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Refurbished, RWS 48 .177 Side Lever - 1100 fps!

Refurbished, RWS 48 .177 Side Lever - 1100 fps!

Was $299.99
  • List Price $386.49
  • Code: 2166200R · 0.177 cal · 1100 fps ·
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This remanfactured rifle comes with a 30 day warranty.

When RWS first introduced the Model 48, we expected it to become a classic. What was unexpected was its rapid rise to classic status among knowledgeable air gunners. At 1110fps in .177 (750 mps), this rifle propels pellets at .22 rim-fire velocities! This tremendous power is generated by the use of a very robust spring piston power plant cocked by a side lever action. The action is mounted into an extended beech stock to reduce felt recoil and to aid in achieving accuracy potential. Not designed for the faint hearted, this is one impressive air arm, both in performance and presence. It fulfills its purpose as a potent, full-size sporting airgun suitable for either pest control or field target shooting, yet it does so with both balance and grace. The substantial one-piece stock allows for comfortable offhand shooting and adds to the overall sensation that the Model 48 is a force to be reckoned with. The rifle is fitted with a finely rifled, fixed barrel system loaded via sliding breech opening. Its full accuracy potential can be realized by the use of a quality RWS airgun scope mounted to the scope rail. Other standard features include an adjustable trigger, an adjustable rear sight, and an automatic safety.

Unlike other RWS rifles this refurbished unit holds only a 30 day warranty directly through us. Umarex USA the importers of the rifle are still able to service it out side of this 30 days at a cost.

Caliber: .177
Ammo Type: Pellets and Lead Ball
Body Components: Wood Stock with Metal Receiver and Barrel
Power Supply: Spring Pneumatic
Overall Length: 42"
Barrel Length: 17"
Fire Mode: Single Shot
Cocking Effort: 39lbs
Action: Side Lever
Trigger Pull: 3.3lbs
Gun Weight: 8.5lbs
Muzzle Velocity: 1100 FPS
Front Sight: Fixed
Rear Sight: Adjustable
Warranty: 30 Days Only

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  • ManufacturerRWS
  • Caliber0.177 cal
  • Velocity1100 fps
  • ConditionRefurbished
  • Ammo TypePellets
  • ActionSidelever
  • Barrel StyleFixed Barrel
  • Fire ModeSingle-shot
  • MechanismSpring piston
  • Opticsnone
  • UseSmall Game Hunting / Target Shooting
  • Warranty30 Day Limited
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Refurbished, RWS 48 .177 Side Lever - 1100 fps! Reviews
5 Stars based on 7 Review(s)
Port Huron, MI
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awesome rifle!
June 12, 2017
I am totally impressed with this rifle, can't tell it is refurbished at all !!! Shoots 10 grain pellets very well, I would recommend this rifle if you're looking for a high performance side cocker. A great value for the price, can't be beat !!! Varmint population has been drastically reduced at my place...
Accurate, well made and reliable with a very nice trigger
Doesn't like pellets much heavier than 10.5 grains, rifle is on the heavy side for stalking but what a shooter!

West Seneca, NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Not for the faint of heart!
April 19, 2012
Purchased a refurb which came with an RWS scope. Rifle is heavy, hard to cock, and has a strong recoil. The 4 x 32 scope broke. While I didnt measure the velocity with a chronograph, at 11 yards this "cannon" of a pellet gun slung lead with speed and force!
German quality, nice stock, side lever feature.

Bradda Ray
5 Stars

rws 48 .177 refurbished
September 2, 2011
When i received this rifle and took it out of the box it looked brand new except for the "R" stamped on the stock and the barrel it worked just like new and very powerful. Whenever you find rws air rifles on the refurbished list, it is a great investment. In fact all rws rifles and the pistol are great investments. i even got an RWS pistol on the refurb list. Airgun depot is a great place to purchase air rifles and pistols.

5 Stars

Ref RWS 48 .177
April 24, 2011
very good gun, extremely accurate! a little loader than I expected, loader than my GAMO CFX. And it's deffinitely a scope eater. I just ate my NcStar 6-24x50 after 300 rounds, which worked on my CFX for more than 1500 rounds. Need a quality scope. Also, I put a bipod on it. shoot a 600ml soda bottle over 100 yards without any problem!

