How Rare Is It? Part 3

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    Lewis
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    This is the rarest gun I have, for sure. This is a left handed Air Arms Pro Sport.

    The story seems to be that the Air Arms sales and marketing Manager, Bill Sanders, was left handed and had a short run of left handed Pro Sports made. These were all right handed actions in left handed stocks. All were light colored walnut stocks. I have heard numbers for this run as small as 10 and as large as 50. This one is different. It is not a right handed Pro Sport in a left handed stock, it is a TRUE left handed Pro Sport! Loading port on the left side!

    I have been told that this particular gun was the result of someone on the production line placing a Pro Sport tube into the TX200 line for the loading port cutout and then returning it to the Pro Sport line for the rest of the process. It has been in this Custom Stock CS1000 since new.

    I have sent an email to Air Arms requesting additional information.

    If there is evidence of any others out there I would love to know.

    Serial # 083814

     

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    Pneumatic-Addict
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    Nice!  I presume the white disk is for adjusting the cheek piece?

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    wildcj5
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    It just so happens I know a guy that has pro sport #1 if you can believe that. If you want I will see if I can post some pictures.

     

    And your pro sport is Wawawee! I could see learning to shoot lefty for the joy of slinging a few pellets.

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    Pneumatic-Addict

    Nice!  I presume the white disk is for adjusting the cheek piece?

    Yes sir. It is anodized raw aluminum. It does look white in the pictures though. 

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    Lewis
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    wildcj5

    It just so happens I know a guy that has pro sport #1 if you can believe that. If you want I will see if I can post some pictures.

     

    And your pro sport is Wawawee! I could see learning to shoot lefty for the joy of slinging a few pellets.

    That would be great. Feel free to post them right here. It would be great to keep this stuff together.

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    Humdinger
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    I'm also left handed.  I have a TX200 left hand action with the original style factory walnut stock. Back when the original stock shape was sold the only wood available for lefties was the beech stock.  I looked for years and couldn't buy a walnut factory left handed stock anywhere until I located this one.  It is the only one I've ever seen.  Air Arms redesigned the TX200 stocks to the current pattern with the rounded cheek piece and fish scale checkering around 2008.  Lefty walnut stocks in the current style are around but this one is very rare. It's a keeper.

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    Lewis
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    Humdinger,

    Thank you for sharing. That is a great looking gun. Do you know if the action is MKII or MKIII? Hard to tell from pictures on lefty's since the anti bear trap cut outs are hidden.

    Also, is yours .177 or .22?

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    Humdinger
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    It's a .22 caliber Mk III.

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    Mossonarock
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    I wonder how much that weighs. All that wood, whew….

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    Lewis
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    My bathroom scale says it is 9.7 pounds as pictured without a scope.

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