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Advice Springer To Have A Go Fettling

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Kalibrgun, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Kalibrgun

    Kalibrgun Busy Member

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    What's the best value for money springer for me to fettle and tune and to be able to get the lad involved nothing too expensive I've done a few hws and Tx but want something cheapish as a project. Preferably one that trigger unit comes off complete indie a lightning years ago and trigger pickled my brain
  2. shergar

    shergar Posting Addict

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    Look out for a HW 99 with a tight rivet on the articulated cocking arm, an owner who thinks this is normal, and as a result puts the gun up for sale because of the cocking effort. Give the offending rivet a couple of taps with a centre punch and your lad will think you're a magician. Clean grot out of internals, smooth off rough metal edges, polish piston, correctly size seal and, even without new guides and top hat, gun will be transformed with little more than one hour's effort.
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  3. Gat Man

    Gat Man Engaging Member

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    Remington Express

    Theres a detailed strip guide in the stickies of the technical section on this forum and the 28mm Aussie seal sold as Diana/Ruger/SMK fits it

    Great value rifle and a genuinely good gun and with the price something you can strip without worrying
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020
  4. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    What's you're budget?
    Used HW77's, 35's, 30's & 99's can be got for £150 or less if you keep an eye on the classifieds.
    Not sure what makes have a removable trigger unit like HW's!
    The only thing with choosing a cheaper make is you're only going to get limited results with the work you do, when you finish with an HW you've got a pretty good rifle.
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  5. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Simple answer, a B2 - lots of potential and only £50 new. Get it right and you'll be pleasantly surprised. Wreck it and it won't be the end of the world... :thumb:
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  6. ArticFX

    ArticFX Active Member

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    One of the Best sub £100 guns IMHO Milbro Explorer... But don't expect to have much work to do on the internals!
    An often very overlooked rifle.
  7. Pleides


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    South Liverpool
    Remington Express gets my vote. from experience it was very able out of the box and still is a shoots very well with cheapo Hawke £70 scopes. If I had it fettled I am sure it could almost become a favourite rifle. Put it this way I wont sell it or not use it. :up:
    rabbitwrecker and Gat Man like this.

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