I just got a PUMA, chinese copy of the venerable Sharp Innova.
was cheap so I got it. But is mostly plastic and I do not think
that the barrel is even rifled, I cannot tell crazy enough. it seems
to be a straw type, shrouded in a plastic outer barrel sleeve.
Some time it is accurate some time not, but has power.
I was just wandering if someone here has one and if any mods are possible.
I hate the mostly plastic build of this gun.
I have not taken apart yet, just about to...
The only think I would salvage is the power plant, pumping tube and pump arm.
Anybody out there with similar thoughts?
Mine came in a box labeled Falcon, with no country of origin, and it had no markings on the gun except "Sharp" on the buttbad and grip cap. It had a brass barrel inside the plastic sleeve. I mounted a pistol scope out front, and it was a hell of a good shooter. I also had a Cannon 737, which was nearly identical, but had a very pretty wood stock and pump grip. I mounted Anschutz match sights on it, and it was a tackdriver as well. I used to use both guns to compete in the American Vintage 10M postal match. They were that good at 10M with 3 pumps.
I haven't tried one of the new ones yet, but my experience makes me tempted. Your story tempers my enthusiasm somewhat.
I owned the newest version of the innova called sharp tiger here. whats new here is that it use no longer plastic receiver. it is replaced with a nice aluminum one. so no more plastic crack. also it has a truglo open sight.
and as other mention, it is deadly accurate within 25m. I use RWS superdome 8.3gr.
Wow that's better. But is the barrel sleeve plastic?
In any case I do not regret buying the Puma, is just that I did not expect it to be so plastiky
and yes it can be accurate. I have also seen a SIDE lever version of this gun with wooden stock.
Does any one has any breach internal schematics? I still think I am going to mod mine completely...
and on this regards , has anybody modified the Puma?
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