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bsa mercury value with vintage nikko silver crown

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by peterpan, May 21, 2014.

  1. peterpan

    peterpan Engaging Member

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    im buying an old bsa mercury 22 its had a poor varnish job metal work needs stripping and sorting breech seal has turned to cheese looks awful iv not had the chance to shoot it yet but iv cocked and decocked it and all seems well good barrel lock no wobble and it has a nice set of vintage 4x32 nikko silver crown japan scopes with a T ret which are in better nik than the rifle..what i want to know is are they easy to strip internal wise. iv striped other bsa rifles just wonded if this was any different as i noticed a bolt going through the bottom of the hand grip of the stock im paying £50 for it thoughts on that would be appriciated .my plan is a complete refurb as of late iv done work on my supersport a meteor and my hw97k..but this will be my first complete refurb..its so gratifying to work on air rifles.but im no expert so if anyone has any tips or advice on this particular rifle that may be of use to me that would be great..iv had most common bsa springers apart from a murcury are they any good they look a cross between a airsporter and a meteor .... what kind of power would you expect from one of these when running as standed ...thanks for any advice as it will be saving another classic air rifle from further naglect or being broke up
     
  2. larryking28

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    The long bolt through the pistol grip is the retaining bolt for the back of the action.
    The Mercury would be easier to strip than the Mercury Challenger that had a raised scope rail and the only way to get the rail on and off is with a hammer!
    The end block that houses the trigger mechanism should ​unscrew off the cylinder to get the piston etc out.
     
  3. peterpan

    peterpan Engaging Member

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    like a hw97...so there is nothing i would have to do with the trigger to get the piston out .not to confident with trigger units...thats why i love hws so much 2 pins and job done ..thanks larryking
     
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    If the trigger is anything like the Mercury Challenger then there were a couple of moving parts to it that are clearly visible so even you do need to take it apart it doesn't look that complicated.
     
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    Quite easy to work on. Mines quite an old one zb17234.I think it cost me £50 a few years ago and the stock had been refurbished so price sounds quite good to me.
     
  6. Deejayuu

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    If memory serves the Mercury was sold as being close to legal power limit so you may need to check it hasn't been
    "modified" if you don't know it's history. They can easily go over. The Mercury "S" with blued metal and chequered stock is a beauty as is the Challenger.

    Handy exploded views on Chambers Gunsmith website.

    Get some pics up!

    Good luck
     
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    i have recently stripped a mercury mk2 i replaced the spring and seals just be careful mine had quite a bit of pre load
    there was an article in air gunner magazine last January February with a full strip down and rebuild there is also a youtube video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANHENXSJDa0 sorry its an air sporter but the strip down of trigger block is similar
    i never used a spring compressor i just leaned on the action onto an old phone book and twisted it off
    putting the new spring in took a few goes though
    atb
    david
     
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    thanks for you input im going to put it straight over my chrony never no it may shoot sweet as ...yeh rite never the case if the breech seal is cheese then i bet the buffer seal is the same...
     

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