USERS HANDBOOK

MODEL
S510TC
CARBINE & RIFLE
HIGH POWER
5 & 10 SHOT
USERS HANDBOOK
THIS HANDBOOK REFERS TO S510TC HIGH POWER SIDE LEVER MODELS
PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL BEFORE USING YOUR NEW RIFLE, IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT
SAFETY INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION ON ADJUSTMENT AND
MAINTENANCE.
Illustrated with optional telescopic sight and mounts.
HIGH POWER MODELS - OVER 12ft/lbs MUZZLE ENERGY
***** SAFETY CODE *****
1 - TREAT THIS AIR RIFLE AS IF LOADED.
2 - NEVER POINT IT AT ANYONE, EVEN IF UNLOADED.
3 - NEVER LEAVE THIS RIFLE UNATTENDED WHEN COCKED OR LOADED.
4 - ALWAYS BE SURE OF WHAT LIES BEYOND YOUR TARGET.
5 - ALWAYS CONDUCT YOURSELF IN A SPORTSMAN-LIKE MANNER.
ALWAYS BE AWARE THAT YOUR ACTIONS WILL BE UNDER THE SCRUTINY OF
OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO MAY NOT SHARE YOUR ENTHUSIASM FOR
AIR WEAPONS. BAD PRACTICES PROMOTE BAD PUBLICITY. DO NOT JEOPARDISE
WARNING ! - UNAUTHORIZED DISASSEMBLY OF THIS RIFLE WILL INVALIDATE THE
MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY
S510TC-FAC ISS1
IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PLEASE READ
BeforeleavingthefactorythisriflewasQ.A.inspectedandtestfiredusingAirArmsPELLETStocheck
operationandfinaladjustment.
It was dispatched in a sealed purpose designed box with a contents label on the lid. Air Arms may not
be responsible for any damage to the contents or missing items if the box is not original, if it is damaged or the
seals are not intact.
Air Arms cannot be held responsible for damage or missing items due to transit damage, mishandling or
being tampered with after leaving the factory.
Ifthisrifleisnotreceivedintheoriginalboxwiththesealsintact,pleaseexaminecarefullyforany
damage, missing tools or documentation.
Inthefirstinstanceanyproblemsorcomplaintsregardingthisproductshouldbereferredtothesupplier.
Theaircylinderisahighlypressurisedunitthatmustnotbemodifiedinanyway.Seriouspersonalinjurymayresultifthis,andtheadvicebelowisnotfollowed.
Do not pressurize the cylinder if there are any surface abrasions or dents. Contact Air Arms for advice.
Donotstoretherifleinplaceswith,ornearsourcesofhightemperaturesuchasfiresorboilers.
Do not attempt to dismantle when pressurised.
Donotpressurizebeyondthestatedfillingpressure(seefillinginstructionsection).Damagecausedby
such action is not covered by the manufacturers warranty.
Onlyuseclean,filteredanddrycompressedair.Neveruseanyothergas,particularlyindustrialorwelding gases such as oxygen, carbon dioxide, acetylene, hydrogen, argon, etc.
If compressed air is being used other than from a diving shop, the inside of the cylinder should be inspected for corrosion at least annually. If in doubt contact Air Arms for advice.
In any event the cylinder should be inspected every two to three years depending upon usage. Air Arms
can provide this service at a reasonable cost.
Tomaintainthisrifleingoodworkingorderitshouldbeservicedannuallybyacompetentgunsmith,
your supplier may be able to provide this service or contact air arms.
Areasonableamountofadvicewillbeprovidedtoenabletheendusertoservicetheirownrifle,however this is at the discretion of Air Arms and may not be given in all cases.
ThevelocityofthisriflehasbeensetusingAirArmsfieldpellets.Ifanyothermakeortypeofpelletis
tobeusedtheriflemustbere-testedwiththepelletthatistobeused,toensurethemuzzleenergyiswithinthe
limits determined by current legislation.
Duetothenatureofhandpumpsandtheirrelativeinefficiencyinremovingmoisturefromthecompressed air , the chances of corrosion damage to the cylinder and other internal components are increased.
Thereforetherifleshouldberegularlyservicedand/orcheckedforanysignsofdamagebyacompetent
gunsmith.
AirArmsrecommendusingadrypackfilterkitonanyhandpumpsusedtofillourairrifles.
Thismodelisahighpowerversionthatrequirestheusertoholdafirearmscertificate.
