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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:23 pm    Post subject: Rowan Engineering conversion  Reply with quote

I recently acquired a Rowan Engineering multishot conversion system in .177 cal.
For anyone that is interested it will fit any of the 'Classic' single shot FN range and consists of a two part system. The main bracket attaches to the dovetail rail in front of the loading port while the mag is removable (once the bolt is open) for reloading. The mag is manually indexing so must be turned by hand between shots.


Here is a picture of the two part system

The mag is held in place by two magnets inlet into the mag and bracket.



Here is a back view of the bracket and mag showing the magnets that are used to hold the mag in place.

The unit appears well made and seems rugged enough to last well. There is a small indent stop in the mag to ensure it is rotated to the correct position for each shot. It takes a while to get used to the manual indexing but it is a bit quicker than finding a pellet in your pocket and putting it in the loading tray!



A close up of the mag.

The first downside of the system (other than having to manually index it) is the need for high or extra high mounts to fit the bracket to the dovetail. This can shift the scope height to the point where it is difficult to get a good sight picture without adjusting your head position. I also found that the system can be a bit fussy about which angle you are pointing the gun when reloading - when the gun is pointing down the pellet can drop down a bit early and make pushing the bolt forward difficult. With the gun pointing slightly up it seems to work fine though.

All in all it is a useful system but can't compete with the true multi-shot Falcons.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pictures, good comments.


When indexing by hand, is there a "stop" that you rotate to, or do you just watch for a pellet dropping?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The unit appears well made and seems rugged enough to last well.
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There is a small indent stop in the mag to ensure it is rotated to the correct position for each shot.
It takes a while to get used to the manual indexing but it is a bit quicker than finding a pellet in your pocket and putting it in the loading tray!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Del, its my poor reading ability again. My eyes were being drawn to the pretty pictures instead of reading all the writing!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject: interest Reply with quote

Hi There (this is my first post )
I've read about these conversion kits for mags on the single shots, now you've had it a while what are you thoughts on it?  Any probs?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive got the same kit but for my s400 and i thought it indexes because of the magnet attracting the arm thats between the pellets. could just be me not looking properly
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:22 pm    Post subject: rowan muilti adapter Reply with quote

how much is this bit of kit roughley cant find price    
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

truegrit have you seen this http://www.rowanengineering.com/products12.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! I still have the small spring loaded " Finger" that holds 1 pellet on top of the bolt.


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