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Xs79

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by andyd2, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. andyd2

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    Hi folks
    newish on the site and was wondering if anybody could give me contact details of anybody who can tune for me an SMK Xs 79 . I was given it and was going to throw it away as not my usual type of airgun . However just feel it may give me some fun at the 15 to 20 metre range.
    Thanks in anticipation
    Andy
     
  2. andyz1000

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    welsh willy is your man but they are easy rifles to work on yourself
    http://woodfield-gcp.co.uk/
     
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    A few members - me included - have recently become owners of XS79's (mine should be arriving at the door any time soon). There's a pretty good thread running where SteveO_R10 documents his XS79 refurb and he may give you some pointers. Otherwise, as above, Welsh Willie - that's where I got mine from.
     
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    I've got an XS79 turning up any day now. Simes222 was kind enough to pm a link to a page detailing how to tune it yourself. I'm pm it over to you now.
     
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    Hasn't it turned up yet?
     
  6. Egg

    Egg Major Poster

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    Just arrived - ploughing through the bubble-wrap now :D
     
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    Gents
    thanks for all the quick replies most helpful
    regards
    Andy
     
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    :):):):):)
     
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    Throw it away!

    You must be suffering a psychotic break, please tell me what bin you throw it in! :D
     
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    Simes is a top fella... Crap at tuning though lol

    only joking Simes. Follow what he sent you and you can't go wrong, very addictive though.
     
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    He's finally got to the gun, took him 35 mins from my reckoning! :D

    How well was it wrapped Andy?
     
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    hello, i dont know if jetski on here still tunes these????
     
  13. Honest Bob

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    As above. These guns are easy to tune your self, at little cost. Bob
     
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    I will let the man himself answer the question about wrapping:)
    But put it this way it took close to an hour to pack it :)
     
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    when tuning these the hardest part is wet and dry with elbow grease.
     
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    If you can take apart and put back together a clothes peg, you can work on these rifles! It`s good fun, and, as has been mentioned, quite addictive, TR Robb sell a tuning kit.
     
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    don't go to TR Robb. You don't need anything he sells.

    order seals of welsh willy and make some sanding flags to polish up the internals.
     
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    My lair looks like a fetish den for bubble-wrap and polystyrene beading: I've been too busy tinkering & plinking with the 79 to tidy it up :D

    Andy's Welsh Wrapping Championship 2014 entry aside I'll say this for the gun: it's a solid bit of kit. I dunno what my expectations were (well, I do: I was expecting some manky brown thing in a manky brown-painted stock that would require a week's worth of elbow grease to get rid of the mank) but it is solid, lovely to shoulder and shoots wonderfully. Alright, the metalwork isn't going to win "Blueing of the Year" awards but it's adequate and if looked after (already gave it a good clean with VP90) it will do its job fine.

    Out of the box and after a clean-down (although this wasn't really needed as Will must have cleaned it when he did the tune) I was hitting the target with open sights after the first 3 shots.

    Contrary to popular belief, the barrel band is made of alloy, not plastic: whether this is the manufacturer responding to feedback I don't know but from what I gather they have been pretty good at responding to likes/dislikes from feedback and have implemented improvements from earlier models. Dunno, but plastic it aint.

    The stock...... OK, it's not exhibition grade Circassian walnut but, from the grain pattern, I'd say it's beech. Functional wee thing but I'm going to lob a comb-raiser on it because the comb is fine for open sights but I know it is too low for comfortable scope use, for me anyway.

    Chuffed :)
     
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    I must admit i was rather impressed with that little rifle myself so much so am going to get one myself to tinker with:)
    Will run mine off air as i have a spare 13ci bottle and get willy to chop the barrel down a bit as with a silencer on it looked like a musket :)
     
  20. Egg

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    Agreed - positively Napoleonic looking.

    I'll stick with the original barrel length for the moment and look at getting it sorted cut/crowned/threaded at a later date, I'll also look into having the breech mod done (as per posts in SteveO's thread).

    Anyway - sorry OP for hijacking your thread. Very bad form :(
     

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