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Phil Bulmer
22-05-2004, 06:23 PM
Hi all,

I'm begining to see the end of this series. It's been running for a few years now and I'm starting to run out of guns to pull apart. I'm wondering what else is left to be covered. I've done pretty much everything from Webley, Weihrauch, BSA, Air Arms, Falcon and Crosman. I've missed a few models such as the HW95 but once you've done its cousins you've done them all.
I'm also a little loathed to tackle any more pre-charged guns in case somebody gets it all wrong and ends up injured.
Anyone got any more suggestions for guns I might have missed? I don't think I've done a Diana 52 or 34, a Sharp Innova or a Gamo Magnum, so these are still contenders, (anyone got one?).

Guns for strip need to be fairly mainstream and not obscure. They also need to be DIYable. The Crosman 622 was a good example, I managed to fix the example that was sent (although Parcel Farce bent it double on its return visit) but it was too complex for print and the chances are an article on this would benefit no more than a handful of shooters, hardly worth three pages!

I do have a new series in the wings which looks quite interesting, but I'd like to plug any remaining gaps before bringing it in.

So, over to you......!!


Phil:D

Shaggy
22-05-2004, 06:56 PM
what about doing the ghosts of the springer world?
ya know like the Diana Air King,Whiscome's from the 80's? there are out there just gathering dust.

You could always do a voting session on moden re-vamps of old articles, ya know if say the parts metioned are no longer made, or there's now a better product to do a better job. bring them up to date with the 21st centry

Only Ideas like, Hope it helps?

Darren

Big Si
22-05-2004, 07:21 PM
I don't suppose you could do something about DIY stock making either from solid blanks or from made up laminates?
I've always enjoyed your articles are they going to be made into a book or reference manual (Dennis Hiller had to start somewhere) It may give you something to do in the long summer holidays from school.

Rgds

Big Si

In my day it was woodwork,metalwork,tecnical drawing and engineering science now they call it I.T.!!!!!!!!!!

tyke
22-05-2004, 07:25 PM
:)
Hi
How about lubrication for dummys. Id be interested.
:D

Jon Budd
22-05-2004, 08:34 PM
GasRams, e.g HW90, Theo, etc. ?

Then again, the legal issues may not make them ideal :rolleyes:

Quite seriously though, why not just continue to re-run the series, as loads of people would have missed them....

Others that may not have been covered that are reasonably popular in a somewhat obscure kind of fashion...

Sheridan pump-ups
Crosman pump up pistol (1322/77)
BSA Cadet
Recoiless Dianas (sliding action Airkings)
TAC pistols
ASI Paratooper (got one..... needs doing ! ;) )
FWB Sport

HTH - JB

gaz gun man
22-05-2004, 08:38 PM
upgrades and tune ups for the Ratcatcher maybe?

might of already done it

RochdaleLad
22-05-2004, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by BuddyBoy
Quite seriously though, why not just continue to re-run the series, as loads of people would have missed them....

I would second that. I've only just started (relativly speaking) reading AGW, and I wouldn't mind a re-run of the series :)

David.

R. P. McMurphy
22-05-2004, 08:54 PM
Sharp Inovas,Ace,Victory.Sheridens,Benjamins.And i allso agree and like the idea of the stock making from scratch.

Johnny - Sweden
22-05-2004, 08:59 PM
Why not a pump-up gun such as Sharp or Sheridan..?

Some Dianas too perhaps, the 48/52/54 is a must..?

A Theoben would also be interesting, why not a Eliminator..?

A Gamo Hunter or a Cometa 400 would also be something..

nutshot
22-05-2004, 09:07 PM
A sharp innova strip would be very handy to me .
I have a lovely innova with a walnut stock which holds no air .

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by BuddyBoy
Quite seriously though, why not just continue to re-run the series, as loads of people would have missed them....
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Sod repeats there are enough of them on TV with out having to buy a mag for 3.10 to read the same stuff again n again .
If you missed the strip you want buy a back issue !
Its bad enough that the mags are 80% adverts .
Nick

Phil Bulmer
22-05-2004, 09:10 PM
Originally posted by gaz gun man
upgrades and tune ups for the Ratcatcher maybe?

might of already done it

Yep, done it about 6 or 7 months ago! There was also a follow up on a heavily modified Crosman pistol.

Keep them coming....

Phil:)

Davestate
22-05-2004, 09:23 PM
Phil, don't know if you've covered a general springer/pcp maintenance spread before, but that's what I'd be interested to read about as opposed to a model specific one.