Dan (DeadEyeDan)
5 Stars

All Smiles
March 17, 2011
Was apprehensive about a refurb but when they got these RWS 48 .177 in I jumped at the chance. First, this is one well built rifle. From the moment you grasp it you feel the weight and how solid it is. Shouldering the rifle feels very good and for people around 5'9" and under it should fit well. The first time I cocked the rifle I thought, wow you need to really pull that lever lol. Actually just find a position that suits you best and cocking it isnt hard at all. Being a lefty (although I shoot left and right pistol and rifle equally) I found it awkward loading pellets, again however I found what suits me and problem solved. A little experimentation goes a long ways with getting along with a rifle this stout. Trigger. One of the requirements I had when looking for the right air rifle was the trigger, bad trigger = deal breaker. IF your like me and want to also use your rifle as a trainer for your powder burners the T05 does the job and does it well. I like it so much I havent even touched it from the factory setting. Now remember I havent tried to adjust the T05 but I do think the T01 trigger is probably a smidge better and please dont fret over the plastic trigger. You put your finger where its supposed to go and there isnt any flexing period. Trigger has a nice first stage and I know I can make the 2nd stage break cleaner but this trigger really mimics one of my rifles so I left it. But knowing there is plenty to adjust out is a good feeling! Accuracy at 10 meters, well it goes where you point it. Standing, open sights I can put 3 shots in a nifty tight group (touching, if I do my part). Rested open sights its just one ragged hole. Couple weeks ago it was snowing (heavy enough that it was tough to see the target at 25 yards) and we had a crosswind between 7 and 12 mphs. Temp was a blistering 12 degrees. I only brought the rifle to the range that morning to take a 5 shot group and move onto my CF's. Well 4 of those shots were inside 1/2 inch and I pulled one but it still made that group just inside 3/4 of an inch. Yeah I know not the best group but this was in my opinion worse case scenario for shooting, again hard to make out the target and a freezing crosswind, call me impressed. Seems to like pretty much any pellet Ive thrown at it thus far. Crossman Premiers, JSB exacts, Beeman FTS and RWS superdomes. While this is a great rig here are some things worth mentioning. The front site is really wide. I removed the front blade and thinned it a bit, be careful if you do this its not hard to file but you should have some pretty good measuring skills. This gun is very, very loud and suprise, suprise has a little kick to it. The refurbs have a little "r" stamped into the action and just below that in the stock on both sides. I couldnt care less as thats something they need to do but others may have issues. Just throwing that out there. I love the gun and everyone thats shot it loves it! Airgun Depot did me right, shipping was delayed initially due to a bad snowstorm but once it got on the truck it arrived in a couple days.

Q from ky
5 Stars

powerful and accurate
December 28, 2009
Recently purchased an rws 48 refurbished unit from Airgun Depot.after i purchased an rws 34 from them refurb as well.Both gun's arrived in excellant condition.look and perform like new. couldn't be more happy with these rifle's.they are built like only the german's can build them best I can tell.accuracy and extreme power is what to expect from these babie's.they don't mess around.If you can Shoot at all these rifle's will definately please.and Airgun Depot is the place to get'em. Good people to deal with bottom line.just wish they were closer to

John Frueh
5 Stars

RWS 48 Refurbished WOW
September 24, 2009
The only way I can tell this is a remanufactured gun is there is a R stamped into the stock. It's That Perfect. You'd be crazy to buy a new one. I've owned a quality Beeman for over 15 years and I have never had to have it looked at or fixed. Screw the Warranty for this price..........

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By stan from Charleston SC on February 19, 2012
What scope and mount combination is best for this rifle? the BSA 3-9x40 scope with A/O is on sale for $55 and the pop up mount is a 22mm picatinny weaver one piece mount but I do not know if it is best or will fit? Help
By Staff on February 27, 2012

For this rifle you want to get a dove tail mount and dove tail mount with one inch rings should do fine.

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