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Ben Taylor retires

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Richie5169, May 16, 2014.

  1. Richie5169

    Richie5169 Active Member

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    I contacted Ben Taylor today about doing some work on a very early Theoben Sirocco that I have only to receive an email back saying that "As of today I'm retiring, need to make time for other things"
    It's a shame but I can't blame him. So all the best in your retirement Ben. :thumb:

    I am wondering though if it's sign though as when I enquired a few years ago with Theoben about doing some work on the Sirocco they went into administration!!
    Plus I part ex'd a good HW77, HW45 and scope in 1991 for the Sirocco after the influence of John Darling in the 80's/90's and promptly gave up shooting air rifles after that!!

    Think I should put it in the sales forum just in case the powers that be are trying to tell me something :confused:

    Cheers

    Richie
     
  2. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    I'll give you a tenner if you bring it down to me!:D

    Oh, and happy retirement Mr T!
     
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  3. Richie5169

    Richie5169 Active Member

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    So generous!! ;)
     
  4. Accuspell

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    Why does Ben retiring spell the end for shooting a Theoben? Plenty of other people are capable of working on them you know....some to a higher standard too ;)
     
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    whitevanman574 bell target champion

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    :D

    if you was on the *** you would be banned for that remark :D I totally whole heartedly agree
     
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  6. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    ive never heard of him :confused:
     
  7. whitevanman574

    whitevanman574 bell target champion

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    never heard of THEO BEN ??? theoben or a rapid 7???
     
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    The Robin Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Peter, he was the Ben in the name Theoben :up:
     
  9. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    ah ok :) didn't know that :up:
    see there is something I didn't know :eek:
     
  10. milek

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    Wasn't he responsible for that high cost dual gas rifle that seems to have died a death?

    Milbro Metisse, remembered it now.
     
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    he was
    but dont hold it against him lol
     
  12. Elk hunter

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    If Ben Taylor was the Ben in theoben, then who was Theo!

    Just a question I need the answer too

    Andrew
     
  13. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    dave Theobald google is your friend :)
    and ben taylor even though is name is actually francis
     
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    you mean my favourite rifle could have been called a bald francis ? eek atb gary
     
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    oh what a shame hes retiring :rolleyes:
     
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  16. Clubshot

    Clubshot Clubshot

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    All the Best Ben Taylor - Well deserved Retirement -

    Still have my HW90 - number 1 in .22

    BOB/R
     
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    Well said bob say what u will but ben taylor will forget more about pcps ect than most will ever no on here or any forum well deserved retirement
     
  18. cloverleaf

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    He certainly seemed to have "forgotten" a lot when it came to his S400 reg conversions..
     
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    He designed the Rapid, and if you look at all the bottle fed guns from that time on you will see a remarkable resemblence...the Air Ranger is also one of his, he did design work and consultancy for Daystate. Milbro employed him and he worked there for several years.
     
  20. Accuspell

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    I am not on there because I was banned for life for a lot less - putting some nice pictures up of my son shooting, taken with remote lighting and gelled to put the light of the dying sun on him. One member on there took great umbrage and said he took the best airgunning pictures for the magazines and had been for years....he deleted all the pictures and banned me for life! I haven't missed it, this is a far better group to join in with. :up:
     

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