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Question bsa meteor mk3 late

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jme99s, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. jme99s

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    Hi all quick question were mk3 meteors painted or blued from factory
    Cheers
     
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    Hi Jimmy,

    They were stove enamelled from the factory, but a lot of guys doing refurbs do paint them,
    I like to blue mine and have done four to date,
     
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    That looks fantastic mate thanks for you help
     
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    Another quick question guys what power do meteors achieve standard
    Thanks
     
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    Hi mate, 8 is typical, 9 is possible....
    But increased power brings roughness into the equation.
     
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    I'd agree, 8 or 9. To get any higher you have to rengineer them considerably. They're youth guns really, a real man had a Mercury or an Airsporter, .22 of course.
    They weren't too brilliant either in my experience. The widespread availability of cheap Chronographs didn't do the British airgun industry any favours.
     
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    I've just blued the meteor badly(on purpose honest) to keep it looking old 8-9 ft is perfect for what I want it for just a garden gun will try and post a pic thanks for the info guys
     
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    It's a bit tatty but that gives it character if you ask me
     
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    Well done Jimmy, it looks good to me, not to pristine, I have just done a Mk4 super and sold it on to a dealer, blued that with Birchwood Casey super blue and it came out with a lovely old time look to it. The dealer was well chuffed that I had left it looking used.

    I'm just finishing off another MK 3 will post some photos when she is done.

    Tom
     
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    Thanks mate I used Birchwood Casey perma blue on mine always thought the super blue was for highly polish metals and ally. Look forward to seeing your latest
     
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    Birch wood casey worked well on my 54 year old meteor too. Don't write them off as just a plinking gun I had great success with my mk5 meteor on a feral pigeon cull and my 54 year old mark one has taken squirrels rats and a few magpies too.
     
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    Bloody hell mate that's not bad for an old gun I ran mine over a combro this afternoon it's best was 281.2fps with .22 accupells needs some new internal parts has been badly bodged by someone in the past it's got two springs lol
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the Meteor's taken more game than anything else, they weren't the ultimate powerhouse of an airgun but there was a lot of them out there & they were powerful enough to do the job when needed.
    Thinking back to my youth most of my mates had Meteor's - you could usually get them via your mother's catalogue which helped, there were quite a few Relum's & Webley's about too, I think for the same reason, my Airsporter was actually quite unusual.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hi guys I forgot to ask this yesterday should these be in a meteor the spring was inside the main spring and holding the part of the piston the contains the o ring ect ect to the main piston and the valve looking thing was being used a spring guide
    http://s913.photobucket.com/user/jme99s/media/temporary_zps91390a83.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

    http://s913.photobucket.com/user/jm...albums/ac333/jme99s/temporary_zps068268a2.jpg

    http://s913.photobucket.com/user/jm...albums/ac333/jme99s/temporary_zps1fb27a85.jpg

    Didn't look right to me
    Cheers
     
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    Nope not right spring looks very long and that's not a normal spring guide
     
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    Cheers didn't think it right got some new parts coming soon
     
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    Great gun mate, nice lightweight old school gun. I got one and refurbed it, still doesn't do huge power but that's not a big deal for me it's just a nice, fun uncomplicated gun to shoot. That said its more than enough for the pigeons! Depends how far you want to go but I found a metal lightning trigger blade I had, fit straight on and reduced trigger creep a little, that and polishing the sears did make it feel a lot better! The trigger blade was from john knibbs and not very expensive.
     
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    Got the new parts for the meteor installed this evening gone from 281fps(2.51fpe) to 530fps(8.92fpe) feels great now nice and smooth thanks for help guys
     
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    Well done, enjoy your Meteor matey...
     

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