1. The Forum Rules have undergone some minor changes and updates.  Please take the time to read them; it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. By doing so, you lessen the chance of incurring the wrath of the moderation team or making yourself look foolish to other members.

    90% of users posting adverts in the Sales forums need to be reminded to read the rules as their posts are wrong.  This is unnecessarily time-consuming and will no longer happen - if your advert doesn't follow the Sales Rules it will be deleted and you'll have to start all over again.

    To close this box once you've read it (and the Rules), click on the X in the top right-hand corner.

    Thank you.

    AGF Staff



    Dismiss Notice
  2. A reminder of one of the Forum Rules:

    'Behaviour

    Do not make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, defamation, deliberate insults or name-calling, other negative remarks about this forum, its moderators and administrators or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS.'

    There have been changes made to our censoring software in an attempt to help with this growing problem.

    Click the X in the top-right-hand corner to dismiss this notice.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dear members,

    Our membership (like our country) consists of people from all walks of life; different in far more ways than can be listed here and each with a different view based on their experience of life - regardless of their colour, religion or cultural heritage. Every single person in the UK has been born of mixed race – we are a multi-coloured and multi-cultural country.

    As many of you are aware there are a handful of individuals amongst this membership that persist in making provocative, inflammatory, racist and otherwise offensive comments. This has been happening across the forum to a certain degree but is most especially prevalent in the Adult section.

    The moderation team has tried to stay on top of this, however unfortunately because of the ‘offensive’ nature of much of its content we don’t monitor the Adult section quite as much as perhaps we should. As a result much of this behaviour has gone unnoticed unless it has been reported to us. While the team always intended to take a "light touch" approach to the Adult section it would seem that some people aren’t quite adult enough to be left unmonitored after all.

    This behaviour is, and always has been against Forum Rules as well as the specific stipulations of the Adults forum and it will no longer be tolerated. We feel it's time to draw a line in the sand and as such from this point onward offenders will receive an immediate and permanent ban from the forum.

    In order for us to achieve our goal of restoring the forum to the friendly and tolerant place it once was, we ask that ALL members be mindful of the content they post and help us to stop unacceptable behaviour by using the 'Report' tool at the bottom of any offending post - the results of which can be seen only by Admin/Moderators.

    You should all receive a copy of this message by PM. 

    To close this message box, click on the 'X' in the top-right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hotmail block emails from us entering your inbox. Unless you can setup a safe sender you will not get activation emails from the forum. Please use an alternative provider or complain to Hotmail.
    Hotmail addresses include.

    @Hotmail.co.uk @Hotmail.com @outlook.com @Live.com
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Postings on Politics, Religion & Controversial Off-Topic Material

    The majority of users do not want to read about these subjects and people have left the forum as a result of it – this is after all an 'Airgun' Forum. It’s all very well to say they don’t have to read it if they don't want to, but as most of us use the ‘New Posts’ button there is no easy way to avoid it.

    All AGF staff members are in favour of people being able to discuss what they want, but we have to draw the line somewhere if it is upsetting other users. We don’t want to read about these topics either.

    IMPORTANT- The discussion of politics and religion is no longer allowed anywhere on the forum (including the Adult section).  The only exception is if it's airgun related - they must be put in the Airgun Related Politics section..

    We will not tolerate bullying or personal attacks, racism or any other offensive 'isms'. we will remove these topics from the forum, we will not give you an area where you can abuse each other. We will not hesitate to ban offenders.

    To clear this text box, click on the 'X' in the top right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice

Theoben?????

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by steve54, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. steve54

    steve54 Donator

    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NORTH DEVON
    Since Theoben sadly went into liquidation in Nov 2012, and the site is now owned by "Rapid air weapons" the affiliated company of theoben from the USA :(
    Can the Knowlegable folk her on the forum please tell me , and advise as to the situation regarding buying rifles, servicing, and warranty , here in the uk ?
    I have recently acquired my FAC for Rimfires, and FAC air rifle.
    All my research tells me that Theoben rifles are the rifles of choice, when looking for an accurate, reliable, and well made FAC air rifle..
    I am all sorted for rimfires, and shotguns. :D.
    I was just thinking possibly of getting a FAC Air rifle at sometime in the near future, - as i have the appropriate space on my FAC licence. For FAC air rifle + moderator.
    Any info, and advice would be much appreciated.
    Thanks .
    Steve.
     
