Air rifles used
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Stock No 4471
This is a prize collector’s item. This scarce air rifle is in near new condition in its original box. It is complete with a BSA number 9 scope in its original box, the scopoe itself is in near new condition but sadly one turret adjustment cover is missing. Also with a plastic tube with some BSA Pylarm pellets in it and a copy of the instruction manual. No target holder or oil bottle. The polystyrene inner tray has been slightly modified to allow the rifle to fit in with the scope fitted on. That said, there is no sign what so ever on the gun that the scope has ever been fitted although it may have been done carefully. Original open sight with its little peep hole is fitted at the back of the rifle. Cocks and shoots nice and smoothly with a little resistance on opening at around 6.5 foot pounds which which is what they would have been when new. A nice rifle for your collection. These are quite pleasant to shoot having used one. Unfortunately some one has put brown tape over the end of the rifle which goes over the label where it would have said BSA Buccaneer. This label is just about visible through the brown tape but the serial number which would have been written wunderneath is not visible. Box itself, apart from tape at both ends, is in fair condition having done its job of protecting rifle for many years.
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Side lever rifle is in fair condition, some pitting and general marring of the metalwork overall, no rearsight fitted but has been fitted with a BSA 3-
Stock No 4491
Year: c1974 (GL series)
AIRSPORTER MARK 5
A good deal of time has been spent on this rifle it has been refinished metal and stock. Stock has been done very nicely. Has also been fitted with a new piston head and seals and mainspring. The trigger block and trigger guard unit has been polished up to nice shiny alloy. Overall the rifle looks quite nice. Fitted with a BSA 4x20 scope with mediocre optics. No rearsight fitted has a front sight that is very slightly broken but that is due to the plastic used not any carelessness by a previous owner. Shoots at about 9 foot pounds with reasonable consistency.
This highly interesting item was made in Japan for an American company to commemorate the bicentenary of the American independence in 1776. We do not believe they sold that well. A large batch of them made their way to the UK where they were sold for several years by Whaleys Of North London. This example is in very good condition having recently been cleaned and dusted off. It cocks and shoots fine even the hammer mechanism now works which they do not always, sometimes they are lethargic or just dont move when you fire. It is an underlever with a pull out tube mechanism similar to a Daisy. The metalwork (some of which is actually plastic) is in good order, this is a nice collector’s item, displays well on a wall. We should also point out that the dummy flint lock mechanism does work as a safety and it locks the trigger until it is pulled back for cocking. A nice item.
Stock No CSBD220
Stock No 4652
METEOR MARK 1
This early mark 1 Meteor is good condition having had a new mainspring fitted and leather piston seal, the only thing not original is the end cap which is now a plastic one rather than the metal one which would have been fitted when made and the rear sight as usual is incomplete and we replaced it with a Relum one which has been made to fit and does the job. Cocks and shoots fine at about 8 foot pounds nice and smooth.
Stock No 4655
This nice quality East German air rifle is of junior proportions, its not one which we have particularly had a lot of before. This example is in good condition retaining most of its original somewhat dull black finish. Surface marks and scuffs to the stock, has been used but because of its solid construction it is still in good working order. Fitted with its original open sights a scope could be attached.
Stock No 4666
This is a nice quality German made junior rifle. We have not had one of these in the shop before so it must be quite a scarce model. This example is in fair condition with some unfortunate rust pitting to the cylinder partially obscuring the Bovaria trademark on top of the cylinder. Also some rust speckling to the barrel. Would appear to be the originalopen sights fitted although it may be that the barrel has been slightly shortened as it just seems a bit short. It is wellfinished and you might not even notice if you did not read this! Its only comparing it with catalogue specifications that we think its a bit shorter. Stock is ok with some marks and scuffs and scratches and a couple of dents. Fitted with a scope ramp, little scope could be fitted, cocks and shoots fine with a nice smooth recoil, could be considered a collector’s item but ideally it would be in better condition. Measures 85cm with the barrel being 29cm long.
