Theoben Rapid MKII Deluxe Limited Edition

The Theoben Rapid MKII “Deluxe” Limited Edition air rifle in .177 calibre. This is the latest air rifle to be added to the collection. I had been thinking about buying a .177 calibre air rifle for quite some time and found this by a chance look through the classified adverts. Some of you already know that Jimmie Dee’s collection already includes a .22 Theoben Rapid and so this .177 Deluxe edition fits in very nicely.

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A Service Guide for the Theoben Rapid MKII

Recently, I took my Theoben Rapid MKII out of its case to give it a shakedown test ahead of some fieldwork. It’s been quite a while since I have used this particular rifle. In fact, I have been neglecting my rifle collection in favour of pistols for a good year or so. I know, it really is unforgivable to ignore such a superb air rifle. Nonetheless, out she came. Still full of air as the day I had carefully packed her away. I cocked the bolt back and checked that she was not loaded. Of course it wasn’t but you can never be too cautious. I pushed the bolt forwards and whilst pointing it in a safe direction, I pulled the trigger. Nothing happened. I tried again. Still nothing. Oh dear, I have a cocked rifle with no means to discharge it!

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