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Air Arms Magazine

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dynodoy, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Dynodoy

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    Hello all!
    Can anyone tell me anything about this magazine? It’s definitely not a ‘genuine’ AA. Bought on a whim from the Evil Bay!! :(
    Works fine, just felt slightly like ‘ripped off’? Though felt it was my fault for not asking first? But.. no mention of this being an aftermarket item!!!
    All plastic construction.


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  2. TORNADOS7

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    Dunno buddy, the locating lug on mine is molded as part of the black plastic casing whereas yours seems to have a metal pin protruding from it which would suggest it's not genuine... :shrug:

    Is the actual pellet drum plastic, it should be cast aluminium...

    Deffo looking dodgy... :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin Beast of Bodmin !!

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    Looks alright to me?

    why do you feel ripped off?

    genuine AA are @ £40
     
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    Could possibly be a very early one :shrug:

    There normally yellow or a smokey grey.
     
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    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    What did you pay for it?

    It’s a very decent aftermarket one looking at it.
     
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  6. Dynodoy

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    Well.. it was advertised as an ‘Air Arms’ brand? And no mention of it being aftermarket.
    I know that they are not cheap, hence why I bought it second hand.
    It works ok.
    So, I guess it’s not much a big deal.
    But.. When you purchase an item, whatever that may be, shoes, phone etc. will you not be miffed even slightly if it’s not as advertised?
     
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  7. Dynodoy

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    Yes, I am not denying it’s quality.
    £29.89 posted.
    The pellet drum is plastic, unlike the original.
    But it does function ok.
     
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  8. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    Got a link for where it came from please mate?
     
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  9. Dynodoy

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    Cheers!
    Yeah, the pellet drum is plastic.
    And the pin at the back is screwed on. Don’t get me wrong, it is relatively well made and does function ok.
    Would have been nice for seller to have stated this when advertised.
    But hey! Hard lesson learned.
     
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  10. Dynodoy

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    It was an Evil Bay auction..
     
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  11. cloverleaf

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    I think it's a very early (genuine) S310 mag.

    The bolt instead of the molded in boss for the mag retainer spring is definitely a thing on early mags, as were colourless covers; although I've not seen one that didn't extend over the full face of the mag. Black plastic pellet carriers ring a bell too.

    Did the ebay ad not have any pictures?
     
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  12. BallisticBill

    BallisticBill Too much keyboard, not enough action!

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    If you have the new indexing post it will probably be ok. Just alerting you to the possibility of an issue with the old style indexing post. I had a 3-D printed plastic mag and the old indexing spring cut the front edge off the drum - the part in front of the o-ring groove, cracked the drum and caused a jam.
     
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  13. Dynodoy

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    Hey, that’s great!!
    Thanks!
    Quick Google search for an S310 mag and... voila!!
    Nice one!!
     
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  14. Dynodoy

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    Hey, thank you!
    I’ll keep an eye on that one.
    Cheers
     
  15. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Top Poster

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    Well, if it works it works but yes, agree, the seller should have stated non genuine on the advert, arguably not much cheaper than a genuine one either...
     
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    Pugwash Post apocalypse

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    Whether it’s genuine or not if it’s second hand it would definitely look better if it was 20 quid wouldn’t it.
     
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    I know costs are related to numbers of items manufactured but it is still really difficult to understand why the genuine article is so bloody eye wateringly expensive.
    With the numbers of these rifles out there they surely must produce enough for them to be better priced than they are.
     
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    trumpetier Pro Poster

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    Air Arms are there to make money mate, just like every other company :)

    Having said that, the mags for some of these Chinese pcp, s are cheap as chips :confused:
     
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    Pugwash Post apocalypse

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    I agree with that but then they lose sales to people 3D printing them so it is a balancing act I guess.
    It does make you think though that if someone with a small 3D manufacturing process can make the numbers they do at a fraction of the cost and still make a profit the major manufacturers must be missing a trick here.
    I know the 3D copy merchants are basically ripping them off but such is life and given an equally good product much cheaper your average punter doesn’t care.
    It took the music industry a long while to wake up to things like this.
     
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