BSA Buccaneer Air Rifle
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Manufacturer||BSA Guns (UK) Limited Gamo|
|Weight||2.7 kg (6.0 lb) scopeless|
|Cartridge||.177/.22 calibre Pellets|
|Action||break barrel, spring powered|
|Muzzle velocity||430 ft/s (131 m/s)|
The BSA Buccaneer was a break barrel spring powered air rifle first produced in 1977, by the BSA Guns (UK) Limited. It was manufactured in both .177 (4.5 mm) and .22 (5.5 mm) calibers and marketed as introduction air rifle for younger shooters with a muzzle energy of 5.5 ft•lbf (7.5 J). The rifle had a safety catch which was disengaged by operation of a lever next to the shooter's thumb.
- Overall Length: 900mm
- Barrel Length: 470mm
- Weight (without scope) 2,7 kg
The rife shared the action of the BSA Scorpion Air Pistol, barrel from a BSA Meteor Air Rifle and moulded plastic grips designed for right hand shooters. The spring and piston were compressed by breaking the barrel through 125° before loading a pellet directly into the breach. The barrel was then returned into place and secured with a detent lock.
The rifle was packed in a polystyrene tray with a printed cardboard sleeve. The standard kit included a bottle of oil, a small tube of pellets, a pressed steel target holder with targets, and a barrel extension to provide extra leverage when cocking.
The last production run of this Air Rifle was 1981.