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    Relum Tornado makeover

    Bought an Early 70's tornado that was just about working(lasted about 20 shots before it gave up), total strip down, removed all paint from wood, smoothed over a few dinks, stained with walnut and then oiled rather than varnished. Polished the piston and renewed the springs, piston seal, piston spacer and rivet, took all the worn bluing off and rust, renewed the blueing and oiled.

    This was my first attempt at refurbishing an old gun.

    before (the one in the foreground)




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    Also apart from being a bit noisey to load and a bit twanky when fired it really does shoot very powerful and accurate, really chuffed as this owes me very little and i enjoyed doing it.

    .....until the next one

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakley6691 View Post
    Also apart from being a bit noisey to load and a bit twanky when fired it really does shoot very powerful and accurate, really chuffed as this owes me very little and i enjoyed doing it.

    .....until the next one
    Excellent job mate. They are quite underrated air rifles that are perfectly engineered and build to last. Nothing better than e second smaller spring working as guide to the main one.
    I install new Titan 7 main spring and piston ring. (Modified Webley ring PW086)
    The power is 11.7 Ft Lb with almost any 22 pellet.
    Next on the list are a Parker Hale UHF adaptor and Weihrauch sound moderator.
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    here's one i restored a while back, it was in a right state but now it's a great bunny basher.
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    I had one of these back in the 70's, cracking little gun and very accurate.
    Sayeret Rimon re-kindled, re-born

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    I had one in the 70's as well, never thought they'd still be going now.

    A real blast from the past!

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    I love the style of the old guns

    looks great

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    Good job .....................................

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    Quote Originally Posted by simopesh View Post
    Excellent job mate. They are quite underrated air rifles that are perfectly engineered and build to last. Nothing better than e second smaller spring working as guide to the main one.
    I install new Titan 7 main spring and piston ring. (Modified Webley ring PW086)
    The power is 11.7 Ft Lb with almost any 22 pellet.
    Next on the list are a Parker Hale UHF adaptor and Weihrauch sound moderator.

    Cheers for the nice coments

    I'm on the look out for other project, maybe and earlier rifle or pistol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIRLYPANTS View Post
    I love the style of the old guns

    looks great
    Same here, i like all my guns but the older ones seem to have great character to look at and seem to have a great feel to them when firing.

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