Anyone bought a new Steyr rifle recently? Case question..

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  1. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Active Member

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    I want to buy another Steyr / Negrini 1640 case as I don't much like the one that came with my LG.

    Steyr UK have them in stock but they are apparently fitted with two combination-lock latches in the middle positions and two presumably non-lockable latches at the ends.

    Google tells me that the combination latches look like a reasonable design:

    [​IMG]

    Does anyone have one of these cases and could please confirm the format of the non-lockable latches on the ends of the case please?

    My existing 1640 case has the key-locked latches which is one of the reasons I really like it (the action is really positive and clean):

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    ... while the case I want to replace has the bloody awful "push-pull" latches; one of the reasons I want rid (the unlatching action is horrible):

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    I'm really hoping these aren't used in combination with the combination latches on the 1640 and can't really ask any more questions of Steyr UK as I think they're already sick of humouring my persistant questions :p

    As always any thoughts much appreciated, ta ;)
     
  2. hmangphilly

    hmangphilly Floppy Quick Phil

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    Do you use the locks very much Mr . Leaf ?

    I cant remember ever having locked a gun case .
    That said , I don't go any where ,so i wouldn't need to would I .
     
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  3. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Active Member

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    I don't use the locks (although they might be helpful to appease possible future legislation) however the issue isn't with whether the latches are lockable or not; it's their latching / unlatching operation.

    The lockable ones are intuitive, require very little force and spring obligingly away from the case when released (the first time I used them I consciously thought "that's nice!") while the "push/pull" latches are horrible by comparison and I refuse to spend money on another case that's fitted with them!
     
  4. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    How does the rifle shoot, or haven't you unlocked the case yet?

    ;)
     
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    I want to know how you get pictures like those,are you using an electron microscope thingy ? :D
     
  6. dlloyduk

    dlloyduk Over Gunned Amateur.

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    I bought mine middle of last year and it came with two combination latches and outer push pull latches.
    I don't find them a problem once you get a teqnique to operate them.
     
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    If the combination lock is anything like the Feinwerkbau ones, I changed the number on mine, I changed the number and it didn’t go to the number I put in, I had to go though every number 000, 001,002 ect till I found the number that worked, great fun
     
  8. cloverleaf

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    The rifle currently doesn't shoot at all as I'm awaiting a replacement for it's damaged barrel :(

    Actually those were all the result of a quick google image search, so I can't take the credit for any I'm afraid!

    Thanks - that's exactly the information I was after, if not the desired outcome. I'm glad you get on alright with the push-pull latches but tbh I bloody hate them and find the key-locking type to be so much nicer.

    I guess that idea can go in the bin then as I'm not spending more money on anything with those latches. Negrini sell latches separately but they appear to be $20ea, which is more than the cost of the case.

    :(

    Crikey - great fun indeed :confused:
     
  9. Waldo

    Waldo Active Member

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    You've more patiance than me , I'd have to resort to some brute force
     
  10. DaveRob

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    I have that case and they are the push pull latches at the end

    DaveR
     

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