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A big thankyou to Nutshot

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by cloverleaf, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Some time ago I posted about getting a Theoben Rapid reg re-sealed. This is usually something I'd prefer to do myself, however a lack of appropriate tools and complications arising from the unit having been bodged in the past pushed this job outside the scope of my ability.

    Nutshot (Nick) replied to my thread with some pointers and also very kindly offered to reseal the reg for me. I won't go into details, suffice to say that from my experience of dealing with him I found Nick to be an extremely knowledgeable, capable, friendly and generous individual; and I'm very grateful for his help in sorting my rifle out.

    I'm not sure if Nick is actively seeking to undertake any regular work on Rapids; however if he is I have no hesitation in recommending the quality of his work or the integrity of his character :)

    Thanks Nick :up:
     
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    never knew you had a rapid fella. there's a few blokes on the rapid site who are **** hot. nick being one of them. and they dont charge an arm and a leg to sort blokes out either so its all good.
     
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    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Thanks - I've just joined the Rapid 7 OC forum and started bombarding them with questions :p

    I've not posted about the Rapid as I've not had chance to use it yet - still ironing out a few issues. Tbh I'll probably shift it on eventually as it's .22 (not my favourite calibre) and a RH action in a LH stock. It has opened my eyes to what a generally well designed and constructed rifle the (later) Rapids are though and while they're not perfect (what is?) I do have a fresh appreciation of them now having played with one a bit more.

    Ideally I'd like a true LH action in .177 - probably about as much chance of finding one of these and locating the original copy of the Bible, but I'll live in hope :p
     
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    left handed action's are like rocking horse ****. easy enough to change it to .177 though mate. barrel and probes and reset the reg pressure job done.
     
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    Lh actions do come up for sale every now and then bunnyblatter bry on here sold one not all that long ago
     
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    Thanks chaps - I have seen the odd LH action and am not averse to changing the calibre, providing I can source the bits for reasonable money.

    I do know of a true LH model available for sale, but it's the fat end of £650 and in .25 cal. I'm quite tempted to fire them a PM with a cheeky offer for their consideration as I think it'll take them years to shift such a niche combination at that price.

    I don't suppose anyone can recommend at what serial the guns changed to the Mk4 trigger and scalloped breech please?
     
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    Not sureon serial number mate but mk4 triggers came in befor scalloped blocks around 2007 also rapid .25 bits fetch hell of a lot of cash on the second hand market seen em fetch £200 and above there a conversion to 177 on the other forum at min
     
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    you'll be able to tell if its the mk4 trigger matey. any photos?
     
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    Thanks - I've only ever seen references to the Mk4 trigger in conjunction with the scalloped block, but it makes sense that they could have been introduced at different times. Didn't know that about the .25 conversion bits - maybe people want them for FAC conversions? I know it's a very "acquired taste" at 12ftlb.

    I have seen the bits for sale on the other side, thanks - would probably have snapped them up had they been standard but I'm not keen on the shrouded barrel and adaptor.

    In your opinion is £650 over the odds for a LH .25 Mk2, or do you think it's about right? Given the (assumed) reduced market based on the calibre and orientation, I'd have though £550 was probably nearer the mark; but then of course I have much to learn about Rapids :p


    Cheers - below is the best photo that includes the trigger; the serial is 025XXX - a fairly late one?

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    its a mk4 trigger.
     
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    did it come out the factory as a .25 do you know? thats a short barrel for the big cal. id say 650's a bit steep considering its a full left handed model.
     
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    It's not too bad in my opinion. If you're changing the cal and keeping it then its not good
    I have just seen 2 full left handers go for near on £900 each with out scope
     
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    Lh usually warrent a higher price than rh it looks very nice but aswalker says and your self a little pricey but where rapids are concerned there like the stock market prices rise and fall seen some right sheds sell for 700 recently with gaues and qy drilled in to the block the old gamo block at that ! Ipersonnaly would want to pay what you would cloverleaf around the £550 mark no matter what cal it was unless a very very new model with anti tamper fitted ect and untouched
     
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    Is it 400 or 500 cc buddy botle that could be making barrel look smaller than it is looks a good buy tho looks like a newer model
     
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    Thats a 400cc bottle. I cant see many people interested in that .25 barrel because its so short. It would be useless at FAC level.
     
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    Just seen this thread, yes Nutshot is a top guy and certainly knows his stuff :up:

    Prices on Rapids like Dave says are up and down but seen some sell for silly money for there condition and spec. From the little I know and the ones I own I love the mk4 trigger and would only go for that unless one came up and it was cheap :D
     
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    True but will still reach high enough it might be made for sub 12 use i love my .25 in sub 12 now and using jsb kings at 440 fps still stacks pellets at 35 meter tried h&n yesterday and managed 500 fps out of them still way below the legal limit now thats not to far off .22 speeds if u use 16 grain and above theoben did do afair few sub 12.25 a ladi no called daz as a ttr in .25 and uses it like a target gun at the big ranges putting alot of the lads to shame with there 177 hes some good vids on U tube illustratin this ile try get his u tube link
     
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    Want a signed copy? :D
     
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    yee ive spoke to daz. i shot with him last weekend but he didn't have his .25 rapid out he was playing with a .22 kricket which i had a good blast on.
     
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    Glad its working right now Mike :) Nice to help out and thanks for the beer ;) I have no interest in fixing regs but it is nice to help a fellow in need :)
     

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