Written on: 20/10/2013
After using PCP guns, my last one was a HW100 so i suppose i looked down on the old springer. Then i sold my HW100 thinking i would not shoot again, stupid really, as i don't think i will ever give up entirely. Anyway, i needed a gun again but had a small budget which meant pcp's were not on the shopping list. Then i was given an old springer still in its bag, not even knowing what it was. When i finally had a look, i realized what great condition the stock and even the bluing on the metal... (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2010
I have had my BSA mercury since I was 12 I am now 50 and it still serves me well. Last year I striped it down and fitted a full Chambers delux kit and now its smooth and powerfull ( just under the legal limit at 11.8 lbs ) I only shoot Targets or Rats and its supurb at both I own two other guns which were far more expencive Wierauch wh100 and an Air arms prosport and it is not far behind them for acuracy although these guns are also supurb i dought they will be performing as well as the BSA... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2010
i was given a bsa mercery by a mate who i go rattin with cause i couldnt find a grouping and belive me that gun would give me many many more years service and it will be one gun that will be in my gun cabint for many more years. i would recomend it to anyone if your thinking about buying a gun get a bsa mercery after 1 shot you will fall in love with it. (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2010
I have "A" Mercury air rifle dont know what mk it is and trying to find out!
This gun in it's day was one of the most useable guns for hunting.
I started off using this gun and have gradually progressed to the smk308s.
I still have the mercury but need to find parts for it.
The cocking lever and the main piston as both are worn!
If anyone can help contact email@example.com
thanks (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2009 by gtfhgh (1 review written)
Had the gun given to me because the man who had it didn't use it much no more and have found that it is quite a powerful gun, I was wondering whether to buy a new pneumatic gun for the better accuracy because there is less recoil but looking at other reviews I think that I will stick with my bsa mercury for a few years now. (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2009 by mofo5 (1 review written)
This gun is one of the best spring rifles i've ever shot. After having my BSA Mercury for over 25 years i have never had to change any conponents, and it still fires at full power. Great at long range, superb at hunting in fact i have managed to kill 2 rabbits with one shot. ACCURATE RIFLE GOOD ALL ROUND (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2008 by shazzar (1 review written)
I like it its light good looking accurate and easy to load . Where I shoot I have to do lots of walking and it's good for that. Mines .177 and it's kills fine considering how old it is. the only downer is that it has no safety. Its consistently accurate, it's light and handles well, mines .177 and kills rabbits no problem. (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2008
Light weight and easy to use, the bsa mercury is a good gun but im in to mind weather to keep it or get a new co2 for the better acuracy and they have less recoil (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2008 by lineyzzz (1 review written)
This gun is a great first n for somebody starting shooting and briliant for a youngster to start as it is quite light and with a good scope is very accurate. (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2008 by deathcyclone (1 review written)
This gun is very good for hunting, especially rabbits. Not much recoil on firing (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2008
My rifle is very accurate with a pencil scope on for short range good for killing rabbits and birds as it has a oxe bow spring (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2008
Its a great little rifle for shooting rabbits but my advice is buy a silencer and better scope. The BSA Mercury is light and easy to maneuver with. The bad points are that its a single stage trigger and not as powerful as some other rifles on the market (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2007
An excellent classic gun. This BSA Mercury is a good, very strong gun. It has a well made stock and butt. It handles well and is accurate. (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2007 by andyrat (1 review written)
I have had three other air guns but have always gone back to my BSA Mercury. (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2007 by Belatucadrus (21 reviews written)
Having been away from plinking and target shooting for some years, I've picked it up again. And with a new breech seal and some TLC, the old BSA Mercury MK1 (late model) is reminding me why it's such fun.
I've been cruising the shops and websites looking for something that could be regarded as an upgrade, and it's very clear I'll have to part with mucho dinero to improve on the Mercury. It's accurate, nice looking, tough as old boots and there's no way I'm parting with it, even if I do go... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2007 by Cognition (90 reviews written)
Not long ago I owned a BSA Mercury in .22 - it was pretty good considering that (apparently) it'd been around in the family since the 70's.
I was given this rifle, and it was my first - I'd never had anything like it previously. Since I wasn't exactly into shooting at the time, my Mercury stayed unused for a year or two before I decided to pick it up and have a go in the back garden.
First impressions were good - accuracy was very impressive (although I had nothing to compare it with) and... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2007 by renoir (3 reviews written)
The BSA Mercury, the break barrel version of the Air Sporter, was my first air rifle and I still own and shoot with it regularly some 25 years later. It's one tough piece of kit - it has stood up to all manner of abuse and still delivers the same amount of punch as it did when it was new.
Just lately I stripped the rifle down (first time ever) and cleaned / lubed the moving parts wth the correct lubricants. Found very little wear to the piston and seals despite the 50,000 or so shots... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2006 by Cadeau (1 review written)
I bought the BSA Mercury about 24 years ago at a local hardware store. It has always been the pride of my collection even though I have other airguns that are much more powerful and expensive, This gun has tagged me lots of bunnies , squirrels, birds, frogs etc.... This Mercury is probally the most accurate airgun that I know of,
Approx. 5 years after purchasing it, the cocking arm gave out. I made a custom arm and is has not failed or ever will ! I have also since replaced the... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2006 by currykev (2 reviews written)
Managed to get this BSA Mercury for £10. I put in an Ox spring (£15) and renewed the breech washer (£2) and wow! It's much more powerful than my old Webley Vulcan. Well pleased, I know it's the mk1 version, probably about 25 yrs old, but worth looking out for secondhand. Parts are still available and the gun was easy to service (no complicated springs in the trigger mechanism). (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2005 by Starling Sniper (1 review written)
I got this BSA Mercury gun off the bloke next door as he didn't want it because he hadn't had it out the shed for years, and he had just got an air arms S200 (which is a fantastic rifle). All I needed to do was to put in the new ox square section main spring, which I did and WOW! I really am surprised how powerful and accurate it is, apart from the odd flyer which I think is me just getting used to the gun, I use RWS super domes, but when up at my mates farm I used some of his SMK pellets... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2004 by Gopud (5 reviews written)
Not sure if this is a Mercury Challenger? Bought it second hand from a magazine advert, they were selling two the other was a BSA Meteor which compared to the Mercury was a toy (would be a more effective weapon if I sharpened the end and threw it at the quarry). The Mercury is fitted with an Ox mainspring and 4x32 sights, I have shot rabbits at 30yds and stopped them on the spot, but better still is shooting pigeons and killing them outright at about the same distance. A lot of these older... (read more)