Browning Safari L579 .22-250 Pencil Barrel
Here is a beautiful Browning Safari equipped with the elegant stepped and tapered "pencil barrel". This lightweight beauty features a round-topped Sako L579 barreled action which was specially made for Browning with a stock that was fitted by FN in Belgium. The action has an engraved steel floorplate and comes complete with a Browning/Redfield scope mount with 1" rings. The bolt handle and entire bolt are highly polished on these Brownings instead of being blued as with their contemporaneous Sako siblings. The condition of the attractively figured French Walnut stock is very nice with only a couple of safe dings and a little surface scuffing of the finish on the RH side of the buttstock (picture 3) which should buff out nicely. The metal is near mint, with an excellent bore. Magazine holds five rounds down, while the barrel is 22 inches long. We consider these Brownings to be essentially the equivalent high grade as the contemporaneous Sako Deluxe.