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.22 BSA Mercury

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Lincoln, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Lincoln

    Lincoln Engaging Member

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    Chatting to a mate that has a .22 BSA Mercury. He was wondering what they sell for. Knowing nothing about the rifle or it's condition, what are the average prices they go for ... say from lowest - highest expected price ... cheers
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    about 160-200 retail depends on model and condition.
     
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    I would think about half that unless it was in mint condition and I do mean mint i.e virtually as new.
     
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    60 to 100 pounds is more common unless as said above in mint condition and dependent on model.The most sought after are the Mercury S and the Challenger which will usually command a premium over the MK 1, 2 and 3 models.
     
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    Ive bought 2 in the last year and both were £65 and were in avg condition with no rear sights fitted and needed the piston seal's and buffer doing as they were turning in to mush , recon a nice one that shoots well with sights still on 9O to 1OO is fair
     
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    And check the barrel jaws. If they look heavily worn and there's lateral barrel movement I'd stay away.
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    easily fixed with Hw80 shims from chambers. the jaws don't wear its the paint that wears off as its fairly thick.

    I was basing on shop price. i gave my project mercury Mk2 to my mate cost me 20 quid but needed redoing completely. I.d never do another the things are awful to work on and respring.

    I also changed the stock. mine had original wood from a junker which was 90% plus. rest of the gun and trigger were completely fettled and tuned to give 11.2 ft lbs.
     
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    I like Merc's though the stocks seem a bit 'slabby', I find the Challenger stock much more comfy :up:

    The bottom one of these has had the barrel axis pin removed and an axis bolt from a Haenel 303 fitted so the barrel has no movement whatsoever when locked shut :cool:

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    Cheers, John :)
     
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    The stocks on the Challenger are very nice John but the back end is a bit of a cats arse , Ive just got one in .22 and love the feel of it much better than the standard Merc and they always feel nice in the shoulder ATB Mike
     
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