  2. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

    Messages:
    2,477
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    I don't know much about the new rifles from the USA.
    But there are plenty of FAC theobens out there in excellent condition, at reasonable money. Nice thing about the theobens are that they were will made but very simple. Few allankeys and anyone can stip them. Also very easy to self service and maintain. Then they are of course very accurate.

    The incredible thing about the theoben Rapids is an unbundence of parts in circulation and still being made from magazines to valve bodies.
    So if you bought an old Rapid I would say with confidence. You couldnt go far wrong.
    Andrew

    Forgot to add there is a site for rapid owners and there's a couple of guys on there that service the guns as will as regulate them.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2014
  3. steve54

    steve54 Donator

    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NORTH DEVON
    Much obliged for that Elk Hunter. :up:
    I will check out the Rapid owners site.
    Cheers.
    Steve
     
  4. dave goodall

    dave goodall Donator

    Messages:
    2,920
    Likes Received:
    177
    Location:
    Calderdale
    Impact air weapons are just Theoben re named if your looking for new
     
  5. steve54

    steve54 Donator

    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NORTH DEVON
    Thanks.
    I will probably be looking for a good s/h Fac rated Rapid, - when funds permit...:rolleyes:
     
  6. bunnyblatter

    bunnyblatter Pro Poster

    Messages:
    5,774
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    bradford
    Join the Theoben-rapid site. Some great lads and some good deals pop up now and again
     
  7. cornish

    cornish Donator

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    liskeard
    waiting for my ticket to come through was after same rifle will join same site cheers
     
  8. techno

    techno Busy Member

    Messages:
    972
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    North Kent
    The best one to go for is the last of the mk2's with the scalopped mark 4 trigger block.Ben taylor can put a reg on it and a few others, the spares are abundant, and there are two decent rapid sites and several gurus on them.
    You can put a reg on a mk1,but afaik the mk2 came standard with a reg.You can also do an infield bottle change and fit a fresh bottle for a mid hunt air top up.
    I run spec as described earlier and im well pleased with it, it just works..Its ronseal...
     
  9. dave goodall

    dave goodall Donator

    Messages:
    2,920
    Likes Received:
    177
    Location:
    Calderdale
    A mk 2 should come regulated upgraded regulators are a waste of cash unless u need a reg as long as the regulator cuts off at choosen pressure its job is done there nothing at all wrong with the standerd regulator just a good cash earner for tuners boasting there upgraded regulators ;) the rapid as a totally standerd gun is more. Than enough for any shooter
     
  10. 1961nuffield

    1961nuffield Honorary Member

    Messages:
    15,586
    Likes Received:
    143
    Location:
    Originally E&S York's now SE Finland
    A good second hand original spec fac rifle should be quite cheap as well, there are more rifles than licence holders that want them, a quick fill is a good option. A mk1 needs the body drilling to fit a reg, a mk 2 has one as standard, as stated all parts are available, and there are some talented tuners out there as well.

    HTH

    John
     
  11. steve54

    steve54 Donator

    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NORTH DEVON
    Much obliged John.
    Sounds like a Mk2 would be ideal. :up:
    Steve.
     
  12. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

    Messages:
    8,998
    Likes Received:
    1,723
    Location:
    Coventry
    There's one for sale in a little gun shop in southam Warwickshire fac think he was wanting £550 30 ft lb
     
  13. techno

    techno Busy Member

    Messages:
    972
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    North Kent
    Do youre homework first before you splash the cash and end up buying a donkey. I bought a nice tuned one for five and a half I seem to recall.
     
  14. warrenater

    warrenater Donator

    Messages:
    3,488
    Likes Received:
    1,732
    Location:
    Kings Lynn
    sometimes fac rated guns for sale on the rapid7ownersclub.com too and a real bunch of nice and helpful lads as well just like here. atb gary
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice