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Question Which Should I Look Out For?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Christoph1945, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Christoph1945

    Christoph1945 Forum doner & BASC member

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    Going to have a look at a used Weirauch HW99s tomorrow but don't yet know if it is tuned or scoped up. The asking price, I believe, is £175 but I will also have a close look at other rifles that I have been advised to consider. I believe that the Cheshire gunroom are doing the 99s new at £215.

    Any flaws with the 99s that I should look out for; other than a twang?
     
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  2. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    Make sure it cocks smoothly. (Take a few shots if possible). Other than that, there's not a lot that can really go wrong with them...
     
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    robs5230 леший

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    Ask for the seller to remove the stock.
    Look for any damage under the cylinder and around the cocking slot.

    And use the search function on here to research "galling"
     
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    pjgtech Bah Humbug.......

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    As above, Galling... which is apparently, easily sorted.. :thumb:
     
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    Ask if its the delrin strip newer model or the earlier pre delrin strip model. If it hasnt got the delrin strip modification dont buy it. Frankly i would buy one from the forum or put the extra to the price of the new one you have mentioned. Then you are sure of getting the latest model.
    Be aware that galling will not show itself with a cold gun so cocking it really proves little. It becomes apparent after about 30 consecutive shots. In my experience and i have had many 99s most of them gall. However as said,easy fix.
     
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    Seems expensive even if it's as new would expect a decent scope or extras at that price
     
  7. Christoph1945

    Christoph1945 Forum doner & BASC member

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    Thanks for the replies and advice folks. I had seen one on Freeads at a similar price, that was scoped and tuned to 11.5 ft/lbs but when I asked which pellets it had been chronoed with I never got a reply and the ad later disappeared. I'm in no rush and want to have a look at a BSA Ultra SE and a Gamo Phox.

    If I am tempted to opt for a HW99s I probably will go to Cheshire Gunroom and buy new, along with a warranty. The gun that I actually write of is for sale at Tonys Camo and Airgun Centre in Saltney and I do wonder if it may be the same gun that was on Freeads.

    Galling, I have never heard of but will do a wee bit of research before driving over to Saltney.

    Chris :thumb:
     
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    For the sake of an extra £40 I'd get a new one from an RFD. :up:
     
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    Christoph1945 Forum doner & BASC member

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    It's an RFD selling this one but you are probably right about buying new. I hate the thought of having to strip and tune a new rifle and thought that there may just be a chance to pick one up that has been fettled. At the very least I will get to escape the house for the afternoon and shoulder a couple of different rifles; as well as getting a close look at a 99s.
     
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    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    Is it @ McAvoys
     
  11. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    I have twenty of these to sort next week. Feel free to come along and lend a hand:cool:
     
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    Neither of mine have ever shown any signs of galling, even after many thousands of shots a piece - surely mine can't be the only two that have been totally problem free?
     
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    They are cracking rifles . Nice and light , but pack punch . I love mine .
     
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    Hi pal what year are yours ? Mine is a 2006 I think . had the old cocking arm I changed it as it started to pick up , sorted it out
     
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    My lad has one that's never shown any signs of galling, that's three problem free examples. :D
     
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    Christoph1945 Forum doner & BASC member

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    Nope, it's Tony's Camo and Airgun Centre at Saltney, just a little west of Chester. I actually like the shop because all his guns are unlocked and you can lift them down and get the feel of them when you shoulder them. There is also a twenty yard range where one can test fire the used rifles.
     
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    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    2014 and 2016...
     
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    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    Ah ok Chris......never been to Tony's camo. A friend was saying that McAvoys had a few 99's in at the moment.
     
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    O right no problem then . They are underrated by many ,shame
     
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    Best springers that I've ever owned - and there's been a few over the past 46 years. Keepers for sure... :up:
     
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