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80s Hw35s

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Leeroytdar, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. Leeroytdar

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    Hi I have a hw35, it was in mint condition o ly used a dozen times since my dad bought it me late 70s early 80s. I lent it out to a freindlast year for rats and I've just got it back. he must have got it wet and put it away like that. Barrel is now quite rusty. I've stripped it down but it's pitted a little so I was wondering if it was worth restoring or painting in camo and if so is there a preferred paint or is this taboo. I also have one in 22 but that is mint only been shot half a dozen times. Can I have your thought on painting please. Cheers
     
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    Welcome to the forum...try a gentle rub with OOO grade wire wool & oil first..:thumb:

    Or if it's too bad...Paul Chell could re black it.
     
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    Hi thanks for the welcome, i've not been shooting for many years and I was looking to get back into it. I ve tried 3in1 oil and steel wool but it's a little pitted. I didn't know weather to camo spray it as I still have the other hw35 in mint condition. What are decent scopes these days it's got a rhino 4x32 on it from back in the day I presume things have moved on.
     
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    Desmond.22 'All round good egg'

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    Message Paul chell on here. He is a master at restoring things
     
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    It all come down to how much you want to spend on refurbishing it Leeroytdar. All the best with it:thumb:
     
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    Blackmax Rebel!

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    Another one for Chello.
     
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    mikeyhall1 BRIT SEALS - M & M Products - TbT

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    @Paul Chell

    it was your old mans, get it back to its glory mate
     
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    if you need me drop me a pm :)
     
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    Paul Chell is the man for this. It will come back better than new,:thumb: and Nath for the stock to finish the job properly:thumb:
     
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  10. Leeroytdar

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    Many thanks
     
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    Hi Paul, I may play with the damaged one and keep the mint one tucked away but I will keep you in mind. Thanks lee
     
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    Definitely @Paul Chell get it’s done right and use it but just look after it once it’s been used by drying and oiling etc and you will have a lovely rifle that will last for ever
     
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