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Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by CrawleyChris, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. CrawleyChris

    CrawleyChris Newbie

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    Hi Everyone,
    I am new to this forum. I live in Crawley, Sussex. I recently retrieved from a dampish garage a Webley and Scott Falcon .22 that I originally bought second-hand in 1977, and which had been languishing for at least 25 years since it was last used.
    The stimulus was the next-door neighbour saying she'd seen a rat in her back garden. So I fetched the gun. I expected it to need a complete rebuild. I fitted it with a Hawk spring and new leather cup washer and breech seal in about 1983. The only maintenance it has received in nearly 40 years is some oil dribbled into the cylinder and down the barrel once every few years when I thought about it (I lived 250 miles away from the garage for eight years until recently).
    A peek down the barrel showed a few tiny spots of rust. I had no pellets so I ordered some, and tried shooting a rolled up bit of cardboard down the barrel after dosing the barrel with 3-in-1. To my amazement everything worked and the cardboard shot out accompanied by a proper crack noise. When the pellets arrived, I tried it out and found it packed quite a punch. Definitely enough to terminate a rat. I've since replaced the hardened breech seal with a nitrile O-ring, but apart from that I've had to do nothing but zero the rearsight.
    The downside? - No sign of the rat, but I'm enjoying plinking in the back garden.
     
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    Hi Buddy, welcome to the spend money, banter, shoot, & have fun club.Enjoy!

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    pjgtech Summit witty here......

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    Welcome, enjoy the forums.... :thumb: I assume you have visited Crawley Surplus Store? on your doorstop, great shop..... :)
     
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    Jimmypie Pffft , Pop , Twang , Bang

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    Welcome to the forum Chris , I’m in Crawley too , there’s a few other members very local to us too , hope to see you around :tea:
     
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    Welcome Chris, I hope you enjoy it here!
     
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    I think they call it the kaleidoscope effect don't they, starts off small then gets bigger and more out of control the further into it you get... :D:up:

    Ps, :welcome: aboard big C... ;):up:
     
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    Davey Sprocket “You've got red on you.”

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    Wibble!

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    May as well chuck you in the deep end, it only gets sillier! Sometimes we take a break to talk shooting and stuff. :thumb:
     
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    Only just found out about it. Haven't been there yet.
     
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    Davey Sprocket “You've got red on you.”

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    It's a great shop. Top tip though, leave your wallet at home first time you visit. Just saying... ;)
     
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    Heyup Chris, welcum t'Forum. Enjoy yersen...
     
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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum @CrawleyChris, it’s good to have you join us ….….… :thumb:

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