As the song says, I'll try something new

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As the song says, I'll try something new

Postby darryl on Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:37 pm

Only it's not new. I refer the Parker-Hale Phoenix, a multi-shot under lever. I've purchased one in .22 from Airguns of Arizona. I suppose it's major attraction is that under-lever cocking ala a Winchester. Supposedly once can get all ten shots off in 5 seconds, though the two major reviews I've read, plus other comments have only achieved burning a complete magazine in >6 seconds. Another point of interest is it's removable bottle is secreted away in the butt stock, and placing it there gives the rifle a decided firearm look, though it's said to make the rifle tail heavy. It's only a 12 fpe non-FAC rifle, so I didn't buy it for power. The ones sent to the US have a BSA barrel. I got this straight from Hugh Earl, owner of PAX AirGuns (he bought the Parker Hale airgun factory). Here are links to the reviews. They contain good info about the rifle. http://www.gunmart.net/gun_review/phoenix_mark2_carbine http://www.airgunmagazine.co.uk/tests/t ... onformist/
Is anyone here familiar with this rifle?
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Re: As the song says, I'll try something new

Postby darryl on Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:22 pm

initial pictures. not the best, but...
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Re: As the song says, I'll try something new

Postby darryl on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:50 am

I will take better pictures that show a bit more detail. BTW, the first picture is not mine. I found it on the web, but it shows how mine looks. I have serial # 00178. There's been an unfortunate breakdown in communication in that I need a fill adapter which i thought came with the rifle; it did. But when I said fill adapter I should have said "Foster fitting". So, one is on the way now. Meanwhile I've shot the rifle down to puffs of air. In the reviews, the action is said to be quick enough to empty a 10-shot magazine in 5 seconds. This particular action is somewhat slower than that, or at least I am. But it's new to me and so cocking it will take a bit of experience. Meanwhile, the gadget-lover in me has found a new device to marvel over. I'm already interest in a FAC version, and will look into how to acquire one. In my limited exposure to the Phoenix, I think I've become a fan of the design.
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Re: As the song says, I'll try something new

Postby JohnnySweden on Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:04 pm

The PH moderator is a very nice, lightweight, unit.....a good choice...rustproof too...
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Re: As the song says, I'll try something new

Postby darryl on Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:01 am

Hi Johnny,
thanks for the reply. I made a short video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBNYs3ZY ... 4-overview
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