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Scopes Finally given up!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by edessex, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Patrick

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    Yes,I had one of these and as you say they were well finished but some of the BSA's in the 70's had a painted or enamalled finish which wasn't as good as a blued finish and one or two of the internal parts could have been better finished but it didn't stop them working just as well
     
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    I've got a mate with a BSA Mercury (I think) with an enamel/gloss painted barrel, wasn't sure about painting the barrel on my Airsporter but it doesn't look too bad...
     
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    I've got a couple of BSA's that are painted, they are in good nick & it looks OK - as good as the blued ones, but I suppose if they had been knocked about over the years it wouldn't be so clever.
    Apparently BSA used Stove Enamelling for the finish, maybe there's some modern paint that would duplicate it out of an aerosol can but I don't know what it is, I tried Hammerite years ago but it wasn't a great success...
     
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    I'll have a look around for some paint, I've got Hammerite but its in a tin, and I can't imagine a brush job would look very good!

    I fitted a better scope today, but I think the outcome was worse!

    I think its more than likely a case of me needing more practice!

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    Should have said, this was at 25 yards.

    'F' is an unknown flathead pellet.
     
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    The thing is, now you've got a decent scope on it you can rule it out of the equation & concentrate on other areas that might be affecting the accuracy, practise is never wasted of course, & maybe you can work out a more comfortable shooting point to that Wheelie bin?
     
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    Talking about wild groups, mine is the opposite......Anyway I need 40 posts to put up my avatar, so I thought I would get some practice in. Are you complaining?
     
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    Hi Ed
    Whereabouts in Essex are you? Id be more than happy to help you out and have a look at your set up.
     

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