Air Pistols

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I got myself one of these (midlife crisis lol)
Haven't owned one since early 80's.
Changed quite a bit. Seem more powerful too. I wouldn't have been able to cock this, aged 10. :)

 

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I got myself one of these (midlife crisis lol)
Haven't owned one since early 80's.
Changed quite a bit. Seem more powerful too. I wouldn't have been able to cock this, aged 10. :)

Not heard of that make (looks nice) but I've been out of the loop for over twenty years. I used to go to a target shooting club.

I still have a BSA Scorpion and Air Arms TX200 rifle :).
 

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Not heard of that make (looks nice) but I've been out of the loop for over twenty years. I used to go to a target shooting club.

I still have a BSA Scorpion and Air Arms TX200 rifle :).
I believe it's a £75 Chinese clone of a £200 German gun.
Neat little thing though.
 

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@Spectre I've never owned a rifle. They were more accurate and powerful, but to conspicuous. I didn't have access to a car, and carrying one to wherever, would get frowned upon by passers by and make me feel guilty. Lol
 

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@Spectre I've never owned a rifle. They were more accurate and powerful, but to conspicuous. I didn't have access to a car, and carrying one to wherever, would get frowned upon by passers by and make me feel guilty. Lol
The Scorpion is a bit conspicuous as it was a break-barrel with air chamber behind the barrel and a lot of pistols were barrel over air chamber. Good for messing about with though :).

I remember me and a friend being on a bus with gun cases. That was probably 1996 or 1997.

Imagine doing that now!
 

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@Spectre is there a power difference between the break barrels and this type, or is the principal mechanism the same?
 

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I used to have a Weihrauch rifle back in the day accurate and powerful as I remember. Had owned a few others but the Weihrauch was the best by far.
 

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@Spectre is there a power difference between the break barrels and this type, or is the principal mechanism the same?
I think there was an advantage to barrel-after-air chamber power-wise because the air doesn't have to go round a corner :).

I'm not sure on that but it is my thinking on it. Maybe the extra heating of the air makes is better?

Probably not an easy thing to predict.
 

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pistols are limited to 6ft/Ib of power and air rifles 12ft/Ib before you need to go to FAC in England and Wales , N Ireland and Scotland you need a license for any air weapon.
 

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pistols are limited to 6ft/Ib of power and air rifles 12ft/Ib before you need to go to FAC
Legally...

Measured by chrono my TX was just under 14 with some tweaks.
 

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If you were caught with that today it would be a jail sentence , serious offence today.
 

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If you were caught with that today it would be a jail sentence , serious offence today.
Always fancied a FAC as I did used to like clay pigeon shooting. Used to use a friends under-over Beretta :).

Four-bolt scope clamp, anti-trap lever...

Always wanted a 56 scope but that's just a standard hunting scope. I don't think this scope mount would allow it.

Has the power changed? I'm sure it was 14ft/lb.

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Standard trigger, I was too poor for a match trigger :(.
 

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Im not sure @Spectre , when i was younger in the early 80`s i just went out on the pit heaps and surrounding areas and nobody bothered you but now days you need permission to go on any land to shoot or you get a visit from the armed response team.
 
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