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Worth keeping my old .22 springer?

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Fred_Bear, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Fred_Bear

    Fred_Bear Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I have had my old springer for 30 odd years but have no idea if it worth getting it serviced and using it regularly (with a springer designed scope/mount), or to consider a new rifle. I gave up shooting at Rochford AGC (very well run and friendly) a few years ago due to eye and back problems but would like to start it again.

    Attached are a few photos of the springer, it is an under-lever .22 with no maker name visible. Any advice on what it is and if it is worth using rather than a modern PCP or gas ram?

    P1040672.jpg P1040673.jpg P1040674.jpg

    Thanks

    Fred
     
  2. ricky

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    BSA airsporter . i think its a mk2 but just forward of the trigger you will find a serial number which you can use to positivly date it
     
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  3. Jackroadkill

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    Definitely worth keeping; with a bit of a fettle that can be turned into a really nice to shoot rifle indeed.
     
  4. bhodge

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    Fred, its a 'no-brainer'...keep it!
    By all means get yourself a PCP or gas-ram, but keep the springer!
     
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    I have always loved the look of the airsporter.....classic airgun keep it
     
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    If there are no grooves behind the tap to fit a scope, DSC01432.JPG then it's probably a mk1 - 1948-54, single G before
    the number - DSC01401.JPG under the trigger block. definitely a keeper :up:
     
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    Looking ast the rearsight, shape of the stock and the fact that there's no scope rails cut in, it's a mk1

    The trigger block should be black but someone has polished it!!..


    I love these old Airsporters and always think they're worth saving Fred :cool:

    The first three in this pic are mk1 Airsporters, the next three are mk2s They have very thin folding rearsights, a parallel barrel (Yours will be tapered) and usually four short 'pressed' out scope rails (i've seen the odd mk2 with full length rails cut in)..

    [​IMG]


    Cheers, John :)
     
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    Here's a BSA Airsporter mk1 that I bought some years ago, it had a 'Scope rail' hand made and fitted to the gun :rolleyes:

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    I only paid around £50 from memory but got a very nice Walther 3-9x40ir scope thrown in! (The one in the pic!) which I removed and fitted to a rifle that's made to take them (BSA Mercury), I removed the blacksmiths scope rail and lobbed it!!

    Cheers, John
     
  9. Fred_Bear

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    It is an Airsporter, no scope fitting

    hi

    Thanks for the information, it is GA1073 so 1954 to 1958. Unfortunately no scope fitting, is there anything I can do about that?

    Also the front sight slide on cover is missing, will see if I can find one on ebay etc.



    thanks

    Fred
     
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    For the Airsporter lovers amongst us heres a horror shot. the picture doesnt show the tap lever which is a section of another washer welded in place, all welding appears to have been done with the stock in situ.
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. johnbaz

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    Idiots + Welders= Very Very bad :eek::mad:

    Here's an Air Arms Camargue that I bought from a very dark houshold! They had a film on TV and so 'couldn't be disturbed but switching on a light!!

    I think the gun may have suffered scope creep as some Numpty (Have welder, will travel!!) tried weldiong the aluminium scope mount to the steel cylinder :rolleyes:

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    Luckily the idiot in my case was so inept that he didn't know how to turn up the power and the snotty mess hadn't much penetration!!

    I ground it all off and covered the shiney steel with som G96 blueing cream!, Not marvellous but better than it was!!

    [​IMG]


    I only paid £80 for this and a Crosman Co2 opistol which was dead cheap so really, he'd no need to try to cover the faults :up:



    John:)
     
  12. Fred_Bear

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    And people say that the skilled craftsman is no more!
     
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    that was one of the better bits of the rifle:D
     
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    welding ,thats not welding thats seagull shxt.as for the airsporter in question its a keeper unless you have no room then donate it to me hum well I thought I would ask before bHodge
     
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    Lovely looking woodwork on your gun Fred - a good oiling of the wood will have your pride & joy looking peachy :D
     
  16. Fred_Bear

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    Hi

    I have the stock off at the moment sanding it down, what oil do you recommend? Also any recommendation on a blueing cream as I will wire wool the barrel/cocking lever next.

    thanks
     

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