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Rare Sterling Armament Co HR-81

Posted by Grace on the 02/11/14

General Information

Price : £ 400.00

City : London

Mechanism : Underlever

Calibre : .22

Licence : No Licence

Status : Live Firing

Condition : Used Good Cond.

Sale Type : Private

Orientation : Ambidextrous

Make : Stirling

Model : HR81

Year : 1983

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The HR-81 underlever spring-piston air rifle was designed in the UK in the early 1980's by Sterling Armaments, better known for making machine guns for the British army in WW2. British Sterling Armaments marked weapons are now very sought after. The Sterling is an unusual rifle. It is an underlever spring-piston rifle that has a unique bolt-action loading system. To load the gun, you lift the bolt handle and it jumps to the rear under spring tension. The pellet is then put into the loading port in front of the bolt and once the bolt is pushed forward and down, the rifle is loaded. The bolt handle is located at the rear of the action, but the tip of the bolt is located over 8 inches forward. The bolt action has the feel of working the action of a WW2 Lee Enfield Service Rifle. Because the bolt is spring-loaded, you feel that closing it cocks the rifle, but it doesn’t. Cocking is accomplished by pulling back on the underlever until the sear catches the piston, just like any other underlever. This is an early Patent Pending British Sterling Armaments HR 81 .22 Calibre example. It has a nice wood stock with chequered neck and rubber recoil pad. It's metal work retains it's original blueing. The lever block is crisply stamped ' STERLING ARMAMENTS HR 81 CAL .22' and the reverse with 'PAT PENDING REG DESIGN' together with serial number ' 2010'. It is fitted with shrouded foresight and adjustable rear sight. The weapon's loading and firing action work perfectly as they should. Price for this rare sought after rifle includes a brand new BSA 4-6 x 40 scope and brand new gun slip.

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