1. The Forum Rules have undergone some minor changes and updates.  Please take the time to read them; it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. By doing so, you lessen the chance of incurring the wrath of the moderation team or making yourself look foolish to other members.

    90% of users posting adverts in the Sales forums need to be reminded to read the rules as their posts are wrong.  This is unnecessarily time-consuming and will no longer happen - if your advert doesn't follow the Sales Rules it will be deleted and you'll have to start all over again.

    To close this box once you've read it (and the Rules), click on the X in the top right-hand corner.

    Thank you.

    AGF Staff



    Dismiss Notice
  2. A reminder of one of the Forum Rules:

    'Behaviour

    Do not make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, defamation, deliberate insults or name-calling, other negative remarks about this forum, its moderators and administrators or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS.'

    There have been changes made to our censoring software in an attempt to help with this growing problem.

    Click the X in the top-right-hand corner to dismiss this notice.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dear members,

    Our membership (like our country) consists of people from all walks of life; different in far more ways than can be listed here and each with a different view based on their experience of life - regardless of their colour, religion or cultural heritage. Every single person in the UK has been born of mixed race – we are a multi-coloured and multi-cultural country.

    As many of you are aware there are a handful of individuals amongst this membership that persist in making provocative, inflammatory, racist and otherwise offensive comments. This has been happening across the forum to a certain degree but is most especially prevalent in the Adult section.

    The moderation team has tried to stay on top of this, however unfortunately because of the ‘offensive’ nature of much of its content we don’t monitor the Adult section quite as much as perhaps we should. As a result much of this behaviour has gone unnoticed unless it has been reported to us. While the team always intended to take a "light touch" approach to the Adult section it would seem that some people aren’t quite adult enough to be left unmonitored after all.

    This behaviour is, and always has been against Forum Rules as well as the specific stipulations of the Adults forum and it will no longer be tolerated. We feel it's time to draw a line in the sand and as such from this point onward offenders will receive an immediate and permanent ban from the forum.

    In order for us to achieve our goal of restoring the forum to the friendly and tolerant place it once was, we ask that ALL members be mindful of the content they post and help us to stop unacceptable behaviour by using the 'Report' tool at the bottom of any offending post - the results of which can be seen only by Admin/Moderators.

    You should all receive a copy of this message by PM. 

    To close this message box, click on the 'X' in the top-right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hotmail block emails from us entering your inbox. Unless you can setup a safe sender you will not get activation emails from the forum. Please use an alternative provider or complain to Hotmail.
    Hotmail addresses include.

    @Hotmail.co.uk @Hotmail.com @outlook.com @Live.com
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Postings on Politics, Religion & Controversial Off-Topic Material

    The majority of users do not want to read about these subjects and people have left the forum as a result of it – this is after all an 'Airgun' Forum. It’s all very well to say they don’t have to read it if they don't want to, but as most of us use the ‘New Posts’ button there is no easy way to avoid it.

    All AGF staff members are in favour of people being able to discuss what they want, but we have to draw the line somewhere if it is upsetting other users. We don’t want to read about these topics either.

    IMPORTANT- The discussion of politics and religion is no longer allowed anywhere on the forum (including the Adult section).  The only exception is if it's airgun related - they must be put in the Airgun Related Politics section..

    We will not tolerate bullying or personal attacks, racism or any other offensive 'isms'. we will remove these topics from the forum, we will not give you an area where you can abuse each other. We will not hesitate to ban offenders.

    To clear this text box, click on the 'X' in the top right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice

Greetings

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Sonicsmith, Jun 19, 2020.

Tags:
  1. Sonicsmith

    Sonicsmith Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Wellington Somerset
    Hello everyone. My first post on this forum so wanted to introduce myself. I live near Taunton in Somerset but originally from S.Wales. As a teenager I had a BSA Airsporter no idea which version but it was old in ‘76. My father in law passed recently and in his shotgun cabinet were a BSA Meteor mk3 and a BSA Mercury mk2 both from around 1976 I think. They needed a bit of fettling and a good clean but I now have the Airgun bug again!
    The Meteor was in a grubby condition and although it has a snapped breech pin it still functions and shoots sweetly. I think you know what I’m going to say about the Mercury...
    Yes, seized solid. Didn’t try to force the cocking action for fear of jamming it even worse. So a liberal dousing of 3 in One and I went and had a cup of tea. On my return a tentative attempt worked very well, and she now cocks ok but can be a little sticky. I ordered a buffer washer from Australia (£5 there-£90 here!) and I’m waiting it’s arrival in a few weeks. I will replace the O rings too and while it’s disassembled change the mainspring for a TitanXS (unless I shouldn’t, let me know if that’s a wrong move please. I’m more than willing to accept advice). Having been out of the Airgun scene for so many years I have been cramming YouTube videos on everything Airgun and am amazed at the changes that have taken place. PCP guns look incredible and watching things like the Airgun Gear Show with the affable Giles and the Airgun Show, (which I think may be a spin off from a magazine?) Has whetted my appetite for more. The Air Arms Pro Sport looks to be an incredible gun, but so do the Walther and Weihrauch underlevers too. Yes, it seems I am still a “springer” at heart.
    Apologies if this is far too long for an introductory post. Put it down to the enthusiasm of a newbie. And thank you to Admin Andy for welcoming me to the forum. Happy day everyone.
     