Mark 3 converted
Now here is something you do not see every day, thankfully! A Webley mark 3 converted to have the functionality of an HW77. The work has been competently if not brilliantly done and the result is a rifle that seems to be very under powered at only about 1.5 to 2 foot pounds but is very smooth to shoot. Fair condition, fitted with what looks to be a professionally made one piece front sight unit, we do not recognise what this might of came off of but looks quite a neat and good quality item. Also with (probably a Milbro) peep sight on the back. Some stippling to the stock obviously set up as a little target rifle but it is .22 and we got severe reservations about the cocking mechanism as the is no anti bear trap mechanism. This is therefore sold only as a collector’s item and not really for use (unless with extreme caution) remembering to keep hold of the lever at all times when cocking and loading the gun. An engineering that someone took on, we wonder whether they were happy with the results or not.
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SMITH and WESSON
This semi automatic bb shooting co2 air rifle is quite a scarce item in this country (England) they were made in America in the 1970s but not for long. All markings are clear, present and correct, the rifle is in good condition, working, holding gas. Fitted with a 3-
Stock No 4698
Calibre: .177 smoothbore (bb)
This is a really nicely made pump up air rifle, 100 shot tubular magazine above the barrel. Once you work out how to load bb (quite straight forward once you know how) this air gun will shoot with just one pump and the bb comes out quite nicely more pumps will increase velocity. This example is in good condition retaining most of its original black finish with slight light wear on some of the leading edges and minimal tarnishing in hidden areas. Stock is good with light surface loss to the finish couple of minor marks. Not had a lot of use as the pump handle, for example, is crisp and sharp. An interesting item we had not had one of these before we had the normal .22 single shot pump ups but not the repeating one. Muyst be a nice collectopr’s item but actually good fun to shoot as well.
Stock No 4725
AIRSPORTER MARK 3/4
This is quite a scarce variant of the BSA Airsporter, being produced for less than 2 years. It still has the conical leather piston head of the mark 2 but it is combined with a later looking, frankly quite ugly, stock. This was the start of the decline. The mechanics are still good but the cosmetics started to suffer. Also fitted with completely plastic rearsights which are usually broken but by some good chance on this example have survived complete and working. That is rare in itself. Cocks and shoots at about 8.5 foot pounds, reasonably easy we have not changed the spring we have left it as it is. Condition is OK, metalwork is abit grainy and slightly blotchy some usual surface marks and scuffs to the enameled triger block and triggger guard, stock has a few surface marks and scratches, overall a pretty average example but is complete and all correct as it should be with regards to parts and sights and ting.
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Stock No 4724
THIS we suppose now quite classic air rifle is a bit rough and ready it does cock and shoot OK, perhaps a bit low on power, the metalwork is in good condition, stock is not so good. Open front sight fitted, the rear sight has been modified its been broken and then altered to make it we suppose usable again. The stock has some gauging on the cocking link where a sling swivel was fitted interfered with the wood as it was cocked. We moved the sling swivel. There is also signs of a very feint hairline crack on the pistol grip doesn’t seem to be open doesn’t seem to be loose but is present. A sling swivel stud has een fitted on the back of the stock, too close to the butt pad we think, but no matter. Perhaps this is a project to work on or as a rough pest control rifle. Not to collector’s standard.
Stock No 4744
Calibre: 4.5mm X2
MODEL 21 DOUBLE BARREL
This rare and interesting classic collectable is ijn near new condition, apart from a couple of minor scratches having hads very little use. Ingenious design with 2 power systems next to each other which cock on a single break of the action. Shot tubes in both barrels, these are a nice collector’s item, not produced for very long (about 4 years) by the Daisy company in America.
Stock No 4767
This is the not often seen sporter or civilian version of the VZ47 Military trainer. This example is in very good condition retaining lots of its original finish but with a slight patina starting to come through on the barrel. Original open sights fitted and correct including the front sight hood. Stock has a few surface marks and scratches and general surface wear, also fitted with what we believe to be the correct period webbing and leather type sling. A nice tidy example, safety catch functions, bolt mechanism is good, cocks and shoots fine. A nice quality solidly made item obviously designed to give years of use.
