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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:38 pm Reply with quote
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Hi everyone!

I just acquired a Healthways Plainsman 175 overall not in bad condition. I was wondering if can tell me where the BB's go in? The rear sight lifts up but it cannot be removed, so I can't tell if there is a slot in there for them? There is a small screw next to where the CO2 cartridge is. My guess is that they go in there because I can hear a spring in there. The screw turns about 90* and that's it. I can pull on it but cannot remove it. Is it supposed to be removable?

Also is there any maintenance I can do? This thing hasn't been fired in quite some time. I don't want to take it apart unless I have to. Does anything need to be lubed?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:21 pm Reply with quote
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Just did a quick google search and it appears you need the short 8gram carts. You can order them online I think. Seems like it holds 100 BBs... has 2 power settings (I think that's the screw you were turning 90*). Semi auto. They look slightly luger-ish in shape.

I can't find much other than ones for sale.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:23 pm Reply with quote
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Welcome to the forum, BlackAce!

Looking around on the net I found out that the screw is a power adjuster, and that the gun uses 8 gram CO2 bulbs (not the now standard 12 gram size). Hopefully someone that has one will surface with the information that you requested.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:12 am Reply with quote
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Thanks for the welcome!

I appreciate the help but I already knew that it used the 8 gram CO2 bulbs. LOL

The problem I am having is where do I insert the BB's

I didn't know that's what the screw was, so that's cool. I was thinking that's where the BB's would go in.

I couldn't find much info on it either other than the size CO2 cartridges it uses, mainly just ones for sale like fritz said.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:21 am Reply with quote
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See if this helps:

This site talks about a "BB elevator" sticking, which implies to me that the BB's come up from underneath, meaning the grip area.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=130737515

This site talks about a "loading door":
http://www.airgunsmith.com/cgi-bin/air_pistol_review/reviews.pl?review=1047heath175

Is there anything that could be a door in the grip area?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:24 am Reply with quote
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I saw that pic on Gun Broker earlier and that's why I think the BB's go in the back under the rear sight. Also, on Airgunsmith someone there states that it hold 100 BB's in it's reservoir. Behind the rear site would be the only place on the gun that would hold that many BB's.


One thing though. Everything I have read on it says that's a pretty good gun. So that's good.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:38 am Reply with quote
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Try and find an exploded parts diagram.

Your little thing on the side says NJ. Where you are you in NJ?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:33 am Reply with quote
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Behind the rear sight it is. Here you go:
http://www.co2airguns.net/collection/Healthways%20Plainsman/index.htm
http://www.co2airguns.net/collection/Healthways%20Plainsman/plainsman%20article%20page%201.jpg
http://www.co2airguns.net/collection/Healthways%20Plainsman/plainsman%20article%20page%202.jpg
http://www.co2airguns.net/collection/Healthways%20Plainsman/plainsman%20article%20page%203.jpg

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:48 pm Reply with quote
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WOW That is awesome!!!! Thanks a lot it is very much appreciated!!!!

I have been looking for atleast 3 days on the internet tying to find some info on it. THANKS!!!!!

Now I have to get me some CO2 cartridges which I already found, some BB's and a new o-ring for the bottom screw and then cross my finger and hope it works!


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Behind the rear sight it is. Here you go:
http://www.co2airguns.net/collection/Healthways%20Plainsman/index.htm
http://www.co2airguns.net/collection/Healthways%20Plainsman/plainsman%20article%20page%201.jpg
http://www.co2airguns.net/collection/Healthways%20Plainsman/plainsman%20article%20page%202.jpg
http://www.co2airguns.net/collection/Healthways%20Plainsman/plainsman%20article%20page%203.jpg
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:54 pm Reply with quote
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fritz wrote:
Try and find an exploded parts diagram.

Your little thing on the side says NJ. Where you are you in NJ?



I'm in southern NJ like you. I'm about 15 min south of Toms River.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:20 pm Reply with quote
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Oh, I used to be able to see the Rancocas creek, but then they built houses blocking my view... Evil or Very Mad

It's ok, because the residents don't know that they live on a superfund site. Before the houses where built they were hauling dump trucks of 55galon drums out of there.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:47 pm Reply with quote
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fritz wrote:
Oh, I used to be able to see the Rancocas creek, but then they built houses blocking my view... Evil or Very Mad

It's ok, because the residents don't know that they live on a superfund site. Before the houses where built they were hauling dump trucks of 55galon drums out of there.



LOL!!!! I bet they paid a ton of money for them too. LOL!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:43 am Reply with quote
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i know its a bit late, haha. but i have a plainsman .175. and i shoot it very often. its a great gun. the bbs go in right under the rear sight, the screw is a power adjuster. also if it leaks anywhere, be happy knowing there is only one o ring, plus the co2 gasket. if u need any help, tips, advice on this airgun, feel free to pm me. and i will let u know everything u need to know.
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