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« on: February 20, 2021, 03:20:09 PM »
As most of you know i have a couple of home made ratting rifles. Good rifles but i made fixed hand indexing mags for them and , if the shooting becomes a bit frantic , they can be a right pain to refill every ten shots. What i needed is self indexing mags . I had a thunk ( i do that sometimes ) and remembered my BSA R-10.  So i,ve been busy in the man cave knocking up an adaptor plate that , hopefully , will allow me to use the BSA mags. I should finish it tomorrow and give it a test. Fingers crossed , eh ?

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Re: Magazines
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 04:16:23 PM »
i was going to recommend the air arms s200 multi shot conversion kit but almost had a heart attack! when i had one fitted to my s200 it cost about £50 fitted, now its about £100 just for the kit!!!
it is a very good system but once you have put a full mag in and cocked it, you cannot take it out until you have fired all the pellets in the mag
https://www.allcocksoutdoorstore.co.uk/item/Air-Arms/S200-Magazine-Conversion-Kit/EUT
this link shows the back of the mag housing and all you would have to do is adapt the breach area and link the leaver to the bolt. 
ive shot thousands of pellets through my s200 with the mag and have had no complaints (except about not been able to remove the mag when its half full) and ive had it over 20 years
the mag housing has all the indexing built in
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Re: Magazines
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2021, 09:09:09 PM »
it is a very good system but once you have put a full mag in and cocked it, you cannot take it out until you have fired all the pellets in the mag

I bought one when they very first came out, but didn't find the indexing that precise........plus I didn't like that you couldn't immediately make or show the gun was safe by removing the mag, as we often used to meet girls on horseback on our main perm, so I took it back and got a refund.

Maybe they have improved them since then, or maybe the rifle's probe has now been modded from my very early S200 (the first one in Wales!!) to better facilitate the option of fitting the mag 'upgrade'.


Looking forward to seeing your invention Mel. ;)

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Re: Magazines
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 01:20:13 PM »
Well I finished it this morning and it seems to work quite well. It is held in place with a small magnet. And it is upside down to get the pellet hole in line with the probe. This means it is fed from the right as opposed to the left on the BSA.  Who, s clever boy then  ;)






I've taken the liberty of inserting the image directly into your post Mel.....I hope you don't mind?
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Re: Magazines
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 01:58:58 PM »
Clever boy indeed!!! ;) 8)

Are you going to anodise it black Mel?

Loads of really good vids on YewToob on how to do really effective and professional looking home anodising.......if you didn't know that already Sir. ;)

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Re: Magazines
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 02:17:52 PM »
Nah, i can,t be arsed  ;D . Besides the rats can,t see it.

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Re: Magazines
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2021, 04:41:20 PM »
Nah, i can,t be arsed  ;D . Besides the rats can,t see it.
just go over the shiny bit with a black marker to reduce any light reflecting off it and alerting the rats
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Re: Magazines
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2021, 05:54:15 PM »
Nah, i can,t be arsed  ;D . Besides the rats can,t see it.

Lazy sod!!!! ::) ;D

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Re: Magazines
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2021, 10:19:33 AM »
I know , i know. Actually i,ll give it a coat of barbeque paint . I works quite well . Like all painting , you have to make sure the surface you,re spraying is clean. A few , light coats then bake it the oven for half an hour .

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Re: Magazines
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 12:25:13 PM »
i was going to recommend the air arms s200 multi shot conversion kit but almost had a heart attack! when i had one fitted to my s200 it cost about £50 fitted, now its about £100 just for the kit!!!
it is a very good system but once you have put a full mag in and cocked it, you cannot take it out until you have fired all the pellets in the mag
https://www.allcocksoutdoorstore.co.uk/item/Air-Arms/S200-Magazine-Conversion-Kit/EUT
this link shows the back of the mag housing and all you would have to do is adapt the breach area and link the leaver to the bolt. 
ive shot thousands of pellets through my s200 with the mag and have had no complaints (except about not been able to remove the mag when its half full) and ive had it over 20 years
the mag housing has all the indexing built in


yes you can take it out ;) all you do is pull back the bolt and manually turn it and it will pop out

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