When I was fourteen I bought one of my first air rifles. I still have an old
Vostok that I plinked with bought when I was a little older. It still shoots
but the seal is worn. Rifle is built very well and survived a house fire in 1998.
After years of now owning an airgun of any sort I thought it would be an idea to
purchase one seeing as I live in an area that is fairly open spaced. I bought a
Beeman 1040, Canadian Tire version. I got the rifle home I was very dissappointed
in the accuracy and quality. I thought Beemans where made in Spain turns out these
were made in China. This was my first new air rifle in 15 years. I decided to see
what was available online as to modifcations to spring air rifles. I was amazed
at how far air rifles have come. After finding numerous ideas on modifying springers,
I stumbled upon PCP (precharged pneumatic)rifles. I spent a few nights reading
everything I could find out about PCP rifles. I came across the website of
Barnes Pneumatic and that sold me on attempting to make my own rifle.
I wanted to learn about PCP and how valves worked. Someone suggested I purchase
a pump pneumatic rifle. I bought this Crosman 2200 pump rifle. The airgun served
the purpose and I then got the idea of adding a small reservoir to it. Click the
link below to see what I did.