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Advice Forum Newboy Needs Feinwerkbau 124 Sport Deluxe Advice Please

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by notimetoulouse, May 29, 2015.

  1. notimetoulouse

    notimetoulouse Newbie

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    Hi everyone, first time on a forum, so apologies if I say/do the wrong thing, or post in the wrong place.
    I own a FWB 124 Deluxe Sport, .177 serial number 27447. I've had it over 20 years and shot it maybe 20-30 times. I took it out of the cabinet yesterday after 5 years or more, to find... bags of whang from the spring, but no pellet velocity, so I assume the seal is shot.

    It's nearly mint, with only very very slight marks to the highly polished wood (with sling swivels front and back). Kept in an anti rust cover since I bought it, it has perfect blueing, no rust or wear anywhere - (including the rifling), metal trigger and even though it has a vintage Rhino 4x32 image moving centre point scope on the rail (bought with the gun), it still has its original unmarked FWB front and rear sight fitted, which I understand are now like rocking horse poo to find in the UK.

    I'm nearly 70 now, and really can't see me shooting this beauty again, so I'll probably put it out for sale.
    In your experience, should I sell it as is, needing a service, or should I pay the £70 I've been quoted for a complete service comprising seals, new spring etc. and sell it as a going concern?

    And the biggie - I don't want to pitch up to a gunshop and have an owner try and lift my leg, so could anyone hazard a fair price for it a) unserviced as is and b) serviced up? An airgunner in my local says 'take them sights off and sell 'em separate - you'll double what you'll get for for the gun". Any thoughts on that too?
    Sorry to have banged on.
    I hope you can help.
     
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  2. gasman

    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    I'd get it done, worth more and will be easier to sell:up:
     
  3. john79

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    as it is i'd say £300-350
     
  4. Tripleteer

    Tripleteer Donator

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    Hi and Welcome along to THE forum, I would get it sorted and then sell it! You will get more for it then!!!
     
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    notimetoulouse Newbie

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    Thanks Gasman, greatly appreciated.
     
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    notimetoulouse Newbie

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    Thanks John, that helps me a lot..
     
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    notimetoulouse Newbie

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    Thanks very much T, with three answers in as many minutes, I can see why people rate this forum as they do. Much appreciated.
     
  8. Garvin2

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    I think the value of it may be nearer £200 to £250, even after a service and in fabulous external condition. I may be wrong, but I feel the general appetite in the market for FWB Sports, at least those priced at 'top dollar', might not be quite what it was. Personally I think they should be worth more, when you look at what else is out there new at that sort of price, and you remember the excellent build quality of the Sport. No harm in trying for the higher price first, of course.
     

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