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2B or not 2B - cheapy B2 rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by airgunguy, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. airgunguy

    airgunguy Junior Member

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    Hey guys,
    So heard alot of cr*p comments bout the B2 which, to be honest, i believe as this £40 springer surly is a hunk-a-junk. Accuracy, power, beauty this gun is lacking.
    But i want one. Why? I dont know. But i do. For £40 it cant be too bad. I reckon i could get her firing half decent, and even looking good. Massive project for a naff gun i know, but think its possible? Yeah.

    Anyone got any views on this??
    Anyone got a B2 that they want rid of??
    Anyone tried anything like this??

    Let me know
    Tom
     
  2. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Look on the Chinese Airgun Forum, allegedly they have these running at over 10 ft lbs! Myself, I would not bother but there again, I mucked around with a QB78 DL
     
  3. oliver13

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    A B2 was my son's first airgun, in the first week the piston seal came off & I discovered the spring had broken in two.
    I refixed the seal, got a broadly equivalent size spring, & did a minor polish on the trigger while I was in there, a couple or hundred pellets later it was doing about 20mm groups at 15-20M, which it continued to do for the next few years & several thousands of pellets.
    It is what it is, you'll never give Air Arms anything to worry about, but then it's only 40 quid...

    As a footnote, after a couple of years I noticed the barrel was bent upwards slightly, I tactfully didn't mention it as I thought it was a loading mishap, but it turned out the barrel was straight, the bore was curved - it was about 1mm off centre in the middle but as it never had a scope on it didn't matter - you might want to look out for that if you get one...
     
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    Get one as a basic introduction to tuning and fettling...dosen't matter if you mess it up either.
     
  5. 1961nuffield

    1961nuffield Honorary Member

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    Cheap basic air rifle with the potential to be made a lot better, I'd give one a whirl.....

    John
     
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    I think you'd be better off holding out for a cheap fixer upper, Webley or Bsa, as these rifle's were made to last.
     
  7. reaper6

    reaper6 Banned

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    I have got to admit i have had 3
     
  8. 1961nuffield

    1961nuffield Honorary Member

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    I think I still do, knocking around somewhere!
     
  9. JD

    JD Donator

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    Yes John, long lost and forgotten about.

    I'd rather recommend a Jelly than a B2. ; )
     
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    ratman60 Very Active

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    hello, as others say if thats what you hanker after and first air rife cheapy go for it. another £50 and get a welsh willy tune kit, woodfield GPC or go on the chinese forum and your be surprised how many have these and tuned good luck
     
  11. bhodge

    bhodge Keyboard Hero

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    Tom....you've already said it "You want one!".
    Thats good enough mate. You know the limitations of the B2 so theres no suprises - right?
    Even so, I'd look for a old BSA Meteor as a project gun (I love Meteor's). And of course Meteor's shoot straight!!!
     
  12. gunsnlandies

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    Got this one given to me as a rusty wreck. It is a an old Westlake B2 custom. I have re-blued it. The stock stained, oiled and waxed. Internals de-burred and polished up. New synth piston seal fitted to replace the leather one. Had bought the seal for another project, but didn't work out on that, so it was going spare. Fitted a piston sleeve and a couple of polished washers. Made up an O-ring breach seal replacement.
    It's running at 9.5 ft/lbs, very smooth and quiet with no twang. It will also take out beer bottle tops at twenty yards repeatedly.... no problem.
    If you must get one, try to find the B2 Custom cheap or second hand, the finish is much better.
    B2 Angle Shot.jpg
    Brian
     
  13. airgunguy

    airgunguy Junior Member

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    Thanks for the comments guys, but personally i dont want the finishto be better. I want a rifle that needs work, the bit im most looking forward to is making the stock half decent :)

    Anyone any ideas of the cheapest place i can buy a B2?
     
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    Seen them for £30 on G*U*Nstar...remove the *'s btw
     
  15. airgunguy

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    I found a website selling them for £17 on sale.... Surely thats not right?
     
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    The stock may be your biggest nightmare. Under that dark thick varnish, there lays filler, and it won't take stain. Trouble is, you can't see it until the varnish is removed. You may be lucky, but don't hold your breath. Mate gave me his old B2 that had a barrel that had been bent and unfortunately an attempt at straightening had occurred. It reminded me of an aroused boars under carriage. The stock was full of filler in all directions from the butt to the pistol grip.
    The barrel was chopped at ten inches and is usable as a rat gun round the hen houses.
    Unfortunately, with this reply, I have now admitted to owning two of damn things.:eek:
     
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    One shop here was selling its stock off at 50% off the list price, so 15€ per rifle and I went through the lot to find a stack without filler in it !

    John
     
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  18. airgunguy

    airgunguy Junior Member

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    If anyone has a B2 they dont want or arnt using any more... PM me and we will talk about a fair price
     
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    I reckon you're set on the B2, and good luck to you. Don't forget to post your findings and fixing up project.
    ..........However, don't overlook the suggestions to look for a better second hand option. I put a request on here for a £50 max project, and was offered a BSA Supersort. Hammerited action, insulation tape covered barrel, mouse-chewed butt pad. But essentially sound, tuning kit already fitted. Made a very nice stock refurb and home bluing project for very little money.
     
  20. airgunguy

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    Ok, sound tight but i have £50 on this project. The stuff for the stock (i know what im doing with it) is £20... Any idea on a gun for £30??
     

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