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Just have to share my excitement

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ANGOF, May 3, 2012.

  1. ANGOF

    ANGOF Post Whore

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    Have bought a rather lovely 1983 HW80 in .22, trying to turn it into a bit of a "John Darling" lookalikey so wanted a Venom push on silencer. Thought this would be all but impossable to find so asked around on other forums for anything that would look the same. Blow me if i didnt get a PM from some-one who had a early 1980`s Venom push on silencer for HW that has just been reblued by Colin Malloy at MAG ( my HW80 has just been reblued by him ). £55 posted i nearly took his arm off.
    To say im chuffed is an understatement. Have also ordered a Walnut Sporter stock from CS as close to the old venom sporter as i could find.
    Took my barrel in to Helston Gunsmiths today to be shortened to 15 inches as recommended by Steve Pope and recrowned. Should be done by Weds, silencer should be here by Sat. Dunno how long CS take to make the stock but from reading there feedback on fleabay about 14 days if im lucky.

    Now anybody got a Optima super moonlighter for sale ... :rolleyes:
     
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    Nice one, bet you can't wait to put that setup together and give it a go! ;)
     
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    Damn - been looking for one of those for ages! Still, good find, fella.
     
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    I have one on my 95 - very slender but it works a treat :)

    Get them pics up soon mate :up:
     
  5. ANGOF

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    Well its just arrived. The holy grail of silencers, a genuine early 1980`s VENOM silencer as used by John Darling himself. Got to wait to Weds for my barrel but im happy just to admire it for a few days :D
    Shown next to JD`s from his book. Dont know if im going to etch my fingerprints in with battery acid or not :p
    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks lovely mate. Pics when it's all together. Will this be your hunting rifle choice?
     
  7. ANGOF

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    Yes going to be my hunting rifle :)
     
  8. Egg

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    When's your stock arriving bud?
     
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    28 days according to CS but lots of there ebay feedback says around 14 days. Gah the wait will kill me :p
     
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    Bog standard or did you add things like fancy chequering, pistol-grip cap etc?

    Mind and get the oil out bud cos from experience that wood's gonna be thirsty.
     
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    "Now anybody got a Optima super moonlighter for sale"

    No but I use a Kassnar 2-7 from the same period. Who needs yer modern mildots anyway:D
     
  12. ANGOF

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    Gosh no mildots for me ive been using Simmons scopes since the 90`s. Tried mildots but they just confussed me :p
     
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    Heres the picture i sent to CS saying i wanted the same kind of stippling and square front end
    [​IMG]

    and yes have a bottle of David Nickerson "English walnut oil preparation" standing by ;)
     
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    ^^ The moderator, the stock, the rifle and a "period piece" scope - JD lives, breathes and resides in Cornwall :D
     
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    I like to think JD lives and breathes in all of us. (those of us old enough to remember) :)
     
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    Well, a bit of him lives in my dog since she got into the bathroom and ate the cover of the book :(

    What? Nobody else has Air Rifle Hunting as one of their sit-down reads?
     
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    lol I have a stack of old Airgunners in my toilet for guests from the 1980`s of course :)
     
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    Well, funnily enough, that is where mine is at the moment...........well it beats The Radio Times hands down.

    Regards

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