  2. pjgtech

    pjgtech [Sniff!] gotta rotten bloody cold...

    Messages:
    9,239
    Likes Received:
    10,002
    Location:
    SE London / Kent
    Hi and welcome mate, nowt wrong with a bit of enthusiasm, enjoy the forums, and yes, things have moved on a bit in the Airgun World, its a slippery slope... enjoy the ride... :D
     
    Sonicsmith likes this.
  3. Sonicsmith

    Sonicsmith Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Wellington Somerset
    Thank you. I’m looking forward to getting deeper into this amazing hobby and such a great community too.
     
  4. timmytree

    timmytree Pro Poster

    Messages:
    6,675
    Likes Received:
    9,175
    Location:
    Pedwell
    Good to see someone returning to the sport. If you're looking at Prosports you have an Air Arms specialist just down the road in Wellington.
    Julian, can be found on the Air Arms Owners Club.
     
    Sonicsmith likes this.
  5. Tadpole

    Tadpole Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

    Messages:
    30,992
    Likes Received:
    10,806
    Location:
    Basingstoke
    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum @Sonicsmith, it’s good to have you join us ….….… :thumb:

    It’s helpful to have your location should there be a question to answer, click HERE then scroll down to edit your details …. ;)
     
    willo1962 and Sonicsmith like this.
  6. Sonicsmith

    Sonicsmith Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Wellington Somerset
    That’s handy. That’s where I live and I didn’t know!
    Thank you mate. I will have to start saving hard!!
     
    willo1962 likes this.
  7. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

    Messages:
    41,129
    Likes Received:
    45,890
    Location:
    Essex
    Welcome mate
     
    Sonicsmith likes this.
  8. Douglas Soal

    Douglas Soal Donator

    Messages:
    2,987
    Likes Received:
    1,873
    Location:
    West Sussex
    A warm welcome
     
    Sonicsmith likes this.
  9. Sonicsmith

    Sonicsmith Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Wellington Somerset
    Thank you Mikey.
     
  10. Sonicsmith

    Sonicsmith Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Wellington Somerset
    Thank you
     
  11. Rat Man

    Rat Man Comfortably Numb

    Messages:
    1,438
    Likes Received:
    1,689
    Location:
    East Kent
    Hi and welcome to the forum !
     
    Sonicsmith likes this.
  12. George Mcmillan

    George Mcmillan Busy Member

    Messages:
    779
    Likes Received:
    766
    Location:
    South East London
    :welcome: @Sonicsmith you're on the right forum, it’s ace enjoy .
     
    Sonicsmith likes this.
  13. Sonicsmith

    Sonicsmith Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Wellington Somerset
    Thanks Ratman. Glad to be here.
     
  14. Sonicsmith

    Sonicsmith Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Wellington Somerset
    Thanks George. I can already tell it’s a great community.
     
  15. pjbingham

    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

    Messages:
    4,516
    Likes Received:
    1,564
    Location:
    Staplehurst
    Welcome to the forum :up:
     
    Sonicsmith likes this.
  16. Sonicsmith

    Sonicsmith Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Wellington Somerset
    Thanks PJ
     
  17. nevadacowboy

    nevadacowboy Keyboard Hero

    Messages:
    2,160
    Likes Received:
    2,080
    Location:
    Derbyshire
  18. Sonicsmith

    Sonicsmith Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Wellington Somerset
  19. Sarge

    Sarge Posting Addict

    Messages:
    1,885
    Likes Received:
    976
    Location:
    East Herts
    :welcome:
     
    Sonicsmith likes this.
  20. Sonicsmith

    Sonicsmith Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Wellington Somerset

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice