The Stingray are spring operated, single shot, break-action air rifles fitted with precision rifled barrels, primarily suited to waisted lead pellets. The use of steel darts is not recommended. The rifles are available in .177 (4.5 mm) and .22 (5.5 mm) caliber's.
The rifles share many special design features which include:
1. An adjustable 2 stage trigger mechanism.
2. Adjustable forend jaws to ensure accurate barrel alignment is maintained.
3. A machine-cut dovetail is provided for the optional fitting of a scope.
4. A mainspring damper which eliminates spring vibration
5. Custom style ambidextrous beech stocks incorporating double cheekpiece and rubber recoil pad.
6. Optional silencers are available to fit all models.
With the exception of the Stingray Deluxe models, open sights with microclick adjustable rearsights are fitted which may be easily removed where an optional telescopic sight is fitted.
All Stingray models are fitted with a manual safe.
Stingray Deluxe models incorporate a walnut stock with checkered pistol grip, polished metalwork, vented muzzle weight and a sleek barrel housing design. Open sights are not an option on Stingray Deluxe models.
Stingray rifles are supplied fully assembled, packed in specially designed protective boxes, and are ready for immediate use once familiarization with the rifle and an appreciation of the basic safety rules have been completed.
| WEIGHT (no sight fitted): ||8.2 lbs. (3.7kgs) ||7.7 lbs. (3.5kgs) |
| BARREL LENGTH: ||17.5 inches (44.5 cm) ||11.4 inches (44.5 cm) |
| OVERALLLENGTH: ||44.3 inches (112.5 cm) ||38.2 inches (97 cm) |
1. With the open hand, sharply tap the muzzle end of the barrel down to open the spring lock Then using the barrel as a lever, cock the rifle as far as it will go; the trigger sear will be heard to engage with a click. N.B.
Keep the forefinger of the supporting hand clear of the trigger whilst cocking the rifle. Also, never allow the barrel to spring back before the sear is engaged nor pull the trigger until the barrel is returned to the closed position.
2. Insert a pellet into the breech of the barrel and push the pellet with the finger or thumb only until flush with the end. Close the barrel; the spring lock will automatically engage.
Stingray only - If required, engage the safe by pulling it rearwards as far as it will go. The designed travel of the safe is 3/16" (4.8 mm).
3. When preparing to fire, point the gun towards the target and take a comfortable stance.
When ready to fire - Stingray only - if the safe has been engaged, disengage by pushing it forward with the right thumb.
Squeeze the trigger when ready to fire.
THE BASIC SAFETY RULES
1. Treat every rifle as if it is loaded.
2. Never point a rifle at anyone, or allow anyone to point a rifle at you, even if you know it is not loaded.
3. Always carry a rifle so the direction of the muzzle is under control, even if you stumble.
4. Always be sure of your target and what lies behind it before discharging your rifle.
5. Never leave a loaded rifle unattended.
6. Beware of targets that tend to cause ricochets.
1. Do not fire the rifle without a pellet in the barrel. The only time you have to do this is when adjusting the trigger pull,
2. Do not leave the rifle cocked or loaded when not in use. Leaving it cocked will reduce the life of the mainspring.
3. After use, wipe the rifle with an oily rag to prevent corrosion. Use Weblube gun oil.
4. Occasionally apply three or four drops of Weblube gun oil to:
a) Barrel pivot .
b) Loading lever axis pin .
c) Piston skirt. Access is through the loading lever slots in the stock and body
d) Piston seal. Access is through the air feed hole in the breech face. Important, serious damage to the piston seal may result if it is excessively lubricated.
e) Barrel locking plunger.
f) Sear and trigger fulcrum pins very occasionally when stock is removed.
g) Area of body tube contacted by loading lever stop pin, adjacent to loading lever slot very occasionally when stock is removed.
There are two means of adjustment to the trigger pull. The first adjustment alters the length of the first stage and is achieved by turning the screw running through the trigger blade. Turning the screw clockwise makes the first stage travel shorter.
The second adjustment is to the pull weight and is achieved by varying the compression of the trigger spring. The range of adjustment is approximately 3 to 5 lb. (1.36 to 2.27 kg). The adjusting screw is located on top of the body tube, and is flush at the lowest pull weight setting. The corresponding movement of the screw is 1/4 " (6.35 mm).
Using a suitable Allen key, turn clockwise to increase the trigger pull and anti-clockwise to lighten the trigger pull. Do not unscrew above the top of the body end plug, otherwise contact with the spring will be lost. Conversely, do not over- tighten, causing the spring to be compressed solid and thus preventing movement of the trigger.
Always remember to check that the safe is disengaged (Stingray only) when checking the trigger pull and to point the rifle towards the ground, even without a pellet in the barrel.