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Question Air Arms TX200 what should I look for?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tinmanofkent, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Tiger King

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    Good evening all.

    Tomorrow I am going to look at a used TX200 and perhaps purchase.

    I have never fired one before but heard good reports.

    Could anybody tell me what I should be wary of generally on a used rifle and specifically what should I check on a used TX200.

    Thank you.
     
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    General condition of the woodwork and blueing will give you an idea of how well it's been looked after, mechanically there is little to go wrong unless someone has been messing around with it. Smooth cocking and a gentle thud with little twang on firing is good, any other mechanical noise or graunchiness isn't good but with a TX it's normally a simple fix. Cocking shoes can be a weak point, so can stock screws that have been overtightened and bitten into the woodwork. Even an unfettled CD trigger should feel pretty good.
    Go by your gut instinct, if you ain't happy walk away, or get the price right down!
     
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    tinmanofkent Tiger King

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    Thank you very much, I will check all those points. I have just found and read an old post and I believe it is a mk2. They are asking £180-200.
     
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    Good luck Jim they are a lovely springer in my eyes you can't go wrong with one
    iv'e had five in various guises and loved them all.
    Si
     
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    Hi Tinman,
    please let us know how you get on:D
    atb Nev.
     
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    Check the safety works.... to try this load it and try to fire it without touching the safety catch.

    Also check the bear trap works smoothly and doesnt make a grinding noise (could be grease at the back). I wouldnt be put off if there is as they are simple to strip and clean, but gives you a bit of leverage in price because it needs stripping back.

    Take the action out of the stock and check the underneath condition too
     
  7. tinmanofkent

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    Thank you all for your help. I have now purchased an Air Arms TX200. I believe it is a mk 2 as the three notches on the breach slider are equally spaced. Its a .22 and the action is smooth and bear trap mechanism seems to function correctly.

    I paid £180 for her with a Tasco 3-9x40 scope and one piece mount. The scope is a Tasco Longhorn, not familiar with it but I think it will be good enough for now.

    The stock has the odd scratch and ding and I can see someone has refinished it with a brush as there are misses and fine brush strokes in places.

    Is the stock easy to re-finish? How should I do it?
     

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