What's going to happen with availability for QB parts?
Been looking at several sites that used to have what seem like endless supply of QB series parts. Now looking at these sites you will notice that parts aren't there.
Have anyone else notice this or I'M I wrong. What's changed?
I figured that since the gauntlet lunch parts would be overflowing but the opposite seems to be happening.
Just wanted to know if who to get parts from when the need arise.
Is my assumption you're talking about the QB 78 incorrect? What happened to Archer Airguns? I know they're still in business, but did they discontinue the line? Here's the link, but I don't see a date on the page. In looking at it, it looks like it may be old, or inactive, although the complete rifles still show up in the second link listed here:
Flying Dragon Airguns has some Chinese things, but maybe not for the QB air guns, more along the lines of springers?
Xisico used to be the importer, I think. Did that source dry up too?
Obviously I have more questions than answers for you. I hope you find what you're looking for.
Safe and Happy Shooting!
Ed, the Airgun TuneMeister
Finally got my brother to join me in some shooting this year and he liked my QB series but he's a left hand shooter. So I started looking at Archer because that's where I always gone to buy my QB parts and that when I noticed how few parts is available now. I remember a time when I could go to the site and have multiple choices of breeches, at least two or three choices for stocks and a whole lot of stuff to pick. So that's when I started looking around trying to find another source for parts here in the U.S. and now I'm wondering where in the future will I be able to get parts.
Fly D. Air gun is the place to get Xisico parts stop several years ago selling and carrying Industry brand parts.
Not saying that they are inactive, just saying there use to be more of a choice.
If you look on the site for an example no repeater breech, no adjustable butt pad, the hammer kit is out of stock , not many choices of stocks. There was a time when you could get second hand stocks for the qb series for 19.99.
Just wanted to know if I'm going crazy about the parts drying up or is the parts going to be gone.
With the proliferation of cheap repeaters and the Beeman Chief, I think the QB mods will look too expensive. Conversion HPA kits for the QBs are not easy to find now. I saw on Archer Airguns that it is dangerous to attach HPA tanks to the QB 79 old style tank block. Gone also is the repeater breeches. Blinging these babies would become harder and harder.
OK...yeah I can see that....with so many reasonably inexpensive repeater PCP's, and the cost of setting up a QB for air use and a repeater breech...can see where some custom parts are going to fall out of favor.
Certaionly has happened before. Were once several custom trigger parts/trigger assemblies for the Crosman 2240's....not so much now that the P_rod/1701/1720 assemblies. Same with the custom Benjamin Disco triggers now that the M-Rod type trigger is a reasonable cost replacement. Can rember whne there were 3 3K QB pressure tubes offered....now there is one 2K rated Disco cut-down as a semi-standard offering.
Stuff changes....it's just easier/cheaper when there is a factory offering that does the same thing for less $ than the total cost of changing a rifle to a new configuration (believe...if there was $ to be made in producing those parts, they'd still produce them.)
It comes right up. Are you hitting the right address?