetics is a component that is not negligible, and to be able to impose to a milestone, such as the BAR, this new look back in honor of the designers of Herstal. From the castle, always of closed type, to butt, from the lines that are ancillary to the barrel, cylinder, conical, or fluted set is a compendium of grit and functionality. How to camerature the offer on our market is restricted to what is actually requires the mass of the customers: the .30-06 Sprg. it is always in head to the preferences with the pitfall of the recovered 9,3×62 cartridge, equipped with a phenomenal stopping power with a recoil is not annoying; together we see the .300 Win. Mag., the .308 Win., the 7×64, .270 WSM; among the many versions proposed today, there are those grinders that will meet a not-insignificant number of hunters.

It is again a post where you observe the valuable combination of a BAR dressed in synthetic which stands out on a display at the red dot is supported by an attack of the Brothers Countess

To conclude

At the halfway point of the half a century, the BAR has well exceeded the million pieces sold and this speaks volumes about the propaganda that the rifle it is managed: the satisfied customer is the best advertising vehicle for every found.

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The author performs a test shooting where the weapon and the optics will give the best for an excellent result

Two specimens of the Long Trac with a butt made of wood or synthetic: it is difficult to choose among the class of the first, and with the extreme rusticity of the second. In any case, the mechanics of semi-automatic weapons factory) at Herstal towering over everything

One of the refined models, the Eclipse, stands out for the butt of the walnut of the high degree, the satin silver finish of the castle, the forgiven in gold and the engravings, the barrel grooved

We do not believe the need for many comments for this Eclipse is placed in a point of woods where it could very well be a wild boar: in addition to finishing and embellishments of the castle are excellent and the walnut of the butt

It is again a post where you observe the valuable combination of a BAR dressed in synthetic which stands out on a display at the red dot is supported by an attack of the Brothers Countess

Change the taste of calibers: magnum withstands the .300 Win. Mag. with power and tension of the trajectory ,while it says the 9,3×62, decisive cartridge intended for the stopping power at the distances the average short, classic wild boar hunting

A BAR to the production of the 2009 in its natural environment, set in a beautiful reserve of Tuscany

The images are captured in moments next to the hunting or to a shooting test of the background in the plastic does not diminish the class of this recent model Long Trac embellished with the profile of the white-tail deer, the emblem of the Browning

Among the many versions which have appeared worth to remember this BAR Match chambered for the .308 Win. and remarkable for the accuracy of considerable importance, and the imbracciabilità the particular butt

The story had already started from fifteen years and these are two specimens of the BAR of the late 70’s and mid 80’s comrades, respectively, for the powerful .338 Win. Mag. and for the no less mighty .300 Win. Mag. The castles are both steel

We come to today and here is a model Mk3 is the latest generation with two prerogatives: the mechanical left-handed and the device of the armament manual battery, place on the codetta of the breech

A way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BAR: here is the entrance portal of the exhibition area of Browning at the last IWA in Nuremberg with the blow-up of the rifle so famous and so functional

The medallion commemorative of the Fiftieth anniversary with the two specimens is very, very special

Another BAR in commemoration of the happy, fifty-year recurrence: the specimen is part of a series of 1: 50

One of the BAR commemorative dates 1966 – 2016: the specimen is part of a series of 1 in 1,000

In many of the proposals of the exterior finish stands out in this model with the surface camouflage, or camouflage in accordance with the wording currently understood as realtree similar to the background of the plants of a forest

Still a sample from the finishing high with etchings made using the methods and techniques currently in force, which gives flamboyance without burdening excessively on the costs

A series of cartridges proposed for the BAR current with the .308 Win., 9,3×62, .30-06 Sprg., .300 Win. Mag. and 7×64

The cartridges in comparison: starting from 12 o’clock and counter-clockwise to keep the 7×64, .308 Win. the.30-06 Sprg., the .300 Win. Mag. and the 9,3×62

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