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BSA meteor

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Jimthebrewer, May 9, 2014.

  1. Jimthebrewer

    Jimthebrewer Engaging Member

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    Hi all wondered if you could help me identify what model this is before I buy it

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    That's all the pics I have. Seller says it's a mk7.

    Any help appreciated.
     
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  2. cloverleaf

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    The Mk7 is basically a nasty rebadged Gamo; thankfully it's not one of those. I'd guess perhaps a Mk3 or Mk4.. if you can get the serial we can tell you for certain ;)
     
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    Agreed definately not a nasty spanish mk7
     
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    looking at the cocking slot i would say mk4/mk5 as it is only short cocking slot meaning it has the articulated cocking link fitted.
    mk1-3 all have 1 piece link bars which require a much longer cocking slot. certainly isn't a mk7.
     
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    Defo a Brit meteor looks in decent condition too
     
  6. Jimthebrewer

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    So subject to visual inspection, worth £40?
     
  7. cloverleaf

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    I'd say so.. the going rate for Meteors seems to be around £60, from the pics it looks in decent nick so I'd say it's certainly worth £40, providing it operates properly, the breech jaws aren't splayed apart etc :)
     
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    It looks like it's been refurbed, or at least had a new paint job. The lettering (in photo #3) would have originally been finished in gold paint. That's not a bad thing to be honest 'cos it'll save you the trouble of doing it. If it cocks & shoots smoothly it's well worth the £40 you quote as the asking price.
    Good luck with it & keep us informed as to how it shoots.
    bhodge.
     
  9. Meteor62

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    It would be worth £40 all day long mate even in a "needs attention" condition
     
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    Have to say it's a lot nicer than a gamo

    My meteor mk7 is a lovely bit of kit. Kicks a little but that's part of the charm.

    The one in the o/p's pic is a mk4 I think but deffo not a mk7
     
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    It's not a full power rifle, probably between 6-8ftlbs as the earlier meteors where meant for kids. The mk7 is the only full size full power adult meteor to be made
     
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    What are the Spanish meteors like are they better built ?
     
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    I had a few issues with the screws that hold the action to the stock, one fell out without me seeing and then ended up damaging the remaining screw. Had to repair that. But only because I didn't spot it in time.

    But it's a lot bigger than the older meteors. And is full power
     
  14. Jimthebrewer

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    Here we are, Mk 5 I believe

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    Needs a bit of TLC, will replace all seals ect, needs new front and rear sight. Biggest problems are a bit of movement side to side on the barrel and seems to be a bit of a loud clunk when it's cocked. Will use this as my first project rifle. Going to sand the stock down and oil it and generally get it back to how it was 20 years ago and use it at the range at Pete's.

    No major problems with it though and doesn't look as though it's been used that much as there is hardly any wear on the barrel catch. Like the idea of the crown protector that bsa put on these.
     
  15. Meteor62

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    Yep mk5 good for a project post the progress on here I've done loads and will be pleased to help as well as others here.
     
  16. Jimthebrewer

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    Amazing what you can do in a day. Gun stripped completely. Hardly and wear inside so just new seals needed. Everything cleaned up, just needs some light sanding with emery cloth.

    Started on the stock and made good progress.

    Standing in the shed and all I can here apart from the wind is loads of baby rats squealing away....must get myself a terrier to chuck under the floor.

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    That's a nice piece of wood you've got there, it should look impressive when it's all done!
    A Meteor main spring should measure 240mm when new, yours looks fairly straight so if it's still around 240mm then I'd tend to give a clean etc, then put it back in!
    Keep posting updates, there's a few of us on the forum who've got a softspot for the old Meteor...
     
  18. Jimthebrewer

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    I'll be honest I saw it a thought it was a steal so jumped on it. I'm not overly impressed with the quality of my Ultra SE, it's accurate as you like, does what I want it to but the finish is rubbish and I'm getting a lot of rust on the metal work where the blueing is coming off. I got it new in October and although I shoot most days I really expected better. You can see that the quality of the guns just 25 years ago was far superior but I wanted to buy British.
     
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    Seeing as a new front and rear sight is going to cost as much as a descent scope I'm looking for an alternative and so was thinking about fitting diopter sights. Is this doable?
     
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    You would still require a front sight...
    As its a project gun "the decision is yours" Jim, so it all depends on which way you want to go with it?
     

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