Hobo
22-05-2004, 09:25 PM
Have you done the webley tempest?? if so where/how can i get hold of it.:D :) ;) :rolleyes: :confused:

Phil Bulmer
22-05-2004, 09:27 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Big Si
>I don't suppose you could do something about DIY stock making either from solid blanks or from made up laminates?

I'd love to do that. Trouble is I'm no craftman and you need a whole load of specialist routers and stuff. I could do it as an article but I'd need to look over someone elses shoulder, having never made a stock myself.

>I've always enjoyed your articles are they going to be made into a book or reference manual (Dennis Hiller had to start somewhere) It may give you something to do in the long summer holidays from school.

I mooted the idea of a book some time ago but it came to nothing. Who would be interested if back issues articles were stuffed togther as a book? It could be done but it will need to sell quite a lot to be worthwhile. I've got more than enough to keep me occupied in the school holidays, things like er..school for a start. I can't keep away from the place unfortunately.


>In my day it was woodwork,metalwork,tecnical drawing and engineering science now they call it I.T.!!!!!!!!!!


You mean DT? It's better now than it was in my day. Now we work in all sorts of materials and don't just make some useless thing out of metal or wood. I hated metalwork and woodwork at school, I was really turned off by it. My teachers were pretty useless as well, very uninspiring. I wish we could ditch the paperwork though, that would really bring the boys on. The girls wipe the floor with the boys these days both in practical and written aspects.

How's that for changing the subject?



Phil

Phil Bulmer
22-05-2004, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by Hobo
Have you done the webley tempest?? if so where/how can i get hold of it.:D :) ;) :rolleyes: :confused:

Did the Hurricane about 2 years ago, one of the first articles. Both guns are essentially the same. I'm sure someone on the board will have a copy.

Phil

Phil Bulmer
22-05-2004, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by Davestate
Phil, don't know if you've covered a general springer/pcp maintenance spread before, but that's what I'd be interested to read about as opposed to a model specific one.

That could be done. Good idea, I'll give it some thought.

Cheers,


Phil

Jon Budd
22-05-2004, 09:34 PM
One thing that would be really handy is a list of all those covered in the stripdowns, plus the editions they came out in....

Similarly, the same for any product review, possibly on a website, etc.

Any thoughts ?

Woudl be really handy for onyone searching for info on a particualr gun, especially for someone like me with about 400 back issues in the cupboard !

Cheers,

JB

Phil Bulmer
22-05-2004, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by tyke
:)
Hi
How about lubrication for dummys. Id be interested.
:D


Walk into WH Smiths and your wish will be granted. ('cos it's in the current edition)

Phil:D

Phil Bulmer
22-05-2004, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by BuddyBoy
One thing that would be really handy is a list of all those covered in the stripdowns, plus the editions they came out in....

Similarly, the same for any product review, possibly on a website, etc.

Any thoughts ?

Woudl be really handy for onyone searching for info on a particualr gun, especially for someone like me with about 400 back issues in the cupboard !

Cheers,

JB

I think you've found yourself a job! No harm in having a reference page and place the dates for each strip on the web somewhere. Airgun Forum could be a nice place to put it. Even I have to think when and even 'if' I've done something. My magazine collection is all over the place and it's not unknown for me to give my own copy away to someone who has helped me with an article. So my collection does have a few holes in it.

I did a pipe dream study of scanning back issues and putting them on CD ROM. It was something like 25,000 pages, no small job I'm sure you'd agree. It can be done but it would be a labour of love and it certainly isn't a cost effective exercise.


Phil

Beer Hunter
22-05-2004, 09:56 PM
Phil,

Id like to see an article on popular modern PCP maintenance bolt / trigger / hammer spring lubrication etc

Ive always enjoyed the past articles even although I think Ive only owned a couple of the guns featured. If you are to continue the series, please change the picture of you half naked it scares the wife, kids and dog! :D

TER

gaz gun man
22-05-2004, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by TER...
Phil,

Id like to see an article on popular modern PCP maintenance bolt / trigger / hammer spring lubrication etc

Ive always enjoyed the past articles even although I think Ive only owned a couple of the guns featured. If you are to continue the series, please change the picture of you half naked it scares the wife, kids and dog! :D

TER

lol good suggestion!

how bout visiting an 'adult' club of some sort and doing a write up on a different kind of strip? im sure you'd find a willing FEMALE somewhere! hehe

seriously tho mate, i'll give it a good think and try and get back to you, altho tinkering with my airguns aint my thing i have enjoyed your atricles and would like em to continue :)

Jon Budd
22-05-2004, 10:04 PM
Do Romsey not have a list ?

No need to have the articles themselves scanned (although that would be nice - charge a quid a time to download ;) )...

