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  1. johnbaz

    What did you buy today?

    I bought these two late last year, The R/H one is a genuine duffed up oldie, The left one is a modern Chinese copy!, They were both cheap, Can't recall exactly how much I paid but I think ther were a tenner each- Both work fine and keep good time but have to say, As Ugly goes, These could win...
  2. johnbaz

    What did you buy today?

    Just sent payment for this 1963 Dan Henry chrono, Been after one for ages but they're around £250 on fleabay, Paid £130 posted for this one ;) John :)
  3. johnbaz

    Airguns (Hope it's not taboo)??

    I had a lovely TX200 in .177" cal, Trouble was that the loading port wasn't big enough to get my dumpy fingers in, I kept dropping the pellets before they got to the barrel! so I sold it :aarghh: I bought the HW97 in .177" as the port is cut out much larger, I don't have a problem loading it...
  4. johnbaz

    WW2 axe discovery

    Hi I've a couple of these that came from the local bootsales! Someone painted this one with silver paint for whatever reason!! :O_O: The rubber handle is worse for wear on this one!! Cheers, John :)
  5. johnbaz

    Your picture of the day...

    Hee hee!! Brilliant!! :laugh::laugh::laugh:
  6. johnbaz

    Your picture of the day...

    WOW!! Just went through the last 15 pages, Some beautiful pics!!:inlove: I took a couple of pics of....................My camera!! :whistling::laugh: The 500mm lens was a fiver from the bootsale and has a 42mm screw fitting so I bought a 42mm to Nikon bayonet adapter ring but I have to use...
  7. johnbaz

    Airguns (Hope it's not taboo)??

    I've a Vulcan, The last type which was known as the Vulcan Ks (Karbine sport I think!), Cracking little rifle in exceptional condition, It's threaded for a sound moderator but it's the strange size threads the were used on the BSA Golstar and Superstar mk2 (Shrouded versions) and the RB2...
  8. johnbaz

    Airguns (Hope it's not taboo)??

    Hi Andy The Exocet is a great rifle from what I hear, I almost bought one at a carboot sale years ago, The seller wanted £100 for it, That's all I had in my pocket so it would have meant i'd have to go straight home!! The Lightnings are usually criticiized for having a poor trigger and being...
  9. johnbaz

    Airguns (Hope it's not taboo)??

    Hi Corso, This one is a 'BSA Air Rifle', The serial number says it was made in 1906, A lincoln Jeffries Design, I was given the rifle by a member on TZUK, The piston rod broke sometime back in the 1970's, His engineer friend made a new one of carbon steel but it wouldn't latch on to the sear so...
  10. johnbaz

    Airguns (Hope it's not taboo)??

    It was a few years since he told me and sent that pic, I reckon you know what you're talking about with these things (I'm clueless with real guns!), the 60's does sound too long ago, I'll have gotten it wrong for sure!! I got the impression that he never actually took a life whilst he was doing...
  11. johnbaz

    Airguns (Hope it's not taboo)??

    I have a friend in West Yorkshire that has enough airguns that it would take him over two years to shoot a different one each day, He was a sniper in 1960's, This was the pic of his kit that he sent me! (He's a farmer now and in his 80's!! A few more of my er, Less powerful guns!! Airsporter...
  12. johnbaz

    Airguns (Hope it's not taboo)??

    Ho dwardo I have a gunroom (Two spare rooms since our lads moved out some years ago!!), I have the smallest one as my gunroom although old Stereos, Guitars and all manner of other stuff has been put in there temporarily forever so it takes hours now to get them all out!! :mad::aarghh: All...
  13. johnbaz

    Airguns (Hope it's not taboo)??

    Thanks Toddy, I wasn't sure if I should have put it in the Brights, Gizmo's and Toys forum!! Cheers, john :)
  14. johnbaz

    Airguns (Hope it's not taboo)??

    Hi all I've collected airguns for quite a few years now although i've not shot any in ages apart from the odd pellet down the back garden when I acquire a new one to ensure it works correctly! (I only shoot card targets too!). Anyhow, This VMach HW97 was my latest long addition, It came in a...
  15. johnbaz

    Today's Bootfair Finds

    They've all been honed and used getting rid of hedges, The next one to the left is a 1942 U.S. Plumbs axe, I the the haft was original as after a couuple of smacks with it the hearted ways!!, I bought a couple of Hickory hafts but not got around to replacing them (Two actually broke that day!! )...
  16. johnbaz

    Which Musical Instrument?

    It' among my faves noe Mike as I pulled my right shoulder a couple of years ago at work and when I pick a Dread up, It hurts my shoulder after a few minutes, The Parlour sized ones are much easier on the shoulder, Just not very good if the 14'th or 15'th fret has to be played!! :banghead...
  17. johnbaz

    A Studio Workshop

    It's fabulous Gary!! That pic is brilliant- Straight outta the 1860's!! :emoji_thumbsup::emoji_thumbsup: John
  18. johnbaz

    Which Musical Instrument?

    It's great learning to play an imstrument, I really enjoyed it, Hope you do too!! :cool::cool: I had three terms at colledge back in 1999/2000, Halfway through I lost the fleshpad on my right index finger in a slinging accident at work!, It was strange learning to fingerpick with my middle...
  19. johnbaz

    Today's Bootfair Finds

    Fabulous finds!! Some of my finds.. These antler were a couple of quid for the three, There's some nice forks and crowns on them for walking sticks!, I thought the top fork on the smaller one would make a nice natural catty fork! Bullets large and small, They all came from local bootsales...
  20. johnbaz

    A Studio Workshop

    WOWSER!! :woot: That's fabulous!! I reckon a pot bellied stove would be great in there!! By the way, What's the lever action rifle in the saddle holster on the shelf?? John :)