1. The Forum Rules have undergone some minor changes and updates.  Please take the time to read them; it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. By doing so, you lessen the chance of incurring the wrath of the moderation team or making yourself look foolish to other members.

    90% of users posting adverts in the Sales forums need to be reminded to read the rules as their posts are wrong.  This is unnecessarily time-consuming and will no longer happen - if your advert doesn't follow the Sales Rules it will be deleted and you'll have to start all over again.

    To close this box once you've read it (and the Rules), click on the X in the top right-hand corner.

    Thank you.

    AGF Staff



    Dismiss Notice
  2. A reminder of one of the Forum Rules:

    'Behaviour

    Do not make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, defamation, deliberate insults or name-calling, other negative remarks about this forum, its moderators and administrators or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS.'

    There have been changes made to our censoring software in an attempt to help with this growing problem.

    Click the X in the top-right-hand corner to dismiss this notice.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dear members,

    Our membership (like our country) consists of people from all walks of life; different in far more ways than can be listed here and each with a different view based on their experience of life - regardless of their colour, religion or cultural heritage. Every single person in the UK has been born of mixed race – we are a multi-coloured and multi-cultural country.

    As many of you are aware there are a handful of individuals amongst this membership that persist in making provocative, inflammatory, racist and otherwise offensive comments. This has been happening across the forum to a certain degree but is most especially prevalent in the Adult section.

    The moderation team has tried to stay on top of this, however unfortunately because of the ‘offensive’ nature of much of its content we don’t monitor the Adult section quite as much as perhaps we should. As a result much of this behaviour has gone unnoticed unless it has been reported to us. While the team always intended to take a "light touch" approach to the Adult section it would seem that some people aren’t quite adult enough to be left unmonitored after all.

    This behaviour is, and always has been against Forum Rules as well as the specific stipulations of the Adults forum and it will no longer be tolerated. We feel it's time to draw a line in the sand and as such from this point onward offenders will receive an immediate and permanent ban from the forum.

    In order for us to achieve our goal of restoring the forum to the friendly and tolerant place it once was, we ask that ALL members be mindful of the content they post and help us to stop unacceptable behaviour by using the 'Report' tool at the bottom of any offending post - the results of which can be seen only by Admin/Moderators.

    You should all receive a copy of this message by PM. 

    To close this message box, click on the 'X' in the top-right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hotmail block emails from us entering your inbox. Unless you can setup a safe sender you will not get activation emails from the forum. Please use an alternative provider or complain to Hotmail.
    Hotmail addresses include.

    @Hotmail.co.uk @Hotmail.com @outlook.com @Live.com
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Postings on Politics, Religion & Controversial Off-Topic Material

    The majority of users do not want to read about these subjects and people have left the forum as a result of it – this is after all an 'Airgun' Forum. It’s all very well to say they don’t have to read it if they don't want to, but as most of us use the ‘New Posts’ button there is no easy way to avoid it.

    All AGF staff members are in favour of people being able to discuss what they want, but we have to draw the line somewhere if it is upsetting other users. We don’t want to read about these topics either.

    IMPORTANT- The discussion of politics and religion is no longer allowed anywhere on the forum (including the Adult section).  The only exception is if it's airgun related - they must be put in the Airgun Related Politics section..

    We will not tolerate bullying or personal attacks, racism or any other offensive 'isms'. we will remove these topics from the forum, we will not give you an area where you can abuse each other. We will not hesitate to ban offenders.

    To clear this text box, click on the 'X' in the top right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice

Project, which is best and why

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ejd2006, May 30, 2015.

  1. ejd2006

    ejd2006 Member

    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    formby
    Ok looking at older stuff and which do you think best to tune and tart up overall from the following

    1. Bsa Meteor
    2. Webley Excel
    3. Webley Falcon
     
  2. Gollum

    Gollum Donator

    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Was looking at getting a Meteor myself, purley on the basis that theres lots about and they are pretty simple.
     
  3. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

    Messages:
    3,958
    Likes Received:
    3,033
    Location:
    In Sparkling Isolation
    Not a Falcon!
     
  4. Gollum

    Gollum Donator

    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Guess we're down to 2 then ejd, Tinbum knows best :)
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2015
  5. Titchgamer

    Titchgamer Honorary Member

    Messages:
    16,999
    Likes Received:
    353
    Location:
    Telford
    Out of the 3 I would say a Meteor, But there are many other cheap old rifles out there that would make a better project.
     
  6. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

    Messages:
    3,958
    Likes Received:
    3,033
    Location:
    In Sparkling Isolation

    As titch said, there are many around. The Falcon was a pig, but if you see one cheap (which they usually are) it's worth it for the experience. Baikals are surprisingly good to tinker with and Jon Budds Meteor is a revelation! The only gun I haven't bothered with is the B2 even after being given one free! (There was a fire needed poking)

    Avoid Gamo's as the trigger group/spring guide is not user friendly to improve.
     
  7. bhodge

    bhodge Posting Addict

    Messages:
    1,991
    Likes Received:
    507
    Location:
    Buckley, Flintshire
    I've done several Meteors, and they generally turn out to have been worthwhile doing. All parts are still available - both new & second hand. Having done a few I wouldn't do another (by choice), but if I came across an early Falcon that would be different! One of my first ever rifles was a Falcon, so I think it would be a nostalgic labour of love.....
     
  8. landymick

    landymick Big Poster

    Messages:
    3,054
    Likes Received:
    1,247
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Mercury, but Meteor if you must.Depends what you want it for.
     
  9. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

    Messages:
    3,958
    Likes Received:
    3,033
    Location:
    In Sparkling Isolation
    I had a Falcon with the interchangeable barrels about 30 years ago. They used to rattle in the breech as you walked. Accuracy was not it's strong suit......
     
  10. bhodge

    bhodge Posting Addict

    Messages:
    1,991
    Likes Received:
    507
    Location:
    Buckley, Flintshire
    Mine was a .22 purchased from a toy/model shop in Rhyl circa 1968... the first two rifles broke within a couple of hundred pellets. The third rifle turned out to be a good one. I remember selling it to fund a .22 Meteor WITH A SCOPE ATTACHED!!
     
  11. johnbaz

    johnbaz Big Poster

    Messages:
    3,409
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    Sheffield, UK
    Of the three i'd say Meteor as parts are much easier to source but it would have to be a mk1 Meteor as i'm not a lover of them from mk3 on as they're almost like tinplates in the construction!

    I tried closing the jaws a bit in a vice on a mk3 and it squashed them :eek::eek: They're not made from a round bar that's milled out like most break barrels, it was made of pressed steel sheet that seems to be brazed together :(

    I'm fairly sure the mk1/2 are solidly built :cool::cool:



    John :)
     
  12. johnbaz

    johnbaz Big Poster

    Messages:
    3,409
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    Sheffield, UK
    I just dug out the old cylinder and took a few pics showing the hollow construction :( (look at the void in the holes :up: )

    The last pic shows how much it collapsed :(

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    John :)
     
  13. Gollum

    Gollum Donator

    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Wow that is a bit worrying, hollow build :eek:
     
  14. johnbaz

    johnbaz Big Poster

    Messages:
    3,409
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    Sheffield, UK
    I'm sure the mk1 and mk2 Meteors were made from solid barstock (y)

    [​IMG][​IMG]



    John :)
     
  15. Tripleteer

    Tripleteer Donator

    Messages:
    6,956
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Holmfirth
    BSA Meteor all day! full range of spare parts readily available, and a decent little rifle to boot!!!! Go for an early one if you can! MK1 or MK2!!!
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2015

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice