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Project Hw80

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Wofty, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Wofty

    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

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    And so it begins....

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    Mk 1 80 circa 1982 from claude's collection.
    This is the iron sight non carbine version.
    She's in not bad nick for an old girl.
    I've just chrono'd pre strip. Under 10fpe with Superdomes and 11.6fpe with Mosquito flat heads.
    So I'll be stripping the action shortly. I have a Welsh Willy Titan spring & kit to fit along with a good polish and new seals.
    The barrel and cylinder will be going to Paul Chell for one of his superb Venom grade blacking jobs.
    In the meantime I have a CS600 stock that's receiving a nice oil job. I've already sanded off the delivered spec Danish oil coats. I'm applying a darker stain first to give it a vintage look. Then it will get multiple coats of Danish oil with flatting to get a glossier finish. I did have some of nath's oil but the Mrs has lost it....Doh!
    The icing on the cake is a Vmach race brake and mint old Tasco.
    I'll also be stripping and polishing the trigger block.
    Photos and progress to follow.
    My intention is to get her tuned for a nice lazy thudding cycle.
    She will be loooong with the brake but I do like em like that. I don't normally name guns but this one is christened 'Dora'.
    10 Slitherin house points to anyone that guesses the reason.
    Hopefully anyone can chime in with suggestions, insults, financial donations or their own queries.
    Progress may be sporadic as child #4 is about to meet the world.
    Actually this gun is a commemorative special and hopefully I can pass it down to the new lad one day. So best I do a good job eh :thumb:
     
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    Vangard Engaging Member

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    Sounds like it's going to be a proper job done to the 80 mate. I cant wait to she Dora finished in all her finery.
    Are you naming her Dora after an 80 year old relative? or maybe because you adore her.
     
  3. Air arms boy

    Air arms boy Wear sunscreen!

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    Steve Pope breech block mod is a must! ;)

    (Get it done before blacking)
     
  4. Wofty

    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

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    Ooh tell me more about this breech block??
     
  5. Wofty

    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

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    No reference to relatives . That's extra potions homework for you
     
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    Lovely ole 80 there mate
     
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    5CF4F6A6-6879-4593-96CB-A515DE4985B1.jpeg 32840E47-526F-45FA-AC59-02F86D6FAB5C.jpeg D493F5E4-ADB6-4E38-BDCA-4BBD99288522.jpeg 6D7B3583-DF30-4842-AE97-C0A90D1E2E93.jpeg Fancy doing this one after :D from the barrel number it says it’s a 1981 mk2 but you’ve said yours is a 1982 mk1? Am I missing something here or just being completely thick
     
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    Robgriff1 Busy Member

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    What’s this? I’m new to Weihrauchs I’ve always had air arms
     
  9. Air arms boy

    Air arms boy Wear sunscreen!

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    Basically the breech is machined to accept two inserts that keeps everything true and square as almost every brake barrel will have a very small angle when tightening up this way it Stays true and makes it a lot easier to service...
     
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    Air arms boy Wear sunscreen!

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    landymick Keyboard Hero

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    Cracking project gun you have there.
    Looking forward to seeing the progress .

    With regards to her name I think Dora may be her shortened version. May be Theodora ?
    Any way it should make a stonking rifle:thumb:
     
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    Fantastic project you got there mate enjoy
     
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    Have you named it after the Schwerer gustav Dora ?
     
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  15. Wofty

    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

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    10 house points to you sir :claping:
    That's both the railway guns you mentioned.
    I've reserved Gustav for another incoming gun of epic barrel length!
     
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    Ha ha Dora way the stern turret on the Bismarck to .
     
  17. Air arms boy

    Air arms boy Wear sunscreen!

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    Give steve a bell Wofty about the breech work..:thumb:
    (It’s worth doing)
     
  18. Wofty

    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

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    Strippage has been undertaken. Well it's raining and I needed an excuse to avoid having to haul a heavy old mantle piece to the dump.....
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    Don't you love the suspense of seeing what's inside your time capsule?
    This one came apart easily enough. Absolutely zero preload on that tasty Ox mainspring :facepalm:
    Lots of grease and generally quite horrid.
    Good. That means she was destined for my attention!
    Surprisingly she was twang free. I suppose the gubs of grease and time have dealt with that.
    So now to pack the metalwork up for blackage.
    Note in the pic the snap on T handle screwey and small spanner. If you have a really stiff screw, instead of butchering it with force and good intentions, put your weight on the driver and use a spanner on a hex bit. Works every time.
     
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    Wofty Heinz Meanz Springz

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    Sanded back the dark stain so it highlights the grain. Applied liberally a first coat of Danish oil and wiped off. Since it had to dry I had no excuse but to do the dump run:(
    Good news is now I can start applying oil and rubbing in with fine abrasive paper to fill in the grain and get it smooth.
    Then will come lots of coats with flatting back in between.
    Very therapeutic .
     
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    Looking good Wofty, keep us updated:thumb:.
     

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