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Very Rare Skan Ar Bullpup

Discussion in 'Countryway Gunshop' started by the-countryway, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. the-countryway

    the-countryway Posting Addict

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    We thought we would share this little beauty which was brought in to my office this morning.
    A very rare Skan AR Bullpup pcp air rifle.

    Unfortunately this one is missing its air canister and magazine, but Skan can still work on these rifles as we have spoken to them regarding this air rifle. Serial Number 104.

    This example is for sale, and our price is £500.

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  2. MartinJGUK

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    That looks like something from WW2!
     
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    It's certainly not blessed with aesthetic and ergonomic alure....
     
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    MG42 meets Bushmaster :confused:
     
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    I reckon that Cloverleaf is going to want this one.
     
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    Nice gun , i have quite a few of them, shame its not in better condition i would of had this.
    Atb
     
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    the logun-ator "can i,? wey aye man!"

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    early model,NOT the best built one either
     
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    the-countryway Posting Addict

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    Skan can still work on these models and they get the parts specially made for them. So it could be brought back to a working gun. Skan estimated it to be worth around 2k when working.
     
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    It has s face that only a mother could love!
    I do appreciate its unique quirkiness however.

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    I have quite a few skans, they are only worth that if you can find a buyer, like anything else. If someone wants one that bad they will pay the money.
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    This time next year rodney..... :p
     
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    Thank . for evolution...that's all I'm saying . O4+2tRnSQd6qJnUVv3CSOw.jpg
     
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    As much as I love Skans I'm quite happy / have my hands full with what I have, ta :)

    In my hopefully impartial and objective option that valuation is highly optimistic.. it seems the guns got a lot better as production rolled on; with the pinnacle of the linear-fed, pump action guns arguably being the last of their kind - the Swift - in 1995. There was recently a seemingly very rare .177 Swift (with two cylinders and a few other bits) up for sale at around £1300; which got as low as (IIRC) £900 before the ad disappeared - not sure if it sold / what it sold for.

    More realistically most of the Skan variants seem to sell for £450-£750 in full working order. It's possible that the fact that this is a very early example might add some value, but I find that doubtful tbh as everyone seems to want the added refinement of the later guns so I'd put this one at the bottom of this value range above.

    Did Skan quote you for the parts required? Last time I spoke to them they could only supply used cylinders (which didn't fill me with confidence as they're 25ish years old and both of mine are currently out of use due to internal corrosion) and it seems their work isn't cheap. I plan to get some replacement cylinders made for mine eventually, but as with everything I get involved in that's taking forever to get sorted..

    Finally, do you know if the leather work is original? I'm guessing not.. I've never seen leather anywhere on these guns before from the factory (and certainly never seen one with a chip shop sausage on the barrel :p). On later guns the butt and forend were changed from synthetic to walnut, which IMO improved handling and aesthetics significantly.

    Certainly an interesting and unique rifle :)
     
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    Thank you @cloverleaf
    To be honest this rifle is not one i'm familiar with and am just following peoples lead with it. When i spoke to Skan they said they can get new parts made. I'm going to send them an email to try and get some exact figures for costings etc.

    This is the first of these guns i've seen in person and don't know whether the leather bits are original, like yourself i would guess not. As soon as i get more information on this rifle i will certainly share it.
     
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    No worries - they're fairly scarce rifles and available information seems pretty limited.

    Good luck getting it sorted - I'll be interested to hear how you get on / more on the rifle :)
     
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    Your not wrong there mate
     
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