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Unknown RWS
« on: November 05, 2018, 01:45:44 PM »
A friend of mine owns this gun. I have an opportunity to buy it for 75% of its current value. However, I don't know what it is for sure. It is a side cocker, and in .177 caliber. So will the resident RWS exert tell me what it is, and what it might be worth?

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Re: Unknown RWS
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 03:55:22 PM »
Looks like a 52 maybe, it should be marked about in front of the mount with 48/52, the difference being the 52 has the fancier stock. New retail is around $499 iirc.

On closer inspection it looks like a 54 Air King. Looks like the action that moves to eliminate recoil.
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Re: Unknown RWS
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 04:13:47 PM »
Thanks Shawn. I'll see if I can get more data from the owner.
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Re: Unknown RWS
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 04:49:31 PM »
The model # should be under the front of the scope.
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Re: Unknown RWS
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 05:00:18 PM »
I've always wanted a 54. Still can't shoot my 48 worth beans, probably couldn't shoot the 54 either. ::)
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Re: Unknown RWS
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 05:12:17 PM »
I have found out that is IS a 54. SO now, I need to find out what it is worth.
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Re: Unknown RWS
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 06:18:40 PM »
New at PA is $700. I wouldn't give over $300 used, but I'm a cheapskate >:(
 I was trying to sell my 48 a while back w/ scope and hardcase for $275 and no takers. But the "recoilless" 54 is a higher priced, more accurate gun.
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Re: Unknown RWS
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 07:19:14 PM »
I have a 350 magnum compact pro that sucks to cock, kicks hard and loves to break scopes. :o
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Re: Unknown RWS
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2018, 05:23:21 PM »
I had a 48 back in the early '90s and always regretted selling it. A few months ago I found a NOS 52 built in March of '91 on fleabay for a pretty decent price. Then I remembered how violent the shot cycle is on these springers! Sent it to John in PA for a tune and now it is MUCH better. I think it gets smoother every time I shoot it.
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Re: Unknown RWS
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2018, 05:38:42 PM »
By observation of the classifieds over the last few years, it seems the "common" acceptable price for a D48 is 200-250, depending on condition, etc.  The current AoA special price of 299 for a new D52 (which is a 48 in an uptown stock) weighs on those used prices right now as well.  For a D54,  I would think a price for a very nice used one of 300-350 would be fair, depending on overall quality, whether it had been tuned...or hacked...

The D54 has a reputation of being very accurate, and on the heavy side. Out of the box they are indeed pretty powerful, and I think Hector Medina even suggests putting a Bullseye scope mount on them to save your glass.  Double check me on that. This rifle action already travels on a sled mount which makes it recoilless to the shooter...but as I understand it the scope not so much.
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Re: Unknown RWS
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2018, 11:39:12 AM »
By observation of the classifieds over the last few years, it seems the "common" acceptable price for a D48 is 200-250, depending on condition, etc.  The current AoA special price of 299 for a new D52 (which is a 48 in an uptown stock) weighs on those used prices right now as well.  For a D54,  I would think a price for a very nice used one of 300-350 would be fair, depending on overall quality, whether it had been tuned...or hacked...

The D54 has a reputation of being very accurate, and on the heavy side. Out of the box they are indeed pretty powerful, and I think Hector Medina even suggests putting a Bullseye scope mount on them to save your glass.  Double check me on that. This rifle action already travels on a sled mount which makes it recoilless to the shooter...but as I understand it the scope not so much.

That said ... while the ACTION is somewhat isolated from the stock and shooters FELT recoil, SADLY when the action looses it direct connection to the stock and is not transferring the recoil energy threw it to shooter, the actual recoil now becomes WORSE ! and the shock the scope must endure becomes MORE violent.
The 48/52 guns where the action is bedded to stock still recoil hard and are known scope killers ... the 54/56 sled actions are worse scope killers !
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