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Model 88 Winchester 284

dodge69dodge69 Member Posts: 954 ✭✭
edited September 2016 in Ask the Experts
I would like to know if the four round Magazine for a model 100 284 fit in a Model 88 Winchester 284

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  • HangfireHangfire Member Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Short answer, yes- But the Model 100 magazine will hold the bolt open after the last round..

    http://www.leeroysramblings.com/Gun Articles/winchester_model_88_100_info.html
  • tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Like has been answered, yes it will. However I would try to find an original, as any Winchester 100 or 88 in 284 is worth substantial $$ if in good original condition or better. T real money maker is the 88 in 358 Winchester.

    EDIT 1

    Winchester followed Remington's idea's for the 740/742, when they designed the magazine for the 100. Square back follower, with a lever in the magazine to retract the follower downward to let the bolt closed...although the 100 magazine does not have the lever to retract the follower, so the magazine must be removed to release the bolt. Just because you put a 100 magazine into an 88, does n mean it will function differently than in a 100. The magazines for the Remington 760 pump guns have an angled rear follower, which lets the bolt go forward after last round...just like the Model 88 Winchester.
  • dodge69dodge69 Member Posts: 954 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I am a bit confused how the bolt could be held open on a lever action gun. I understand how a automatic could hold a bold open but the 88 is a lever action,
  • HangfireHangfire Member Posts: 3,010 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The rear of the follower on the Model 88 magazine is angled, the rear of the follower on the Model 100 magazine is squared, and will prevent the action from closing.. The mag would need to be removed, a full one loaded, then the action could be closed..The shooter can also depress the follower, then close the action.. This design was actually useful on military bolt actions, since it warned the soldier the gun was empty..
  • SoreShoulderSoreShoulder Member Posts: 3,107 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by dodge69
    I am a bit confused how the bolt could be held open on a lever action gun. I understand how a automatic could hold a bold open but the 88 is a lever action,
    Some military bolt actions hold the bolt open after the last shot. They are simply shaped to rise up into the path of the bolt after the last round has been ejected. MAS 36s work that way.
  • mrmike08075mrmike08075 Member Posts: 11,826 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Cause in the fog of war some have been known to keep cycling the action and pulling the trigger on an empty gun...

    Just saying.

    Mike
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