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Thread: Whatever happened to air pistols?

  1. #16
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    I like both classic air pistols that are more consistently accurate than CO2 clones and some of today's replicas. Blatting a tin can placed up to 20 yards away with a 1950s Crosman 150 or even the humble Webley Junior can be incredibly satisfying when more shots connect than miss but then so can blasting a tin can to bits 10 yards away with a Baikal Makarov.

    I think air pistol designers have always tried to emulate popular firearms, for example the Browning inspired shape of the straight grip Webley Mark 1 (I have a 1920s review that comments on the modern semi auto profile of the Webley), the P08 shaped Haenel air pistols, Tell 3 and even the 1911 inspired HW45 or pocket auto LP 210. I agree it is a shame that today's designers tend to ignore singe shot consistency as i would love a proper spring powered air pistol within the body of something like a Mauser C96 or P08.

    John
    Currently looking for Baikal Makarov pistols with the following prefixes to the serial number: 98, T01, T08, T09, T21
    Prefer boxed or cased but will consider loose examples too.

  2. #17
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    Regimex is another new name in the marketplace, their Mito model seems to sit somewhere between the Artemis and Ataman pistols.

    https://www.justairguns.co.uk/rexime...wood-grip-177/

    Some more stuff here on their own website where it is called the RP & RPA, depending on the grip material/stock accessory.

    https://reximex.com/pcp/rp-air/
    Too many guns, or not enough time?

  3. #18
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    Har!See how the once proud .22 shooting Crosman became a BB gun..


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