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    Ripley 'Special Hunter' .177

    Learned Members of this site - I've decided to sell my Ripley 'Special Hunter'. It is a single-shot in .177 that I believe is the only one of its kind ever made, being ordered by a chap who worked as a pest controller at Manchester Airport where he had to shoot pigeons in the hangers. I just checked, and it's still holding air - which is amazing since I can't have filled it in 15 years!

    495 plus postage.

    Pics can be seen here: http://www.teknotramp.com/Airguns
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    IIRC

    This rifle is featured on one of the 'Airguns in Action' AGW videos.

    The guys concerned used to shoot at Man City ground too ( in the days before they bought their success )

    One of those men 'AJ' used to design and run the target layout for the AMTA - Airgun Manufacturers Trade Association at the Midland Game Fair for about 30 years .

    He died some years ago

    Also he was a fellow member of Failsworth Airgun Club (behind Manchester Airguns ) which used to shoot in a disused Mill that had a 70 yard indoor range.

    Fond memories and he introduced me to Ripley Rifles .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSFNUT View Post
    IIRC

    This rifle is featured on one of the 'Airguns in Action' AGW videos.

    The guys concerned used to shoot at Man City ground too ( in the days before they bought their success )

    One of those men 'AJ' used to design and run the target layout for the AMTA - Airgun Manufacturers Trade Association at the Midland Game Fair for about 30 years .

    He died some years ago

    Also he was a fellow member of Failsworth Airgun Club (behind Manchester Airguns ) which used to shoot in a disused Mill that had a 70 yard indoor range.

    Fond memories and he introduced me to Ripley Rifles .
    That's interesting to hear - I've never seen any of the 'Airguns in Action' videos, so don't know when they were current. I've had it for about 15 years, and the chap before me appeared to have had it for some time, so it'd have to be before then! Do you have any info as to where I could find out more?
    Beware the fury of a patient man... John Dryden (1631 - 1700).

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    Dr Hook, YHPM Sir !

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    sounds very interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSFNUT View Post
    Dr Hook, YHPM Sir !
    I thank you, Kind Sir!
    Beware the fury of a patient man... John Dryden (1631 - 1700).

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