Elite owners - a register !!

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Elite owners - a register !!

Postby JohnnySweden on Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:06 pm

Hi everybody!

When I spoke to Fredrik a few months ago he told me that the Elite now was discontinued. He told me that at least 30 units were made but it could also be as many as 50.

Some of theise were made in "Royale 500" configuration, beeing fitted with Royale-style stock and 500 cc bottle and some were made in "Independence" configuration, as a stock Independence with the Elite reciever. As I understand most of them were Mk 1s, with the standard trigger unit, but some late ones were drilled and tapped by the factory for the fitting of the Match triggerunit, then beeing Mk 2s. Some true Mk 1s have also been retrofitted with holes for the triggerunit just as the Mk 2s

I have tracked down some of the first ones, that I will list with pics in this thread.

Please feel free to add your own Elite or any one you know about, preferbly with snr (if possible) and pic.

Thank you.
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Re: Elite owners - a register !!

Postby JohnnySweden on Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:15 pm

The very first one made, snr 0005. Owned by a friend of me living in Stockholm.

* Calibre 25.
* Fitted with Mk 1 Royale stock (without the inletting for the poweradjuster as seen on Mk 2s Royale).
* Full power 50 fpe version fitted with a regulator.

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Re: Elite owners - a register !!

Postby JohnnySweden on Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:17 pm

The second one made, Snr 0006. Owned my myself

* Calibre 25
* Fitted with Mk 1 Royale stock
* Full power 50 fpe version with regulator

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Re: Elite owners - a register !!

Postby JohnnySweden on Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:20 pm

The third one made, snr 0007 - first one for export. Owned by Harry Fuller in Australia.

* Calibre 25 & 22
* Fitted with Mk I Royale stock (later retrofitted with the first series Evanix true left hand original factory stock)
* Full power 50 fpe version with regulator
* Shipped without shroud according to local regulations in Australia

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Re: Elite owners - a register !!

Postby JohnnySweden on Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:57 pm

From the first batch of rifle exported to the US, snr 0008. First owner was Steve (owner Yellowforum). Second owner Scott in Colorado.

* Fitted with a true left hand Evanix stock for Mk II Royale
* Calibre 25
* Full power 50 fpe version with regulator

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Re: Elite owners - a register !!

Postby JohnnySweden on Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:00 pm

Second batch Swedish ones, snr 0010. Owned by a friend in Gothenburg.

* Calibre 22 & 25
* Full power 50 fpe with a regulator
* Fitted with Royale Mk II stock by Evanix

Later on modified with Match trigger by the factory.

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Re: Elite owners - a register !!

Postby JohnnySweden on Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:03 pm

The Oddball. Snr 0002 but sold at the same time as 0010 to another friend in Gothenburg

* Calibre 22 & 25
* Full power 50 fpe version
* Fitted with Royale Mk II Evanix stock

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Dont know why this rifle came out so late together with 0010+ rifles, perhaps it was left over from the factory for adjustment post production before it could be sold?
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Here's my .22 Elite - Ser#27576 - Date Y12-M04

Postby Glad2Have1 on Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:48 am

I'm the original owner. Flawless performance and very accurate with JSB 15.9s at 925 fps!

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Re: Elite owners - a register !!

Postby syclone on Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:41 pm

ImageBought this gun from Chris Oldfield, has a Sightron SIII 6-24x50 FFP MOA scope.Serial#28653.
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Re: Elite owners - a register !!

Postby JohnnySweden on Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:36 am

A contribution from Hans in Sweden featuring his late model Elite.

This rifle have the new datecodes starting from jan 2012 and the Mk II Royale stock with inletting for the Royales poweradjusterwheel.

It is also fitted with the Match triggerunit and a regulator.

Both calibres 22 and 25, full power rifle.

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