PLEASE READ THROUGH THE INSTRUCTION LEAFLET FIRST, THEN IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE, HAVE A READ THROUGH THIS GUIDE.
First, make sure the rifle is unloaded. You will have to cock the rifle to fit the 5 shot magazine system, to be totally safe I suggest you either remove the air cylinder, or empty all the air from it, there being no safety on the S200 models. If you don't remove the cylinder, or empty all the air, PLEASE BE EXTRA CAREFUL IN KEEPING YOUR FINGERS & TOOLS AWAY FROM THE TRIGGER WHILST THE RIFLE IS COCKED. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT EVEN WITH NO AIR IN THE CYLINDER, OR THE CYLINDER REMOVED, IF THE BOLT IS COCKED AND YOU CATCH THE TRIGGER WHILST YOUR FINGERS ARE IN THE BREECH AREA OF THE RIFLE, THE RAPID MOVEMENT OF THE BOLT CLOSING ON YOUR FINGERS COULD BE VERY PAINFULL!!!
Secondly, don't panic if it first seems like the securing bolt holes in the 5 shot magazine holder are not in the correct place. You should find two extra holes underneath the original pellet channel when you have removed it, HOWEVER,
not all S200's seem to have these. Tools for the job;-
2.5mm allen key.
Suitable lubrication for the magazine and pellet holding rubbers. Right, here goes;- 1.
Cock the rifle, then using a 2.5mm allen key, undo the bolts securing the original pellet channel. See photograph below;-2.
Once both bolts have been removed, hold cocking bolt right back and remove original pellet channel. See photograph below;- 3.
Now the original pellet channel has been removed, fit 5 shot magazine holder in position. Again you will need to hold the bolt right back to allow the magazine holder to slot into place. Fit the magazine holder with the securing bolt holes towards the rear of the rifle. See photograph below;- 4.
5 shot magazine holder in place before securing. See photograph below;- 5.
Secure 5 shot magazine holder with the longer bolts supplied with the kit. Fit both bolts losely first, then just nip them up. No need to go over the top when tightening the bolts. See photograph below;- 6.
5 shot magazine holder secured in place with the longer bolts provided in the kit. At this point try the operation of the cocking bolt to make sure it still moves smoothly. See photograph below;- 7.
Before inserting the magazine into the holder, lubricate the bottom and top of the magazine with a suitable lubricant. I used a very light coating of Castrol Chainwax. See photographs below;- 8.
To insert magazine, cock the rifle (you do not have to hold the cocking bolt right back for this) and insert the magazine in to opening in the holder, making sure you have the magazine the correct way around, (sloping ends facing upwards). If inserting the magazine from the left of the rifle, make sure the circular recess in the end of the magazine is facing the action, otherwise the magazine won't go in. If you wish to insert the magazine from the right of the rifle, just make sure the circular recess in the end of the magazine is facing away from the rifle. Inserting magazine from the right, see photograph below;- 9.
Before loading the magazine and using it, apply a very small amount of a suitable lubricant to the pellet holding rubbers in the magazine. This will help make these rubbers last longer, although there is spare rubber supplied in the kit. To load the magazine, remove it from the rifle and with the circular recess in the end of the magazine on the right and the slopping ends of the magazine on the top, load the magazine by incerting the pellets dome first. If the rubbers are in good order and you make an error in loading the magazine, say you've inserted a pellet the wrong way round, the only way to remove the pellet would be by using a suitable probe. To load a pellet when the rubbers are very new you may also have to use a suitable probe to push them home, but it will not be so neccessary once the rubbers wear a little. Once the rubbers are very worn you may find that pellets drop out of the magazine. See photographs below;- 10.
It says in the instruction leaflet with the kit that the magazine is designed for use with J.S.B pellets. It also says that it can be used with other makes, but they may fall out of the magazine. As a test using Air Arms Field 4.52s (made by J.S.B of course), before I tried shooting any pellets, I gave it a good shake to see if any pellets would drop out. The result was excellent and none of them dropped out. However, once the rubbers wear, which they will do very quickly if you don't add any suitable lube to them, they will drop out if shaken violently and maybe just in the normal operation of the magazine and rifle. See photographs below;- PLEASE NOTE that not all S200's seem to come with the extra bolt holes underneath the original pellet tray. ALSO, the magazine may not fit Gnib stocked S200's. At present it is not known if the magazine system will fit MkIII S200's.