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Hello

I'm a bit out of touch these days with modern technology so some advice would be appreciated.

I have been offered a Steyr pistol.

I don't know the model number, but it is a modern air pistol using a compressed air chamber under the barrel.

It is a multi shot design, rather than a single shot chamber.

I've been offered this pistol for £350

Is that a good price ?

The problem is that it's right handed and I'm left handed.

Are L/H grips going to be hideously expensive ?

Any advice appreciated.

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The multishots are quite rare, so yr quite lucky to have been offered 1! It probably is an LP5.

They are accurate, but be aware of the correct indexing, as with all multishot pcp's. If parts wear out, indexing suffers and pellets get damaged. You can tell by the magazines for one.

Dunno what yr gonna use it for? 10m comp? Than you'll need a singleshot tray as well.

I own an LP5 CO2 and it barks remarkably at standard setting. Dunno wether thats similar with the LP1 or that its cause of the multishot. I lowered velocity.

If its igc, than I dont think 350 is a bad price.

You can still get grips for Steyr, for instance in germany, Stelljes, or sechand at egun. They're about E100 I believe (new).

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It does sound like an LP5 if it is an LP50 then that is a VERY good price.

 

You had better ask if it is CO2 or air powered as well. The early pistols were CO2. No problem either way, they both shoot the same.

 

http://www.formgriffe.de/ make after market grips if you struggle to get a manufacturers version. The Steyr would probably have had a Morini grip as supplied.

 

My LP50 review is here if it helps? http://www.cones-stuff.co.uk/Steyr%20LP50%...et%20Pistol.htm

 

Any more questions just ask away.

 

HTH

 

Mark

 

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Looks like a new Rink grip is £154

 

http://www.edinkillie.co.uk/ecatalog/rink-...grip-p-384.html

 

But that is worth it if the pistol is in good condition.

 

Harry Preston is the Steyr U.K. importer and service agent. Any spares should be no problem.

It might be worth ringing him to see if he has any grips available?

 

HTH

 

Mark

 

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SPORTWAFFEN STEYR / U.K.

ATTN. HARRY AND SUE PRESTON

18 MILLERS CORFT, COPMANTHORPE

GB-YORK YO23 3TW

phone +44-1904-705401

fax +44-1904-705401

steyr.uk@virgin.net

 

 

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You had better ask if it is CO2 or air powered as well.

HTH

 

Mark

 

It is definitely air powered.

 

It's in a second hand shop at £399 but they've had it a while and offered it to me for £350.

 

So inc L/H grips it's going to cost me £500.

 

Actually looking at the prices new, that doesn't seem to bad.

 

So I can't use it for competition but someone mentioned some sort of modification to make it legit.

 

Could you elaborate.

 

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Hi,

 

Yes, you can get a single shot magazine that you can use instead of the 5 shot one.

 

You can then shoot the pistol in a normal 10m Air Pistol match event.

 

You can see the two magazines here http://www.cones-stuff.co.uk/Airguns/Steyr...28Medium%29.JPG

 

Do you know how old it is. The air cylinders are usually marked with the date. Does it come with the case, extra cylinder, fill adaptor, instructions?

 

The later versions have a gauge fitted to the end of each air tube. The earlier ones should have a separate gauge in the case.

 

HTH

 

Mark

 

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Thanks

 

I can tell you that the cylinder is gold in colour and does have a pressure meter built into the end of it.

 

The pistol has a sort of zip open soft case and inside that there are the instructions, some tools and a spare cylinder and adapter.

 

Judging by what you say this is a later model.

 

The shop is not a specialist shooting establishment so lord only knows how they came by this, but they are reputable and have offered me a 3 month no quibble warranty.

 

It's been in there for over a year now and everytime I look at it when I'm in town I'm itching to get my wallet out.

 

I really wanted to know if £350 is a fair price to pay, and from what you're all saying, it is so I think I'm going to buy it.

 

Then all I need is somewhere to shoot :(

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If it's a Steyr multishot (LP5 or LP50) and it's in any sort of working condition, even if cosmetically tatty, it's an absolute bargain mate. Snap his hand off!

 

LP50s seem to go for 700-800 secondhand on the forums. Air LP5s a bit less, and CO2 LP5s a little less than that.

 

Does he have any more at that price?

If I lived anywhere near you I'd be sat down with a phone and a yellow pages right now. :)

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I popped in to have another look.

Sorry, I was completely wrong.

I've looked at so many pistols recently I've gotten confused.

This one is an LP5, not an LP50.

So not really such a bargain ?

Is the LP50 a significantly better pistol ?

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Even an LP5 in reasonable condition for that price is a Bargain.

 

A new LP50 is over £1300 and the LP50 is not £1000 better than the LP5!!

 

Go back and buy it! :)

 

If your not happy with it (and I am sure you will be) then you can sell it on here and not loose any money on it.

 

HTH

 

Mark

 

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BUY it! The LP50 isnt significantly better!

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