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Qb57 Take Down Air Rifle .177

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by David, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. David

    David Engaging Member

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    Just thought I would share a moment of my time when I brought the above gun from a car boot sale. My intention was to use this gun for target practice in my 15 yard garden instead of my Dianas which are popular with the local kids (Supervised and controlled just in case you ask) less sticky fingers over the metal parts, I'm sure you know what I mean.

    So you know, there are 3 safety catches on this gun one just in front of the trigger, one when you pull the side lever back - stops the side lever from being slammed back and one spring loaded lever on the side of the gun that protects your thumb from being squashed in the bear trap

    The safety catch that holds the side lever back gave way when I was still holding the gun, slammed with full force across my arm/thumb, this was about 2months ago and still I have damaged nerves around my arm/thumb I have full use of my thumb but just tingles when it moves which suggests a damaged nerve

    So if you intend to buy one of these guns be very careful and make sure the safety catches are up to the job and don't fully rely on them. I'm an experience springer shooter and should have known better than to have let go of the side lever

    David
     
  2. Potshot

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    QB57

    Hi David, I don't take Chinese guns too seriously.
    The QB57 has some very mixed reviews.
    I was amused to see that in the US there are gas struts available for them!!!!
     
  3. David

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    lol. I should have know better to have brought a Chinese air rifle but hey I love air rifles and this one appealed to me. I now use mine as a target :D:D:D
     
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    Good thinking David, I like it.
     
  5. Potshot

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    do not try this at home

    I have thought of a good use for a chinese B/B.
    If I were to drill out the transfer port to the same dia as the barrel, i could cock the gun and then slide it down a steel rod all the way to the piston crown,then put the end of the rod in a vice. Then from some distance shoot the trigger and send the gun on its way down the field.
    I wonder if the grouping would be an improvement:D:D
     
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    Just talking about Chinese rifles ...

    I did find some good ones, under the name of BAM. They're basically replicas of successful models made using replicated parts and things ... they do one of the TX200 - called the BAM 40 - and the also make some RWS Diana side lever replicas too ...

    According to some American forums, the BAM 21 (called the Supermax 1000 over there) is actually a good rifle, and some call it ' the best Chinese rifle ever made '

    www.airshooter.co.uk

    There's one on here and it's only £80 odd ... I'm tempted but is it too good to be true ? A quality chinese rifle ?

    I'm thinking of getting one ... then I'll get it stripped, re-lubed, greased, oiled etc ... I think it may be worth it ...
     
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    Cheers for that Paperbag Writer. If you get one can you do a review on one I would be interested to see what you think of them

    David
     
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    their a load of rubbish:down:
     
  9. EX Mod Cog

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    They can be made a lot better by stripping right down and building up again.
     
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    How about stripping it down and don't build it up again:D:D:D
     

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