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Offline Baggawind

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Unique prototype
« on: January 11, 2021, 10:22:40 AM »
A couple of months back i was asked by my mate who runs the market airgun stall to have a look at this rifle. Now my mate has a special relationship with SMK and subsequentially gets to see ( and keep ) a lot of very special guns to come out of China. This is the only one in the country and possibly , the world. It was sent over for evaluation.  It is built from alloy and carbon fibre . Unfortunately it leaked like a sieve . So i was tasked with getting it working. On stripping it i found the firing valve was so badly made it couldn,t possibly work . At this point i have to say i was given free range just to get it working. The valve spring was heavy enough to sit in a four stroke engine , as was the hammer spring. And the hammer stroke is 28mm ??? Most pcp,s run a stroke of 8-12 mm. Anyway i re-engineered the valve and installed lighter springs. And it worked , running close to the limit for around 20 shots. It has a small cylinder and is un-regged. It only weighs around 2 lbs. As far as i understand it will never be sold on the open market. And my mate gets to keep it  :)

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Re: Unique prototype
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 02:22:56 PM »
Hmmm. not my cup of tea styling wise, but very interesting all the same.

I'm guessing that because of the folding stock (making it too short), it may come under section 5 FAC and that is why it won't be sold over here?