spoke to him once or twice on the phone.
I remember his test on the airsporter-s......my father bought me one before the next issue came out, and i sent it back to him [he emigrated to france] last month, to shoot rabbits on his veggie patch.That gun was one of the first off the line, and must be nearly 30 years old.
Mercury-s....yep, want one too, but i want a mercury challenger more
The BSA,s i,ve unwrapped, and seen that bottle of oil, the little plastic tube of pylarm,s and the steel target holder with half a dozen targets........and the smell of linseed off the walnut "s" stock......i will remember that smell till i die.
I had airgun world from the very first issue, which, if i remember right, was august 1977, and came runner up in the comp, in the 3rd issue, for a trio of sussex armoury jackals.....i won a feckin pellet dispenser, but got my name in the mag, which i thought was brilliant.
Do you remember the thrill of opening a "new" type of pellet? and trying them? i can still remember opening, h+n pointed in .177, and h+n hollowpoint in .22.....my dad would bring me a tin on his way home from the pit on a friday, if he had owt spare, from the shop, i eventually was to work in, and serve a sort of apprenticeship as a gunsmith, starting off as a saturday lad.