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TXAirgunner1969
(@txairgunner1969)
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 11
2019-05-03 19:30:08  

Looks to be...

Pneumatic pump (like a Benjamin)
single shot
multi-pellet magazine (a "repeater")
looks like 1980's / 1990's vintage
Heavy and solid
Probably Russian or Chinese (not sure)
No markings, except triangle logo

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Rob in NC
(@rob-in-nc)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 164
2019-05-03 19:51:47  

That, sir... is a BAM B5-10.  Chinese gun...  A really cool little gun.  I have one fully functional as well as a parts gun as they are hard to come by for parts.  Throw a Ruger 10/22 rail on top and scope it and you have a fine little gun.  It's a bit of a pain with the in line mag, but when you find the right pellet, it actually as some decent power and accuracy. 

To my knowledge, they have no collector value and for 'function' there are better options out there.  I happen to like mine.  If you want to get rid of it, do let me know, please.  Otherwise, shoot it and enjoy it for the oddity that it is.

 

All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.

Good judgment comes from experience; experience usually comes from bad judgment.


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TXAirgunner1969
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Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 11
2019-05-03 20:02:51  

A lady at work was cleaning out her garage and asked if I would like it, or perhaps my son. I gladly accepted it. Free is free, in my mind, lol.

She also gave me a functional Tech Force 35 pistol and a functional Baikal Drozd BB machine pistol. All for free.

This was the only one I couldn't identify.

I plan to give them to my son, perhaps with the exception of the TF 35. I love spring piston air pistols.

 

 


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Rob in NC
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Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 164
2019-05-03 20:06:11  

Lucky fellow...  I'm not sure anyone shoots the B5-10 any more, and I know I havent shot mine in a while, but it's just a cool little gun.

All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.

Good judgment comes from experience; experience usually comes from bad judgment.


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Charlie Sierra
(@ranger2bn)
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 79
2019-05-03 21:07:41  

 Xisco Hercules XS-B5-10 Repeater Is it’s true and proper name. 


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TXAirgunner1969
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Joined: 5 months ago
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2019-05-04 11:23:05  

So, does anyone know where I can find an owners manual in PDF format?

 


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Charlie Sierra
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Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 79
2019-05-04 12:09:17  

I’ll sell you a manual for $25. It’s extremely long and complex.

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Charlie Sierra
(@ranger2bn)
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 79
2019-05-04 12:14:33  

Just so you know it’s the real deal and authentic

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so when you are ready to buy it to get all the valuable info outta the manual, hit me up.  $25 plus $7.95 shipping  this ain’t no amazon prime deal  

 


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marflow
(@marflow)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 605
2019-05-04 14:57:35  

well that is a deal right ?

http://airgunenthusiast.weebly.com/xisco-hercules-xs-b5-10-repeater.html

 

Mike


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Hotair
(@hotair)
Joined: 11 months ago
Posts: 551
2019-05-05 01:21:56  

Those B5-10s has got to be one of the most accurate pumpers available back then.

Even when compared to today's pumpers...

HA


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JiminPGH
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Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 277
2019-05-05 08:56:29  

I had one of those.  Remarkably robust, and surprisingly accurate.  I added a Williams peep, a wooden pump handle, and custom home-made grips.  Wish I hadn't sold that one.

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Charlie Sierra
(@ranger2bn)
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 79
2019-05-05 10:14:16  

When you think about it, these were exactly the guns this forum ( well the grandfather to this forum) was built on.  

James and his fun supply airguns and the Chinese airgun forum.
Then there was the whole cottage industry of tunes and parts.
You could get a BestTunes drop in kit for $30 and by adding in 50% the price of the gun it
would shoot like something 3x the price. Ohhh the glory days!
Buy a case of rifles and get like 10 lbs of those Chinese pellets.
Good old James RIP.

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Skillet
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Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 41
2019-05-05 12:21:48  

Those were the days!

Still have a B3 AK in .22 from them that slings Hobbies @ 560.

They should never have stopped importing those cool old designs.

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Charlie Sierra
(@ranger2bn)
Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 79
2019-05-05 13:41:39  

Beautiful gun! 


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Charlie Sierra
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Joined: 4 months ago
Posts: 79
2019-05-05 14:12:45  

James we miss ya bud! 

I remember getting 2000 “quality” pellets with each case of rifles.  It was 5 guns to a case and James would say, “If you sell a gun include a tin of pellets, that way they can enjoy the gun right away. You keep a tin, you give them a tin.” 

You were a class act James!

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JiminPGH
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Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 277
2019-05-06 18:57:13  

James was indeed a class act.  And his forum was a great place for like-minded enthusiasts.  Just basic sharing of knowledge, and not monetized.  I do miss those days.


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TXAirgunner1969
(@txairgunner1969)
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 11
2019-05-07 19:49:04  

Hey does anyone know if the user known as USTILAGO from the old yellow forum is still on here?

I found a  thread in the archives where he talked about making custom flat top seals and other parts for this gun.


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