Author Topic: Whats with all the "B" numbered guns?  (Read 5553 times)

Offline redroush00

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Whats with all the "B" numbered guns?
« on: June 20, 2010, 04:38:50 AM »
Looking through here for Airhawk infoi and i see a ton of B brand guns. What are they?
Ruger Airhawk
Gamo Hunter Sport.
Gamo Big Cat 1200

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RE: Whats with all the "B" numbered guns?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 05:50:05 AM »


They are Chinese-made guns from Industry, BAM, and other names in Shanghai. The Compasseco Tech Force line are pretty much the same rifles under a different brand.



Some are clones (usually of German designs) and some are their own. Some are spotty quality, some are really very good. All benefit from a little TLC on arrival.



You can see them on Best Airgun, Sportmans Target, or Mike Melick's Flying Dragon site. Mike specializes in going through the guns first for quality purposes and even lube tuning them.



B3 is everyone's favorite super-cheapie, and is best viewed as a kit for the DIY-er.



XS-B3-1 is a different rifle that looks like an AK-47. They are decent little side cockers.



B26 in several versions is the Chinese copy of the R9. It is one of the best of the Chicom clones, really a nice little rifle.



I think the Airhawk is a clone of a clone, the B25, which copies RWS34. I don't have one of these (I am fortunate enough to have a real RWS34) but by all reports it's a pretty nice rifle, too.

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Re: Whats with all the "B" numbered guns?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 05:55:39 AM »
The B-25s are the same as the Ruger Air-hawks just branded with a different name. Both are Chinese clones of an Diana (RWS) model 34 which is a well designed rifle. There may be some parts variations.  One question I have on these Chi-cloned 34's,.the Rugers and the B-25's.... Is the cocking arm a single part or is it articulated (a two piece jointed) cocking arm. I could look it up, but never really bothered too. Just curious. tjk
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Re: Whats with all the "B" numbered guns?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 06:45:42 AM »
The B25 cocking arm is a 2 piece.

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Re: Whats with all the "B" numbered guns?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 09:47:36 AM »
The articulated cocking arm and piston liner make them more a scaled down clone of the 350.

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Re: Whats with all the "B" numbered guns?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2010, 09:51:56 AM »
you could look at it that way!