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Went a bit mad but it will keep me busy over the winter

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Whistler, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Whistler

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    I attended an auction on Saturday, and having recently sold my rimfires and shotguns I went a bit mad and bought a few projects to tinker with over the winter months...

    BSA Airsporter in .22 - shoots OK (but twangy), missing the rear sight
    Original 35 in .177 - I didn't inspect this before I bought it, and when I got it home I noticed the barrel was bent upwards by a few mm. I have just applied some judicious force and its come back into line pretty well. Shoots OK, but twangy, missing the open sights.
    CZ Slavia 625 in .177 - I just liked the fact its so dinky, its even smaller than my Original 25. It's in very good nick though, shoots OK but....yes, twangy

    They've all been out of their stocks for a clean and wipe over with an oily rag, now over the next few months when its dark and miserable they'll get a strip and see if I can't tame the twang. Might even try my hand at re-bluing the 35 and maybe my old 25 whilst I'm at it :)
     
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    That sounds like a great way to spend a bit on - is there any more fun to be had than fettling old springers, I wonder? Have you any pictures?
     
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    Nice! Gotta love an old springer,what Mk is the Airsporter?
     
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    Where was the auction are they a regular thing I'd love to go to an air gun auction just scared how much it would cost me
     
  5. The Robin

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    You've got plenty to keep you busy there :D
     
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    The sounds a great winter project, show us some pics of them and keep us updated:up:
     
  7. Whistler

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    Thanks for the interest and encouragement (my wife would say I don't need any encouragement)

    I'm not sure what Mk the Airsporter is - I will have to do some research - it doesn't look that old though. The auction is once a quarter, mostly shotguns, sporting "junk" and taxidermy though. I nearly bought a mounted set of Buffalo horns :)

    The air rifles are mostly few and far between, and are often overpriced or in REALLY poor condition (mostly the stuff RFD's can't even give away). For example there was a BSA Superten in the lots this time, covered in sticky camo tape that was hanging off, looked pretty poor condition underneath. You see them on G* for £295 and they hang around for ages. It would have needed a full service as a minimum as it was empty of air. Sold for £280 plus premium, so over £300. Maybe the guy that bought it got a gem, but I dropped out at £150. All the guns I was interested in and viewed as "good" beforehand made good money, hence I hadn't really checked the ones I bought over first. Last time I did this it cost me dearly in missing parts, so I was relieved these all cocked and fired, even if the 35 had a bent barrel.

    I'll take some pics later ;)
     
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    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    Here's a list of Airsporter numbers, thought it may help
     
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    Sounds like a good project to keep you away from the wife for a bit. :)
     
  10. Peter Norris

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    Sounds a great Project for the coming miserable long nights. Maybe just consider the re-blacking carefully after putting in a lot of work?
    You really cannot beat professional hot degreasing and blacking. Not expensive and loads of info here.
    Good luck.
    Peter.
     

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