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Picked This Up Last Weekend

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Paul Chell, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Paul Chell

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    Avoke warrior .177 its having a full refurb when I get round to it SAM_2385.JPG SAM_2386.JPG SAM_2387.JPG SAM_2388.JPG SAM_2389.JPG
     
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    PBaz Barrett 'I love slinging led me'..

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    Nice one, very interesting. I'll be keen to see it when it's been restored. Hope all goes well. :up:
     
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    Looks a great restoration job Paul, looking forward to seeing the finished result
     
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    A rare find Paul and can't wait to see the end result.

    BTW .... it's 'Warrior' and not 'Worrier' ... that is how I would describe OED whenever sheep might be involved ;):D
     
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    :p:D
     
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    Picked it up or dug it up :eek:
     
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    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    One of my favourite pistols, look forward to seeing the end result :cool:
     
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    How could anyone let an old classic like that get sooooo rusted...:facepalm:
     
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    is that a sidelever?
     
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    It is Carl ... Accles and Shelvoke made in the 30s and can't wait for Paul's restoration :)
     
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    i like it :)
     
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    To any serious collector, a refinish lessens both the monetary value and interest of most older airguns !
     
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    So let it die..:shrug:

    Or refinish it for future airgun lad's to cherish & use..:eek:
     
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    Yeah it's a weird POV, I appreciate a bit of patina as much as the next man but letting things turn to dust in the name of originality is madness.
     
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    There are load's of old/knackered airguns kicking around just looking for...lurve...I appreciate collectors want un molested item's... but there are many lad's who don't have the spondolo's to afford original/mint item's & appreciate just owning an old airgun whatever the condition..plus the tinkerer's amongst us just love a project...horses for courses...:up:
     
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    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    I’m glad there are resto projects out there still otherwise I wouldn’t have much of a collection. It’s great looking at minty original stuff but I could rarely afford them plus I spend more time repairing and restoring them than anything else and certainly more time than I actually spend shooting the damn things :cool:
    My personal rule of thumb is any more than about 50% original finish then it stays original but with the real cheap rough old stuff it’s made safe,usable and refinished. I don’t see it matters with something like a BSA Cadet for example, there are still thousands around but I probably wouldn’t paint many Mil Pats with Hammerite if I’m honest :D
     
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    I like the look of that mate. I enjoy cleaning up old stuff. How old is this roughly mate? When I was a kid, my mate had a diana sp50 (I think I've got that right? ).....from memory, you had to push the barrel down to load it? And the pellet used to go into the back of it.? But that thing you've got there is lovely bit of kit.
    Walter
     
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    I think they were made between 1931 to 1939 so be 80yrs old at least
     
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    Nice one Paul. That's a good little project I reckon. Be nice to see how you get on with it mate. Proper old school engineering for sure.
    Have a great weekend.
    Walter
     
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