JB

(PS Worryingly, I had actually considered going through the mags noting key articles as I read them....:rolleyes: )

Shaggy
22-05-2004, 10:07 PM
Phill,
I take my idea was out of the question then?

I'd love to know how to sort out a Whiscome:D could mean I'd sell my one and buy a doer uppa:d

if ya want any advice on stock making let me know, I was cack at DT myself but I could tell ya how to do it:D

or you could get a stock blank with say the outline & possable thumbhole out & do the rest yourself, after all you can buy blanks from Custom stocks Sheifield. only an idea like.

ATB

Darren

Phil Bulmer
22-05-2004, 10:08 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by BuddyBoy
GasRams, e.g HW90, Theo, etc. ?

>Then again, the legal issues may not make them ideal :rolleyes:

Gas rams are not really home DIY projects. Otherwise it would be a whole new avenue.

>Quite seriously though, why not just continue to re-run the series, as loads of people would have missed them....

Some would like that, others wouldn't. We had a stinking letter on that subject as we covered a pistol in some form or another twice in (wait for it) ....five years. One thing about the readership is that you can't please everyone all of the time.

>Others that may not have been covered that are reasonably popular in a somewhat obscure kind of fashion...

>Sheridan pump-ups

Yep, if I can find one I'll do it.

>Crosman pump up pistol (1322/77)

A distinct possibility.

>BSA Cadet

Mmmmmmm, sort of a collector's item really and fairly obvious. I think it may have been done in part about 4 years ago though not strictly as a 'strip' feature.

>Recoiless Dianas (sliding action Airkings)

34 through to 54 is a distinct possibility, in fact it's an obvious one.

>TAC pistols

My Colt 1851 was the very first strip although it was more of a generalised item. Unless I strip a Cobra (my other gun), I'm stumped as I can't borrow guns to work on with them now being Sec 5.

>ASI Paratooper (got one..... needs doing ! ;) )

Go on, send it to me and I'll sort it. :-) Drop me an e-mail.

>FWB Sport

A sound choice. Anyone got one that needs a service?


Cheers,


Phil

Phil Bulmer
22-05-2004, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by TER...
Phil,

Id like to see an article on popular modern PCP maintenance bolt / trigger / hammer spring lubrication etc

Ive always enjoyed the past articles even although I think Ive only owned a couple of the guns featured. If you are to continue the series, please change the picture of you half naked it scares the wife, kids and dog! :D

TER

I could do a generic PCP maintenance article but it gets difficult as you invariably need to strip parts down to get at items such as the hammer. It's certainly one to consider though.

I get a lot of stick about that picture from the kids at school. It sort of gives me a bit of credibility and makes me mysterious and interesting, sort of....


Phil

dazzpol
22-05-2004, 10:29 PM
I would like to see something on the servicing of existing gas ram rifles or the retro fitting of a ram to a standard springer.

Dazz

Phil Bulmer
22-05-2004, 10:30 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Shaggy

>I take my idea was out of the question then?

No not at all.

>I'd love to know how to sort out a Whiscome:D could mean I'd sell my one and buy a doer uppa:d

I'd also love to know how to do up a Whiscombe. It's one of those guns that's best sent back to the man himself. If I could ever get to see John and have him explain his creation as he pulls it apart I'd be happy to put it into print. If I was presented with one of his guns I'm sure could have it in bits and back working again shortly afterwards, but it's such a refined item that I could easily do something to upset the applecart. There are no off the shelf spares for these guns and the number of people willing to do DIY work on them is about 3. It's certianly an article that many people would find interesting but of little actual benefit to 99.98% of the readership. An overall article on the principles would be better than a full on workshop nut and bolt sequence strip.


>if ya want any advice on stock making let me know, I was cack at DT myself but I could tell ya how to do it:D

I know the general principles, I'm just not equiped with the tools or the experience to confidently advise others. It's always been something I'd like to do though. I had a go at chequering the other day, but the least said about it the better.


:rolleyes:

Phil

scotty
22-05-2004, 10:33 PM
I would like to see some thing on 4x4s and stuff like gear tents
and crow trapping
:D

Phil Bulmer
22-05-2004, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by dazzpol
I would like to see something on the servicing of existing gas ram rifles or the retro fitting of a ram to a standard springer.

Dazz


Parts of gas rams can be serviced such as the breech jaws and the like. I might well do a gas strut article, but it has been partly touched on before. Just need a donor rifle...

Thinking about it, I've not done a Tracker or an Omega. Both guns can take a gas ram, Mmmmmm..... two birds, one stone.

