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Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by OLD GIT61, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. OLD GIT61

    OLD GIT61 if no spring it wont do a thing

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    Just to show a couple of guns i have just finished ,ready to be locked away. DSC01923.JPG Both guns are mk 1 Meteors top one in .22 and the bottom one is .177.The bottom one i have had from new .It wanted a lot of work on it ,it was my main gun back in the dark ages .The stock was stripped and i had a bottle of Balistol Balsin Bright stck oil doing nothing on my gun station so i used that , and i was very pleased it came up like original finish.A lot quicker than stain and varnish.
     
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    Very nice, the meteor is a nice little rifle and it was this that got me into the sport many years ago :up:
     
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    looking very nice good job :)
     
  4. dave ratz

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    Very nice pair, i do like the oldies , are they early metal capped or plastic models,...Dave
     
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    Nice job. There's something satisfying about old springers been done well.

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  6. OLD GIT61

    OLD GIT61 if no spring it wont do a thing

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    Dave both have metal caps on on as the meteor .22 as the etching on the .177 one is stamped on the scope rail no etching. Thanks for the thanks lads .
     
  7. OLD GIT61

    OLD GIT61 if no spring it wont do a thing

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    Also BSAs

    Just another one to ponder on what is it ?
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    Nice pair of Meteors there my friend.
    Seems like theres universal affection for the old BSA's...:)
     
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    BSA Goldstar repeater ,
     
  10. OLD GIT61

    OLD GIT61 if no spring it wont do a thing

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    Bobbie yes you are right the picture was taken not long after i purchased it 2 years back .Refubed the guns internals and polished inside new piston seal and used Rocol to grease up moveing parts. It only comes out now and then for exersize.This is the other pair have a guess.
     

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    Nice pair of meteors, I have a pair of mk 1's in .22 and .177 as well (snap) but your's are in better fettle than mine!

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    Shame you're locking them away I love the mk1 meteors mine is much better than my mk5 no plastic much better trigger and the accuracy with open sights is awesome. Recoil when set up correctly (standard parts) is very low. I recently took mine out on a successful squirrel/rat hunt. My mk1 is a definite keeper and makes a nice change to hunt with from my huntsman. Don't get me wrong it will never match the ranges my huntsman will take quarry but for short range hunting it's more than capable. Also makes for a great back garden tin can killer.
     
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    You gun tease :)
    Loving the 177 superstar and ive always liked the goldstar.

    Nice pair of meteors aswell mate:)

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  14. OLD GIT61

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    Nice that am not the only one to like these BSAs in all size and form .I do use the Meteor for close range easy to use light and pointable.Realy love them . Had to scramble this afternoon my other half shouted rat rat on the garden .Well my R10 mk2 was locked away, so by the time it was up and ready to shoot he had gone. Put some peanut butter and cooking oil out now it is up to him ,if he wants to live, then dont visit my garden.
     
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    I really want a meteor to have in my collection and its on the never ending list of rifles to add:)

    Good luck with the rat mate

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    yes I love the old Meteors , I am looking for a mk1-2 in .177 cal , I do like to use them though rather than look at them ,
     

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