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Junior Springers

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by DrGunn, Mar 26, 2020 at 1:19 PM.

  1. DrGunn

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    A selection of springers proportioned for the younger shooter.
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    Left to right: Gem, Original (Diana) 16, Webley Ranger, BSA Buccaneer.
     
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    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    Very nice! :cool:
     
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    Oh to be a kid again :thumb:
     
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    Had my boys out in the garden last week with a Diana 16. Perfect, even my 6 year old could cock it. All safe and under close supervision of course.
     
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    I wasn’t introduced to airguns until my early teens, I would have loved to have a go with something like a Diana 16 at a younger age.
     
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    My first air rifle at the age of about 8 c.1982 was a Milbro 16. Hand me down from my brother. It was great but by the time I was 10 or 11 . I was desperate for something else obviously! I've still got the actin of that rifle. A boy call Stuart Sproston broke the stock whilst we were shooting mice in my dad's grain sheds when were were about 13 or so. Funny what you remember.
     
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    Sounds like a good restoration project then!
     
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    I intend to one day. :) that's one of the reasons I bought the Diana 16 so I could copy the stock.
    I'm fact I haven't got much else to do at the moment. Hmmm....
     
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    Once you’ve got two of them going your boys can have competitions ;)
     
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    Absolutely! My thinking exactly. :) Need some entertainment at the moment.
    I need a trigger spring. Best start ordering some bits if I still can.
     
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    I might have some suitable size springs, I’ll have a look tomorrow.
     
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    That's a kind offer DrGunn! However it's ok I think as I've remembered what happened to the old one. It's on my Milbro G23. It doesn't work on there so might as well go back. It's my G23 that's missing a trigger spring. Must be twenty years since I tried it on the G23. :)

    Just got the two mod 16s out. Bit rusty but at least you don't have to worry about the barrel bore.
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    No but I’m not sure rust in the barrel would reduce their accuracy much anyway...
     
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    @DrGunn I'm intrigued by the BSA Buccaneer. That's the sort of thing I would haved as a kid. How badly does it shoot? I like the long open sight arrangement.
     
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    Does the Gem have another, brand name ? It seems familiar. Made by Gem or something? Gem ??
    Great to see some old guns for a change, brings back some good memories.
     
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    The Buccaneer actually shoots very nicely and is pretty accurate. I only recently got the aperture for the back sight and it made a big difference. I had been considering moving it on but am rather enjoying it now so will hang onto it.
     
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