Model: R84 Standard
Serial Number: 00418
Year of Manufacture: 1988-1994
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield, .22-250 Remington and .243 Winchester
Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Magazine
Markings: The left shoulder of the chamber ring is marked “CAL 30-06” and “ST”. The left side of the chamber ring is marked “Caution! Read manual before use! / Autumn Sales Inc. Fort Worth, TX”. The right side of the chamber ring is marked “Model R84 Made in Germany”. The left side of the bolt is marked “Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH / Mod. 84 Made in Germany”. The back of the receiver is marked “00418”.
Barrel Length: The barrel is about 23” as measured from the muzzle to the bolt face.
Sights / Optics: There is a Redfield one piece mount screwed to the top of the barrel. There is no provision for iron sights.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece checkered Turkish walnut. The buttstock has a pistol grip with a black metal grip cap and a thin black solid rubber recoil pad marked “Pachmayr”. There are sling swivel studs mounted to the underside of the buttstock and the forearm. There are very light compression marks on the underside of the forearm and small compression marks on the front edge of the grip cap. The checkering is sharp and without flaws. The LOP measures 13 ¾” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad, which is hard (as it probably was when it was first made) and in Excellent condition. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: All three barrel sets are blued and the receiver has a satin stainless finish that is scroll engraved on both sides.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep with slight wear. There is no erosion. Our bore gauge measures a ME of 0.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The barrel shows a few light marks from the muzzle to the forend on the top and right side. The scope mount shows marks on its top surface from where a scope was previously mounted. The left shoulder of the chamber ring has a light scratch and there are marks on the underside of the receiver on the left side and the trigger guard. The Allen head screws are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle includes 2 extra barrels and a scope. The first extra barrel is chambered in .22-250 Remington, is 23 7/8” in total length, and has a Redfield once piece scope mount screwed to its top rear surface. The barrel is marked “22/250” and “ST” on the left shoulder; a two line warning address on the left side of the chamber ring; an “Eagle over N” proof, “KA” and an antler proof on the left side of the barrel lug; “R84 Made in Germany” and “2/08521 on the right side of the chamber ring; and a “Eagle over N” proof on the underside of the barrel. The barrel shows no marks that we could find. The bore is bright with very slight wear in the rifling and no erosion. It is in about Excellent condition. The second extra barrel is chambered in .243 Winchester, 23 7/8” in total length and has a Leupold scope mounted on a one piece mount with integral rings. The barrel is marked the same as the first barrel except for the caliber and a “2/10537” number on the right side of the chamber ring. The barrel shows thinning on its front edge and marks through the finish on its right side about 2” ahead of where the front of the forend would be. The bore is bright with slight wear and no erosion, and the barrel is in Excellent condition. The scope is alloy with a satin finish and the objective is marked “3X9 VARI-X IIc” in two places. There is a duplex reticle and the lenses are clear and free of distortion. The power ring turns throughout its range but is a little stiff. No handling marks on the scope were noted. The scope is in about Excellent condition. Also the magazines for the respected calibers are included. Please see the photos near the end.
Our Assessment: The Blaser Model R84 rifles are known for their ease of barrel interchangeability and their sub minute of arc accuracy. They have unusual features for a hunting rifle such as a floating barrel and a safety that locks both the bolt and firing pin. This model was built only for a few short years between 1988 and 1994, when it was replaced by a sporting version of the R-93 sniper rifle. With a scope mounted on the rear of the barrel, there is no need to re-zero the scope when switching scoped barrels on the same rifle. This rifle looks as though it was taken out and fired a few times, and then stored away. The rifle is in Excellent condition with light marks on the underside of the receiver and trigger guard, and a few small marks in the .30-06 and .243 barrels It really looks great with its blued barrel and satin receiver, and the satin finish on the scope provides even more contrast. Besides looking good, it only weighs 6 3/4lbs., so it isn’t going to break your back if you carry it all day. With this three barrel package, you can hunt anything from varmints to elk, and be assured you have the perfect caliber for the specific game you are going after. This is a great package for a hunter who would prefer one extremely well made and accurate rifle to three separate rifles.