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newbie from accrington,lancs wants to get back into the hobby

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by gaci, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. gaci

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    Hello all and thankyou for letting me join your forum, I am currently restoring my grandads/dads and mine now old bsa airsporter mk2 that has sat in my loft for best part of 18yrs now,i used to shoot everyday when i lived in hereford and up dated the spring, i think it was an ox spring.I now am trying to get back into the sport just as a hobby but rules and regulations have changed,talking to my local gun shop they have said that if they test my gun and its 12+ they will conviscate it and that originally it shot 12+ ??so that aint happening ,so i ask you all is there a way around this to find out what it shoots ,at the moment it has a leather seal washer in with a cone and an oxspring shooting eley wasp 5.6mm pellets there is no leak inthe barrel so im going to keep the washer and replace the spring to an original one.Would this help to depower the gun down?
    Seriously ,any help to do with the bsa airsporter mk2 would be great towards me getting back into the sport . thanks gaci
     
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    Hi mate, Im only down the road at Great Harwood. Forget that OX spring there crap just makes them overpowered recoil like a mule and smash the insides to bits get a genuine spring for it, it will be much better all round.
    You could have borrowed my chrono but I lent it my mate who shot it :( so sorry cant use that yet
     
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    hi there welcome to the forum you will find an answer for any questions you may have
     
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    thanks for your warm welcomes ,is there any places round accrington area for shooting and places that are good with spares for my gun,at the moment its all in bits ,so im going to get a new spring ,is there any grease that is recommended.I have seen a top hat and slide in nylon or something like that are these worth a look or shall i stay original.?
     
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    cheers ill have a look.
     
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    hey gaci, welcome to the forum iam from hapton just next to accrington, wish i could helpp with the gun but i know nothing about taking them apart, who said they confiscate the rifle if its over? ''town and country''(old target tecnics) in accrington?
     
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    yep, town and country had a talk with him the other day when i found it was open.nice enough fella but theres no le way if i take the gun down there.At the moment ive refinished the stock glued up both sides and tru oiled it ,also reblued teh barrel and pieces but not happy so stripped it back down deciding wether to try a different product,where do you go shooting around hapton,i usally bike around hapton and teh area as i just live near the griffin?
     
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    ahh i drink in ther griffin from time to time,....i have no permission as of yet so i take the rifle under the motorway bridge down by the canel in hapton, its huge down their so planty of places to plink cans etc, finding it very dificult to find a local permission, i think me my cousin are going on a trip this sat to try and find a farm that has a rabbit problem.

    you might want to ask in the anything airgun related area as not many people view this area, iam sure loads of ppl will be glad to help, theirs a lot of knowledgable members.

    your in luck, ricky has just posted a new thread where he is reconditioning an airsporter too lol link>>>>> http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/anything-airgun-related/133873-my-next-project-dont-laugh.html
     
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    You will not find a farm round here with a rabbit problem. All the farms here are dairy farms i.e no crops so the rabbits arnt really a pest so why would a farmer let some stranger on his land with a gun for no good reason?

    I have permissions on golf courses as rabbits are a pest there so try asking at a golf course just not mine :mad: or rats nobody likes rats and there are plenty of stables and chicken coops knocking around you will have much better luck asking at places like these rather then wasting your time with farmers round here.
     
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