Phil

stumpy lubnut
23-05-2004, 12:44 AM
What about a Parker Hale Dragon, it's a right *astard that seems to have to have the valve sorted every 6 months if you don't use it regulary and keep it stored horizontaly.

Chewie
23-05-2004, 12:58 AM
Originally posted by Phil Bulmer
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Big Si
>I don't suppose you could do something about DIY stock making either from solid blanks or from made up laminates?

I'd love to do that. Trouble is I'm no craftman and you need a whole load of specialist routers and stuff. I could do it as an article but I'd need to look over someone elses shoulder, having never made a stock myself.
Phil

But surely thats the point Phil :) There must be hundreds of people on this BBS that have contemplated doing a stock themselves and thousands upon thousands of people that read the mags that have wanted the same :)

A stage by stage series would be an excellent idea :) learning along they way :)

Rustam Bana
23-05-2004, 06:18 AM
Hi Phil,

For me the series would be incomplete without the pcps.:(

Been a great series though.

Rustam

Jon Budd
23-05-2004, 07:12 AM
Originally posted by stumpy lubnut
What about a Parker Hale Dragon, it's a right *astard that seems to have to have the valve sorted every 6 months if you don't use it regulary and keep it stored horizontaly.

Not a good DIY one, trust me !


Phil, will drop you an email tonight, just off to Mick's Spring comp now...

Many thanks,

JB

Phil Bulmer
23-05-2004, 07:38 AM
Originally posted by Rustam Bana
Hi Phil,

For me the series would be incomplete without the pcps.:(

Been a great series though.

Rustam

Rustam, you're the 'cause' of the series in the first place as it was based on your suggestion. It's certainly been a popular exercise.

I'm a little wary of doing more PCPs as there are libility issues should people have an accident. There's no shortage of dimwits out there and they don't need further encouragement. There's also the issue of people finding out how to turn the power up on some guns, albeit only slighty on many models. Once you get them apart, with many guns it becomes a self explanitory step and I don't want to do anything that will enable airgun misuse. With spring guns it's not so easy as different parts and material modifications are invariably required.

Soz mate. :D


Phil

Phil Bulmer
23-05-2004, 07:43 AM
Originally posted by BuddyBoy
Not a good DIY one, trust me !


Phil, will drop you an email tonight, just off to Mick's Spring comp now...

Many thanks,

JB

I gather it's a git to work on. I owned one for a while, nice gun but many were troublesome at times. Mine was super accurate and had a superb stock, it was also reliable. I stored mine muzzle down to prevent the lube forming a hydraulic lock. This might have been why it was trouble free for me.

I'm around this evening, drop me an e-mail. Good luck in the competition.

Phil

Phil Bulmer
23-05-2004, 07:56 AM
Originally posted by Chewie
But surely thats the point Phil :) There must be hundreds of people on this BBS that have contemplated doing a stock themselves and thousands upon thousands of people that read the mags that have wanted the same :)

A stage by stage series would be an excellent idea :) learning along they way :)

If I can find a professional stock maker who is prepared to disclose the tricks of the trade (and there in lies the problem), it would certainly make a good feature.

I'll add it to the pile!


Phil

Shaggy
23-05-2004, 08:05 AM
Phill,
I take my idea was out of the question then?

I'd love to know how to sort out a Whiscome:D could mean I'd sell my one and buy a doer uppa:d

if ya want any advice on stock making let me know, I was cack at DT myself but I could tell ya how to do it:D

or you could get a stock blank with say the outline & possable thumbhole out & do the rest yourself, after all you can buy blanks from Custom stocks Sheifield. only an idea like.

ATB

Darren

Phil Bulmer
23-05-2004, 08:09 AM
Originally posted by Shaggy
Phill,
I take my idea was out of the question then?

I'd love to know how to sort out a Whiscome:D could mean I'd sell my one and buy a doer uppa:d

if ya want any advice on stock making let me know, I was cack at DT myself but I could tell ya how to do it:D

or you could get a stock blank with say the outline & possable thumbhole out & do the rest yourself, after all you can buy blanks from Custom stocks Sheifield. only an idea like.

ATB

Darren

Psssst, page 2 4th reply from bottom.

Phil:D :D

Rustam Bana
23-05-2004, 10:15 AM
I know, I know...and yet...

Anyway, I'm look forward to the next series.:)

Rustam

draftsmann
23-05-2004, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by Phil Bulmer
Thinking about it, I've not done a Tracker or an Omega. Both guns can take a gas ram, Mmmmmm..... two birds, one stone.

I have an example of each of these in need of TLC if you decide to do this and need a "subject" Phil......

