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    DualMagMike
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    Beeman R1 .177 Field Target 

    R1 .20 20 year anniversary

    R1 .22 Laserized carbine

    R1 .25

    R6 .177

    R7 .177 pre safety

    R8 .177

    R9 .177

    R9 .20

    R9 .22

    R10 Deluxe .177

    R11 MKI .177

    R11 MKIII .177

    RX2 .177

    R1,6,7,8,9,10,11,RX2

     

     

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    Simplyhooked
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    DualMagMike,
    Gotta just love those R1's for their build quality, beauty and everything else that makes this one of the best German made springers ever.  I've owned 3 or 4 since 1983 and I kind of hate that I parted with them but it's great knowing that I've owned and shot one of Germanys finest air rifles. You've got a very beautiful collection and this is the kind of stuff that you pass down to your grandson even if he doesn't shoot.  Instead of buying the Beeman R1 as my hunter, (oooops, the R1 in .177 was my first hunter) I bought and still own the Beeman R10D in .20 with no regrets and I've taken out more greys with this springer throughout the years than you can ever imagine.  A few years ago, I purchased my first used FWB124D and it's not going anywhere anytime soon because it's a shooter from way back and accuracy isn't a problem with this one either. 

    Thanks for sharing because they're truly worth owning and showing to those of us that know what a real magnum springer is.  I did buy 2 R9s' as well but they were nothing compared to the R1.

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    DualMagMike
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    The R1 is a classic for sure and I have more of them than any other airgun. It came in so many variations one nicer than the next to me so I couldn't resist especially the rare ones. I also have a number of the 124 & 127's more classics from when springers were "the thing"

     

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    Who_needs_powder
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    Dibbs on the R1 Laserized if you start selling!  :)

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    DualMagMike
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    none for sale but which one, MKI, MKII and 1 Laserized?

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    Simplyhooked
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    The springer is still "the thing" because it keeps me reminded of ole school technology and where our hobby has taken us.  Today, instead of me playing with my pcps, I decided to play with my Walther Terrus but it's not in the same class as my 124 or  my R10 when it comes to break barrels.  JMO

    I forgot about my RX2 in .22 as well that I can't get rid of because of what it is. 

     

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    270windude
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    Can always count on your posts to include lots of eye candy. Absolutely fabulous guns. I’d go insane picking favorites. 

    Im not sure you can answer this but what’s your most accurate break barrel that’s around 12 or more FPE?  Accurate meaning less pellet fussy and consistent.  

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    LDamm
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    DualMagMike, That is an extremely impressive collection of premium Beeman rifles.  Thanks for sharing all the pictures.

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    DualMagMike
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    Maybe my Beeman R8 but the thing is many of my break barrels fall a bit under or considerably over the 12fpe range, possibly one of my FWB 124's. It would also need to be discussed range intended… My AA Pro Elite was amazing at longer range but again no where near 12fpe.

    46 yards 5 shots 20+fpe .22

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    JamesD.
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      I could shoot over 1000 yards if I wanted to anytime here.
      Yet I still love my tuned springers with factory iron sights or long sight radius Williams. 
     
     

     

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    stoti
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    Your collection is just beautiful, so many gorgeous Beeman air guns! My first quality air gun was an R1 that I got for my 11th birthday. I sold it when I needed money in college and have regretted it ever since. It shot the Beeman Silver Jets in the blue, black and silver box like a laser beams. I shot that gun every day after school for years. Every time I see your collection it makes me think about how much I loved my first R1 and how much fun I had with it. One of these days I'll replace that gun. It looked like the 4th one down in your last picture(as best as I can remember). Happy 4th Mike. Thanks. Stoti

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    DualMagMike
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    It's nice to read about others who have found memories or making modern ones with some of the same airguns as I have. Thanks for the compliments and sharing some or your stories.

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    HW97.22Sniper
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    Spectacular collection!  Sold my R1's and R9's to get into Hw97's.  All those old rifles always shot great groups.  

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    DualMagMike
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    Thanks, I have some 97's as well. KT's & MKI's all great rifles

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    stoti
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    DualMagMike

    It's nice to read about others who have found memories or making modern ones with some of the same airguns as I have. Thanks for the compliments and sharing some or your stories. 

     

    Mike, so which of all of your Beeman springers do you like shooting the most? Which of the R1 models do you like the most? Even though the R1 I had was used every day for years and I was in love with it, that was a long, long time ago. I think I can remember what it looked like but I'm still not 100% sure of exactly which R1 is was. I know it had a brake/muzzle weight and it had a beautiful stock with a white spacer next to the butt bad. Other than that, all I can remember is that it was a .177 caliber and my parents bought it in Santa Rosa when there was a store there back in the late 70's or early 80's.  My buddy also had an R1 that he got about a year before me for his 11th birthday, that's what gave my parent's the idea for my birthday. They were very similar but not the same. Sometimes when thinking back, I think I get some of their features mixed up. I guess without a picture, I'll neve know for sure which model R1 it was. Like I said though, I remember it looking like the 4th one down in your picture. What model is that, what year? 

    Have a good one.  Stoti

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    The 4th one down is a Santa Rosa .25 carbine in fact the .25 only came as a carbine which is about 3 1/2'' shorter than the rifle. My first R1 I still have and is the 3rd down, a .22 from San Rafael. I honestly don't shoot my R1's much in fact none of my collection gets a lot of use due to the amount other than a few rifles I test or use for FT. The 97KT in wood is my go to FT rifle but I have used my Pro Sport and want to try my TX200 & R11 this year just because. Lately I have been on an R9 kick (.177, .20 & .22) my most recent is a .20 which I am hoping will be accurate enough for FT. It was used when I got it but has a glided piston and spring/guide kit already in it. I went inside and found too much lube and some rough spots so took care of all that plus a trigger polish and top hat. I just added an R11 barrel weight to the R9 .20 and need to test it out again and if it behaves I'll drop it into an R11 stock and use that at some point for FT. 

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    DualMagMike

    The R1 is a classic for sure and I have more of them than any other airgun. It came in so many variations one nicer than the next to me so I couldn't resist especially the rare ones. I also have a number of the 124 & 127's more classics from when springers were "the thing"

     

    Hi DualMagMike,  is the seventh gun down from the top, the blonde laminate one a MKI or MKII?  Also what caliber is it?  It looks very similar to my MKIII in .20.

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    DualMagMike
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    It's a MKII .177 so it's a springer, the MKIII will be a gas ram. The MKI will be the very straight stock and much darker color right above the blonde.

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    Beeman22
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    Thanks for the eye candy, Mike. I'm right there with you on the R1's, ever since I was a little kid and my dad bought one the first year Doc Beeman was selling them. As well made as they were, the real treat for me is the old Goudy stocks – especially on the R8, which looks just like the R1's little brother.  That said,  I've always loved the look of the Mark II Laser with that blond laminate stock. Probably because I spent too much time flipping through the Beeman catalogs growing up!

    Is the R1AW a new addition to your collection? 

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    Yes the AW is the newest of the bunch. If you have the earliest of the R1 bunch see if it has both the Boswell Bear and the San Rafael on left side. The vast majority have the logo on the right, the top 2 in the group pic have this "double left side stamp". If it has this then it is for sure one of the earliest ones, they are not too common. As far as the MKII Laser I'm really not a fan of the color or the VERY high cheek piece. I needed to go to a high mount even though the scope only needed medium just so I could get a comfortable eye line. The guy selling it had no idea what he had and I got it very cheap, I considered getting rid of it right away but decided it filled out my R1 bunch just a bit more so I'm keeping it.

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