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New HW97kt stl

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tinbum, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    IT FINALLY ARRIVED!!:D Hot off the German gun presses and looking the absolute mutts nuts!

    I didn't even cock and fire the gun before getting it in pieces across my workbench. The first job was the piston, no visible problems, so it was straight on the lathe for 30 mins of polishing with autosol.

    I had decided I wanted to shave 6mm off the stroke and open out the TP to 3.5-4mm ish. After an hour of trying a few different piston extensions and much swearing, I decided to stay standard for a bit.

    I fitted one of my kits, obviously, and to my utter joy, the fit was perfect straight off the shelf.:cool: The export spring was a bit of a struggle to get in as the preload could be measured in inches rather than mm. That should have been a clue really.......:eek: First shot over the chrono...... WTF WAS THAT?!? With my ears still ringing, the F1 confirmed it was very supersonic.:eek: Straight back apart and three coils came off. Boom! Ok, still supersonic, but only just. Another three coils joined the swarf on the floor.
    Phut! 800.2fps with AA Express, that's 11.2fpe in old money. Perfect!:D

    I had fitted my setback trigger and Hawke varmint scope and I have to say, this gun really looks good!
    I brought it back into the kitchen where Mrs Bum got hold of it, and has now claimed it as her own.:mad:
    The bad news is she really means it, the good news is she said I'll have to buy myself another gun and scope!:D
     
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    Oooooh.... shiny!

    Very nice gun there mate :)
     
  3. Mart61

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    Nice. I see Mrs Bum (don't call her that to her face) is a myth busters fan. :D
     
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    Glad it's landed for you, bet you can't wait to put it through it's paces, enjoy :up:
     
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    Very nice TB and the rifle looks lovely as well!!;)
    You asked recently if I'd polished the piston in my TX200 and I assumed you meant the face. What advantage is there to doing such a good job on the body if it has a clearance to the cylinder?
    atb
    Dag
     
  6. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    There's no point with the TX as it runs on synthetic bearings. The HW's don't, so a damn good polish really helps. My next project is to get an old piston to do my Dr Frankenstein stuff on. I want to fit it with barrings similar to the TX and reduce the nose diameter so an extension can be fitted properly. Obviously, these are one way modifications, hence the need for an old/inexpensive piston.
     
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    I need one of those...
     
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    very nice gun there....can't wait to see the results. outstanding that you took it apart even before seeing any pellets down the barrell.....

    cheers
    Tim
     
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    Good skills mate! Next you'll be offering people to send their HW's to you for the same treatment... (See sig) ;)
     

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