I have seen a few of these for sale and they seem very cheap compared to a brand new daystate. Granted some of them aren't in the best condition.
How old is the "type a?"
Are there some known issues that make this rifle a poor choice that should be avoided?
Are most of the features similar to the new mk3s?
the a model was the first attempt at an electronic gun. in my opinion it was rushed into production before it was ready. the batteries were pp9 batteries.
removing the stock is a nightmare due to the led wiring and the rest of the spaghetti being so tightly wired up.
the thumbhole stocks were prone to breaking at the bridge piece. theres not a lot of parts swappable to or from a new mk3 although i believe the guns can be upgraded at a cost.
if i was buying a mk3 id leave the a model to collectors and buy a new gun instead.
Ok, thanks tony. Just out of interest, what model are we on now?
Only the first 50 A models had Purdey blueing, and the quality shows itself. As Tony says though it's not a great choice which is why they are cheap compared to the B model onwards.