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Good news Project Mercury update.

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by darklord, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    after three weeks

    1 new old stock with original finish The stock that was on it is trashed

    Metal work media blasted and repainted as per the original Mk2 (its a WB so mark 2 in .22). Foresight hood new

    New Xs mainspring and new seals Relubebed and lots of swearing later to get her back together.

    Pics to follow as soon as i upload them

    1 x 4 x 21 beeman ss2 scope fitted.

    Now bored as its completed!! not into springers now
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    pics

    Pics as promised
     
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    lone wolf Pro Poster

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    Nice job mate,hows the scope?i like small mag scopes.

    Im one day going to have a mercury or a airsporter in the rack,i just love the lines of them,good looking guns,they say the mercury was bsa's best break barrel.

    Gaz
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    gaz
    i had an original 2.5 x 16 in the eighties and that was probably one of the best scopes I've ever had and it was on a sharp Innova. So light for hunting it was brilliant all day long. The originals were made by HAKKO in Japan.

    These Chinese ones are nice I can shoot all day out to 50 yards at 4 x with it. Big Zooms don't always do it for me. Ive had an 8-32 and 6 -24 on my hw100s but the FOV sucks. (good for shooting flies at 50 yards though Which is my new hobby as its so warm here).

    ITs a good light hunting scope. but it was 90 quid delivered nowadays thats a fair whack for what it is. Optics are better though. Not Quite Zeiss or Leupold but fine for an air rifle.

    I doubt it'll stay on the mercury as i think it needs a 3-9 x 32 old school.
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Found a home for the mercury. Giving to my mate to plink in the garden.
     
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    lone wolf Pro Poster

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    That sounds like a good scope will keep my eyes open for one for my bsa superstar!

    I have a little leapers 2-7x32 on my superstar at the moment and its a good little scope,pre set at 35yrds with a good mil-dot ret,not to thick,just right for me!
    Was only 35squids

    There's a mercury s for sale in a shop round my way but its a commission sale and is up for £275

    I really do like the look of the mercury though,i want to get a one in need of some tlc and have a project.

    Your friend is a lucky lad,nice gesture mate.

    Gaz
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    thanks Gaz, Just be aware the scope rails on older guns are short and Eye relief comfortable but forward. I think the superstar is a brilliant gun and a well fettled one would be a joy to shoot. Mercs are nice and lightweight.

    Mate will have fun with it as he's got plenty of garden and little in the way of neighbours. Ricochets are good food me.
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Fitted a 3-9 x40 mount master to it in the end as i want to keep the bee man. Titan makes it a bit lively as its a light weight rifle.

    combro'd yesterday at 11.5ft lbs wondering if its a bit over sprung could i lose spring length and keep the power. but i don't want to ruin a 25 quid spring for no reason. and its a bitch to get back together.

    Wont be mine for much longer.
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Looked at a tattier mercury yesterday in a loclish Gunshop in North camp i used to buy from years ago. (£165) WTF I'm giving it away. I love the mercury but its just to much trouble to mess with, HWs and Webleys so much easier, Air arms newer ones are idiot proof. Why can't BSA's be like that.
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Ok wasn't happy with the XS so put the chambers spring back in 10.4 with 3fps variation over twenty shots and the Mule kick gone, Anyone interested in a Titan XS no1 spring. Happier to pass this on to mate now.

    Brand new not cut bent or otherwise molested. donation to charity would be appreciated. Bearing in mind it cost me best part of 30 quid including postage.
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Typical BLoody mount master won't zero ive run out of elevation at max its still shooting a foot high. but i think its the mounts. put the bee man back on . its not the gun. and they charge eighty quid for that POS. no wonder I've never bothered with them.
     
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    hi what did you use to paint the mercury i have a mk2 that i might strip and re do
    your paint job came out really nice
    cheers
    David
     
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    I've got one of those Leapers 2-7 x 32 scopes,not a bad little scope,certainly good value for the money,but as for £275 for a BSA mecury,which was my first air rifle incidentally,that's ridiculous I'd expect to buy 3 for that amount of money and they'd have to be in good condition not basket cases, after all it's not exactly one of the most rareist of rifles.
     
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