official site for the skan range of chronos.
HISTORY OF INOVATION
- 1977 The
SCAN 1 Chronoscope using foil and paper screens in one self contained
unit. Correctly described as a chronoscope, not chronograph which is a
misnomer unless a printer is attached.
- 1978 Ace
of Hearts Electronic Moving Target Game.
- 1979 Name
changed to Skan Electronics and registered as a company.
- 1980 MK1
screenless chronoscope, unique in recording velocity in ft/sec for the
first time, used by John Walter to compile 'The Airgun Book'.
- 1981 MK2
screenless chronoscope used narrow beam infra-red start module with radar
- 1982 Widebeam
infra-red system invented by Skan and used in the MK4chronoscope for the
- 1983 MK5
A.W. (all weapons) chronosccope with printer. Very popular with the Police.
- 1986 MK6
A.W. chronoscope with integral blast proof sunshield. First Double Barrel
Air Rifle to be patented and made by Imperial Air Rifle Co. Ltd. Limited
Edition of 25 ~ now collectors items, prices start at £1,500.00.
- 1987 HR4
chronoscope produced in 3 models with Skan Patent Self-Check Calibration
- 1988 MK7
A.W. chronoscope. Steel sunshield with self-check and printer.
- 1991 Revolutionary
Skan Bullpup, multi-shot repeater with side knob cocking, flat 48 shot
magazine, Skan cam loading system and stock bottle.
- 1992 Pump
action version of Skan Bullpup with rotary magazine.
- 1993 MKII
Bullpup with custom rear extrusion, slotted 98-shot rotary magazine, aluminium
and steel stock with GRP grips.
- 1994 Skan
Bullpup MKII with rubber furniture. Deluxe version with walnut grips.
Skan PRO1 Chronoscope with patent self-check system.
- 1995 Skan
Swift with 15-shot magazine and walnut furniture as standard (deluxe walnut
stock for Bullpup).
- 1996 MK9
A.W. Chronoscope with RS232 o/p for computer with Skan chronolog software.
Limited Edition of Skan Sniper Rifle modelled on Walther 2000.
- 1997 Skan
Laser Sight in special housing for all Skan rifles, positions laser on
- 1998 Skan
R32 Speedstar ~ revolutionary grip action repeater with rotary 32-shot
removeable magazine. Stock bottle can be removed or filled in situ. Patents
pending. Speedshoot Target Game with auto timing for any weapon. .20 conversion
kits for CO2 pistols. Skan PRO1 Series Two Chronoscope with 50-shot memory
and all statistics.
- 1999 Extended
forend for R32 Speedstar using Harris Bipod. Limited Edition of ten Millennium
Presentation Model of R32 with superior Grey anodised aluminium. Nickel
plated steel parts and selected walnut furniture.
- 2000 M32
version with larger stock bottle and rubber furniture and bipod /mount.
R32 Superior with nickel or stainless finish.
- 2001 February:
Superior MK2 with QD Mag. March: Mini Mk2 with QD Mag. April: Moving Target
Duck Shoot Game. May: Mini R32 MK2 with maxi bottle and QD Mag.
- 2002 May:
R32 Ultra with integral Laser, Sound Suppressor & Bipod Mount.
- 2002 November:
Pro1 Series 3 Diamond Chrono with unique diamond shoot tube. Silver Jubilee
Model to celebrate 25 years of chrono manufacture.
- 2002 December:
Mini M32 Mk3 with integral laser, Sound Suppressor & Bipod Mount.
- 2006 Twin
Laser SKAN R32L2 Limited Edition
- 2007 October
1st NEW MINI M32 Mk4. Pro1 Series 3 Diamond Chrono 30th Anniversary
- April 2009
- Pro1 Series 3 32nd Anniversary Model.
- May 2009
- Pro1 Series 3 AIRSOFT Version.
2010 - SKAN Mk10 Chrono released.
2010 - Pro1 Series 3 33rd Anniversary Model.
2010 - Pro1 Series 3 34th Anniversary Model.
2011 - Pro1 Series 3 35th Anniversary Model.
- 2016 - Key
Forensic Lab achieves UKAS accreditation using SKAN CHRONOSCOPE.
- July 2017
- 40th Anniversary Skan Pro1 S3.
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