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Airsporter S telescopic sight problem

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Norfolk Farrier, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Norfolk Farrier

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    Just found my late father's Airsporter S in the attic after 10 years. I haven't even fired a gun in all that time) I've cleaned it all up and it looks like new. I think it's quite a late model (late 70's early 80's). I remember paying half of the £26 auction price for it!

    The thing is I have (rather stupidly) in my haste to get back into it, bought a 3-9 x 50 scope to put on it.

    At first I thought fantastic, it fits and clears the pellet hole. BUT, the side lever won't clear the scope when lifting it to load!?!

    is there any way I can a) raise the scope 20mm or preferably, b) slide it back to clear the lever.

    (is there a way of extending the scope rails just 20mm at the rear end even?)

    or am I resigned to the fact that I will only get away with a 40mm scope on this gun. (Don't think after unwrapping and screwing it to the mounts, I would be able to return it)

    has anyone else came up against this problem and over come it. Many thanks for any advice.
     
  2. milek

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    Will the scope not slide back in the mounts any further?
     
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    No mate I've got 'em right on the last bite, and the scope as set far back in the mounts as I can get. As you've probably guessed I have been away from all this for a longtime and handed even seen a gas powered gun(?) til yesterday. It's a whole new world to me!

    the last thing I remember was the good old Airsporter, Meteor's and HW35's!

    would a scope rail raiser (?) be possible or would this make the scope too high?

    i know a good tool setter/engineer and was wondering if I could ask him to mill (?) out the scope rails a bit further back as there is plenty of space to do it. But surely there is another, easier way?
     
  5. Norfolk Farrier

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    Woohoo gunsnlandies of Stowmarket!! That is exactly what I need!!! I promise I will never be rude about Suffolk again!!
     
  6. r10hunter

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    http://bit.ly/1qA161G
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    Would this not work ??
    Cheers Andy
     
  7. Norfolk Farrier

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    Even better! And an hour ago I was pulling my hair out! Cheers guys
     
  8. Norfolk Farrier

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    Where can I buy a set like those r10hunter?
     
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    The eBay link is above the picture here it is again. http://bit.ly/1qA161G
    Edit. You beat me to it gunsnlandies.
    Cheers Andy
     
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  11. gunsnlandies

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    Well he is from Norfolk Andy:rolleyes::D
     
  12. JD

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    They look the right height, but are you sure these mounts will clear a 50mm objective lens from the cylinder ?
     
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    Unfortunately they don't tell you their height. But if you look at the height of the non reach mount in the photo it looks to be a high mount to me.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    The SportsMatch 2piece reach forward/backward mounts will take a up to a 56mm dia lens scope, part no is HET042C ,they cost about £25.00
     
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    What about track down a second hand loading tap lever, & modify it to suit the scope?
     

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