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KW
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May 14, 2019 14:14  

A BSA Meteor in .22 has come across my bench.  

Serial number is TD 12612.  Anyone know which MK number that is?  I think its an MK3.

I need seals for sure and possibly other parts, but I need to verify the MK version so I get the right items.

Also is Chambers the best source for BSA springer parts?  I see that Maccari has spring for the Meteor, but I don't see any seals listed.  JGAirguns has parts for several models.

Have not taken it fully apart yet, so I don't know which piston assembly it has.

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marflow
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May 14, 2019 15:01  

this will get you what you want

 

https://forum.vintageairgunsgallery.com/post-war-bsa-airguns/bsa-meteor/

there is

meteor 1

meteor 2 early and late

meteor 3

and so on

Mike


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Citizen K
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May 14, 2019 15:32  

TD=

Meteor MK II (Super Mk) .22

1967 - 1969

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JiminPGH
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May 14, 2019 18:41  

http://www.airgunspares.com/store/content/87/BSA/

This will give you years of mfg based on the letter prefix.  Based on the above photos, my .177 Meteor appears to be a Mark 2, second model, but I'll be damned if I can find a serial number on it anywhere.

I rebuilt mine with a Maccari spring and a new breach seal and piston head from www.customairseals.com  They are in Australia, but shipping was reasonable and fast.  I sourced the correct rear sight and front sight hood from Chambers.

Meteors are nice guns when done up right.


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KW
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May 15, 2019 12:18  
Posted by: JiminPGH

http://www.airgunspares.com/store/content/87/BSA/

This will give you years of mfg based on the letter prefix.  Based on the above photos, my .177 Meteor appears to be a Mark 2, second model, but I'll be damned if I can find a serial number on it anywhere.

I rebuilt mine with a Maccari spring and a new breach seal and piston head from www.customairseals.com  They are in Australia, but shipping was reasonable and fast.  I sourced the correct rear sight and front sight hood from Chambers.

Meteors are nice guns when done up right.

Howdy Jim!  

My serial number was on the lefthand tine of  the 'fork' where the cocking lever attaches to the barrel:

thumbnail 2

Hope that helps.

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KW
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May 15, 2019 12:23  
Posted by: Citizen K

TD=

Meteor MK II (Super Mk) .22

1967 - 1969

That doesn't look quite right according to the schematics from Chambers:

Screen Shot 2019 05 15 at 1.20.35 PM

According to Chambers and the schematic they provide, TD = MK3:

Screen Shot 2019 05 15 at 1.22.19 PM

 

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May 15, 2019 12:31  

Here is the piston head I have:

thumbnail 3

It is keyholed with a leather cup seal, not an o-ring seal.

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rj222
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May 15, 2019 13:57  

robinson BSA

I have a old Meteor, not sure vintage

 

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marflow
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May 15, 2019 14:51  

here is the serial numbers with dates and model now you have to figure out does the barrel go with the tube as it came from the factory

https://www.customairseals.com/product/bsa-meteor-spring-piston-seal-breech-seal-kit/

but it looks like mk1 guts

https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2016/09/bsa-meteor-mark-i-part-3/

Mike


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KW
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May 16, 2019 11:07  

Am I high as a kite or just retarded that I can't figure this out?

My Meteor starts with "TD".  

Chambers GunSpares schematics says TD = MK3.  

Citizen K above says TD = MK2.

JG Airguns in e-mail says TD = MK1.

Gahhhhhhhh!

 

 

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Citizen K
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May 16, 2019 12:19  

And John Knibbs' database says MkII

http://www.airgunspares.com/store/content/87/BSA/

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