Model 81 BLR .284 magazine help

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by PABUCK, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. PABUCK

    PABUCK New Member

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    Hi all, I'm new to this forum but considering all the help I receive on ArcheryTalk forums I wanted to see if anyone here could help me out with my BLR issue! I recently was lucky enough to pick up a beautiful Model 81 BLR .284 rifle at a collectors estate auction. The gun is in mint condition but is missing the magazine. Since the gun was only produced for 7 years (1989-1995) I got a feeling it's gonna be hard to find a clip! I've looked on gunbroker, eBay and gunauctions but can't find one. Anyone know of anywhere else I can look?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

    Thanks for looking!!

    -Eric
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2012
  2. Hairtrigger

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    Have you tried Browning??
     

  3. bigdaddy573

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    Try brownells and midwayusa
     
  4. PABUCK

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    I sent them an email but haven't heard back yet. I was thinking that since the gun is no longer produced that they probably couldn't help me out.
     
  5. PABUCK

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    I've looked on Midway but not Brownells yet, thanks!
     
  6. PABUCK

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    Just checked Brownells, no luck.
     
  7. HiPowerGuy54

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  8. PABUCK

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    Just checked, no luck but thanks for the site!! I'll be sure to keep checking there.

    Still looking for now!!! Thanks for all the quick responses!!

    -Eric
     
  9. Hairtrigger

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    The do support some guns no longer made.
    They do know who does if they do not.
    I would call them
    You can also try Wisners... they make a bunch of obsolete parts
     
  10. dwmiller

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    Try sarco they have a lot of older model parts. Call and ask, web sight doesn't cover evrrything.

    Also old western scrounger has older parts. Just thought of them.
     
  11. Hairtrigger

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    The good news is the magazines are about 1/3 the cost of a Pre 81
     
  12. bigdaddy573

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    Look around maybe you can uses a 30-06 clip I know they interchange with the 270 maybe you can get luck with the 284
     
  13. hardluk1

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    pabuck With the 284 mags so hard to find IF you have some mechanical skill buy a 308 based mag and open up the feed lips. There is only a .141 differnece in case width and the same lenght. Atleast its worth try'n. Might be all thats needed is the feed lips to be bent up a couple ths, or ground back .07 on each side to raise the cartidge enought to feed.
    Know that it is done with rifles rechamber from 308 based cartidge to 284 based cartidges. - http://www.6mmbr.com/gunweek095.html
     
  14. PABUCK

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    Now that sounds like a plan Jack!!! My dad and brother both shoot BLR .308's so I can give it a whirl!!
     
  15. PABUCK

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    I will try this when my brother-in-law brings me the gun!! I have a BLR 30-06 and I have an extra clip for it!!
     
  16. PABUCK

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    From a gun value standpoint I still need a .284 clip!!!
     
  17. bigdaddy573

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    Well lol got to keep looking then
     
  18. PABUCK

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    Yep, gonna keep looking. I would paypal someone $25 if they would find a .284 clip!!
     
  19. bigdaddy573

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    That's a deal I look around
     
  20. PABUCK

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    Sounds good, let me know when you find one and I'll paypal you the money!!!