My New FX2000/Tarantula/Excalibre

My New FX2000/Tarantula/Excalibre

My quest for the new rifle began during mid December, after a two weeks of casual searching it seemed doubtful i would be getting one before Christmas, “never is a good idea to start buying these things with Christmas approaching”. Although the FX had been discontinued in 2007 these rifles still occasionally come up for sale and it wasn’t too long before i had found the one you see above.

Purchased privately, the rifle had been acquired on the UKGunroom website. After finding numerous fx2000 rifles at the high end of the price scale, i decided to try my hand at some haggling.
A couple of days, a few emails and at the right price, the sale had been completed, the rifle arrived a just days later courtesy of Royal-mail.

On first inspection the rifle had clearly been a working gun, the stock has had a poor attempt at being re-finished and the barrel seems to have been cosmetically worked on, the butt pad has been taken off and refitted incorrectly and the barrel support/silencer adapter has a little rust, other than that, the general condition of the stock and action is not bad… overall i am very pleased, especially when you take into consideration the age of these rifles… now without sounding like i am complaining, it didn’t help that Fredrick’s design behind the Axsor made it a tuners dream, i have found many people buy these rifles (even those who do not know what they are doing) with the intention to tamper with internals and the power adjustment screw.

buying secondhand does have its benefits, in this case a few extra goods thrown in, the outfit i had paid for came with the following extra bits a pieces,

- Rifle itself, (beach stock) + 2x QD swivel studs + 2x 8 shot magazines
- Rifle scope 4-12×50 Dowling and Rowe + high Hawke mounts
- Silencer/moderator – unknown brand
- Rifle filler adapter and air tank adapter
- Three tins of Air Arms field pointed pellets
- Spinner target
- Rifle slip
- A brand new gun blue and napier gun oil
- and a fancy leather pellet pouch

As the blog progresses you will see that the parts acquired from my secondhand purchase may get sold, or replaced. I had previously mentioned how easy it is to spend large amounts of money on a new hunting rig and even more so if your direction is competition based… selling or exchanging secondhand parts can be a great way to recoup savings whilst getting the most bang for your buck.

I don’t see many websites based on the fine tuning or construction of an air rifle, if you have one of these sites do keep in contact… i would very much like to see it!
Some of you might not have the time for a building a website, instead if you have all the documentation for a good guide or blog on your air rifle i would happily add it to a separate sub folder of this site so you show off your pride and joy to all of my viewers!

How to’s,
Stripping & re-assembly
Cleaning
Repairing
Stock modification,
Re-bluing
Barrel threading,
Silencer/moderator tests
Anything related to air rifles really…

“post in the comments box or email for details”

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My New FX2000/Tarantula/Excalibre

airrifletweaks

London, United Kingdom

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A couple of days, a few emails and at the right price, the sale had been completed, the rifle arrived a just days later courtesy of Royal-mail.

On first inspection the rifle had clearly been

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