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Beeman QB79 Air Rifle
The Beeman QB79 Air Rifle. CO2-powered wood and metal airgun. Uses any scope sight. Spare parts kits and accessories available.
Tanks, cartridges and adapters not included.

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Product Code: IBQB79

Description Technical Specs

QB78-type air rifles are now branded as Beeman. The product is the same, only the name and the box has changed. QB78 air rifles are still arriving from the US distributor with Industry Brand-branding and this will change to Beeman-branded product on stock rotation.

From the beginning, Archer Airguns sold airgun parts.

With time, we have expanded our range of airgun kits for different brands and models. Now Archer Airguns has evolved to become the premier Internet source for airgun parts. Specifically we concentrate on parts for current and relatively-recent airguns. You’ll see many parts kits for new airgun brands and models introduced in future.

This means that Archer Airguns no longer sells airguns. If you’re looking for QB78-type air rifles, we recommend that you contact Pyramyd Air. Here are some useful direct links to the individual models:

Beeman QB78 Deluxe CO2 Air Rifle 0.22

Beeman QB78S CO2 Air Rifle 0.22

Beeman AR2078 CO2 Thumbhole Target Rifle 0.177

Beeman AR2078A CO2 Target Rifle 0.177

If you are looking for an Archer Airguns QB78 Repeater or QB79 Repeater, the spiritual successor to these products is the Umarex Gauntlet. This PCP air rifle can also be powered by CO2 if required and offers the benefits of the original Archer Repeater with a much increased power level.

Again, the Umarex Gauntlet can be found at Pyramyd Air:

Umarex Gauntlet PCP Air Rifle, Synthetic Stock 0.177

If you want airgun parts, however, you are at the right place! Check out our store for QB78 parts, Crosman, Benjamin parts and more…

This is a variant of the QB78 designed for use with a paintball tank to supply the CO2.

But wait, there's more! The QB79 is a very versatile air rifle that can be used with Powerlets, 88 gram AirSource tanks and even 12 gram Powerlets through the use of adapters. The basic rifle is sold without a CO2 source, but can be used with a paintball tank up to 2-inches diameter - but see note below - using Crosman Air Source 88g cartridges with an adapter, or even 12 Gram Powerlets - again with an adapter (all adapters are available on this site).

You can see the variety of CO2 sources that the QB79 can use in the photograph above. There's more detail and photos in this post in the Archer Airguns blog on the QB79.

Uses a
heavier barrel than the QB78 and has a shorter fore end to the stock, but otherwise very similar.

The average number of “good” shots with different types of tank are:

88g AirSource tank (adapter required) about 220 (single use)
3.5-ounce paintball tank about 240 (re-fillable)
9-ounce paintball tank about 630 (re-fillable)

The QB79 works with paintball tanks having a maximum outside diameter of 2.000 inches. Recent 9-oz and 3.5-oz tanks are normally 2-inches in nominal diameter, but can actually be larger in actual diameter - particularly if they are of alloy construction. If the tank is larger than 2.000 inches in outside diameter, it may not fit the gun unless the Archer Airguns QB79 Tank Adapter is used (see QB79 Parts page for details).

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review:

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 QB79 with 88/90g CO2 June 9, 2023
Reviewer: Pear from Western US  
Hi All,
I have a QB79 on the way in transit, so I'm looking to find more information on what choices I have to power this thing. I like the idea of a paintball gun tank, but don't have a compressor. I have a bunch of 12g powerlets, but I'm also looking at being able to use the larger 88g/90g cartridges. I've read that an adapter is needed for these but can't find a source. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Pear

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Hallelujah April 28, 2017
Reviewer: Matty B. from Dartmouth Ma.  
How do you say Hallelujah in Chinese? QB

78! I've set up 4mm targets ( 24 of them)    

and hit them all, "no misses" at 25 yards.

With a Bug Buster scope thi gun will put a

Smile on your face with every shot....

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 What's not to like about this rifle ? September 10, 2016
Reviewer: Mitch from MS United States  
I bought this one and added the ninja reg and bottle, along with the adapter in .22. I have not regretted that decision. I have since put the repeater kit on it. I love it. Although I am most comfortable with a shorter 3-9x32. I have shot this rifle from 10 to 50 meters. It all depends on your pellet choice.  I use a 40 lb scuba tank to refill. Yep, I get a lot of trigger time. My QB79 prefers Crosman Premier Hollow Points for most shooting within 30 meters. I have put many different brands and weights through it.  
I will be buying another in .177, maybe go co2 for awhile. Heck, I can always swap it over. Right ?
I hope you enjoy your's as much as I do mine.
Good shooting everyone.

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  2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 QB79 Great Value; Great gun! July 16, 2009
Reviewer: William Price from Bealeton, VA United States  
A torn rotator cuff made it impossible to shoot my 1000 FPS break-barrel .177 pellet rifle, so I sought something CO2 powered and found the Archer site.

The QB79 appeared to be the best value for me, so I took a chance on the 'unknown.' I was not disappointed. The gun is great, Archer's service is great also. I've shot well over 1000 pellets each week since I received the gun and learned a lot from Archer's video tutorials and blogs, and from the Chinese airgun forum.

Buying the Industry Brand guns and buying from Archer is a good, safe bet.

I recommend the Gold Service, the "Edge" brand pellets, the Silent Pellet Trap, the Oversize Bolt handle, the 2x o-ring kit (all of which i've purchased) and that wonderful upgrade stock for the QB79 which is on my wish-list.

Also, be SURE to add PellGun Oil to your order.

Browse, compare, learn, shoot. Repeat as necessary.


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