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Advice Baikal junior rifle xx38

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by davymole, May 6, 2014.

  1. davymole

    davymole Donator

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    hi guys looking for any information ect on a Baikal 38 junior rifle found in a dark corner in a local RFD metal works all good just says made in the USSR ,have looked on Chambers site they stock no parts what so ever for the brand any help would be grateful will post some pics when the stock repair is complete needed a hidden screw and dowel repair where the previous owner had smeared resin glue?:eek: it would make an ideal rifle for a youngster in the garden thanks up front ,dave
     
  2. NorfolkDave

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    I'm guessing it's an IJ38. They are lower powered than an adult gun,that and a barrel release catch makes them easy to cock. They were sold by the crate load in the 70s / 80s at about £30 new including a spare mainspring. I've got one and I think it shoots quite nicely. Built solidly they should just keep on going. Never going to turn any heads and never going to be worth much more than they were 30 years ago (if you could get that much) but enjoyable. There must be loads around and doubt any are worn out as they would have been grown out of rather than excessively used.

    Dave
     
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    Baikal IJ38 reborn

    Thanks Dave ,looks like thats the one very well made when you look at the stripped rifle like the Russian tanks rough but effective and at the price of £30 in the 1970/80 as dear as a BSA meteor and as well made. Its cylinder scrubbed quite well:eek: along with the stock repair I now have carried out,deepset screw then dowelled all with resin adhesive sanded stained mid oak 0000 grade wire wool looks great just missing a buttpad which I am on the lookout for selling as just like dads which is what it is at the end of the day:D ,dave
     
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