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Been scrolling for like 5 mins and all I keep seeing is porn. Utter, wet, creamy filthy hairy vintage porn.

Stop it John Baz. Just stop.

The lightning mk1 with gold mounts just did it.

Ooh er missus :blink::laugh:

Ha. It's true though init. some of those models he's got are so rare, I ain't seen um since th days of 1992 airgunner.

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I was about to post some pictures of an old air rifle I was given yesterday and noticed there is a dedicated Tatty Old Air Rifle section!

I think it's a generic rifle made by the Midland Gun Co but it's badged as a T Wild. I was going to just repair the splits in the stock but it came apart far easier than any rifle I've stripped before so kept digging deeper.

I may be wrong but I guess it has to be 70 or 80 years old. I was impressed by the built-in spring-guides. The one inside the piston also doubles as the trigger tang.A very neat piece of simple but effective engineering

Despite the spring turning-out to have a definate kink and the outer washer being torn it fired well enough to put a dent in a bit of wood. The leather for a new washer is soaking as I type and I have a straighter spring salvaged from a scrapped Chinese rifle that looks like a reasonable match for the original. Interesting that the so-called "Powerful" Chinese underlever used a spring of similar dimensions to a workaday veteran of the 1930s!

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Just to add to the tattyness of the Tatty old Air Rifle 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 :blink:

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This is the ph conversion, The O ring was doing nothing! Look at all dat Grease!! :icon_eek:

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Crack closed well on one side

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Not so well on tuther..

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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!!

 

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John :bye:

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This is my 177 Relum ZII, bought new by myself aged 16 in 1962. Archers in Slough were selling these in the sports department for £7, yes seven pounds. I wanted the .22 barrelled version, but they had sold out and the salesgirl had no idea when more would follow. I shot many a rat with this rifle. It lived under my bed for 25 years, before getting a new spring and a PTFE compression washer. It is still very accurate and tested at over 11 lbs. Good in barns for pigeons.

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well as of the new year im the proud owner of a not so tatty.22 hw35:thumbs:

this was a Christmas present from jimmy aka Big Mac of here and it stunning and good company for my two 97's

put the serial number in the Weihrauch date gizmo and it came back as 1977 so its 4 years younger than me :icon_eek:

cheers jimmy its mint:thumbs:

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atb si

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She looks mint SI

Come on Rez you need one now a classic air rifle mind

And never mind saying you got one

you cant say things like that about your lass.:whistling::laugh:

Next one i get is yours mate honest ;)

atvbjimmy:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

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A modern take on an old classic! I was given this old Mk5 BSA Super Meteor by a mate, he has owned it since about 1983 when he was a teenager. It has been in his cupboard ever since. He bought it second hand, so I am guessing at about 1980 year of manufacture.

It was in good nick, apart from a snapped stock, which has been solidly repaired but meant that I could not give it a natural finish, hence the camo paint job. I stripped it down and bought an ultra-tune kit from Chambers, it also needed a new cocking arm, and the barrel had side to side movement.

After a few hours of sanding and cleaning, it was re-greased, new spring, guide and top-hat. Replaced the seals and reassembled.   

Nice and solid now, and smooth. I know the purists won’t like the finish, but did not want spend any more on a new stock.

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7 hours ago, dave4178 said:

A modern take on an old classic! I was given this old Mk5 BSA Super Meteor by a mate, he has owned it since about 1983 when he was a teenager. It has been in his cupboard ever since. He bought it second hand, so I am guessing at about 1980 year of manufacture.

It was in good nick, apart from a snapped stock, which has been solidly repaired but meant that I could not give it a natural finish, hence the camo paint job. I stripped it down and bought an ultra-tune kit from Chambers, it also needed a new cocking arm, and the barrel had side to side movement.

After a few hours of sanding and cleaning, it was re-greased, new spring, guide and top-hat. Replaced the seals and reassembled.   

Nice and solid now, and smooth. I know the purists won’t like the finish, but did not want spend any more on a new stock.

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Dave that is a cracking camo job mate

some people pay a fortune for a rifle like that mate

well done

and yes i am a PURIST lol

but when i see some thing i like i say i like it

TOP CLASS

atvbmac:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

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I picked up this old .177 HW77 at the  RFD a couple of days ago.

Paul at the shop told me that at some point 'it had been owned by one of those mob from Vermin Hunters TV'.

He had it advertised as a 'Sandwell 77'.

I must admit I was a bit dubious because the edge of the sticker looked like it had been picked at.

 

It was very smooth and quiet to cock and, the shot cycle is quick but easily manageable.

 

It's a little scruffy all round but, nothing that can't be sorted.

The open sights are missing - I'd like to get those back on there eventually.

The safety was jammed and not working.

 

I gave Sandwell Fieldsports a quick call - from what they said, it was looking like this had had a stage 2 tune at some point.

 

The block is stamped 'Made in W. Germany'

....... It turns out that it was manufactured in 1986.

 

Yesterday I took the stock off, dropped the trigger out and cleaned up the safety - it now works perfectly.

I gave all of the external metalwork a good rub over with Ballistol. It still shows it's age but, looks a lot better.

 

I also put a little Hawke Vantage and a 1pc mount on it and, fitted a sling.

 

I took a couple of hours off this morning to rezero it at Black Cat.

 

While I was there, Davy confirmed that it used to be his and, it had indeed had a stage 2 tune a couple of years ago.

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Lovely bit of kit.  And if Tony has done his magic on it you've picked up a great rifle. I will bet the trigger is sooo sweet, mine are.

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Hi Jonjon,

              As you know, i now own this old lady.

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Jon was the anti tamper sticker broken by you taking the trigger housing off or was it already broken please ?

                                 I wouldn`t sell or swap this lady for all the tea in China, why did you all let go of her ?

 

atb  Mark.

p.s. Admin, call this section Classic Rifles please, as Tatty old air rifles, i and others prefer not to post in " Have you not noticed yet" ?

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You're definitely giving it the use it deserves Mark :good:

 

I moved it on because I had a lot of airguns and, I had the chance of a BSA Mercury Challenger.

 ......... As good as the 77 is, it didn't stand a chance against nostalgia.

 

The seal was already broken when I got it - I think Davy had been having a nosey at Tony's handywork (?)

 .......... The trigger and safety come out by removing 2 pins right at the back of the cylinder (above the trigger block) - that seal is only effected if you unscrew the back block (hope that makes sense).

 

At the moment, I'm back to buggering about with my TX - discounting the weight, which I regard as a bit of a placebo, I'll be a happy man if I can get it somewhere like that 77 :yes:

 

Atb mate,

 

Jon

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Btw, I don't know what to call this section - I have a shitty ol' 2240 and, a Beeman C1 and a Mercury Challenger (with excellent restoration jobs :yes: ) that all shoot well :good:

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