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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Jay Butts, Aug 16, 2019 at 1:15 PM.

  1. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    I’m bidding on one next week as I’ve always wanted one but has anybody got any clues about what to avoid? Are there any pitfalls or expensive fixes?

    Ta in advance....
     
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    Earlier ones I feel are the best, not very powerful but it's not always about that, they had a schnabel tip forend, later ones were squared off at an angle, they tried to make them more powerful later on & it ruined the cycle.
     
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    trigger can be a bit fiddly to get back together
     
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  4. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    That’s what I need to know!!! Thanks both. :thumb:
     
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    landymick Keyboard Hero

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    There are an awful lot of versions of the 50,like the collectible very early models such as the 50B with leather piston seal.
    Then the more common seventies models up to the eighties 50To1 with different internals like the 45.
     
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    Just a little bit :D
     
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    If its a T01 trigger you'll need at least 1 slave pin to remove the trigger. Don't try it without a slave pin.
    I have one here somewhere Jay.
     
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  8. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  9. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    If they were made for the German market, are they sub 6ftlb?
     
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    My early one was, set up for 6yd/10m shooting, it gave the recoiless guns like the 66 & 75 a run for their money.
    Later on there seemed to be a bit of a power race around that time with guns like the original 45, FWB sport, HW80 & Anschutz 335, not all faired well, even at 8-9fpe the 50 isn't as nice to shoot.
     
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    So it’s an early version I need! Not bothered about the power, it’s more about the handling, cycle and accuracy...

    Thanks Rich.
     
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    Yeah, they're really nice rifles, kinda remind me of a k98 mauser, the one I had was a proper cabinet queen, came out the bag once a week, shot a few sighters & then 15 pellets in a comp then back in the bag, it's not worth picking a tatty target rifle, there's plenty that are in new condition other than maybe a club badge stuck on, and they never get used outside.
    So I'd look for an early schnabel tipped one in vgc.
     
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    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Great advice Rich, thanks once again mate. I will follow your suggestions and see what happens. I’m sure it will be spot on!
     
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    Agree with rich. They are sweet, and do have a Kar98K thing about them. Better in the 70s/80s than contemporary Airsporters. The earlier 50s and 60s ones are lovely. The last 50TO1s are not, IMHO.
     
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    Jay Butts Quick, put it back before anybody notices!

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    Thanks G, that’s what I’ll look out for...don’t want to end up with a nail!

    Cheers bud.
     

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