BLR .284, collector gun?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by PABUCK, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. PABUCK

    PABUCK New Member

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    Ok guys, I got a rare Browning Model 81 BLR in .284 caliber and it is brand new in the box. I'm debating if I want to use this gun or put it away. What are your thoughts?
     
  2. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    I would use it, but of course, it is your call. I have been thinking about a .284 for a while now, just can't decide on which one. A Winchester Model 88 would be pretty cool if you can find one.
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  3. PABUCK

    PABUCK New Member

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    I really wonder how many are really out there since they only made them for 7 years. The reason they quit making them is bc they were not selling. Plus mine is brand new in the original box with all paper work!!
     
  4. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Call./ email their records dept.
     
  5. RUG3R44

    RUG3R44 New Member

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    I'd shoot it. Of course, I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed. :D
     
  6. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I buy guns to use so I would shoot and hunt with it, BUT that is entirely up to you.
    It would be a good 'investment'! ;)
    You are one blessed individual to have one of those!:cool:
     
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  7. PABUCK

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    I'm the same way, normally I buy a gun to use not to look at, however I was at a gun auction and when the bidding on this puppy stopped at $600 I had to jump all over it!!! I will probably end up selling it to a collector who will enjoy it and then buy a stainless steel BLR 7mm-08 + a scope for the deer woods!!!
     
  8. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Spare mags for those are scarce. Is it a steel or aluminum receiver?
     
  9. PABUCK

    PABUCK New Member

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    I agree!!! I'm gonna find it a good home because I'm gonna be tempted to use it!!!!
     
  10. PABUCK

    PABUCK New Member

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    Anyone out there interested in buying a New In Box BLR .284?
     
  11. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How much are you asking?
     
  12. PABUCK

    PABUCK New Member

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    I will entertain all reasonable offers!
     
  13. Gizord1

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    I'll give you $5 and a helmet full of random assorted ammo, screws, and metal parts. XD
     
  14. PABUCK

    PABUCK New Member

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    Why would you even waste your time typing this post, haha!!

    A reasonable offer would need to be 4 figures son.
     
  15. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    Haha, I know.
    Sweet rifle, though. You don't see those pop up, often.
     
  16. GrtWhytHype

    GrtWhytHype New Member

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    I may be wrong but weren't those made in Japan after the mid 70's?
     
  17. PABUCK

    PABUCK New Member

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    Yes, these were made in Japan but only from 1989 to 1995. They were discontinued due to lack of sales. That is why the ones you do see are used. Hard to find one new in the box with all paper work.
     
  18. PABUCK

    PABUCK New Member

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    The .284 will be headed to gunbroker.
     
  19. mj4406

    mj4406 New Member

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    Blr

    I assume you have sold your 284 BLR?
     
  20. PABUCK

    PABUCK New Member

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    Yep, $1399 + shipping!!