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Magnum Research BFR Loading Gate

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Rio Laxas, Sep 3, 2019.

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  1. Rio Laxas

    Rio Laxas Member

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    I recently acquired a Magnum Research Bisley BFR in .44 Magnum, and I am very impressed with the fit and finish of the revolver. While not quite up to the level of my Freedom Arms 83 in .44 Magnum or 97 in .44 Special, it is nonetheless a very well made revolver.

    I am having one possible issue though. The loading gate seems significantly more difficult to open compared to any of my other single actions. I found a post an another forum where someone made mention of their BFR having a stiff loading gate, so I am not sure if it is actually a problem. I don't particularly like how stiff it is, but I can live with it if that is how it was designed to be.

    Have any other BFR owners noticed that their loading gate is more difficult to open than other single actions?
     
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    My dad had 3 all stiff, but better stiff then loose. They will safe in some.
     
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    Check you PMs.

    They tend to be stiff...
     
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  4. WiTom

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    I have the BFR 30/30 and 44 mag, and, yes, they are alittle stiffer in the gate. I don't mind it, but Magnum Research was great in their customer service, when I had a problem with the ejector rod on one of my. Call them and talk to them.
     
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    Sorry this is off topic but is the BFR safe to carry with all chambers loaded?
     
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    Yes
     
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    They use a transfer bar so they are safe to carry with a round in each chamber.
     
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