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Kingfisher1961
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2019-08-12 17:13:41  

Back in the 80s the race was on for power in the spring gun world.  The first "super" magnum rifle was introduced to the world via Doc Beeman...the beloved R1. The acclaimed workhorse of the Beeman line.  And so it has been for decades..

The Son of the R1 came to be a few years after. Touted as equally powerful but lighter and slimmer, the R10 made a big splash when it landed. It was everything ole Doc Beeman promised....specially in the much shorter and compact carbine version.  Time has proven the R10 worthy.

During the last few weeks I've been following the blogs on the .20 carbine R10.  Both the video by Mike Ellingsworth and the other.  Many nice comments. 

So, I was especially tickled to find a mint .177 carbine R10 on GB for a mere 175.00 last week.  The stock was a plain Jane but in OK shape.  And there was this nagging question if an R10 fits in an R9 stock.  Well....it does...like a glove! Lol.  

I am just as pleased as punch with the end result.  I hope you enjoy the pictures. 

 

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Talldog
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2019-08-12 17:21:27  
Posted by: @kingfisher1961

Back in the 80s the race was on for power in the spring gun world.  The first "super" magnum rifle was introduced to the world via Doc Beeman...the beloved R1. The acclaimed workhorse of the Beeman line.  And so it has been for decades..

The Son of the R1 came to be a few years after. Touted as equally powerful but lighter and slimmer, the R10 made a big splash when it landed. It was everything ole Doc Beeman promised....specially in the much shorter and compact carbine version.  Time has proven the R10 worthy.

During the last few weeks I've been following the blogs on the .20 carbine R10.  Both the video by Mike Ellingsworth and the other.  Many nice comments. 

So, I was especially tickled to find a mint .177 carbine R10 on GB for a mere 175.00 last week.  The stock was a plain Jane but in OK shape.  And there was this nagging question if an R10 fits in an R9 stock.  Well....it does...like a glove! Lol.  

I am just as pleased as punch with the end result.  I hope you enjoy the pictures. 

 

 

You do realize that there are two versions of the so-called R10. The original had a screw off breach like the R1. But the later one, dubbed an HW85 by HW was virtually no different than the HW99, or Beeman R9. Which one do you have ? I am surprised that it would fit an R1 stock as the dimensions just have to be different. That being said, it looks like you got one heck of a deal regardless, if nothing other than just the stock.


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Kingfisher1961
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2019-08-12 17:25:13  

It's an R10 in an R9 stock TD.  But this rifle is different than both of the ones you mention. 


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ekmeister
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2019-08-12 17:31:35  
Posted by: @kingfisher1961

Back in the 80s...

...So, I was especially tickled to find a mint .177 carbine R10 on GB for a mere 175.00 last week...And there was this nagging question if an R10 fits in an R9 stock.  Well....it does...like a glove! Lol.  

I am just as pleased as punch with the end result.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Wow, you made out like a bandit at that price. Thanks for the post, especially the pictures. That's a sweet-looking rig, and as you mentioned the performance is also excellent in a properly working specimen. Installing the Hornet Kit or even the spring from ARH will indeed bring the performance up to very close to the factory R1 performance.  The full kit rattles less and cocks more-smoothly because of the nice-fitting synthetic guides. Getting performance so close to the R1 has to do with a long stroke-to-piston seal diameter in the R10. The Beeman Kodiak benefited from the same advantage. In that case, the piston seal diameter was the same as in the R1 at 30 mm, but the long-stroke caused the pressure in the barrel to remain higher longer, and thus accelerate the pellet more efficiently.

I see there was a little misfit about the action you bought and trying to fit it in an R1 stock. As you mentioned it was the R9 stock you wanted to fit and now we know it works if there was any doubt.

Again, great post. Have fun. That should be no problem, with what you're showing us there.

Safe and Happy Shooting!

Ed, the Airgun TuneMeister

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Kingfisher1961
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2019-08-12 17:52:44  

Thanks Ed.  Had this stock in a box waiting for an R10.  I was hoping for a .22, but for the money,  I'm a very pleased bandit.  It came from an estate sale. 


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ekmeister
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2019-08-12 19:02:52  
Posted by: @kingfisher1961

Thanks Ed.  Had this stock in a box waiting for an R10.  I was hoping for a .22, but for the money,  I'm a very pleased bandit.  It came from an estate sale. 

So, I guess that sounds like you didn't do the stock work. Is that correct? If you don't mind me asking who did do the stock work? It sure looks great from here to say the least.

It reminds me of the RWS 52 Luxus with the dark caps on the grip and fore end. It also had a beautiful stock:

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Diana_RWS_52_Luxus/1499

Safe and Happy Shooting!

Ed, the Airgun TuneMeister

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Kingfisher1961
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2019-08-12 19:16:42  

who did do the stock work? 

Ed

Scott Blair did the work. Started with a JM DIY stock. Added the Ebony caps and Holly spacers.  Finished with the diamond checkering.  And oh yeah....the vented Pacmyr recoil pad. 

Originally it had a .25 HW95 carbine in it that was boosted up with a Vortek kit.  Thing kicked so hard it hurt. But man it would send a Campbell soup can flying!!! Lol


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Mike Ellingsworth
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2019-08-12 19:32:29  

That looks absolutely fabulous, Interesting we found R 10 carbines in around the same time . Since  no one  wanted my .177 R 10 carbine due to a few  chips in the cheek of the stock its going into my custom walnut stock I had made for one of my R 9's  since I acquired another .20 R 10 Carbine in a beautiful stock  it seems fitting to keep  the 177 and dress her in the custom stock 

 

320. shipped  for a R 10 carbine with 95 % bluing & steel and no one wanted it over a few chips  I would of jumped  all over  it if  it wasn't mine LOL  especially The R 10  carbine it does not get any sweeter than that

Nice  rifle John man  thats the Bomb, love  every bit of it

 

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mike_nashville
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2019-08-13 07:00:15  

I guess it is R10 season.  I was trying to decide between the  R10 and R9.  The one I got was a good deal so the R10 is the way I went.  I must say that I really like your stock.  The ebony caps just set your stock aside from the standard stock like was on the one I got.  Oh and the price, if I had seen yours I just might own two of them.


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