Airguns (Hope it's not taboo)??

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johnbaz

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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 blackline tactical stock but I had the blue laminate stock spare along with some brass furnitura so I added those too!, It's one of the smoothest cockin/shooting rifles I own and is more accurate than me!!



Mk1 HW80 in a Venom Vantage stock, It's .177" cal and is a lefty stock but is comy R/H too


I had at one point 165 mixed rifles and pistols so I started getting rid of the cheaper lower quality Chinese stuff, I was down to around 150 and thought I was doing well but then bought six more (mostly German) rifles, i then stopped buying rifles and started buying the little ones!!, I got all these off one lad, There's only three more to get from him then i've had the lot!!


an early (1983) HW77 full length rifle in .22" cal..


Another mk1 HW80


Webleys, Mk1, Mk2 Service and mk3 underlever in .177" cal


Air Arms SE90 sidelever .22" cal


BSA Lightning in .22" cal, These aren't really liked much in the shooting community but this one is ok!


Pre war 'Long Toms'


HW97 in .177" cal


Venom tuned and blued 1970 HW35 in a Luxus stock, Another real smoothie!!


American multipumpers , .20" Sheridan, .22" Benjamin and .177" mod 147 Crosman (Crosman own the other two companies now!)



German Original mod 50 t01 in .22"



Anyone else in to airguns? (Or even real guns!!)


Cheers, john :)
 

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We are a family of shooters.
‘Real’ and air, but mostly ‘real’.

Wife is better than I am, in most disciplines.
I should not have introduced shooting to her when we met all those years ago!

I have three revolvers, two semi auto pistols, one shotgun, one air rifle, one air pistol, comp grade.
One more revolver incoming, thinking of another semi auto pistol


Wife a similar number. But no air rifle.


Good hobby. Relaxing, with zen like concentration.
 
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santaman2000

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Currently I have:
-5 shotguns (3 of them are family heirlooms)
-1 rimfire rifle (my first gun: Daddy bought it for me when I was 8 years old)
-2 centerfire rifles
-3 centerfire revolvers
-2 semiauto handguns
-1 black powder muzzle loading rifle
-1 black powder cap & ball revolver

No airguns ———- YET! but I’m working on it.
 
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Toddy

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No issues over guns and their images on the forum, just that we ask that they're put in Fair Game (I've moved this thread).

The reason is simple, it gives folks a head up that if they open Fair Game that it's on them to be aware of where they are and who is around them.
Otherwise the forum is, 'family, school, uni, etc., friendly", and there's no hassle for anyone.

cheers,
Toddy
 
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johnbaz

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No issues over guns and their images on the forum, just that we ask that they're put in Fair Game (I've moved this thread).

The reason is simple, it gives folks a head up that if they open Fair Game that it's on them to be aware of where they are and who is around them.
Otherwise the forum is, 'family, school, uni, etc., friendly", and there's no hassle for anyone.

cheers,
Toddy
Thanks Toddy, I wasn't sure if I should have put it in the Brights, Gizmo's and Toys forum!!


Cheers, john :)
 

johnbaz

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Hell of a collection that. Where do you find the space to store them all!
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 the space above is filled now with guitars in cases!


John :banghead:
 
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All "real" guns.

Several shotguns in 410 & 12b
A number of Centre fire fires
A couple of .22rf.

Much of the collection is Military Lee Enfield's from WW1 up to the 1970's (.303" and & 7.62mm)

Possibly the least common is the L42A1 Sniper rifle used in the Falklands 'disagreement'. Only 1000 manufactured.

The Enfield 'Family' and the L42 with CES (Complete equipment Schedule)



 

Broch

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Professional help is available Johnbaz :)
I only have two rifles, three air rifles, two shotguns and an air pistol and I though I was bad!
 
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johnbaz

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All "real" guns.

Several shotguns in 410 & 12b
A number of Centre fire fires
A couple of .22rf.

Much of the collection is Military Lee Enfield's from WW1 up to the 1970's (.303" and & 7.62mm)

Possibly the least common is the L42A1 Sniper rifle used in the Falklands 'disagreement'. Only 1000 manufactured.

The Enfield 'Family' and the L42 with CES (Complete equipment Schedule)



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 Stutzen


BSA Superstar.


Gamo Stutzen, Much lower quality than the old Beesa product that it tries to copy! :(


old (1980's) Daystate Huntsman mk1 (.177" cal)


Anschutz mod275 4.4mm lead BB rifle (It is rifled too!)


BSA Buccaneer and Ultra Multi MMC.


British HiScore mk2 Sporter with both barrels and removal tool..


Webley pistols..


Crosman mod 88 'Skanaker' match pistol but with hpome made grip as it came left handed, My mate made the grip!!


Gunpower Stealths..


Baikal Drozd, .177" Co2 pistol with electronic trigger, In the U.S. these are used to their full potential, Full auto, We're not allowed full auto so the switches are missing (Auto/Semi and burst rate) and the holes have blanking plates fitted, Good fun though as they rattle the BB's at 500fps!!


