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From Russia with love

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tinbum, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Last week I came over all tactical and in a fit of foolishness bought a Baikal MP-514k from that German mail order company. With typical Teutonic efficiency it arrived on Friday, just four days after placing the order.


    Its short. Very short! Just 25 1/2" from tip to tail, but due to a rather unique over lever design it uses a 16" .177 barrel to aid with both power and accuracy. As it is a German import, the power is restricted to approx 6fpe, and trawling the net had found plenty of reviews (mainly from the states) but none where anyone had tried to increase the power output.
    On stripping the gun I found a tiny 112g 25mm piston with a stroke of 83mm. There was also a piston weight/spring guide which weighed a whopping 55g. I altered the front of the piston to take a VMach TX seal as I had one to hand, turned a set of delrin guides and replaced the floppy mainspring with a reduced Helston Gunsmiths HW77 one. While I was at it, I also made an aluminium Moderator and filled it with some baffles and curlers. The net result is a very nice to hold and point, eight shot repeating springer putting out 9.9fpe with AA Field. Felt recoil is low and the trigger is surprisingly good with no creep and a crisp let off. The aluminium mod is very effective, just leaving the dull thump of the action. I've mounted a holo red dot sight for now which fits its role as a fun plinker.


    I expect I can increase the efficiency considerably if I change the breech seal and maybe play with weighting the piston, although I will probably leave it a few days before I take it apart again now.
     
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    Looks like something off COD :D
     
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    Now that is my cup of tea, cracking job :up:
     
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    Smarty pants :)

    Impressive project.
     
  5. Elk hunter

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    If that was a PCP I'd buy one.
    Nice looking.

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    I like that, tell us more :up:
     
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    how does it group?
     
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    It's still butt ugly.

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    Haha!!!
     
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    often wondered about buying mail order air guns from europe - was there any issues with customs?
     
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    Where are the haters now eh! I like it! Will you try and squeeze a tad more power out or are you happy with 9.9?
     
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    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    The powers fine for what it is, I might even bring it down a bit to make cocking easier. I got it purely as a project, and something else has caught my attention..........
     
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    Oooooh what else? :)
     
  14. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    I'm sorting one of my pcp shrouds to fit an HW99s for a member on here. I already know its gonna look the dogs danglies and I'm considering doing the same to my Fenman. Fenman profile with a 350mm black and silver full length shroud?


    Ooh, I need a lie down.......:eek:
     
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    I see in Russia you can get a nitro piston conversion. The gun itself is 5500 roubles, about £110, the piston is about 800 roubles. Of course you need to travel to Russia and pay duty unless you happen to have a russian wife who could post one to you when she visits her family. ;) Advertised muzzle velocity is 170m/s but they don't say what with but comfortably inside the UK limit.
     
  16. Tinbum

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    I settled the power at 8fpe to make it easier to cock. Its a fun plinker rather than a potential HFT gun, so ease of use is priority.

    Its for sale to pay for another HW100 if anyone's interested. Pm me.:eek:
     
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    We can buy anything from over the boarder tax free if it cost less than 200€, so that just slips in, though my Russian visa has expired this year :D

    John
     

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