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My Vintage Springer Collection

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Mickey O'Neill, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Mickey O'Neill

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    Diana Model 25 , Relum Tornado , Haenel 302 , Webley Vulcan Mk1 , Diana Model 45 , BSA Airsporter Mk4 .
    The Vulcan & Airsporter were restored to a high standard by fourm member Meteor 62 , i did the stock and refurbed the internals on the Diana 45 the Relum Tornado has some pitting but shoots fine as does the Diana 25 and the Heanel has had its blue polished off at sometime in its life so needs a full recon .
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  2. Mickey O'Neill

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    Tried a Diana Airking side lever .... interesting looking rifle though found it nice to shoot .
     
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    Never been keen on side lever action,the Diana is one of the better ones though.I had a couple of nice 45's & had the RWS 45 brand new when it came out thought i'd still got it found the box but must of sold it a while ago.I have since got the Original 45 in .22 & Centenary model in .177.
     
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    Nice collection, my no 1 rifle the m 45.
    The 54 variant of the diana side leaver is a fantastic tool .
    i loved my 54 so much a bought a few as at one point no one wanted one .
    i love the tornado too again no one wanted them years ago and were really slated but as time goes on more tinkerers want ago at improving them I guess .
    nice little lot their ,looking good
     
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    one of the best springers of the 80s that original 45, great gun nice collection mate
     
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    lovely collection of guns
     
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    I trimmed a few coils off the spring as it was a bit harsh and fitted a Tinbum drop in kit with some fresh grease now its very smooth to fire and very accurate .
     
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    Thanks

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    Quite like the Diana Side Lever sort of on my wish list iff one crops up local at the rite price though all the old springers are nice .
     
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    I love the Diana sidelevers, have had a model 52 in .177 since 1989, actually replaced my original
    45 with it honestly great rifles

     
  10. Mickey O'Neill

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    The 45 is my favourite in my collection at the moment it was really harsh to fire so stripped it to find a titan type spring in it with almost no grease on it so chopped about 3 coils off it and fitted a Tinbum drop in kit in it with some fresh grease and it has transformed it now its really nice to use .
     
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    Looking good liking that 45 you done a good job there
     
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    Great collection you have. No hw's???
     
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    Nice collection
     
  14. Mickey O'Neill

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    The Vucan & Airsporter were restored by forum member Meteor 62 to a high standard ( many thanks ) i did the 45 and the rest are waiting , i think iff nothing crops up to buy ( like an Airking ) i have the Relum Tornado in mind for a refurbish as its very harsh and sounds awfull when cocked and kick like a mule .
     
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    That's the nicest bed spread I have seen in ages. If that was mine, I would be making that bed every day. Really nice, Used a Relum when I was just 15 years old. Had so much fun with it, all those years ago. Do you use them all on and off, or are they just a collection. KB1
     
  16. Mickey O'Neill

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    Not got a vintage HW yet just got whats been offered me through mates or picked up through here i've got a modern HW57 which is a cracking springer for the price and 2 PCP's lucky enough have a garden just under 25 yards long so got enough room for a decent plink and zero them near enough . Finding the rite ones at the rite price is difficult and a lot won't post so makes it frustrating when you see one for sale and its a 200 mile round trip .
     
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    IMHO you cannot beat a well restored BSA classic rifle
     
  18. Mickey O'Neill

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    The Airsporter is my favourite BSA its a nice piece of engineering and design .
     
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    Nice collection and well refurbed. Most of my collection consists of air rifles from the 70's and 80's because that's when I first became interested in shooting.
     
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    Impressive collection
     

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