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JB (John Bowkett) blueprinted R10 and the backstory from John himself!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by watton, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. watton

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    So i have had this BSA R10 Mk1 for a while but just got into shooting thanks to my father, Wil1hit and the amazing fella's at kinver and furnace mill, anyway i had an air leak stripped and cleaned it was still leaking. I'm not very good with rifles yet as i am just starting out so i thought about paying for it to be fixed, after research and some great recommendations from friends i decided to have it tuned by John Bowkett. This legend, or as my friend called him today the dumbledore of BSA PCP's has done wonders reaching far and beyond my expectations! He not only did the stage 1 blueprint but i paid for extra's such as barrel thread, re-adjusted trigger, re-adjusted firing system, custom bolt work! Anyway whilst there he told me some information which was amazing itself without his work! He told me this particular gun was the 300th BSA R10 produced from the serial code and that the original barrel was a BSA Ultra 12" barrel which was replaced to the longer R10 barrel through its lifespan and shared some stories with me from the production and where the gun originated and how he can remember them waiting eagerly before the release date before christmas and having these imported. What a great guy he did some more work that i cant remember the list goes on but he also did 6 10 shot shootings in less than 10 minutes at 50 yards and i sent the gun without a scope! the grouping are the same size as a 50 pence peice and he labelled all the pellets used just as an extra to help me on my way! enjoy the pics below and ill catch you all sooon! :salute: :hail2: :whoo: :nana:
    my guns.jpg r10 firing.jpg r10 inside.jpg r10 regulator.jpg r10 single flash.jpg r10 bolt.jpg r10 single.jpg r10 rr1300.jpg
     

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    glad your pleased with it mate, tomorrow you can show us all how it shoots at FM.
     
  3. The Robin

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    Great news and you will smile after shooting it, JB's work will have it running super sweet :up:
     
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    i'll see you tomorrow rattus we'll be there for 10 in my little banged up corsa!aha and ill post some groupings once i get the chance and let you know ty robin :up:
     
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    Looking and sounding fab. Hopefully we'll get to see it in action at Kinver on Sunday. Have fun with it.
     
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    sounds great buddy , been considering this myself
     
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    yeah ill come kinver sunday but my magazines not feeding pellets properly so i need a new magazine or a single shot tray by sunday :S dont know anyone who could help me out or possibly lend me 1 for sunday so i can get 1 delivered in the week? i would recommend it craig had 100 shots today before my mag messed up but got it zero'd in 30 shots and it was hitting a grouping with accupels around a 5 pence size at 30 yards!
     
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    Watton, are you the chap at FM with the R10 who some times wears an american camo jacket ?
     
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    not me mate i just wear my joggers and a coat aha dont see the point in camo clothing unless im hunting xD i do go furnace mill though
     
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    cheers watton , its not really for accuracy as mines faultless when it comes to accuracy (i have the mk2 vc) , its just i fancy having some work done on the trigger and action and thinking about a shroud , i hear you can feel the difference once john has worked his magic
     
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    well my trigger used to have a slight sway from right and left now its firm and smooth and the bolt feeds better and ive heard good things from a guy called rattus about the shroud being shortened and silenced or something give him a pm!
     
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    Hi Did you manage to get the mag out the breach in the end ? if so how
     
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    I do love an r10 enjoy mate it sounds fantastic.:)
     
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    What is the problem exactly with the mag, have you stripped it (only 4 bits) to see what is going on. Is it the old type, what calibre
     
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    metalman it is the old type magazine and i havent stripped it you can see shreds of leads like shavings in the magazine when you turn it
     
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    Short pellets like JSB Express (.177) i load skirt first from the other side, this has eliminated the jamming i used to get in my R10

    Have you thought of getting the "new mags" and doing away with the indexing system
    If you go this route, check power as it can increase
     
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    Come and see me, I'll sort you a mag out for the day.
     
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    Just a thought Ade, you do know he shoots .22?
     
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    thanks for the help guys but i think its sorted now i took the mag apart cleaned it, greased it and lowered the tension on the spring and ive put about 500 pellets through it today and hasnt skipped a beat! im getting a single shot tray anyway but thanks for the help guys! watton.
     

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