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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:48 pm 
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I don't have a SSP air rifle yet but am considering either the FWB 601 or Anschutz 2001. I've looked at the Anschutz manual and tried to find information about the FWB but still have to ask: Do you load both of these while the cocking lever is opened which I believe opens the breech and then close the lever. Seems that I saw a photo some year ago of someone's thumb that was caught when the lever/breech closed suddenly while he was inserting a pellet. Is there any danger of that happening with either of the two rifles I'm considering?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:22 pm 
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The rifle that caught the thumb was either an M1 rifle or a "springer". A SSP would never do that. Just be careful what you stick in the breech.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:28 pm 
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Rover wrote:
The rifle that caught the thumb was either an M1 rifle or a "springer". A SSP would never do that. Just be careful what you stick in the breech.


Thank you for the reply. Could it have been an older "recoilless" like a FWB 300??


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Pastprime wrote:
Rover wrote:
The rifle that caught the thumb was either an M1 rifle or a "springer". A SSP would never do that. Just be careful what you stick in the breech.


Thank you for the reply. Could it have been an older "recoilless" like a FWB 300??

Only if the anti-bear trap mechanism had been tampered with. Its that click click click sound. Some very early sidelever springers may not have anti bear trap but not many still exist.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:48 am 
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TenMetrePeter wrote:
Pastprime wrote:
Rover wrote:
The rifle that caught the thumb was either an M1 rifle or a "springer". A SSP would never do that. Just be careful what you stick in the breech.


Thank you for the reply. Could it have been an older "recoilless" like a FWB 300??

Only if the anti-bear trap mechanism had been tampered with. Its that click click click sound. Some very early sidelever springers may not have anti bear trap but not many still exist.


I appreciate the information. It's nice to know there is no safety issue with whatever I buy; other than where I point it.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:41 pm 
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On my Anschutz SuperAirs, loading the pellet, and closing the breech are the last events. I've have a 2001 and a couple of 2002s.

If you ever have the inclination to mount a scope, the 2001 is the first choice. Then comes the 2002 close behind.

As we age, scopes are more sensible for shooting horseflies and yellow jackets in the backyard. Here's a decent horsefly gun. I have since added a shoulder stock.

Also, I'm including a nice 1979 postage stamp from Austria. Looks like a couple of FWBs.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:53 pm 
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A lovely example of the "kludge."


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