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Custom HW80

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Mrman, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Mrman

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    Hey Guys, Im new to the forum but have been around air rifles since i was 6. My first air rifle was a BSA Airsporter and I now I own a HW80, which I have been playing with. It a great gun but needed a bit of work, so here's a few pictures of what Iv been doing so far:)

    Custom Ginb Stock!!
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    Next I wanted to replace the factory spring guide and make a top hate to hold the end of the spring centered in the gun.

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    Taking spring out, you can see some scuffs.
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    Fast forward to my Top hat which i machined from aluminum to keep weight down. I know i could of used delrin and other exotic materials but this is all i had to hand.
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    Next came the spring guide. I tuned this to about 15.3mm, which gave a nice fit.
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    Groupings not bad. Taken standing up
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    Its producing 9.5 lbs/Ft of muzzle energy. Im sure it will creep up a bit once its bedded in.

    Next Im going to make some of these in Brass:)

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    Bang Tidy
     
  3. Accuspell

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    Bit shiney for me. I would have an oiled finish to keep the glare down in the woods - but you can always wrap it in a scrim scarf to stop it acting like a mirror. I like the contrasting woods though, that is smart.
     
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    I love threads like these....the HW80 is the most iconic airgun ever made in my opinion of course
     
  5. Meteor62

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    Lovely gun I have a soft spot for the 80. But have to agree wouldn't want to use that stock in the field for fear of scratching it. But on the range you've got a very handsome shooter mate. Never realised they made hw80's with plastic spring guides mine were always metal but yours is probably a later model.
     
  6. gixxer

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    My kind of rifle. Beautiful
     
  7. Mrman

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    Thanks for all the comments guys. I agree it is a bit shiny for the filed but this one sits at home waiting for squirrels all day :)
    just ordered some brass rods for the safety catch, cant wait!!
     
  8. Robster9

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    I love this rifle! Looks like a dream to shoot and a squirrel's worst nightmare! Good work
     
  9. goatboy

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    Welcome to the forum, that's a mighty fine air rifle you have there (nice lathe as well). Has too be one of the best introduction posts i've seen to date.
     
  10. Mrman

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    Safety Catch

    Been busy all day but managed to make this. Im going to make a different one too as I'm not sure if i like it. Perhaps you guys can help me choose.

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  11. Mrman

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    Forgot this one. :)

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  12. gixxer

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    Very nice work, I do like the look of brass bling but rarely fit it.
    I bet you could make yourself a 're settable safety too which I prefer .
    You would laugh if you saw me reducing head dia on screws and tapering seats ,dia on brass washers ,cutting grooves in shanks so on .I have to use an electric drill and files whilst it's spinning .
    I wish I had room for a lathe and pillar drill.
    And could use one well .
    Not a lover of derlyn either much prefer steel guides n hats .
    Very nice work so far hope we get to see more of your work and your 80 .
     
  13. Iamthebison

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    That's some lovely work there mate, smashing looking stock. I can see why you want to spend the time on it. I've never shot a HW80 so I can only appreciate the aesthetics but , yep , nice looking rifle
     
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    Without a doubt, a thing of absolute beauty, you have a gift and Welcome
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  15. themadspread

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    i aggree with the majority that is top job
     
  16. engraver

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    Well done mate, looks a nice little lathe to work on you got also.

    I don't usually like GINB stocks but that one is lovely, cant go wrong with the humble old hw80.
     
  17. Mrman

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    Thanks for all the nice comments lads. Heres my new design. What do you guys think?
    I want to get a milling machine next but where to put it :rolleyes:

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  18. Mrman

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    Ok, I did one final little thing and that was to replace the Stock screws for some brass one's and with that, this introduction comes to an end. Hope you liked it as much as i did:)

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  19. landymick

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    This is one type of Gin B stocks that i like & should have got one before they became defunct but thought they would still be around.Very nice result as for your safety i like the round bar style best.
     
  20. Mrman

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    Thanks Mate, Yes I agree the round bar type looked best. I didn't know they don't make the GinB stocks anymore, shame that.
     

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