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Extended magazine release for 1712

Post by dmakley » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:13 pm

Hey All, quick question for you Anschutz experts out there. I have a 1712 barreled action in a Wayne Merrier stock and would like to get a longer magazine release on it. I've done a little searching on the web and haven't found anything yet. I have heard that the releases on the biathlon rifles may work.

Does anyone know of anyone who makes an extended releases that will fit this rifle?
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Re: Extended magazine release for 1712

Post by Bob259 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:39 pm

dmakley wrote:Hey All, quick question for you Anschutz experts out there. I have a 1712 barreled action in a Wayne Merrier stock and would like to get a longer magazine release on it. I've done a little searching on the web and haven't found anything yet. I have heard that the releases on the biathlon rifles may work.

Does anyone know of anyone who makes an extended releases that will fit this rifle?
Your on the right track, the biathlon one will work. Try Neal Stepp a I.s.s. Shooters supply in Fort Worth.
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Re: Extended magazine release for 1712

Post by Evelio Mc Donald » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:17 am

I always bought them from Neal, for about $10.00 each, Two months ago I bought the last two he had $45.00 each. According to him Anschutz no longer makes them since they quit making the 54.18.
I would try Steve Boelster, he is the new Anschutz rep. in the USA.
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Post by Jerry G » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:36 am

Here is a picture of mine. It is just a little screw that was put into the old release.
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Post by OldRanger » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:25 pm

The biathlon release is very very long. I have one and when I put it in it stuck out a full inch. I am going to cut it down so it just sticks out. Might be easier to just make one if you have the tools or know someone who does.
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Post by Jerry G » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:43 pm

Tools required:

electric drill
Small tap

Material required:

small screw to put into tapped hole
small dab of 'lock-tite' on screw thread

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Post by OldRanger » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:09 pm

Yeah, but to have a great looking carbon fiber rifle with a screw sticking out of it instead of a proper release?
I have one too, I just don't like it. Hopefully by the next time I see you I'll have a real release.

Now if only I could teach that release to shoot......
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Re: Extended magazine release for 1712

Post by DavidABQ » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:41 pm

I am with you OldRanger, for a rifle as elegant as an Anschutz a screw sticking out of the magazine release is pretty ghetto looking.

I am sure it is functional but there has to be a better way to create an extended magazine release.

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Post by Bob259 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:57 pm

DavidABQ wrote:I am with you OldRanger, for a rifle as elegant as an Anschutz a screw sticking out of the magazine release is pretty ghetto looking.

I am sure it is functional but there has to be a better way to create an extended magazine release.
In Jerry's defense he did use a Shiney stainless one. ;)

If you can't find one let me know I think I have one from one of my builds.
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Re: Extended magazine release for 1712

Post by dmakley » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:18 pm

Thanks for the responses! I was hoping someone made one that was easy to get.

Jerry, thanks for posting the picture. I may just do that to mine, yes the screw is a little ghetto, but as far as screws go that looks like a classy one, allen head even! got to do something, my finger was actually pretty sore after the last match from reaching up in to the magazine well, my fingers were slippery from that waxy SK ammo, that didn't help any.
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Re: Extended magazine release for 1712

Post by Jerry G » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:11 pm

The cap screw is recessed about 1/16 inch from the bottom of the stock. It is a real nice looking cap screw. :-bd

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Re: Extended magazine release for 1712

Post by dmakley » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:33 am

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Here is my new extended magazine release. I went to the hardware store and got a bit and tap and after checking out all of the different screw choices I went with one that has a knurled head on it. Works Great!
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Post by OldRanger » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:35 am

So basically you are saying you're screwed now?
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Re: Extended magazine release for 1712

Post by DavidABQ » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:58 pm

OldRanger wrote:So basically you are saying you're screwed now?
I am not sure about the owner but the rifle is certainly screwed.
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Re: Extended magazine release for 1712

Post by Jerry G » Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:27 pm

Looks great to me. :-bd

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