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w3526602
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:02 am    Post subject: Air gun lore Reply with quote

Hi,

When I wasa lad, just out of short trousers, I used to gave an air rifle thingy, apparently a BSA Improved Model D. 177, under-barrel lever, rotating breech.

My SiL introduced my grandson to the local airgun club, where he seems to have found a hobby. Then SiL "went forth and multiplied" with a sportier model, leaving grandson to his own devices ... but no gun.

Hopefully, we will be moving nearer to daughter, to fulfill our grandparent obligations, and no doubt I will have to take the sprog shooting.Just standing around picking my nose will be boring, so I'm wondering about buying something to keep me busy.

I see little fun in using a scope against a target close enough to chuck a house brick at, and all this palarva with gas is too hi-tech for me. So what are my chances of finding, and affording an air rifle that will remind me of my formative years?

No hurry, as we have been told that we ain't entitled to a morgage ... too old. We would normally be able to buy a house without selling this one first ... big deposit, and £300 a month, hands in pocket whistling. Not at 74 you can't. So have to sell present house, before doing anything.

602

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:01 am    Post subject: Re: Air gun lore Reply with quote

w3526602 wrote:
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No hurry, as we have been told that we ain't entitled to a morgage ... too old. We would normally be able to buy a house without selling this one first ... big deposit, and £300 a month, hands in pocket whistling. Not at 74 you can't. So have to sell present house, before doing anything.

602



Try a buy to rent mortgage over 10-25 years interest only - pay it off when you sell your present house... Wink

Can't help you on the rifle
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No shortage of suitable New, Used, Modern or older Air Rifles at all price points. (Sportmarketing ot Hatsan for much cheapness.)
The worlds your Oyster.
Look Online buy at a Gunshop.
http://www.airrifleshop.co.uk/airrifles.htm

& a Google showed that someone had for sale a 1913-14 BSA Improved Model D for sale at £175. (Sold)
Today there is a BSA Improved Model D .177 for sale @ £295

re House,
Why not rent out yours and then rent a property where you want to go.
Maybe you can get some rental income/profit & without paying tax if the areas and rental prices match the move you want to do.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the Club is anything like mine there will always be members selling guns as they upgrade/change. Might be worth a visit to the Club and get a feel for it first.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check gunstar.co.UK out its a great site a fairly cheap
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Thanks for replies. Yikes, my gun was 40 years old when I had it.... and it cost Dad £5 ... and then 7/6d for a window.

I looked at the guns for sale. Yikes again. Several multiples of what I was hoping to pay. But it will happen, just not this week.

£200 would just about finish my 1959 Land Rover project (VED exempt and MOT exempt) all except the lights. She has only done <200 miles since her last MOT .... but her last MOT was almost 40 years ago.

I suggested "Rent to Buy", but SWMBO is against the idea .... too much bad press.

Thanks again

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you want a cheap reliable spring rifle , a smk B2 can be had new for around the 40 quid mark .

http://www.sportsmk.co.uk/cat/67/air-rifles-smk...rifles/b2-series/

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My suggestion was Rent yours out
& Rent the other you go to,
no sale. no purchase, less legal fees. Leases & inventories,
You get the tenant you want in,
you also get the option to move from the place you go to if required.
But does involve continuing to travel back and fore on occasions.

But i understand if that does not take your or SWMBO's fancy.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.airgunbbs.co.uk
Good crowd, lots of help.
Clubs are a mixed bag, I left one as lets say it didn't meet my expectations.
I did meet some very nice people though.
As spanner man says the Chinese do some good value stuff.
I had a Air arms S400 1.77 with a scope whose details escape me it was excellent cost about £500 though but once we hit the boredom factor we sold it for our money back

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an SMK Synsg, its been good value for money, its accurate enough and when I had it tested it was right on the legal limit.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you like a bit of a tinker then have a look here

http://ukchineseairgunforum.myfreeforum.org/

They can be good guns for what your looking for on a budget Cool
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