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    I recently shot a Walther LGV springer at Extreme Airguns and was astounded at firstly how smooth it was and secondly how quiet it shot. Combined with this was the accuracy. It shot like a PCP.
    I know my BAM XS B-19 is not in the same class but how would i get my rifle as quiet and smooth as possible and somewhere comparable to this?
    I have read the posts regarding polishing all the components and have done this together with sleeve the piston for the spring slap. There is no twang any longer but i would like a list of what to work through that can help achieve the above.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Get Jaco from Extreme Airguns to tune/modify it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AYOBA! View Post
    Get Jaco from Extreme Airguns to tune/modify it?

    ...and make sure that any amount of money you spend putting lipstick on it does not outstrip simply purchasing an LGV from him. I would go the purchase route. You will NEVER get any investment back on a Chinese junker - be it financial or enjoyment, once you have experienced a better rifle.
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    The B19 is a great rifle to tune for accuracy and the smooth action. I have done a good couple of them.
    Sprint tune, tophat and guide job, and good trigger job, then you have a great rifle to shoot.
    I mis my B19-14........ never got to do all of this on that rifle, as at that stage all I wanted was big boom from a small rifle.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bludlust View Post
    ...and make sure that any amount of money you spend putting lipstick on it does not outstrip simply purchasing an LGV from him. I would go the purchase route. You will NEVER get any investment back on a Chinese junker - be it financial or enjoyment, once you have experienced a better rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Ballistic View Post
    I know my BAM XS B-19 is not in the same class but how would i get my rifle as quiet and smooth as possible and somewhere comparable to this? I have read the posts regarding polishing all the components and have done this together with sleeve the piston for the spring slap. There is no twang any longer but i would like a list of what to work through that can help achieve the above.
    Whilst this rifle will unlikely equal the performance of a higher quality base rifle, it can be improved at relatively low cost and make quite a pleasant shooter.

    Properly fitting spring guides are going to make a big difference, a better quality spring, trigger tuning and quality lubes in sparing amounts will give the best performance for the rifle.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bludlust View Post
    ...and make sure that any amount of money you spend putting lipstick on it does not outstrip simply purchasing an LGV from him. I would go the purchase route. You will NEVER get any investment back on a Chinese junker - be it financial or enjoyment, once you have experienced a better rifle.
    I am going to partially disagree with you on this - sure there is little opportunity in seeing any financial gain, but enjoyment of making something cheap perform above its base spec has a certain satisfaction.

    Now there are a good many Chinese built rifles that are just not worth the effort e.g the B2, but equally there are others that are actually respectably well made.

    I picked up a Remington Express rifle outfit a while back - brand new including a 4x32 scope, mounts and gun bag for under 150 from my local gun shop. Although a Chinese made rifle it is evidently built to a better standard and is sort of a hybrid of HW95 and Diana 34.

    All it required was a strip and thorough clean, application of proper lubricant and a bit of fettling on the trigger and it is both accurate and pleasant to shoot, in fact it gives my HW95 a run for its money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wimpie swart View Post
    The B19 is a great rifle to tune for accuracy and the smooth action. I have done a good couple of them.
    Sprint tune, tophat and guide job, and good trigger job, then you have a great rifle to shoot.
    I mis my B19-14........ never got to do all of this on that rifle, as at that stage all I wanted was big boom from a small rifle.....
    What is a good guide price for tuned chinese spring air rifles, for example what would a tuned B19 be worth (in Rands) second hand? Would these tuned chinese rifles be durable for daily use?
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    Not much more than the price of a untuned rifle... so tuning a air rifle like that will actually end up costing more than you can gain (money wise), it only makes sense to tune for your own shooting experience and not for any hopes of monetary gain/increasing value of rifle... thats my 2c.

    As far as durability is concerned, it should be fine for daily use, if you look after it properly you could use it daily for a long time as well (but surely anybody that can tune their springer will be able to maintain and care for it properly)
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