Posted 3 years ago
Well I picked this up today from a property that I was surveying which is going to be demolished in a few weeks time. The first question of 'what is it' I can answer to a degree, as I believe it is a vintage BSA 177 air rifle, but beyond that I have no idea. Any help on that score would be wonderful. The second question is, is it beyond repair and fit only for a skip. It's not in great condition, but it does cock and it does fire, although there was about a 10 second gap between the trigger being depressed and it going off, so the internals are obviously messy. If it can be restored, how do you go about it? Would you need to use a wire brush or a brass brush, or none of the above. Could you sand blast the metal pieces? Is it easy to strip apart to do this? Although I have done specialist gun courses with the Royal Navy, I'm afraid vintage air rifles didn't come up at any point, so I'm at a loss.
Anything you can tell me would be great.