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Original 50 .177 project

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Brecon, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Brecon

    Brecon Newbie

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    I have found an original 50 .177 in the loft of the house I have just bought.

    It is as rusty as hell doesn't look like it's been picked up in 30 years.

    Where should I send it for total refurbishment and what sort price should I expect to pay? I don't need it to look mint.

    I don't want to sell it :)

    Cheers for any reply
     
  2. gunsnlandies

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    Have a look in the shed to see if there is some wet-n-dry paper and some wire wool that has been left as well. If there is, fix it up yourself, it's not rocket science. If you don't want to sell it, then get the satisfaction of owning something you have done instead of finding someone else to do it.
    This one was fairly rough when I bought it. Spent a fair bit of time bringing it back to its former glory. But that's what I like doing in my free time.
    model50-1.jpg model50-2.jpg model50-3.jpg mod50-4.jpg

    Brian
     

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  3. Jackroadkill

    Jackroadkill Donator

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    As said, it's very pleasing and quite easy to sort out spring rifles yourself.
     
  4. Pavarotti

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    Yes. Give it a go yourself. As stated they are easy to work on. Find out a bit about them. take sensible precautions and you will get an immense amounty of satisfaction. The best part is that you can get bags of encouragement, help and good advice on the forum.

    Good luck
     
  5. mattybugeye

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    Gorgeous gun I love these my dad had one when we were kids remember it dropping many squirrels and birds stupidly accurate too I've always fancied one and fac it can get 20+ ft lbs from them I've heard
    Good luck with it like others are saying have a crack yourself I'm on with a tx200 its so satisfying
    Atb .matt
     
  6. Brecon

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    Thanks I will find some elbow grease :) I am applying for a FAC. Who should I entrust it to for the full service and "strong spring"?
     
  7. mark.177

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    turning it "fac" would more likely ruin it by making it unusable... ie the recoil will be so harsh you wont be able to hit a barn door with it... power then will be irrelevant. if your applying for an fac you'de be better off getting something purpose made for the job.
    paying for a "full service" will likely cost you more than the gun will be worth once "serviced" and if put "on ticket" will be very hard to sell on once you realise you cant hit a thing with it... have a go yourself, keep it sub 12 ft/lbs and enjoy it for what it is:up:
     
  8. reaper6

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    Have a go yourself..you can always use the forum for advice....it would make a nice project...make sure you document it with photos and post on here
     
  9. Suwannee

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    Over here in USA, 20ftb is normal & the Hatsan 135 is 30ftb & very accurate, so there ! i just had a cheap crossman springer & that was 20ftb & accurate too.
     

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