IfaccessoriesnotmanufacturedbyAirArmsareusedonthisrifle,AirArmscannotbeheldresponsible
for any loss of performance.
Contact your supplier or Air Arms for any advice on this matter.
General Maintenance And Lubrication
Fixings
Regularlycheckthetightnessofallfixings.Howeverdonotbetemptedtoovertightenassomepartsare
made from aluminium and stripped threads may result. Stripped threads are not covered by the manufacturers
warranty.
Barrel
Forultimateaccuracy,cleanandre-lubethebarrelfrequently.Itisdifficulttoadvisehowoftenisbest
foreverycircumstance,butevery250shotsisnottoooftenifthedesireistokeepthebarrelinthebestpossible
condition.
The correct materials are very important. Air arms only use products made by napier. Listed below are
the napier products and a more generally available alternative. If possible use napier for the best results.
CLEANER :
OIL :
PULL-THROUGH PAD :
PULL-THROUGH LINE :
‘NAPIER GUN CLEANER’, ALTERNATIVELY WHITE SPIRIT.
‘NAPIER GUN OIL’, ALTERNATIVELY ‘3 IN 1’ OIL.
‘NAPIER RIFLE CLEAN’, ALTERNATIVELY SOFT COTTON CLOTH.
‘NAPIER PULL THROUGH KIT’, ALTERNATIVELY 20lb FISHING LINE.
As a rule cleaners and oils intended for shotguns and small/full bore weapons are not suitable.
1.
Cut a piece of line three times the length of your barrel, fold in half and tie ends together. Removesilenceriffitted.Openloadingbolt.
2.
Feedun-knottedenddownbarrelfromthemuzzleenduntilfoldedendprotrudesabout50mm.
3.
Cuta100mmlengthof‘rifleclean’or100x50mmpieceofclothandpassitbetweentheprotrudingloop.Spraythepadwith‘guncleaner’orwhitespirit,turntherifleupsidedownandpullthelineback
through the barrel slowly.
4.
Repeat steps 2&3 until the pad is clean.
5.
Repeat steps 2&3 once more without any cleaner on the pad to dry the barrel.
6.
Repeat steps 2&3 once more with the pad sprayed with ‘gun oil’ or 3 in 1 oil.
Important Thereasonforturningtherifleupsidedownistopreventexcesscleaner/oilfrompassing
downthetransferportintothefiringvalvechamber.
Lubrication
Lubrication of the internal mechanism is not
coveredinthishandbook.Thisisbestperformed
by a competent gunsmith or the factory and in any
case should not be required until the annual service. Apply a small dab of grease or oil, on the two
pivotpointsshowninthediagram,andwork-inby
movingtheboltforwardsandbackwards.Wipeoff
excessive grease. Preferred grease is ‘napier g95
gun grease’. On return from every shooting session,
wipe all over the exterior with an oily rag to preservethesurfacefinishduringstorage.
A small drop of oil should be applied to the
magazineOringtokeepitmoist,andincreaseits
life span.
Mounting/Demounting the Magazine & Pellets
Demounting
Fullycock therifle,gripthemagazineandslideoutofthebolthousingwithoutlifting.Do not
attempt to lift vertically as damage to the indexing spring will result.
Torefitthemagazine,fullycocktherifle,gripthemagazineandslideinthebolthousingapplying
downwardpressurewiththeforefingertokeepthebaseofthemagazineagainstthebottomoftheslotinthe
bolthousing.Takecarenottodamagetheindexingspring.
Loading pellets
Hold the magazine and drop a pellet into the chamber. Manually index to the next empty chamber and repeat
until the magazine is full. Finally line up the red dot on the pellet carrier with the ‘V’ notch on the clear
magazine cover.
Operating Instructions
Cocking
Hold securely in one hand and with the
otherpullthecockingleveroutandtotherear.At
theendofthestrokethemagazinewillindexand
present a new chamber, also the trigger mechanism will engage. This can be determined by the
triggerblade‘kicking’forwardattheendofthe
cockingstroke.
Theeffectrequiredtocockthegunis
quite low so minimal force should be used.
Note !Itisveryimportantthatthecockinglever
ispulledbacktothecorrectposition.Inone
positive motion. The magazine indexes to the
next pellet position as the bolt is retracted and it
is possible for a partial index if the lever is not
pulled backfully.
