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    shooting, growing bonsai and collecting mechanical wristwatches...

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  1. johnbaz

    air rifle's

    Just when I decided I was going to thin the herd, I found it difficult to part with any! I sold four cheapo Chinese jobbies and that was it!! (I then bought six more!) I bought this old Akvoke as I wanted one for ages!! Oooops!!, Looks like I broke it! I also bought my old Original mod50 type 01 back that I foolishly sold years ago!!, It cost me more to buy it back too! This HW97k was on one of the freead sites, I put it in to watching and didn't realise it sent the seller a massage, Next thing I got a message from a mate asking it was me that's watching his Vmach 97!!, He'd advertised it in his wife's name that's why I didn't associate him with the gun!, It was £300, He sent a message saying I could have it for £200 as he'd seen something he wanted!, Nearly took his flippin' arm off!! I had a blue laminate stock lying spare for a 97 (Bought it in case I acquired a 97!! Also added a brass trigger guard I also bought a Gecado mod35 too! Ahh, I also bought a Ruskie Baikal that's had it!!, It won't cycle properly and jams Hmmm, I'm sure i've a couple more somewhere, Can't think where they are though John
  2. I sold my type 01 Original mod 50 some years ago and instantly regretted it, got chance of it back a few weeks ago, it's going in the box with me when they nail the lid on!!
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    air rifle's

    A couple more that I recently acquired.. Haenel mod1 DRP .177 Gecado mod35 (Original mod35) .177cal John
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    Old Enzo Lost

    British Blades was closed down for good by the owner (Martyn) John
  5. johnbaz

    Air Rifle

    Micky I don't know if you use facebook but there's several groups on there that only deal with the 22** range of Crosman's, Ratcatcher, Rabbitstopper etc, they rework the Ratties to get the power up to respectable (But legal) outputs as they come from the factory set quite a bit lower than the legal limit, You get a few less shots but the stopping power is better Here's two that I had, I still have the longer black one but the silver polished one went in a trade for an 'As New' BSA Airsporter mk6 Both had better breeches than they came from the factory with, Proper eye relief for scope users comes from the replacement breeches as the scope can be mounted directly to the dovetail on the breech rather than having pro blox fitted to the barrel and needing a Giraffe neck to be able to get close enough to the ocular bell! The top one has a 24" barrel from a 2260 Rabbitstopper fitted but it's a bit unwieldly so i'll swap back tio the orignal barrel.. Good luck with your quest, I really would recommend getting a Rattie (XL maybe) with a steel breech, It's so much better to use when you're not craneing your neck to get a sight picture through a scope that's too far for'ard!! By the way, If you do buy new or standard, The gun will most likely only be doing 8-9ft lbs John
  6. johnbaz

    " Show us your guns " !

    Oooh! That early 97 looks the biz!! John
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    " Show us your guns " !

    I've had that one for a lot of years Mac! That extra few inches of moderator makes a hell of a difference to the standard one, It quietens the muzzle report fully but then the bang of the hammer hitting home is heard!, There's a mod for that though, It's to epoxy thin rubber on to the face of the hammer! John
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    " Show us your guns " !

    A couple more.. A couple of HW77's, Top one is a 1983 mk1, Bottom is a later one but fitted to a HW97 stock.. Walther LG55t HW95 on an early HW85 stock! Highly tuned Chinese copy of a Crosman 160, Shoots spot on! Diana mod 27 Export BSA Meteor mk2 Webley Falcon A couple of Jackal sidelevers, Top one is Air Arms, Bottom is earlier Sussex Armouries. Chinese 'Trigon', Won this in a raffle!, It's a nice little youths gun.. John
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    Old Ally Ctties..

    Thinking about it, I have a set of Bonsai tools which includes some strange shaped cutters!! John
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    " Show us your guns " !

    Sorry mate, I've no idea, It was onthe gun when I bought it Hi Mark, I like the Stealths as they're dead basic (Less to go wrong!), Also, This 1970 Venom tuned and blued HW35 is uber smooth to cock and shoot, I found the gawjuss Luxus stock on Facfebook for £40! A few more faves! Ha ha ha!!, I think I just spoilt it a bit more!! John
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    " Show us your guns " !

    A few of these are elsewhere now as I traded some!, Also sold one that was leaking badly, Had to sell it (Logun S10) for a hundred quid less that I paid for it as it was leaking from the day I bought it! (It's crap being mutton Jeff!) BSA 'Long Toms' Some multi pumpers (American and Japanese) My fave Webbo's.. Some projects Some little uns A couple of Gunpower Stealths A couple of Shinsung Careers German Original mod 50, I've four in total but one is in bits! I've some more but it will take too long, I'll have to get more group shots one day John
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    Old Ally Ctties..

    Hi I have some naturals that I collected whilst chopping back overgrown hazel hedges in my back garden!!, Collected a heap more since!! Also have a mould that will produce five 10mm lead balls at a time, Trouble is that I need to make a bespoke sprue cutter as ordinary side wire cutters cut in to the ball as the sprues are very short!! John
  13. johnbaz

    Tatty Old Airgun Section

    Hi Comanche The older one in bits looks like my Diana mod27Export, Mine has no markings, I was told they were acid etched which invariably wears off!! Mine even has the cracks in the same spot on the stock!, Mine was 'converted to O ring on the piston head and resprung with an ox spring by a so called 'Gunsmith' it was shooting extremely low pwered, Something like 2ft lbs as the O ring was the wrong size! I put my finger over the transfer port and pushed the piston down the cylinder with a large screwdriver, There was absolutely no resistance!, A 20mm x 2mm O ring had been fitted, I fitted a 20mmx2.5 or 3mm (Can't remember exactly!) but the piston wouldn't travel down the cylinder with the TP covered!, It rose to a little over 6ft lbs straight away but is losing compression now through the breech seal!! This is the gun, Everything was larupped in grease too This is the ph conversion, The O ring was doing nothing! Look at all dat Grease!! Crack closed well on one side Not so well on tuther.. I actually bought some 1" leather parachute seals to put the piston seal back to how it should be, Not got round to it yet!! I bought the nickel plated Gem from the melbourne vintage gun fayre a few weeks ago, It's lovely from this side, No so at the other side though!, It wouldn't push a pellet out of the barrel at first as the leather seal was dry as a nuns wotsit, A few drops of oil through the transfer port saved opening it up anbd it shoots quite well now for such and old thing!! John
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    Stirrup Pump

    Hi Speaky There's some on Fleabay for forty three and a half quid (With 49p P&P) Quick delivery too as their warehouse is in the UK, Brilliant pump! I've bought one to pump up my fenman that was shooting at 18ft lbs so I let some air out, It's down to 8ft lbs now!! I tried the pump on my PP700 pistol and it did the job well John