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China B-3 pellet rifle? #14195547 10/11/19
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I was in a pawn shop the other day unloading stuff and the proprietor brought out a
rifle I thought was of foreign military surplus - It turned out to be a Chinese Model B-3
.177 cal. pellet rifle. It is like new with sticker on stock and built like a battle ship.

My only other air gun is a plain (import) Beeman springer from the early 80's.
It's a little beat-up but is a wieldy and accurate little pellet rifle, and I
have long wanted to up-grade.

Am I going in the wrong direction with this new China lead-sled?

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Re: China B-3 pellet rifle? [Re: P_Weed] #14195792 10/11/19
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Is that the one with the under lever? I've had one for over 20 years. I replaced the seal on the breech face with a leather disc (with a hole to let the air through). Used it a lot, kids have used it a lot and to me it is a precious thing.

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Re: China B-3 pellet rifle? [Re: P_Weed] #14196647 10/12/19
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Originally Posted by P_Weed
Am I going in the wrong direction with this new China lead-sled?


From a German built springer to Chinese? IMO, yes. However if it floats your boat, have at it.


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Re: China B-3 pellet rifle? [Re: P_Weed] #14197007 10/12/19
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I think they are junk. Save your money and buy another Beeman or Weirauch or Dianawerks. Be Well, RZ.

Re: China B-3 pellet rifle? [Re: P_Weed] #14198851 10/13/19
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Sacre Bleu!!! You can learn something everyday, read this before you use it...

https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2018/03/chinese-b3-underlever-part-1/

If the warning in the link is accurate then this gun would be for attentive adults only.
The kids shoot the Daisy 880 from now on. I'll leave the German stuff for those who have grown out of the best things about air guns.

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Re: China B-3 pellet rifle? [Re: Rustyzipper] #14244624 10/31/19
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Originally Posted by Rustyzipper
I think they are junk. Save your money and buy another Beeman or Weirauch or Dianawerks. Be Well, RZ.


I was flamed once (by an importer of the Chinese guns) for making a statement like that on another forum, but I agree 100%

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Re: China B-3 pellet rifle? [Re: Timbo] #14254316 11/04/19
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I had a friend who was an air rifle nut and he and some friends were shooting their rifles at some targets by a stream. One of them (only one) was a Chinese under lever.

One of the guys let go of the lever and it didn't have a stop and release like the RWS's they were also shooting , and it slammed down on his hand and severed one of his fingers. I think it mangled the others that it hit.

My friend threw the rifle in the river. I guess he should have thrown it in the river before they started.

I might add, that they all had been drinking beer all day. That didn't help---well I guess it might have dulled the pain.

Re: China B-3 pellet rifle? [Re: P_Weed] #14268836 11/10/19
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Dulled the pain but thinned the blood. I have shot them and as above I just don't think they are worth the money just because they are cheaper. Throw it in a river, but don't pay money for it. Be Well, Rusty


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