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  1. Ron Weasley

    Weihrauch HW95

    View Advert Weihrauch HW95 This is an original HW95, in .22 calibre, which I have had from new. Vmach tuned 6 or 7 years ago, and has probably only had 500 - 1000 shots fired through it since then. Beech stock is lighter than most. Sanded back and oiled to it's natural colour. Fairly unique looking thing as a result. Gun is in great condition. It has been really well looked after, religiously wiped down after use for it's whole life. A few scuffs on the end of the muzzle weight, but that's really all. Selling rifle only. No scope to be included. Reluctant sale following relocation to Australia. Gun is located in Norfolk. Will send by Parcel Force at buyers expense. Please note that I will be coordinating with my family in Norfolk from Australia to get the rifle packed and sent when sold, and this might take a day or two. Payment by bank transfer preferred, but happy to discuss this with the buyer. Advertiser Ron Weasley Date 24/01/19 Price £150.00 Category Airguns
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    Weihrauch HW95

    THIS ADVERT HAS EXPIRED!

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    This is an original HW95, in .22 calibre, which I have had from new. Vmach tuned 6 or 7 years ago, and has probably only had 500 - 1000 shots fired through it since then. Beech stock is lighter than most. Sanded back and oiled to it's natural colour. Fairly unique looking thing as a result. Gun is in great condition. It has been really well looked after, religiously wiped down after use for it's whole life. A few scuffs on the end of the muzzle weight, but that's really all. Selling rifle only. No scope to be included. Reluctant sale following relocation to Australia. Gun is located in Norfolk. Will send by Parcel Force at buyers expense. Please note that I will be coordinating with my family in Norfolk from Australia to get the rifle packed and sent when sold, and this might take a day or two.

    £150.00

  3. Ron Weasley

    Lightningse se .177

    I'm not sure quite what I said that was trying to be funny. I didn't intend to cause any offence, so forgive me if that's what I've done. Simply asking what I thought was a legitimate question. I'll PM you now.
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    Lightningse se .177

    Am I to assume then flynndog that this means you're no longer interested in the HW95 I've been holding for you since the beginning of December?
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    A CRACKING SHOT

    Good stuff Jimmy
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    Ripley Elite

    I had entirely forgotten that Ripley had ever existed, and now I find out that they're still being made. Always looked like wonderful guns, I'd definitely consider it if the price is right!
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    New perm for ferrals

    Good job! I've said it before, but I think feral pigeon shooting is some of the best fun you can have with an air rifle!
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    FECKING WNNNNKERS

    As I mentioned...I have been out of the country for a while, so I'm probably not best placed to even be involved in this discussion! I do know that I didn't have to give any details for the last rifle I bought in England though (a .177 single shot BSA Ultra, if anybody is interested). That's a step in the right direction, at least. You're right Jimmy - this is a tough nut to crack! *edited for typo*
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    FECKING WNNNNKERS

    You may well be right Jimmy, but I fall into the camp that thinks it is better try than just accept that this is a part of life. Even something simple like providing ID and requiring gun shops to keep a register of what had been sold to who would be a help. Granted, that doesn't account for the guns that are already out there, but it might help in preventing any escalation of the problem. And if we, the responsible airgunners and the airgun industry implemented something like that voluntarily then it would show some willing that might release some of the pressure. Am I a dreamer? Probably!
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    FECKING WNNNNKERS

    I've been out of the UK for a few years, so I'm not fully aware of the current issues surrounding the legality of airguns, but it doesn't take an expert to see that the link between the images of those swans and airguns is tenuous at best. It could be a BB gun, I suppose, and as others have said it is unlikely to be a shotgun due to the shot pattern. Whilst this case clearly isn't directly an airgun incident, the sad facts are that airguns are used maliciously and illegally by the kind of people that we certainly don't consider to be a part of our tribe. For this reason, I am not opposed to tighter regulations on airguns. In Australia you have to have the same license for an airgun as for a centrefire rifle. To get that, you have to attend a firearms safety course, prove your identity, have a criminal record check, have your storage facility inspected, wait 28 days for your license to be issued and then apply for a permit to acquire the gun. That might all seem to be a bit much for an airgun, but I don't object to it at all. I'm not suggesting that I think the UK should go down the same path, but some kind of tighter regulation would be a good idea. Presently, the barriers to entry are too low, and they allow scum bags to get their hands on guns too cheaply and too easily. I didn't come from a shooting family, but I did come from a responsible family that understood the nature of our sport. I received my first air rifle, a Gamo Cadet, as a gift from my parents on my 9th birthday. Looking back, I suppose technically they owned an air rifle that they bought coincidentally around the time of my 9th birthday and they kindly allowed me to use it. I was only allowed to use it under supervision for a number of years until I had demonstrated that I could handle the gun safely and wouldn't do anything stupid. This was my introduction to my hobby that has been a part of my life ever since. Around the same time, some other kids in my school (and I went to a school on the rural border of Suffolk and Essex in a village where everyone knew everyone and everyone was nice) also owned airguns. Their parents - although nice people - obviously didn't have quite the same attitude, and it wasn't long until local cats were being shot and injured. I'm pretty confident that these kids are no longer into airguns. When I moved to Norfolk, maybe three years later, I became friends with a couple of brothers at my school. I've since learnt that they weren't the nicest of people - but as a youngster you can be a bit naive of that stuff. Their father bought them each a B2 rifle and encouraged them to ride around the village on their bikes shooting at ducks on the riverbank, road signs or whatever they wanted to do. That's a long anecdote to say that being of a particular age doesn't make you responsible - and irresponsibility breeds irresponsibility. So if the barriers to entry were higher, it would weed out some of these kinds of people and help to protect our sport for us. Of course, this doesn't take the how-ever-many-thousands of airguns that are already owned by morons away, but it would be a step in the right direction and it would perhaps give the police the powers to remove them when they become aware of them. As a community, I believe that it's on us to be united in condemning these kind of incidents whilst demonstrating that we are responsible and that we conduct our shooting within the law, without slinging mud and resorting to profanity (as tempting as it is!).
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    BSA custom stock help

    I looked at that link, and the way I read it is that they make stocks for those models, not that they make a stock that will fit all.
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    First look in on the forum for years!

    No, that wasn’t me - I think I’d stopped being a regular on here a little before then. I have a vague memory of somebody saying they were going to Canada, perhaps? Military maybe?
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    lead free pellets

    No first hand experience but honestly I don’t like the idea. I’d imagine they are lighter, and harder - so they fly quicker and don’t deform on impact, as you said. I’m also not sure how I’d feel about putting a material harder than lead through my barrels either.
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    First look in on the forum for years!

    Unfortunately not. Moderators are almost completely prohibited. There is a bit of a movement pushing for the rules to be relaxed a bit, but I don’t expect that to happen anytime soon sadly. It’ll certainly have a bit of a woof from the muzzle, spitting out about 33ft/lbs. Collecting it on Monday, and I’m beyond excited! *edited for typos
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