Stock No 4763
This very neat little air rifle is not a model we have encountered before, it is a multipump-
Stock No: 4124
This well built Webley air rifle shoots really well at around 8 foot pounds. Condition wise its not fantastic however. No rear sight is fitted, it does instead have a Webley 4 x 15 telescopic sight. The metalwork is a bit brown and worn especially on the barrel where it has been cocked to shoot. The stock is ok with some surface marks and scratches and dents however there is damage around the front stock screws but new screws have been fitted and this seems solid and perfectly serviceable. An excellent junior rifle made of solid steel with no plastic in its construction.
Stock No 4595
This not actually not that often seen Webley air rifle is in very good condition. The metalwork retains nearly all its original deep black finish, the stock is very good with just a few very light surface marks. Original open sights are fitted, the rifle has been modified at the front end to take a half UNF silencer. This mod has been done very neatly a cap has been put over the exposed thread. Presumably the barrel has also been relieved to take the front sight so the silencer can be used with the open sights fitted. Shoots at around 8 foot pounds, these are often slightly disappointing in power but is a nicely engineered rifle which is now collectable as well as shootable.
Stock No 4758
MODEL 52 VORTEK TUNED
This quality German side lever air rifle is in excellent cosmetic order and superb working order. It is fitted with a Nikko Sterling 3-
Unfortunately there is a scratch running along the stock as we have tried to photo here. It is just above the light flash area.
Stock No 4754
This German made hunting rifle is in good condition, it is fitted with a Hawke 3-
Stock No 4562
This lightweight break barrel rifle is in all honesty one of Webley’s worst quality rifles! Nevertheless this example is in very good condition, it actually works properly, the safety catch still operates and the rearsight is complete. Fitted with a .177 barrel which is easily detachable and could be swapped for a .22 if you have one. In .177 its a bit lower powered, trying a .22 barrel in these always gives a bit more power. The power level of this one being just under 8 foot pounds. Good finish to the metalwork, just minor wear on the breech barrel block where it has been cocked, a few surface marks and general scratches to the stock, we believe the horrible yellow colour varnish to be original. Its not pretty but it is pretty functional as far as these go. Now becoming collectable and not that often seen in .177, the .22 is a lot more common.
Stock No: 3504
Calibre: .177 smoothbore
Tin plate type construction junior rifle the last of its type is in good cosmetic order but it lacks a bit of oomph in fact some tight pellets do not come out unless you cock it and shoot it a few times. Loose pellets do come out but with very very low power. Presumably the spring or piston seal neads replacing or sorting out. Original open sights are fitted, screw heads are good, stock is good Diana brass badge is however a little torn and missing. Needs sorting out really unless you are ok with a really low powered air gun.
Stock No 4703
This Birmingham made air rifle is in good condition, the metalwork being excellent. No open sights are fitted, stock has a few surface marks and scratches some of which are noticeable because a scratch on the varnish finish leaves it quite light coloured. Shoots at around 10 foot pounds with a pleasing firing cycle. An excellent short range ratting or rabbitingiting rifle.
Stock No 4262
VULCAN (CUSTOMISED HYBRID!)
According to the top of the cylinder this is a Webley Vulcan. Its not a Vulcan we have ever seen before. Firstly it has a flat ended cylinder end cap which was fitted to the Victor, the front sight is a diopter peep sight and appears to be a Weihrauch and the rear sight is a Milbro style diopter sight. The rifle produces about 9 foot pounds it has a late trigger similar to a Webley Vulcan series 3 which has a grooved front with a curved profile. The stock is also unusual, it is not a Victor one it has got an ambidextrous cheek piece and a flat black plastic butt plate. Overall a bit of an enigma, could be made up from several parts, looks like its been done well and would make a nice junior target rifle. In good condition the metal work going a little bit brown but mostly ok all components seem to be in good order. Has provision for a rear sight on the breech block but none is fitted. Seems to have been assembled for paper target or bell target shooting.
Stock No 4435
This is a smooth bore barrel version of the little Diana 25. This example is in fair condition the metalwork having been painted at some point and most of the rearsight is not original but is a carefully fitted sight off another rifle. Stock has has numerous varnish surface scratches, cocks and shoots fine, stock could do with refinishing.
This BSA Cadet Major is in what we call original condition. It has not been messed around with or refinished any way. The metal work is slightly brown and grainy, the photo etching is not visible. The breech mechanism barrel lock up is good, open sights are original and again good. The stock has some surface marks and scratches but no major cracks etc. A genuine and honest rifle.