Ifyoufindthemechanismhasnotcockedcompletelybutthemagazinehasindexed,Re-cockbut
beforeclosingthebolt,removethemagazineandmanuallyindexitbacktotheemptychamber.Replacethe
magazineandfireasnormal.Ifthisprocedureisnotfolloweditislikelythatyouwillloadasecondpellet
intothebarrel.Pushtheleverbacktotheforwardposition.Therifleisnowcockedandloaded,treatwith
caution.
Power adjuster
TherearetwoversionsoftheS510TC,onefittedwithapoweradjusteronthesideoftherifleand
one without.
Theadjustercanbeusedtoadjustthepoweratanytimebyjustturninganticlockwisetoincrease
andclockwisetodecreasethepower.Adjustingthepowerbetweenshotswillnotharmtherifle.
Onthelefthandsideoftherifleisaindicatortohelpselectyourmostcommonpowersettings+=
High. -=Low.Themarksdonotindicateaparticularpowerasthiswouldchangedependingonthepellets
used.Theengravingmaybemarkedtheotherwayroundtotheimagebelow.Thisisnormalandformanufacturing purposes.
Filling Instructions
NOTE ! ONLY USE CLEAN, DRY AND FILTERED COMPRESSED AIR, PREFERABLY FROM A DIVING SHOP.
OVER PRESSURIZATION MAY DAMAGE THE CYLINDER BEYOND REPAIR.
Firstthefemalepartofthefillingkit(thiswassuppliedwiththerifle)mustbefittedtoyourfilling
equipment.Thefemalepart(S475)hasa1/8thBSPmalethreadthatscrewsdirectlyintothehoseofyour
pumporbottle.Nextremovethedustcoverfromtheendofyourrifle.
This is achieved by unscrewing the cover in an anti-clockwise
direction. There is only one filling connector on the rifle and this
fills both cylinders.
Oncetheconnectorisexposedthefemalepartofthefillingkitcanbeplaceonthemaleandpressall
thewayonmakingsurethatthe‘O’ringsonthemalepartarecovered.
Itisawiseprecautiontoholdthefemalepartoftheconnector,duringthefillingprocedure,asshown
in the pictures below. This will ensure the female adaptor is located completely over the male part and preventanyaccidentaldislodgingoftheconnectorbeforeyoustarttorefillthecylinder.
Using hand pumps
The procedure for using hand pumps is the same as for bottle. It is more important to turn the female
on thegunto lockitinplace.
WhenusingthepumpitmustberememberedthatthefirstfewpumparefillingthehoseandNOT
thegun.Whenthepressureinthehoseequalizestothatinthegun,thegunwillstarttofill.
Itcantakesomeefforttofillthegunusingapumpandwerecommendusingthepumptotopup
insteadoffillingfromempty.
Withthefemaleinplacetheguncannowbefilled.
Iftherifleisemptythemechanismwillneedtobecockedtoallowthefiringvalvetoclose.Iftherifle isnotcockedwhenthebottleisopenedorthepumpused,theairwillpastthevalveandexhaustthrough
the barrel.
Checkthatthebleedvalveonthefillingequipmentisclosed(turnclockwisetoclose)thenslowly
open the main valve on bottle or start using the pump. The pressure in the hose will equalise and then the
riflewillstarttofill.
Ifyouarefillingyourriflefromemptytheremaybesomeairexhaustedthroughthebarreluntilthe
airpressureissufficienttoovercomethefiringvalvespring(S306)thiswillhappenatapproximately50bar
(750psi).
ThefillingpressureoftheS510TCis200bar(2900psi)for.177and.22calibresand170bar
(2465psi)for.25calibre.Fillingtoahigherpressureswillnotincreasepower.Numberofshotsmayincrease
buttherwillbeahigherspreadbetweenthelowestandhighestpowershot.Overfillingwilllowerthepower
and may cause irreparable damage to the cylinder.
Oncethefillingpressurehasbeenreached,closethevalveonthebottleorstoppumping,openthe
bleedvalveonthefillingkit (toventthehose,ifyoudonotventthehoseyouwillnotbeabletoremovethe
femalefromtherifle).Nowthefemaleconnectorcanberemovedfromtherifleandendcap(E483BK)can
be replaced over the male connector ensuring not to over-tighten.
