May best friend inherited this rifle and we were sighting it in before a hunt, when I felt something hit me when he fired a round. The hinged floor plate broke off and tried to bite me! Apparently this is not entirely uncommon, but it is not easy to find the hinged floor plate piece to replace. I read about a couple people using the detachable magazines that came with the original model (before they switched to an internal holding mechanism with the hinged floor plate later in the production run) and with some slight modifications, they were able to use the detachable mags without any issues.
So, I'm wondering if someone happens to have the hard to find hinged floor plate piece I could buy. Has an old beat up 810 AHT 30-06 sitting in a corner collecting dust I could buy for parts, or if someone has one of the magazines for the 810A that I could buy.
Lemme know if you can help.
This is the 1st rifle my buddy owned and I would love to surprise him by getting the parts - or a new magazine to get it working again.
Thanks in advance!
"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB