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BFR Revolver Old vs. New #210600 05/04/2021 12:40 AM
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Hello folks! I've got a question. Is there a difference in quality, dimension, etc. between a Magnum Research BFR made today and one from pre-2010? Specifically, I have a line on a 475 Linebaugh BFR at what seems a decent price, but the owner believes he bought it in 2007. It has the old traditional handle with rubber grips, and didn't come with a scope mount. I'd appreciate any info you could offer. Thanks!

ETA: It has the "JT" serial number prefix.

Last edited by JDK; 05/04/2021 1:29 AM.

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Re: BFR Revolver Old vs. New [Re: JDK] #210618 05/05/2021 7:59 PM
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The original BFR was manufactured by D-Max. The Pistol was later acquired by Magnum Research and renamed the BFR. The serial numbers of the D-Max guns began with the prefix "DM". Magnum Research later re-engineered the BFR making it a much stronger, and smoother operating pistol. Prefixes on the improved models begin with the prefix "JT". The initial run of the improved models was chambered in .480 Ruger/.475 Linebaugh.

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Re: BFR Revolver Old vs. New [Re: Sawfish] #210776 06/01/2021 12:55 AM
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[i][/i]A Magnum Research Bisley grip frame can be retro-fitted to that Magnum Research 475 Linebaugh/ 480 Ruger revolver. [size:17pt][/size]

Last edited by Jeffrey G.; 06/01/2021 12:56 AM.

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Re: BFR Revolver Old vs. New [Re: JDK] #211308 01/08/2022 3:55 PM
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I had a 475L BFR 15 years ago, and absolutely hated the feel and balance. Yes, at least to me, grip feel makes ALL the difference.
I recently picked up a Bisley gripped BFR that a friend was using. Huge difference. I have a new Bisley BFR now


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