Bought a unknown air rifle and need help.

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Paid $10 for this at a flea market this past weekend and was told by the owner that it worked but he couldn't remember the caliber. i have cocked it and it does fire. It is a under lever rifle it says made in china on the barrel with a capitol R next to the engraving but no other info. Any help would be appreciated. Sorry for the junk in the photos. [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]
 
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Looks like the same action as on a China mfg "AK" training rifle I bought years ago. I believe mine was NORINCO mfg., but the PRC like Russia can have standard designs manufactured by a number of firms. If it is the same, it is probably .177 and will reach supersonic speeds with light pellets...at least mine will. Mine has a trigger safety that block the trigger. I never completely trusted it nor the ratchet that holds the spring piston back as the rifle is loaded, so I usually loaded mine with tweezers. The sight on mine was loose so I had to stake it and use Loctite. Fun rifle for what it is.
 
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I will pick up some .177 pellets tomorrow to try from the local gun shop they carry daisy .177 pointed in the 250 ct for less than 3.50.
 
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Originally Posted by wings&wheels
Looks like the same action as on a China mfg "AK" training rifle I bought years ago.
I have one of those exact rifles. (It has a folding stock, and is built like a farm tractor). I got it from a neighbor who no longer wanted it. It's as heavy as any AK I own, and it shoots accurately, with plenty of power. These are nice rifles. It's a shame they are no longer imported.
 
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Originally Posted by AZjeff
Whatever it is don't fire it without a pellet.
+1000 Spring piston guns will sometimes destroy the internals with just 1 shot without a pellet.
 
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