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Can anyone tell me about this bsa scorpion

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Danny-boy91, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Danny-boy91

    Danny-boy91 Well-Known Member

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    Im thinking of buying this BSA scorpion second hand from someone online. Before i did i just wanted to see if anyone on here knew anything about it.
     

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    Ive asked the guy he dont know the mk of the rifle or the serial number, thats the only info i was really after, just dont want to get stuck with a 6 year old rifle.
     
  3. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Looks like an early model, if you get the serial number that will tell how old it is.

    What's the price??
     
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    Yh he reckons he doesnt know where to find it?? Cant be too difficult. 375 but thats with all the kit including pump.
     
  5. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    That's no bad price all in!

    Can you try before you buy, and also to gauge the condition and check if its legal.
     
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    Also, check if the trigger seems to be working nice and slick. I had one of these, and a very small pin use to slide across inside the trigger assembly every now and then, and when it did, it had the effect of making the trigger very stiff. Simple enough fix, just remove from stock and push back through. I probably should have looked at a more permanent fix. Nice gun otherwise, and very accurate. I use to sling 'Bis Magnums' through my old girl. Good luck. Defo worth having a further look at. KB1
     
  7. 1961nuffield

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    Nice rifle, just a big ultra really, the serial number should be easy to find. The price seems ok as well.

    John
     
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    Cheerd for the feedback. Yh i can try before i buy so ill definitely check the trigger and gauge. Hes also told me the bottle he has is out of date, whats the process with that?
     
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    Take it to a diving center and have it re-tested
     
  10. 1961nuffield

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    Retesting should be easy enough and cheap, 300bar is better than 232bar as you get more fills. Carbon fibre bottles have a limited life, steel go on for ever.....

    John
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    What is wrong with having a 6 year old gun if it is in good condition and working properly? Some of my guns are over 36 years old! Still work properly!
    I have a Rapid Mark 1, a Webley Venom Sidewinder, a BSA Super Ten, Theoben Sirocco, BSA Super Meteor (mark 4), HW90, HW77, Crosman 1322 medallist, 1377 Classic, all of which are over 6 years old, but all still look great and work well!
     
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    Cracking rifle is the scorpion..I have a 2013 vintage..and it's pellet on pellet, as above have a try and don't forget to barter well..cash is king !!
     
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    I wasnt saying theres anything wrong with having a 6 year old gun. I was just worried about it being mistreated not necessarily the age.
     
  14. Stevie Darling

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    Give it a good once over and put some pellets through it before you part with your cash.

    And if you feel flush you can always give it a wee tune up and a service.

    Xtxair.co.uk:)
     
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    Is it single or 10 shot?
     
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    Looks like an early one. IMO the price of £375 ranges from reasonable (if the pump's a good one, the rifle's 10-shot and fault-free) to far too much (if the pump's a cheapie, the gun is single shot and / or has issues).

    From my limited knowledge of the Scorpion, you'll probably want to check the following:

    - Function of mag and mag actuation system (if present): old style mags can skip chambers and generally be unreliable; check that it will properly and repeatably fire all 10 shots from the mag. The actuation system is tied in with the trigger :)() and can apparently suffer problems - well worth a google.

    - Check that it holds air: apparently the exhaust valves can suffer problems and deform causing leaks. Be very suspicious if it's empty when you view.

    - Check that the muzzle energy is correct: again due to possible issues with the exhaust valve causing low output.

    - Check the general condition of the rifle - dents, scratches corrosion etc will devalue it.


    In addition you probably want to discount any value the bottle might have in your head - a good one out of test is worth next to nothing ( £20-30 maybe) while a bad one out of test is worth almost less than nothing. Do some homework on bottle pressures, materials and valve types ;)


    It's a BSA - you're lucky if they work when new :D
     
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    I got my first ever BSA last week and this made me chuckle....
     
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    Whaddya Mean? My Super 10 performed flawlessy from new, ok the wife's Scorpion SE did not, the Ultra I had did too (but I hated MMC so much it went back after three weeks)!
     
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    One in three failure rate sounds about right :up: :p

    Just out of interest, how old is your S10, and have you ever had any issues with the reg / had it resealed?
     
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    Why did BSA give two guns the same name? Every time I see a thread like this I click on it thinking its about the pistol I loved many years ago
     

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