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Question bsa airsporter

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by couzensmark, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. couzensmark

    couzensmark Busy Member

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    I've got the chance to buy a .22 airsporter. It's not in great condition and will need a strip and tune as it's dieseling heavily due to the current owner sticking a massive spring in it along with lots of grease.

    My question is what are they worth and are they any good. Accuracy etc.

    Cheers
    Mark
     
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    Yes and yes. How much is he selling it for? It won't be the spring that's causing the dieselling it will be down to bad lubrication. I'm about to refurb an airsporter myself
     
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    50 quid I fancy a refurb project. it handles nice
     
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    buy it!!!!!!:)
    gaz
     
  5. Jackroadkill

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    Fifty sheets seems a good buy; they're easy to work on and quite nice to shoot.
     
  6. cloverleaf

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    Dunno.. I'd consider ratty late Airsporters to be verging on worthless tbh. If it's your typical rusty, abused example I'd struggle to part with £50 for one. Early ones are generally better made and worth more.

    As for their abilities, without putting too fine-a-point in it, it's a BSA springer with a large bore, short stroke and tap loading. Let's just say it won't shame your '97 :p

    Any pics Mark?
     
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    Agree with you 100% - but that's what makes it fun! I liked fiddling with mine and trying to get a decent rifle out of what was basically a collection of parts that had been hammered together in the '80's by the tail end of a defunct rifle maker.
     
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    Buy it ....the design of the Airsporter with the swan neck stock is a classic....every airgunner should have owned at least one in there lifetime
     
  9. cloverleaf

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    Depends on your definition of fun :p

    Yeah, if you want a challenge it's as good as anything else I suppose..
     
  10. Jackroadkill

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    I don't get out much, in fairness.
     
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    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I know that feeling :rolleyes: :p
     
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    Ha ha I see what your saying. I'll get some pics up when I get it back here. I know it won't be a patch on the 97 but I just fancy having a project. I was intrigued with its novel loading more than anything.

    Mark
     
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    Cool - will be interested to see some pics of what you end up with :p
     

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