Will a BSA Airsporter fit into a Stutzen stock?

Will a BSA Airsporter fit into a Stutzen stock?

Joined: July 20th, 2005, 7:02 pm

December 2nd, 2017, 8:35 pm #1

My Airsporter is a Mk 4, prefix EK. Will it drop into a Stutzen stock for guns with prefix ET/GR?
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Joined: October 17th, 2011, 6:59 pm

December 6th, 2017, 10:26 pm #2

I think the action will fit into a stutzen stock but the fixings are different.
The Airsporter stutzen had a push button underlever release whereas the mk.4 had the usual toggle catch, so the inletting may be different.
You would also need the barrel band and sling mount from a stutzen to secure the front end ....the stutzen did not use the two front stock screws.
But It should be doable with a few mods.
Pete.
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Joined: December 25th, 2004, 10:10 pm

March 8th, 2018, 10:57 pm #3

It would look a bit strange as the Stutzen action is a carbine with something like a 12" barrel, Standard Airsporter barrel is somewhat longer! :) 
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Joined: February 21st, 2009, 1:31 pm

March 10th, 2018, 12:41 pm #4

I think a bigger problem could be that the Stutzen action has a rotary breech whereas the MK4 was a tap loader.

Though the tap loader actions are all pretty much the same length, I thought the rotary breech action was longer to accommodate the breech ?



All the best Mick
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Joined: December 25th, 2004, 10:10 pm

March 10th, 2018, 1:37 pm #5

Mick, My Stutzen is a tap loader, I think the first batch were tap. loaders but only made for one year  


John 
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Joined: February 21st, 2009, 1:31 pm

March 10th, 2018, 2:40 pm #6

Cheers, John.

I was just going off the Chambers diagram of the Stutzen being a rotary breech --- I'll have to go and look at the MK6 and MK7 diagram now. :)





All the best Mick
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Joined: December 25th, 2004, 10:10 pm

March 10th, 2018, 4:55 pm #7

Top one is a mk5 (GJ prefix), Bottom is  a Stutzen mk1 (GR prefix)..








Cheers, John 
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