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relum tornado

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jw74, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. jw74

    jw74 Posting Addict

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    I've just been given this from someone that does house clearances.he has got another rifle for me tomorrow but he knows nothing about it other than its better and has a silencer.so I will post up when I get it.any info on the relum would be great as I don't know much about them. I'm planning on taking it apart and sanding the stock etc.I'm just wandering about approx age.and any tips on restoring it.cheers jason View attachment 99996
     
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    1970s, medium power springer,
    probably has a leather piston seal.

    Strip down re lube.
     
  3. jw74

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    Thanks. I don't suppose anyone knows where I can get a rear sight for it? It'll be nice to have a shoot(oldskool)with open sights every now and then.
     
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    Spares for Relum's available here, http://www.proteksupplies.co.uk/relum-general.html
     
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    A lot of people turn their noses up at these but I had one back in the early eighties and I liked it. Took lots of rats with it on a night shift when I worked at the council incinerator.
     
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    I bought a brand new one .. guessing it might have been 1971/72 ... people turned their nose up back then, though they would ask to have a go of it .. then changed their minds .. good gun in its day, considering the cost .. restore and enjoy .. atb hoggy
     
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    Ideal sounds like its worth taking the time to tart it up then.thanks for the info jason
     
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    I bought one new very early 80's my mates had webley vulcans which showed up the relums shortcomings so I got rid and got a Vulcan too and never looked back. I wouldn't knock one back for free though and iirc you can benefit from fitting a single meteor spring as opposed to the double springs of the relum.
     
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    The Relum Tornado was my first ever air rifle. I bought it out of my first weeks wages back in the 70's. Rough and tough as old boots and Twangy as hell, spring within a spring I believe. It does indeed have a riveted leather seal, still spitting out pellets. Made in Hungary I think.
     
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    Well there's a lot to be said for a rifle that's lasted this long and still going! I wonder how many of today's rifles will be still working in 30yrs from now.
     
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    Quite a lot to be honest mate look at all the BSA meteors still floating about but they still are not in the same league as many other rifles out there but they are still working. I have a 40 year old gat that's still in working order but doesn't mean it's any good . Not dissing the relum mate but it's a bit of a marmite gun. I hated mine others loved theirs but I think if they are honest it was never a high end sporting rifle. If I had one given me yes I would do it up got to be worth a punt but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy one hope that makes sense
     
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    To be perfectly honest I bought the Relum back in the 70's as it was by far the cheapest option at the time plus the fact it had a quirky under lever action. But it's a bit like your first love really..... Enjoyed it at the time.
     
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    Yes that makes sense.I'm not expecting a hunting rifle.I already have one,but its just something to shoot cans with for a change. And as a freebie its a bonus really.
     
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    We all need a plinker and the relum is well up to the task.
     

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