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Newbie introduction

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Rog518, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Rog518

    Rog518 Member

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    Hi,

    I couldn't find a beginners section so please move to an appropriate section if needs be.

    I was given an Air rifle by a friend after borrowing it to deal with some pest birds and dropping a few hints that I would like to buy it from him! (caught him after a few beers and he said "well looks like its already yours doesnt it!) reeeeeesult!

    He told me he has spent a fair bit on it many moons ago and I was chuffed to bits with it and have treated it with kid gloves whenever I have used it.

    Now comes the bad bit.. To cut a long story short my dad kept taking it from my room to shoot pest birds and kept leaving it in his room. I went to retrieve it and it now has a massive crack right through the stock and a bent barrel! :mad::mad::mad::mad:

    When asked if he had dropped it etc he said no haven't used it!

    I have taken it to a gun shop and they have said that it has been fired open and this has caused crack and bent barrel. (after telling dad this he owned up and said "well I don't want to leave it loaded so break barrel and fire gun")

    I have been given a quote for a new barrel at £89 2nd hand £59 and new stock at £52 (thoughts on quotes?)

    Now I was made to feel like a bit of idiot when I went into the gun shop and got "tutted" at so didnt really hang about so would really like to know a few more details about the gun and the best way to fix the problem.

    I think its a BSA Supersport but not sure about anything else. Scope has 4x40 TY2000 on it.

    Here are some pics
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    Any info would be great and thanks in advance

    Rog
     
  2. dengiebob

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    hi first my i say welcome to the big world of air weapon shooters nice looking gun you have there pity about the damage number 1 rule when using a break barrel while loading never let go of the barrel and keep finger off trigger never try and de cock by using the trigger best to safely fire off the shot. the price you have been quoted for the bits does not sound to bad. the crack in the stock could be glued with a good two pack glue and clamped in a vice overnight its a lot of hassle you could put an add in the wanted section of out great forum you might find some one out there with some spares kicking about
     
  3. danlightbulb

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    A supersport brand new is around £200, so spending £110 to £140 repairing it seems like false economy to me. There may also be substantial internal damage which you can't see. Also can see from the photo's its starting to have some rust spots on the metal work too. Don't know your circumstances, but if it was me I'd try and save £200 and get a new gun. There are plenty of options in that price range. Also I think its an old model lightning not a supersport cos of the built in silencer.
     
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    you should be able to find a guide on stripping would be a good start as you could service the rest of the gun and check all parts at the same time ie main spring,piston and breach seal(all the parts that wear)i would say find the parts n do the work your self
     
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    What sorts of pest birds have you been shooting?
     
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    This^^.


    Also You're Dad has cocked the rifle and then squeezed the trigger resulting in the barrel flipping and the classic cracked stock..

    He is lying and confront him again.....


    Shyster.
     
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  7. Rog518

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    Thanks for the quick responses :up:

    I understand what you are saying about false economy but just seems a shame to let it sit damaged!

    The gun was sat in a garage and the barrel is very pitted so could do with being replaced especially if its bent! I am willing to try and glue the stock but as a newbie to airguns wondered if that has any effects on the gun?

    Been sat looking through all the threads and really got me interested in all the aspects of this hobby especially the older rifles with a bit of history!
     
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    Does look like a lightning!
     
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    Welcome to the Forum Shame about the rifle.
    As a suggestion check your dads building and contents insurance. Some have accidental damage for items out of the house. Be worth checking if nothing else unless the excess is a bit steeep.
     
  10. SteveO

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    As it's already bent/damaged now, cock rifle, place cocked open barrel between dads legs, pull trigger! :eek:

    Only joking! :D

    Welcome to the forum! :up:
     
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    Ain't parents great! Looks like Dad needs to contribute to a new one. Good luck.

    Dave
     
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    Lol yeah a few ideas of payback went through my mind when I found out it was broken!! He has admitted to "thinking" he broke it and is contributing but wants me to search net for cheaper options first! I was given the rifle so don't mind spending a bit on it although seeing all the nice ones on here has definitely given me the big to upgrade!
    Great another expensive hobby to go with my marine aquarium addiction!! Lol
     
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    Looks to me like your dad has cocked the gun and pulled the trigger resulting in a cracked stock, classic case. Make him pay the lions share of a new gun as it is not economically viable to repair the damage. Atb Paul.
     
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    hi and welcome to the forum:up:
    looks like a BSA lightning to me,try looking for second hand stocks.
     
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    LIGHTNING

    I thought lightning also.....
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum it’s good to have you join us ….….….….….… :thumb:
     
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    hi and WELCOME to the forum :D:welcome:
     
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    Thanks for all the warm welcomes if I look for second hand stocks is there a way of finding out what model and mk it is from serial number? Also any info on scope?
     
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    So, which bird species have you been shooting? Are you aware of the terms of the general license? You need to be in order to stay out of trouble.
     
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    Before I comment I read the FAQ and got a bit confused by the general license! Is this something you have to obtain to shoot birds/pests on your property?
     

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