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Resurrection project guns wanted

Discussion in 'Sales Graveyard' started by 177, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. 177

    177 Donator

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    My cousin has some man problems at the moment (hubby walked out on her :() and I've been trying to keep her kids out of her hair for a while. So far I've had them fishing, tracking, we've cut some second and third year wild rose shoots to season so that we can make arrows - all the things I tend to do with my daughter ;) you get the picture...

    I've finally managed to persuade her to let me take them shooting - what I'd like to do though is get them into it from the ground up.

    To that end I am looking to source three resurrection project guns - scrappers that need everything done is fine.

    I like the idea of showing them how to strip and work up their own guns, deal with rust, re-blue, lube and assemble the guts and so on.

    By the the time they get to shoot them they should have a real appreciation of the work involved and it should also help 'personalise' the guns and give a massive degree of 'ownership'.

    The guns will be locked in my cabinet when not is use and they will only ever be used under supervision on my permissions.

    To that end I am looking for 2 or, preferably, 3 project guns. Lightweight springers capable of hunting power would be ideal.

    I'm thinking BSA Meteor/Supersport/Airsporter or similar.

    Anyone help with this ?

    In return I can offer cash payment - or I have some nice knives I could trade, a couple of decent scopes, fishing gear (game and sea).

    The idea is to give a full understanding of the workings of 'their' gun to each of them so that by the time they come to shoot them in the field they really have a connection.

    I can arrange courier collection.

    Any help on this would be really appreciated - please PM if you can assist.
     
  2. paul finlay

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    Hi there , thinks its brill , if I come across owt I'll pm you , Paul
     
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    Many thanks to those who have PM'd - all messages replied to.

    Some interesting leads have come up and discussions are currently under-way, but any/all other offers gratefully appreciated if anyone can help with this.

    Being an evil sod I am drawing up a contract that all three kids will sign, and their mum will counter-sign.

    It includes school performance, homework results, and household chore clauses, and stresses that working on their guns will be reward-based; if school work or chores at home suffers, working on their guns will be a withdrawn privilege for that week. Ditto if they begin squabbling or arguing when working on their guns. Although each will work mainly on one (their) gun I want them all to work together as well, and share the load where required.

    Anything to help keep them focussed in troubled times, and valuable lessons for them to take on board too.

    My cousin especially appreciated the school/chore clauses and the idea that they have the choice whether or not to earn the right to work on/with their project, but she will play the part and act suitably surprised when the kids are presented with the contracts to sign.

    My plan is for the contracts to be pinned up on the workshop wall as a constant reminder, with a progress chart alongside. I also want to build a reward system into the progress chart where 'points' are earned for taking instruction, working in line with the instruction, helping each other and so on.

    I think I've turned into Nanny McPhee...

    :D
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012
  4. bella58

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    hi mate pm me your number, well done mate i like what your doing
     
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