Browning BLR disassembly?


December 14, 2008, 02:36 PM
So this looks like a nice rifle to add to ones collection, and some day soon I hope to do so. But there is one thing that bothers me about this rifle: the horror stories about disassembling it and not getting it back together( i know a guy this happened to personally). I own a lot of guns, and I know how to completely disassemble every single one of them, as this is an important part of owning a gun IMO. I think it is important to fully strip down a gun now and then to clean out the innards. Any BLR owners input on disassembly would be greatly appreciated. Is it possible to do it yourself? where is a good website that tells you how its done? or is fully disassembling it not necessary??

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December 14, 2008, 04:45 PM
It is possible to do it, but it is a rack and pinion system and must be "timed". Took me a long time and a lot of assembly/disassembly before I got it right. Follow all instructions and it will work for you, if you understand the design, I didn't at the time and that's what caused me my giant case of heart burn, but don't be afraid of it.

December 14, 2008, 05:05 PM
Such disassembly isn't necessary at all. Nor is it advisable.

It is a perfectly fine rifle and if someone lacking the common sense to leave it that way turns it into a fatal case of heartburn they will be getting what they thoroughly deserve.

Your life is much more dependant on your vehicle than on your rifle. How long did it take you to reassemble the last car you bought ?

How long have you been in the military?


December 14, 2008, 06:54 PM
I highly recommend that you don't take it apart unless you realy savvy what you're doing. I've had several show up to be reassembled by folks who took 'em apart (easy) but couldn't put them back together. Actually, they seem to be back together, but don't function. More than one of these guys were quite miffed as they said they can take apart and put back together all the rest of their guns. Actually, it has a double rack & pinion and they both have to be timed and timed together. Pretty damn trickey--though obviously not impossible. Just be forewarned!

December 14, 2008, 07:21 PM
Thanks for the info guys. But shawnee, I dont mean any disrespect, but Im not quite sure I understand your logic of comparing guns to cars. I don't think it is that out of line to want to clean the innards of a gun once in a while. Comparing it to a car is kind of an unfitting analogy. But i guess if the BLR truly never needs to be cleaned out like that, then it is what it is, but most guns build up crud and that sort of thing over time and eventually need to be cleaned out thoroughly. Also, not sure i understand what you meant by the military comment...

December 14, 2008, 08:17 PM
No "FATAL" heart burn!!!!!!! It was 18 years ago and I'm healthier and happier than ever(retired and shooting nearly every day and reloading every day). It couldn't be better and that BLR81 is a great rifle.

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