TheS510TCrangeofriflesarefittedwithapressureindicatormountedontheundersideoftherifle
justinfrontofthestockscrew.Thisprovidestheuserwithavisualcheckontheamountofairremainingin
thecylinderthisindicatorshouldnotbeusedduringthefillingprocessastheneedlereactionspeedhasbeen
slowedtopreventdamagewhilstfilling.Afterfillingtheneedlecantakeseveralsecondstosynchronizewith
the air in the cylinder.
Thepicturebelowshowsagunswithjustover150barofpressure.Althougheverygunisslightly
differenttherecommendedrefillpressurefortheS510TCisbetween100and110bar.
NOTE: On the front end of the cylinder is an engraved warning
reading....
READMANUAL.MFP200bar.DOM##/##/###7075T6.
INSPECT BI ANNUALLY. #####
MFP
MSP
DOM
=
Maximum Filling Pressure. The pressure is stated.
=
Maximum Safe Pressure. The pressure is stated.
=
Date of Manufacture. The date is stated.
WARNING NOTE CONCERNING 300 BAR BOTTLES.
WITH THE ADVENT OF THE 300 BAR BOTTLE IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT CARE HAS TO BE
TAKEN WHEN FILLING YOUR RIFLE. THE FILLING PROCEDURE DESCRIBED IN THIS MANUAL MUST BE FOLLOWED TO AVOIDED DAMAGE TO THE RIFLE, PARTICULARLY THE SLOW
OPENINGOFTHEVALVEONTHEBOTTLE.OPENINGTHEVALVEQUICKLYWILLALLOWUP
TO 300 BAR OF PRESSURE INTO THE CYLINDER AT ONCE, THIS COULD CAUSE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO THE CYLINDER.
Trigger adjustments
TheS510TCmodelsallhavethesametriggermechanism.Itisatwostageunitwithadjustmentto
bothstagesplusaweightofpulladjustment.Itiseasytoupsetthebalancebetweenthetwostagesandmake
thetriggerinoperableifincorrectlyadjusted.
Ifyouhavenoexperienceofadjustingtwostagetriggersseekguidanceorleavethetriggerassetby
the factory.
Note!Incorrectlyadjustedtriggermechanismsarenotcoveredbythemanufacturerswarranty.Itisnotpossibletotestthisriflewithanincorrectlyadjustedtrigger,thereforealltriggersleavethefactorywithcorrect
adjustment.
WARNING!Pleasenotethatitispossibletostopthesafetybuttonworkingwithincorrecttriggeradjustment.
AN INCORRECTLY ADJUSTED TRIGGER CAN MAKE THE RIFLE UNSAFE TO HANDLE.
DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION
TheS510TCrifleshaveatruetwostagetriggermechanism.Thismeansthatasthetriggerispulled
thebottomseargraduallydisengageswiththetopsearuntilthetwodisengagecompletelyandtheriflegoes
off. If the pressure on the trigger is released at any point before full disengagement, the bottom sear will automatically returnbacktofullengagement.Thistypeoftriggerallowsveryfinebutsafeoperationbecauseit
isthereleaseofthe2ndstagethatactuallymakestheriflefire.Thisarrangementisvastlysuperiortopseudo
two stagetriggerswherethefirststageisjustapivotingtriggerbladethatdoesnotmovesears.Thedown
sideisthattheyaremoredifficulttoadjustcorrectly.
Adjustment
Therearethreeadjusterscrews,A-B-C.
Theweightofpulladjuster(A)islocatedinthefrontofthetriggerguard.Clockwiserotationincreasespullweight.Ifadjustedtoofarthespringwillbecomecoil-boundandpreventtriggeroperation.
Thesecondstageadjuster(B)istherearscrewlocatedinthetriggerblade.Thisscrewdetermines
theexactpointthatthe2ndstagestarts.Ifthe1ststagescrewisincorrectlyadjustedthisscrewmaynothave
any effect.
Thefirststageadjuster(C)isthefrontscrewlocatedinthetriggerblade.Thisscrewdeterminesthe
length oftravelbeforethe2ndstagestarts.Clockwiseadjustmentreducesthefirststagetravel.
Thisrifleisfittedwithamanualsafetybuttonlocatedinthetriggerblade.
Tomaketheriflesafethebuttonmustbepresseduntilitisflushwiththesideofthetriggerblade.
Pleasenotethatitispossibletostopthesafetybuttonworkingwithincorrecttriggeradjustment.
With the button pressed in the rifle is safe.
With the button out the rifle is now ready to fire.