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pawn shop lost air rifle replacement

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by peterpan, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. peterpan

    peterpan Engaging Member

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    went to get my air rifle back last week after loaning some money on it from a pawn shop.(hard times) went to buy it back last week and it had gone so gave him a week to find it .he promised he would see me rite if it had gone ,well it has, went today to see what he had to offer he still only had cheap rifles in except a aa s410 which would of been a nice gesture:eek:..he maybe a nice bloke and a friend but hes not stupid.anyway here was my options he would give me £90 on top of the £65 that i had already had on the loan. bearing in mind i bought this rifle from him for £45 a bsa supersport theoben gas carbine turned out it was a rarer ss version i put some £30 scopes on it new breach seal and i had restored it so he new i had put some effort in ...or i could wait until he had some nice rifles come in or have something out the shop.then i noticed a boxed up rat catcher for £75 said a bloke had brought it in ,got it for his son and it scared him so its been sat in the box from new the instruction bag was still sealed so i believed him.iv always liked the look of these little rifles and im always hearing people going on about them.so instead of going away with out a rifle a deal was on the cards i got the 2250b 15 gas bulbs and £20 plus the 65 quid i had already had on the loan and because i buy lots of rifles and other stuff off him hes giving me a very good discount, if i see a rifle for £250 lets say he will let me have it for 150 or if i see a rifle at £100 its mine for £60.top bloke imo...anyways how good are these rat catches iv not put it down yet put my own scopes on as the little pencil ones are a bit poor..if anyone could tell me any does and donts about this rifle that would be great .i got 2 kinds of co2 bulbs crosman and swiss arms which have a shoulder near the top will these get stuck or will they be fine.only had 1 other co2 rifle and that was a 850 air magnum which i had a lot of problems with and i do remember think it was the crosman bulbs what used to get stuck in the cylinder.thats why i ask..going to have a good read through the instructions later ,bet i will need some peligun oil aswell.....anyway what does everyone reckon to the out come of my lost rifle personally im very very happy and cart wait till he gets a batch of new rifles in to use me discount. thanks for reading pete..can see why people like modding these rifles
     
  2. sej016

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    The Crosman 2240 and 2250 Ratcatcher are nice guns, and very customisable.

    You would be surprised what you can do with them and what you can get out of them.

    Pay a visit to www.alliancehobby.com (in the US) or http://www.gmaccustomparts.com and you'll see what I mean.
     
  3. oldbugger

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    what sej said mate ,
    theres so much you can do to the lil b*****s,...it is a bit addictive :rolleyes: they cost around 130 new , but then you,ll want a steel breech,cos the originals a right bag of sweaty pants (imo)...then ...hpa.....multi shot...etc etc etc....
     
  4. Honest Bob

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    It will end up costing you a fortune. I have had the Crosman bug, but found the cure, got rid of anything to do with Co2, but you will enjoy it, while it lasts. By the time you have done all the mod's, you could have purchased the s410. Atb. Bob.
     
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  5. oliver13

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    If you're happy...

    It's pretty much a full power rifle with a shoulder stocked pistol stock. We've got an old Rabbit Stopper in the loft & it's basically one of those.
    You can spend a fair amount upgrades & as you see there's plenty out there to upgrade with, the only proviso you'll have trouble getting the money back if you sell it.
    At a minimum you'll probably want a metal breech for it, & there's 60 quid gone already...
     
  6. Greg1983

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    Fun little carbines, but as other said you will want that plaggy breech changed to a metal one, can blow through co2 quick as well lol,got one of these when they first come out and damn I blew some cash on co2 "pocket money day couldn't come fast enough! Haha check out http://www.tyreinflators.co.uk/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=22 really cheap co2 deals :)
     
  7. robs5230

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    the ratty is a nice tool. we have one with a longer barrel and steel breech fitted. outstanding on feral pigeons, rabbits and rats. we get around 20 consistent shots per cylinder after 3 clearing shots.
     
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    Someone help this man before he catches crosmanitis!! Lol. The gmac steel breech will set you back £40 or more but they worth every penny
    Scott
     
  9. Bullwhip

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    I kept mine simple

    crosman steel breech £40 chambers
    gmac allen head screw replacement set £11
    gmac power spring and guide £6
    simmons 1.5-5x32 shotgun scope £25
    Jsramsbottom silencer adaptor £5

    just under £90 quid of extras............... and there is a ton more that could be done to it! :eek:

    I paid £125 for the gun to start with.....but if my mrs. asks it was £70 ok :p

    I think personally that the BSA you had is a far better rifle, but the ratcatcher is a good little gun you will be surprised with the accuracy you can get with it and how quiet it is with a silencer on board.
     
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    like others before me have said steel breech is a first plus some work on the trigger which is not the best but read the WARNING ON THE BOX​ will cause Crossmainitis which is an expensive illness to overcome it will end up costing the same as the AA410 or with me a weihrauch 80k which I went on to build from scratch so you end up with weihrauchitis which is more controlable with medication ect.
     
  11. Bullwhip

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    weihrauchitis genuinely sounds like some German colonial tropical disease :p
     
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    Go to town, have some fun with it.

    Standard 14.5" barrel is fine and keeps it nice and compact, pop on a steel breech and one of Matt's MWSS200 slip on silencers and you are away.
     
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    as has already been mentioned crosmanitus can seriously deplete your wallet(i've had it for a few years now and it has no cure)
    steel breech and a trigger tune are a must for anything more than plinking cans and a bit of a tune helps if your going to hunt with it
    adding a grubscrew under the stock removes all the play in the stock
    ped
     
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    Where abouts under the stock have you added a grub screw bud?
    Scott
     
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    to be honest folks im just going to leave it alone and have some fun with it..or just maybe get a matt's silencer at some point .iv already got weihrauchitis ...iv never had a go with one until yesterday when i got mine and i cannot put it down great plinker and looks the part, there dinky .wonder what they are like when winter sets in cos my 850 air magnum was useless in the cold..are matts silencers available on hear and how would you take the front true glow sight off?? thanks again pete
     
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    to take off the fore sight,...a vice an just a little brute force(...lump of decent wood, and a mallet)....tbh its not hard, it just pops off....theres a flat bit it sits on, turn it a bit and give i lil persuasion,...it doesnt take much mate ,...you could do it with the stock/action tween yer thighs,it just pops off
    ...keep us updated dude ;)... i love this lil b****r,.....
     
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    [QUOTEterpan;1104849]to be honest folks im just going to leave it alone and have some fun with it..or just maybe get a matt's silencer at some point .iv already got weihrauchitis ...iv never had a go with one until yesterday when i got mine and i cannot put it down great plinker and looks the part, there dinky .wonder what they are like when winter sets in cos my 850 air magnum was useless in the cold..are matts silencers available on hear and how would you take the front true glow sight off?? thanks again pete[/QUOTE]

    Would definitely advise getting a silencer for it bud
     
  19. Honest Bob

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    Would definitely advise getting a silencer for it bud[/QUOTE]To get the front sight off, use a piece of wood, so you don't mark the barrel, and tap it off, it is just a tight push on fit, or you may be able to hold the barrel, and push it off with you thumbs.
     
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    underneath the pistol grip at the front so that when it's screwed in it pushes on the bottom of the grip frame and stops all the up and down play in the plastic stock
    ped
     

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