Daystate huntsman

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  1. Roger Pardy

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    Dear font of all knowledge ....
    I've found a cheap huntsman for sale but it's an early one & can't find anything about them?
    Anyone know if they are regulated, if they can be, how many shots..... ?
     
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    not regged, and if its an early one around 40-50 shots per charged, thats if its got a bolt handle like a walking stick, if its a bolt on the side then it will be a mk2 these are 50 to 60 shots per charge and also not regged, those are for .22 by the way, .177 will be slightly less shots
     
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    Thanks Evo. I think it's a very early one in 177. Do you know if its possible to fit a reg to one?
     
  4. SteveC200

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    It's possible, Robert Lane does one for the MK1 huntsman. You have to drill a small vent hole in the cylinder, so there's no going back.
     
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    One thing to bear in mind if you are going to pull it apart, all the grub screws take imperial size allen keys.
     
  6. Roger Pardy

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    I'm not sure I'm brave enough for that!
     
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    That's a MK1. Looks to be in good condition.
     
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    Could that allen screw by the cut in the stock be a vent for a reg?
     
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    They are pretty simple to pull apart, you do need to make up a couple of simple tools though.
     
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    Nope, that holds the firing valve block in place.
     
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    I'm never sure about the value of doing stuff like this to a gun, particularly an older one. Would it not be easier and better to sell this and get a regged gun if that is what you want, or even an up to date Regal (latest version of huntsman) which will see you through a whole course shot wise without leaving the sweet spot? Either option would be around £450/550 and a lot less hassle.

    James
     
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    First how cheap is cheap on this rifle?

    The Huntsman is a very solidly built pre-charged air rifle, very little to go wrong other than seals. This one doesn't appear to be one of the earliest examples as it has the better trigger fitted and an open channel for pellet loading rather than the fiddly port on the earlier ones. The stock is not quite right with that cut out on the fore-end, it looks more akin to a stock from a QC version. Also looks like someone has shortened the trigger blade for some reason.

    As to regulating, Huma appear to offer a unit to fit.

    Is it worth it? Well IMO yes, the guns are much more solidly built than the new offerings and with care will outlast the owner.
     
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    Sent you a pm Dale
     
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    you missed a bit out Dale,

    they are solidly built and will outlast the owner with care,,, unlike the TAT they are producing today,

    :D:D:D
     
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    To be fair I have not handled many of the latest Daystate rifles to give a detailed opinion on them. :D
     
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    So after a 5hr drive I got back from buying it & quickly zero'd it in the garden. Took it up Parkstone gun club tonight & I'm very impressed, very accurate for a £250 rifle! The scope is only a cheapy but clear enough.
     
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    loved my huntsman classic,

    very accurate in .22 and certainly accounted for a lot of bunnies, had it from new and only sold it just over a month ago

    enjoy
     
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    I’ve an older .22 Harrier, 19yrs old in few months, shoots great but if filled above 130bar power drops.
    Contaced Robert Lane, he was a great help, he set reg, so tranfer port doesn’t need drilled & full fitting instructions, I won’t be fitting the reg myself, I’ve an engineer mate that’ll drill cylinder vent hole.
    I paid £100 for Harrier, with the reg & new set of seals & mate doing the work another £150.
    Think it’ll be worth it:cool:
     
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