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What to do next, 48/52 or 80

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by gixxer, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. gixxer

    gixxer Posting Addict

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    Looks like I'm going to be layed up a while indoors so I've contemplated a little project ,nothing too ott but not set in stone as it may evolve.
    Love the side leaver and wouldn't mind turning one in to a ultra carbine and re shape of the fore stock slightly with a nice internal rework.

    But on the other hand I think the 80 may have a better balance with a shorter barrel and slender stock compared and as the stocks are usually plain a little stippling to grip areas and a good finish, spit n polish .

    As a rule I leave my rifles as original looking as possible besides debure polish but think this one needs to be different. but I'm not really a lover of modern or tactical and can't decide .

    firstly which to get then what to do

    Any ideas appreciated.
     
  2. JD

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    Break the mold and go retro, get a Original 45 ; )

    Just about the best rifle of its era, barring the FWB124/127

    and still able to keep up with modern air rifles.
     
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    [QUOTE/] I'm not sure I could cut down a 45 barrel either on principle .[/QUOTE]What would be your reason for not wanting to shorten a 45 barrel ?

    Ive got a .20 45 but the barrel does seem somewhat over length.
     
  5. gixxer

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    What would be your reason for not wanting to shorten a 45 barrel ?

    Ive got a .20 45 but the barrel does seem somewhat over length.[/QUOTE]

    Don't you Dare cut it,I will curse ya.

    I have a .20 45 also.
    But I don't shoot it and did a round trip from Brum to Norfolk to buy it.crazy
    Rare ish too .

    But I'm still looking
     
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  6. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Had a 45 in 1986 swapped it for my hw77k I don't remember much about it except the cheque ring was pressed into the stock rather than cut in
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Genuine collectors who will pay serious money for original guns won't buy a cut gun or refinished stocks. It will affect value. I do remember the 45 was longggggg
     
  8. gixxer

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    Don't you Dare cut it,I will curse ya.

    I have a .20 45 also.
    But I don't shoot it and did a round trip from Brum to Norfolk to buy it.crazy
    Rare ish too .

    But I'm still looking[/QUOTE]
    The 45 was my first rifle ever, no particular reason other than they can be very very accurate and if at around the legal limit can break your arm to cock with a shortened barrel.
    Bought one cut had to add weight leaver.
    The 45 should be loved and cared for .I love em.
     
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    The original 45 was a superb rifle I gave mine to a friend idiot that I was :( I replaced it with a diana 52 which I have to this day anoth
    er great gun imo you wont go far wrong with any of these guns as they have good pedigree :D
     
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    I kept mine ,it wasn't what I wanted I craved a Vulcan. My old man knew better so the 45 it was in .22.
    Its still immaculate with leather seal but has had the venom treatment .
    it was great before but more consistent now.

    Dave wouldn't change the leather seal as he said it was wrong lol.
    I rate my 45 in my top 5 rifles.
    Excellent trigger, well finished ,beautiful deep blue steel.
    It's always said hw and fwb sport were better ,possibly so but it was a fantastic giant killer. It just needid a synthetic seal a tad more volume .
    Great ambi stock too.
    Side leavers too are bang on .solid real performers.
    It was said on another site recently diana make magnum springers .
     
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    [/QUOTE] Don't you Dare cut it, I will curse ya.[/QUOTE]

    Not even just a little bit, then add a Vmach mod. ; )
     
  12. JD

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    Don't you Dare cut it,I will curse ya.

    I have a .20 45 also.
    But I don't shoot it and did a round trip from Brum to Norfolk to buy it.crazy
    Rare ish too .

    But I'm still looking[/QUOTE]

    You speak in riddles my friend, what are you still looking for ?
     
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    You speak in riddles my friend, what are you still looking for ?[/QUOTE]

    No please don't cut it ,I won't sleep worrying .

    as for looking ,still looking for a decent 80 , 52 may be sorted ?.
     
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    Funny that gixxer as I now have a Vulcan nice oldie, and my ole 45 .22 Is laying in its gun bag
    at my friends house with a broken cocking shoe, I would love to get my hands on it again
    that rife was soo damned accurate :rolleyes:, my 52 .177 is also a greatly built and and accurate but with
    the added fac capabilities if required, hand on heart if that 52 is in .22 and you like that cal
    I would buy it mate if the price is good, they honestly are a top tier gun imho

     
  15. gixxer

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    I love Diana's atleast the made in west Germany variants .
    The 52 is a beauty ,I think 22 is the right cal for the platform.
    but at uk levels 177 is a great cal.
    But I recently had a little love affair going on with the 80.

    I think I'm turning , I need to meet her again she was so sweet.
     

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