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Offline Juliet_Bravo

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What is This?
« on: October 14, 2015, 07:47:08 PM »
Any ideas??





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Re: What is This?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015, 07:55:34 PM »
Looks like a B-3.
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Re: What is This?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015, 08:46:12 PM »
It appears you're correct.  Someone near me is selling it, but wasn't sure what it was, and I figured someone here would certainly know what it is.  Thanks!
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Re: What is This?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 09:10:31 PM »
Awhile back someone posted as a reply to a question exactly like yours... He stated that everytime hes sees a thread entitled "What is this gun?" he automatically figures it to be an Industry Brand air rifle. When I saw this thread's title, I just knew what it was going to be.... Yes, an Industry Brand B3-X.
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Re: What is This?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2015, 01:05:52 AM »
Not worth more than $20 or so.
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Re: What is This?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2015, 06:55:50 AM »
Yup. I said  B3 to myself before I even clicked on it 😀
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Re: What is This?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2015, 09:55:01 AM »
This photo should be a sticky.


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Re: What is This?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015, 11:54:30 AM »

Interesting, but my B-3 has the hooded front sight as shown on the -1 and -2 but has the little lever in front of the trigger as shown on the -3.  I can't tell that the lever does anything other than make it harder to get your finger on the trigger.  It will fire with it in either position.  What's it supposed to do?

My stock has a split longways across the cheekpad.  Had it when I bought it new years ago.  Hasn't gotten worse yet and is functional.  I thought about filling it with epoxy.  Is there an inexpensive synthetic stock available anywhere that will fit this gun?

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Re: What is This?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2015, 12:06:31 PM »
Herman;
I'm not surprised about your front sight being different at all. My B3-3 has a removable rear sight mounted on the rail grooves. The little lever in front of the trigger is the safety. Something may just be misaligned in the trigger group. I do know that some of the pins in the trigger group are held in place by the stock and if not careful, can fall out and become lost when the stock is removed. I bought a couple B3-4 guns from a wholesale site that had synthetic green camo stocks. I wouldn't know if they would fit or even where to get them. One suggestion would be to fill the crack in the stock with epoxy or putty then paint the stock with truck bedliner paint. It drys very hard and gives the finish a textured look.
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Re: What is This?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2016, 10:38:37 PM »
IIRC it also has a leather piston seal... :-\ ???
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Re: What is This?
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2016, 01:40:44 AM »
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Yup. I said  B3 to myself before I even clicked on it
X2.  Except it's not a stupid question, just frequent.  Asking it is kind of an initiation rite, so I think from now on I'll train myself to think "Cool.  Another member to the club."
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Re: What is This?
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2016, 10:30:14 AM »
Yes, it is a Industry Brand B3-1. But more correctly it is a finished kit of unfinished parts I had 11 or 12 of them. Now I'm down to the two keepers. I brought a buddy's home from a fun shoot to rebuild for him.
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Re: What is This?
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2016, 10:42:55 AM »
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Yup. I said  B3 to myself before I even clicked on it
X2.  Except it's not a stupid question, just frequent.  Asking it is kind of an initiation rite, so I think from now on I'll train myself to think "Cool.  Another member to the club."
I hope nobody thinks I implied it was a stupid question. Not my intent at all. Just pointing out that 9 times out of 10, when someone poses this question, it turns out to be one version or the other of the industry brand rifle. It is almost predictable.
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Re: What is This?
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2016, 11:08:56 AM »
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I hope nobody thinks I implied it was a stupid question. Not my intent at all. Just pointing out that 9 times out of 10, when someone poses this question, it turns out to be one version or the other of the industry brand rifle. It is almost predictable.
Certainly not, and you're right about the frequency.  I just want B3 newcomers to feel free to ask.  Later when they search for more information they will see this and realize they are part of a proud tradition, and that they're "in."  Not a slight to you at all.

There have been threads on this forum with photos of peoples' B3's.  Maybe we should expand on paddyfritz's suggestion and start a "sticky" with links to the B3 world - a repository of B3 information for new owners.
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Re: What is This?
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2016, 11:48:37 AM »
The other day someone posed the "question" but it was a TS 45 in the picture. I had two 45's but traded one yesterday at our fun shoot for a stock for one of my Strikers.
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Re: What is This?
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2016, 12:06:13 AM »
Thank you again for your contribution to the collection. 8)
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