Replica airguns

Ken.M

Member
Hi all .
I just found out about these replica airguns in April, but I guess they have been around for at least nine years, from the reviews I have been watching.
I saw the Remington replica 1875 revolver and just had to have it. Bought it before I even got the stimulus check! Then I saw the Springfield 1911, and bought that too! Praise the lord! I got the check the next day!
They are a blast to shoot! They are all metal and weigh just a little over two pounds. So they fill like a real gun. The 1911 has what they call blowback, where the slid comes back and cocks the hammer back for the semiautomatic fill. It even gives it a little kick to it.

Do any of you guys shoot co2 guns?
I still like to shoot but I can't stand loud noises anymore.
Keep looking up! Ken.
 

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TMH

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Some of them can be pretty fun, and these go along really well with the Cowboy Action Shooting we do.



Although not really replicas of anything, a lot of air guns are powerful enough for small pest control, and quiet enough to shoot in your back yard, even if you don't have 40 acres.



 

6zfshdb

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Not antiques but Sig Sauer makes an exact replica of their P226 X Five in .177 caliber. It has the exact look and feel of my P226 9mm.

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They also make a replica of their P226 threaded barrel in .177 caliber pellet.

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Great for targets or chasing squirrels off the bird feeders.
 

TMH

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Yes I have seen some of the rifles on full automatic! That is wild!
Yes, they are available and fun. And we can even still get them shipped right to our front door, even living in the People's Republik of Kommifornia.

 

Ken.M

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I made some wood grips for the Colt 1911, I do not like plastic grips. They came out alright, but not perfect.
I shot it for the first time today. I don't know why but it was the worst grouping I have done yet with these airguns ! I don't know if it was just me, on the grips l made, or the gun. I should of at least shoot the gun before I switched grips. I guess the next time I shoot it I could put the stock grips back on. Oh well, Keep looking up! Ken.
 

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Ken.M

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Well I had to recover from some saddle sores,( to many extra miles for the national bike challenge). So I made some wood grips for the other two guns I have.
The revolvers cylinder is hollowed out on the back side where you put the cartridges in. And I never did like that. So I cut some wood to fit in, and used chrome paint to make the wood to match the cylinder. Came out ok, not great, but ok. Keep looking up! Ken.
 

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TMH

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Nice work! "Wood and steel" is just so appropriate for that tool which is a gun, especially for the vintage type. And it seems that for air guns you will currently only get that with the high end rifles, especially those coming out of Turkey, Germany and (mostly) England. Many of the top English manufacturers (Daystate/Brocock and even BSA) farm out their stocks to the experts at Minelli in Italy, who turn out some real beauties.

And there are also air guns which have more of that tactical look as well, for those who like the look and for those who may want a stock which is less susceptible to damage while walking with it in the woods.

Over the last few weeks I have been setting up a 10 and 25 yard range in my back yard and building some quiet pellet traps. I'm just starting out with benchrest target shooting as another COVID lockdown home activity. This was one of the early 25 yard groups (5 shots) with my Brocock Sniper XR - a wonderfully accurate and easy to shoot air gun albeit of more modern appearance.

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My very pretty Daystate Huntsman still needs breaking and sighting in, but we're spending too much time riding our e-bikes!

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Ken.M

Member
Nice work! "Wood and steel" is just so appropriate for that tool which is a gun, especially for the vintage type. And it seems that for air guns you will currently only get that with the high end rifles, especially those coming out of Turkey, Germany and (mostly) England. Many of the top English manufacturers (Daystate/Brocock and even BSA) farm out their stocks to the experts at Minelli in Italy, who turn out some real beauties.

And there are also air guns which have more of that tactical look as well, for those who like the look and for those who may want a stock which is less susceptible to damage while walking with it in the woods.

Over the last few weeks I have been setting up a 10 and 25 yard range in my back yard and building some quiet pellet traps. I'm just starting out with benchrest target shooting as another COVID lockdown home activity. This was one of the early 25 yard groups (5 shots) with my Brocock Sniper XR - a wonderfully accurate and easy to shoot air gun albeit of more modern appearance.

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My very pretty Daystate Huntsman still needs breaking and sighting in, but we're spending too much time riding our e-bikes!

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That is one tight grouping!
Your Daystate Huntsman is sure a sweet looking rifle! I bet it will shoot as good as your other rifle when you have it all set up! Love the wood stock! What is it walnut?
I would like an outside range, but can't do it here. Will have to go to the gun range when the weather cools down. A d this virus mess is over.
Keep looking up? Ken.
 

dodahman

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I have RWS with a scope. It is fun to plink with. and cheap. Quite accurate. And quiet (if varmints loved by your neighbors more than you)...
That is a nice grouping at 25 yards above. You have given me some ideas/inspiration to get out and shoot a bit. Been a while. Thanks.
 

TMH

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Yes, the Huntsman's stock is walnut.

I could end up using my air rifles (they are quiet and accurate enough) on the gophers who really are trying to destroy our yards.

But fortunately the kittens we picked up last December are earning their keep around here, especially the little runt female Chocolate. She is a gophering fiend!

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Sierratim

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Our runt female kitten was the best hunter as well! She'd grab bats in mid air coming out of a crack at the peak of the garage. Naturally, everything she caught came home as a prize to share. Too bad she didn't kill them first; bats in the living room, snakes in the hall....😎
 

Sierratim

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I've got a 60's vintage Daisy 200 CO2 pistol that I got as a present when it was new. Had it rebuilt by a guy in Nevada a few years ago. Fun to shoot, then and now.
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Mine developed a characteristic leak that I finally got repaired.

I've also got a Crossman 101 pump 22 air gun.
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Had it rebuilt as well. Not like the modern air guns, but I've had it since I was a kid and still like it.
 

Ken.M

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I've got a 60's vintage Daisy 200 CO2 pistol that I got as a present when it was new. Had it rebuilt by a guy in Nevada a few years ago. Fun to shoot, then and now.
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Mine developed a characteristic leak that I finally got repaired.

I've also got a Crossman 101 pump 22 air gun.
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Had it rebuilt as well. Not like the modern air guns, but I've had it since I was a kid and still like it.
Your airguns are a real memory! The pistol is nice ,wood grips? If they are plastic they still look good.
I bet the guns I have will not be working sixty years from now! I will be blessed if they are still working this time next year!
Good to see the old guns! Thanks for sharing! Keep looking up! Ken.
 

Sierratim

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Your airguns are a real memory! The pistol is nice ,wood grips? If they are plastic they still look good.
I bet the guns I have will not be working sixty years from now! I will be blessed if they are still working this time next year!
Good to see the old guns! Thanks for sharing! Keep looking up! Ken.
Plastic grips on the Daisy, maple stock on the Crossman.