Anics Skif A-3000


Walther P22 (.22 LR)

Anics Skif A-3000
Replica Of:
Walther P22 (.22 LR)
Made In:
177, lead pellet, 28-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
pellet seating tool, jam clearing tool
Recommended Pellet or BB:
JSB Match Diabolo or RWS Hobby
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.25, 7.25
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal/plastic, black, polymer
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
5.0, steel, yes
Trigger Action:
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
>12 (DA), 6.9 (SA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fully adjustable
Velocity (fps):
Sound Level (dB):
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): 0.392
Manufactured Dates:
2001 - 2008, continued after 2008 as the A-3003 Blackbird
95%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
Comments: The Anics Skif A-3000 borrows styling cues from several current semi-autos (Walther and Glock) but most closely resembles the Walther P22. The A-3000 holds and points nicely, but it has a very heavy DA action. The DA action exceeded the capacity of the trigger pull gauge (> 12 lb). Much of the resistance to trigger pull (and hammer cocking) is the result of the cocking mechanism having to rotate the "conveyor belt" in the magazine, which is tight and sticky. With the magazine removed, trigger pull is much lighter (DA = 10.6 lb) but still heavier than it should be. Accuracy is not very good due to the heavy trigger mechanism (also, see reference below to skirt compression). The piercing mechanism is well designed and works effectively. Fit and finish are slightly better than is typical of earlier Anics products. Anics also produced this gun with a silver-colored slide named the Model 3000 S and a model with an extended barrel and shroud called the 3000 LB. In 2008, Anics introduced an updated version of the Skif called the Anics A-3003 Blackbird.

Pyramyd Air Report on the Anics Skif A-3000
Manual for Anics Skif A-3000 (.pdf)

Performance: Measurements were made on 8/01/06 at a temperature of 82 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using JSB Match Diabolo pellets (8.0 gr). The highest velocity measured was 408 fps, the lowest was 344 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 373 fps). A six shot string fired with open sights grouped at 1.24". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


Right Profile:

Front View: The slide is made of pot metal and the rest of the gun is made of a durable plastic material. A plastic orange outer barrel covers the rifled steel inner barrel.

Right Side Markings:

Left Side Markings:

Loading Pellets: Pellets are loaded into the 28-shot magazine using the supplied tool to seat the pellets at the proper depth (about midway in the chamber). Pellets should fit snugly to avoid jams caused by pellets slipping forward or backward in the chamber. RWS Hobby pellets are a good fit for this magazine because of their wide skirts. The pellet loading tool that comes with the gun is designed to compress the skirts of pellets (nominal width = 0.182") so they will fit into chambers designed to hold BBs (nominal width = 0.171"). This deforms the skirts of pellets and contributes to the relatively poor accuracy of this gun.

Loading CO2:


Manual for Anics Skif A-3000 (.pdf)



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