Chinese B3 AK47 [ 22.cal ] Reviews



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Chinese B3 AK47 [ 22.cal ]


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Reviewer: Skillet
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Recommended IF you are willing to tune it up.

From the box: Drenched in Yak-butter and mine had abt a 10# trigger pull. Rear sight showed some unacceptable side-to-side play.

(I treat these Chinese springers as ‘kit-guns’ anyway, and just assume that I’ll need to tune them to get the most out of them)

After a polish/relube tune and a trigger job; trigger breaks at abt 3 lbs. The mainspring was digging into the base of the guide and couldn’t rotate during the firing sequence.

I put a well lubed washer under the mainspring and assume it was an improvement. (be warned, the anti-beartrap mechanism is a little tough to disassemble/reassemble during tuning)

The locking latch that holds the folding stock in position had an uncomfortable sharp edge on it. An easy fix with a file and some cold-blue.

I also squeezed the ‘ears’ on the rear sight together to eliminate that side-to-side play that would have wreaked havoc with my accuracy.

Now shooting abt 515 fps w/.22 Hobbies. Accurate enough for rat-smashing out to around 30 yds.

Stock-pull is a little short for an adult. I added an AK style rubber butt-pad extension.

I like the fact that the gun is largely metal and wood. Abt the only plastic I see are the brown faux-wood panels on the sides of the folding stock.

A decent value for the money. Looks kool. The folding stock is a nice touch for an air rifle.

Be careful with loose-fitting pellets. The breech was a little loose on mine and some pells will show a tendency to fall out if loading with the muzzle elevated.

The Chinese/Daisy WCs stay put pretty well and seem to agree with my gun in the accuracy department.

Not a tackdriver, but it IS a plinker with panache! Fun gun to shoot.


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Chinese B3 AK47 [ 22.cal ]


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Reviewer: CHEF
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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I BOUGHT THIS RIFLE ABOUT A YEAR AGO FOR ABOUT 170.00 CAD. I SEEMED TO HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF POWER, SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE WORTH THE INVESTMENT TO GO AHEAD AND MOD IT, 1; I CHOPPED OF THE WOOD FOR STOCK A FEW INCHES TO GIVE IT A LONGER BARREL APPEARENCE,,AND PUT A FOLDING BIPOD ON IT. 2 PAINTED FOR-GRIP, PISTOL GRIP AND FOLDING STOCK BLACK. 3; TOOK IT TO A GUNSMITH, HAD HIM RIP OFF THE ENTIRE REAR SIGHT AND MOUNT A BETTER MORE PERMANENT SCOPE RAIL. 4 TOOK OFF FRONT SIGHT AND PUT A LARGE MUSSLE BRAKE IN ITS PLACE. 5 HAD THE GUNSMITH TWEEK THE BARREL A LITTLE TO THE LEFT, AFTER ALL THAT, I HAVE AN EXELLENT AIR RIFLE.

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Chinese B3 AK47 [ 22.cal ]


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Reviewer: Art
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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Just crude enough to be cute but don’t let the looks fool you (they could have added a fake magazine to complete the look).

Get rid of the excess oil and grit and this puppy will blow holes through anything in front of it. Accurate to a fault once you get the sloppy sights adjusted.

Heavy as a Toyota but at least my stock folds and I put a sling on it to carry around.

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Chinese B3 AK47 [ 22.cal ]


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Reviewer: EdS
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I have had the earlier TS45 elite and now this gun and these are just plain funa nd accurate guns. Solid build and just ergonomically pretty nice. I am going to pick up another in .177 for the collection, just a nice airgun that you can plink with, shoot targets or b last starlings.

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Chinese B3 AK47 [ 22.cal ]


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Reviewer: Walter DeLacy
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Weighs a ton! Looks and feels like the real thing.But comes to the shoulder like a dream and,for me,the stock suits me down to a T.Once zeroed in,I found that the accuracy from the iron sights was second to none.The quality and finish of the woodwork is pretty good, except for the plastic part on the end of the folding stock I replaced this with some matching wood ones that I made.These look much better and really finish off the rear end of the stock.The blueing of the barrel and action is of an exellent quality I was very impressed.

Cocking is fast and easy as the action of the side lever is very smooth. Loading pellets is easy as the breach opens up fairly wide.Some flat headed pellets are sometimes a pain to load as the loading end of the barrel is a tapered cone shape.Most pellets load with ease especialy my favorites Bisley Pest Control.At 30yds these are exellent for Can Mangling. This is one of many .22 rifles that I own and I must say, for a chinese rifle it has to be one of my all time favorits.

I dont want this to be a technical review.To date,I have kept to ‘out of the box’chat.The only alterations I have made is to deepen the slot in the rear sight.Regarding the power.I have Chrony’d it with my Bisley Pest Control and find it to be a pretty consistent 8fps,which for me on my 10mtr indoor range is powerfull enough.

One day soon maybe I shall give my XSB3-1 a full strip down.Honing all the internals and giving all the working parts a thorough moly greasing.Maybe at this time I shall remove the iron sights and after shortening the barrel to a more manageable 12inch and at the same time fitting a nice Red Dot sight (after all,at 70 plus my eyes might benefit).

All in all I have to recomend the XSB3-1 rifle,especialy in .22cal.I know that there are some who have moaned about the quality and performance of Chinese air rifles,but take it from me,this little beauty deserves all the praise.END.

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Chinese B3 AK47 [ 22.cal ]


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Reviewer: Robsalguz
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I got my first .22 B3-AK47 back 6 months ago.

The first thing I did was to disassemble it and cleaned it thoroughly.

The first thing you notice is that it doesn’t have any plastic parts apart from the main seal and breach seal.

It is all metal and wood construction!

The side folder stock makes it very nice and looks like an assault rifle to the untrained eye.

The trigger pull was not good so I did a trigger job.

At the beginning, I found this rifle very inaccurate then I found out that the reason was that the rear iron sight was all crappy made and had an annoying side play in it. When the sight was fixed then all changed. The rifle is now very accurate for an open sights rifle. I’ve added an “el cheapo” scope to it and it is now even more accurate. I can shoot small and tight groups at 15 meters easily.

The exterior finish is nice with real gun blue all over. The wood is poorly finished like all Chinese in this price category but easily fixed. The side folding stock looks and works exactly like the one in the Chinese AK and Chinese type 81 rifles and I like to open and close it just for the fun of seeing how well it works because it is really well made. The size of the rifle, when folded, is nice and small and can be packed in a bag to take with you in your car trunk.

The front sight is the place where you adjust the windage and height of your shots. The rear sight is useful to adjust and compensate for distance. To adjust the front sight an “AK/SKS front sight tool” is needed. This tool is available at any AK surplus store for less than $20.

Last but not least… this air gun is a CHINESE TYPE 81 ASSAULT RIFLE TRAINER and NOT an AK47 trainer. It is an almost exact copy of the Type 81 except that it is built with cheaper lighter steel not ordnance gauge steel. This rifle also recoils like a real firearm. The Type 81 was the first attempt made by the Chinese to build an assault rifle. It is still being used by the Chinese Red Army. The side folding stock does not have a cleaning kit in it like many think, and even though it looks like the one used in the real gun, it is made of lighter materials.

I highly recommend it. It is fun, nice and can take small rabbits with head shots. Not to mention feather game. Add a scope to it and you will be well served for many decades as it is a robust, well made air gun. The price is a real bargain too!