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    Air Arms Hi-Power - Sussex Armoury Jackal

    I have just acquired what I believe is an Air Arms Hi-Power or Sussex Armoury Jackal in .22.

    The rifle is 40.75 inches long with a 15 inch fixed tap loaded barrel and a side cocking lever with anti beartrap mechanism. The top of the compression cylinder has the name 'Air Arms' embossed between the scope grooves and a serial number 17988 near the loading tap.

    The black plastic military styled stock has a total length of 31.40 inches and is 4 or 5 inches shorter than the pictures I have seen of Sussex Armoury Jackal stocks.

    Can the more knowledgable help me with the following...

    Is this rifle an Air Arms Hi-Power ?
    Did Air Arms take over Sussex Armoury ?
    When was my rifle manufactured ?
    Where can I get mainspring/piston 'O' ring etc ?

    Any tip on re-springing / polishing / lubrication

    Thanks in anticipation.
    Barrie

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    Hi Barrie.

    Your air-rifle in question is an Air-Arms Hi-Power.

    Air-Arms did take over Sussex Armoury, however it was NSP engineering in between then the name Air-Arms came from them.

    You state that your stock is shorter than Sussex Armoury Stocks. They are however the same size except for the Sussex Armoury Parabellum. Also the internal part of the stocks are different, so you can't put a Sussex stock into an Air-Arms Action & visa versa.

    Here's a >LINK< to my collection so you can the simularities.

    When yours was manufactured could be between early/late 80's. I did contact Air-Arms before for manufacture dates of mine but I never got a reply.

    You can try Chambers gun spares. As they do a parts diagram however the diagram is of the woodstock version, the action is the same.

    For tips of servicing/polishing I'm not up to that level of experience.

    Hope That Helps
    Paddy.
    SA/Air-Arms Jackal Collection (New pics 28/04/08) My Camo Creations/Projects (New photos 07/02/09) My Pistols
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    Paddy,

    Thanks for the reply, knew I find the info on here.

    Next thing, how do I remove the rear plug ?


    Thanks
    Barrie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selina View Post
    Paddy,

    Thanks for the reply, knew I find the info on here.

    Next thing, how do I remove the rear plug ?


    Thanks
    Barrie
    You're welcome.

    If you are a member of the Airgunforum.net then >THIS< link will show you what to do.

    If not then register, then go on the AirGunForum > MEMBERS ONLY AREA > Rifles & Pistols > Air Arms sidelever rifles .

    Regards
    Paddy
    SA/Air-Arms Jackal Collection (New pics 28/04/08) My Camo Creations/Projects (New photos 07/02/09) My Pistols
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    springing

    Be warned, don't be tempted to over spring the gun, the sears are not the strongest and are a tricky job to fit and are very hard to find. They go very well with a standard spring anyway.
    Good luck they're a great gun to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by View Post
    I think basically when Sussex Armoury went tits up, Air Arms was born out of a need to recover money owed, the engineering company that made the bits thought well we've got all these gun parts........
    How accurate that is, and whether it would have gone that way anyway.....
    Air Arms have continually refined their rifles ever since
    That company was called NSP Engineering.

    I have adverts for these air-rifles marketed by NSP Engineering before Air-Arms were 'born' & then NSP marketed as Air-Arms & the rest his history.

    Regards
    Paddy.
    SA/Air-Arms Jackal Collection (New pics 28/04/08) My Camo Creations/Projects (New photos 07/02/09) My Pistols
    BE-HAPPY-OK

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