Sharp Ace .177" (Left) and Sharp Innova .22" (Right)


BSA Mercury .22"


BSA Superten..


Old acvoke concentric pistol by Accles & Shelvoke in .177" cal (In cocked position)


A couple of ShinSung Careers, Great fun when they're working correctly, These aren't. Both need sealing again!



John :)
 
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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!!





John :)

I think that that may be a couple of years 'out'

Your Sniper friend's rifle is an L42A1 which was introduced in 1970 with 1100 built to replace the previous WW2 - 1970 Sniper rifle (No4T)

You can see on my photos that the wood on the No4T (WW2 to 1970 Sniper Rifle) goes all the way to the muzzle, whilst the L42 (1970 onwards) is 'cut-short' as per your friend's rifle.


The No4T is an RAF issue (in the 'blue' transit case) and the L42A1 was one that went to the Falklands



 
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johnbaz

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I think that that may be a couple of years 'out'

Your Sniper friend's rifle is an L42A1 which was introduced in 1970 with 1100 built to replace the previous WW2 - 1970 Sniper rifle (No4T)

You can see on my photos that the wood on the No4T (WW2 to 1970 Sniper Rifle) goes all the way to the muzzle, whilst the L42 (1970 onwards) is 'cut-short' as per your friend's rifle.


The No4T is an RAF issue (in the 'blue' transit case) and the L42A1 was one that went to the Falklands



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 the sniper job!!

By the way, I'm just watching 'The Shooter' on telly!! Good timing eh??!! ;)

John :)
 

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I think that that may be a couple of years 'out'

Your Sniper friend's rifle is an L42A1 which was introduced in 1970 with 1100 built to replace the previous WW2 - 1970 Sniper rifle (No4T)

You can see on my photos that the wood on the No4T (WW2 to 1970 Sniper Rifle) goes all the way to the muzzle, whilst the L42 (1970 onwards) is 'cut-short' as per your friend's rifle.


The No4T is an RAF issue (in the 'blue' transit case) and the L42A1 was one that went to the Falklands
Does it realy matter?

either way it was a cool set up
 

Corso

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I guess it depends on your feelings about accuracy.

No one will die because the date was 5 or 10 years out, but I find it is better to try to give correct information, particularly on forums where once something is repeated a few times it becomes fact.
I think you might be in the wrong forum...

johnbaz threw up an unsolicited picture a mate gave him

it realy didn't need further comment
 

Broch

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Oh, come on, when it's someone's passion you can expect them to be a bit pedantic about information. I for one learnt something from the comment. No harm was meant just additional information from someone that clearly knows a great deal about the subject matter.
 

johnbaz

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Very cool

I'd love to know more about the Long Toms and Webleys
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 it was put in the wardrobe ever since!!, The chap was in Wales but was travelling to see a friend and was passing Sheffield so he dropped it at my house!! :cool2: He was learning to repair watches so I found him a handfiul of broken ones to practice on!!

I realised when the trigger was being pushed back slightly upon cocking that the stroke wasn't long enough, The engineer had made the rod a few thou too short, I used a diamong needle file to remove a bit from the hook and it worked!!, I also had to get a leather cup seal for the piston, It shoots really well now but I can't hit anything as there were no sights on the gun!! :mad:


The top one is a later BSA Standard, From memory I think it dates to 1929, As can be seen, The Standard is larger on the cylinder and more powerful, Also it's .22" cal, The '06 rifle is .177" cal..


The model D has a straight hand shottie typy of stock, This had to be ordered specially as they came with the pistol grip type as standard, Hence there are way more pistol grip stocks about than the straight hand types, They didn't want to pay more for what they saw as a lesser type of stock!!


I can't seem to find a pic of the newest Standard, it's fourth from the right in this pic, The Standards had etching to say what they were much like the Webley mk1 rifle, It wore away quite quickly but on this 1936 model, It can just be seen in good light, It's a number 2 bore..


Of the 1,500 Webley mk1 rifles produced, Around the first 500 were made with acid etching, Webley must have realised it wasn't a durable way of putting their info on so they started impressing it in the steel with hardened rollers, Only around four are known to exist with legible etching, I was lucky enough to get the chance to buy one!!






I've actually stopped cleaning it as it's faded somewhat since I bought it!! :aarghh:

The mk2 Service rifle was as far as I know designed as a military trainer, I don't think they were actually used as such though!, Mine has just the .22" barrel, They originally came in two clibres (.177" and .22") and were lateravailable with a .25" (number three bore) barrel as an optional extra..
Mine came with the ball of the bolt missing, I won one on fleabay, I'll have to take a pic as I fitted to the gun!!



This one is a pre WW2 BSA break barrel in .177" cal that I bought this year from the Melbourne Vintage airgun fayre ;)


I love these old guns!!


John :)
 
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I’ve only a small air rifle collection now, had 12 different models at one point but now down to 3. A HW97K custom, a Webley FX2000 Carbine and a HW77 custom awaiting rebuilding.
You have a very impressive collection there including several models I’ve always fancied myself. Very nice indeed.
 
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