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Items that are shown with a blue envelope were can be either purchased from our shop or you can have them delivered directly to your home address as they were either manufactured before 1939 or they are on commission sale being sold by us on behalf of a third party. Items where no envelope is shown can be purchased from our shop or you can have them sent to a registered fire arms dealer near you, and you collect it from them. To order an item from us phone 01243 827500
Stock No 4649
This nice little air rifle of which one of the owners of this business has a great personnel attachment to is in very good condition, works well does not appear to have had much use, a few surface marks to the stock, these are accurate and from personnel experience can be used for short range hunting. Although today we only use them for target shooting.
Stock No 4650
This ugly looking rifle but now considered somewhat of a design classic, is in very near new condition, cocks and shoots fine, obviously had very little use, solidly made of good quality meterials and all steel action. Even though they are rather agricultural in design and were sold cheaply at the time these are nevertheless a sturdy made air rifle.
Stock No 4709
This superb quality air rifle is in excellent condition retaining virtually all its original finish which in this case is a deep glossy black, stock is superb with just a few light surface marks. Original components fitted throughout, cocks and shoots nicely although a bit of dieseling every now and then as it has not obviously been used very much especially in the recent past. But there is a but. The telescopic sight rail is not the original we believe it is a later version which has been attached by welding. The welding has been done very neatly and pretty unobtrusively but it does detract from what is otherwise a near new condition gun. This gun came in to us fitted with a very large modern scope so we suspect the work on it has been done quite recently and is a shame. Does however turn it in to a useable item as a modern scope can be fitted on without danger of the telescopic sight rail parting company with the rifle which was the case with the original. A pitty about the rail otherwise this would be a really nice collectable item. As it is it does look good still.
Stock No 4303
Year: c2000 (?) still current
This nice interesting design of junior sidelever rifle is in excellent condition. Fitted with a target diopter rear sight and front sight. No open rear sight. Supplied with 2x five shot magazines and its original cleaning rod. A good little short range target rifle, very lightweight nice and easy to sock, generally a good thing.
There are not many air rifles that can be called “truly unique”. This is one of them although that is not unique. This uses an electric motor powered by a rechargeable battery housed in the stock to compress the mainspring. It makes a nice noise when it cocks, bit like a cordless electric drill. Don’t do as we once did and take it to a target shooting club and start plinking with it as it seems to put them off (maybe that is a good thing). This example is in very good condition retaining virtually all its original finish supplied in its original box with instruction manual and other paperwork originally supplied with it. We have fitted a new battery pack as the original pack would only power the gun for a couple of shots. We are however including the original batt pack with it for collector’s purposes. A very nice quality item, this originally sold for £550 when it went on sale in the UK and was a commercial flop. What was the purpose of it? Still not sure. That does not detract from the fact is nice quality, well made and a pleasure to own. Everything about it is made for this rifle only in Belgium by a company called Rutton who we think offered this item under their own name in other countries and variant with a conventional under lever mechanism. Even that model was a bit different. A very nice collector’s item that you can shoot. Overall the condition is very good. A most interesting and unique tem.
Originally the Browning charger would plug in here, under the stock. We have obtained a replacement battery which means you now remove the battery and charge outside the gun using the plug in battery charger we also obtained with the battery.
Instruction manual and various other papers and notes that were supplied with the gun.
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Stock No 4730
An excellent hunting rifle, the HW35 is a real workhorse. We tested it using RWS Hobby pellets (German made, like the rifle) and it produced a consistent 11.5 foot pounds which is full power for hunting. Metalwork is in very good condition. Fitted with a 12 x 42 scope for bringing in the target, there are no open sights fitted. We should point out that the stock has had a very professional repair to it through the pistol grip. It is very hard to spot and we do not think it will effect the structural integrity of the gun.
Stock No 4785
This Birmingham made BSA air rifle is in excellent near new condition. Fitted with a sound moderator it shoots at just under 11 foot pounds in .177 calibre. Fitted with a Webley 4 x 32 scope and probably Sportsmatch mounts. An excellent long range hunting rifle or target shooting rifle.