Adrian

clarkyxxx
23-05-2004, 11:12 AM
i have an old milbro pistol that doesnt work and i dont know how to fix it, so an article on pistols would be interesting

Johnny - Sweden
23-05-2004, 11:29 AM
There's also the issue of people finding out how to turn the power up on some guns, albeit only slighty on many models. Once you get them apart, with many guns it becomes a self explanitory step and I don't want to do anything that will enable airgun misuse. With spring guns it's not so easy as different parts and material modifications are invariably required.

But is that not always down to their own judgement?

It is pretty easy to upgrade both springers and PCP to above 12 ft/lbs anyway..

:rolleyes:

DM80
23-05-2004, 04:47 PM
phil what's the problem with showing airgunners how to strip modern pcp's & spring guns down & show how to maintain them etc' instead of stripping old spring guns' that most modern airgunners have never heard about thats just cr@p.

Dave.

Muddy Gumboots
23-05-2004, 06:43 PM
I'd certainly enjoy either a book of the articles collected together, or possibly a general, up-to-date general technical guide to air gun maintenance and repair - something to have as a workbench reference. I know that there's a new book forthcoming from Pete Wadeson called 'Total Airguns', and I don't know if it covers the technical side, but if not I would have thought this would be a good addition to the market. (Incidentally, this isn't just my personal opinion - I used to run a bookshop, and I was asked by customers on several occasions for a guide to maintaining and repairing air guns).

Supermick
23-05-2004, 07:34 PM
It's been a good series, and you've done virtually all the popular 'do-able' guns, Phil. If you want to keep it going then you may have to go for some of the less fashionable guns.

For example, how do you fit an Ox spring in a Harrington pistol ?
Can dovetails be cut and are they worthwile ? Would a Dampa-mount be effective and where can one get walnut handles from ?

We need to know.... ;)

Mick

Mike Pearce
24-05-2004, 11:40 AM
Phil,

What about the Umarex range? Have you done the pistol? S&W, Colt, Beretta, Walthers etc. & the Walther lever action rifle & carbine?

& how about the Walther LP53? Mine certinally needs fettling.

Ewok

Hsing-ee
25-05-2004, 05:31 PM
Did you restore that Original 50 that I sold you? I'll buy the back issue if you tell me which one it's in!

Also, have you ever done a BSF? They were apparently popular in the Airgun Worlds of the late 70s and early 80s but they all seem to have died out or been buried in swamps or attics or somewhere. God knows they can't have worn out, they made them in the same factories as the Tiger tanks ...

Maybe you could have a go at an HW85 which is allegedly a BSF in Hermans clothing ..

Phil Bulmer
25-05-2004, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by Hsing-ee
Did you restore that Original 50 that I sold you? I'll buy the back issue if you tell me which one it's in!



The Original 50 is now up and running although the stock is still in the white. The article on putting the action back together is in next month's issue. I was shooting it at the club range on Sunday, very low powered and the trigger mechanism really doesn't warrant all the engineering. I'll get round to sorting the stock at some point.

You really don't see many BSF guns these days, if I come across one I may well do it.

As for the HW85, well, I'm yet to actually see one in the flesh. It's a real low numbers job and not worth a strip article as it's so similar to other models. It's more of a collectors item now I guess.

Wanna buy an Original 50, complete with new piston head and a straight barrel? :D

Phil

Phil Bulmer
25-05-2004, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by Mike Pearce
Phil,

What about the Umarex range? Have you done the pistol? S&W, Colt, Beretta, Walthers etc. & the Walther lever action rifle & carbine?

& how about the Walther LP53? Mine certinally needs fettling.

Ewok

I did the CP88 a few years back. The S&W might be a goer but I gather the Walther carbine is not particularly user firendly as a strip. That CP88 is probably one of the most difficult guns to DIY out of the series so far. It goes back a different way to coming apart and you need to know certain sequences, it's all horrid. It's no wonder Brocock get them back in plastic bags with begging letters from time to time. :D

I did an LP53 some years ago for a friend. It's also a pig to DIY service, loads of faffy little washers etc. I may well do it in the future but it's not one I relish trying to photograph or explain.

Phil

RichardH
25-05-2004, 06:06 PM
How about persuading the nice folk at Romsey to put all the files together, PDF them all and sell a CD with all the articles for twenty quid a go through the mag.

Then you can donate the profits to the BASC and with a little luck we'll still have guns to tinker with next year.

Richard

Geordie
25-05-2004, 06:43 PM
Again, no Idea if they've been done already but I have 3 that could do with a good fettling:


BSA Mercury
Diana G80
SMK B2 Custom!


Don't take the mick bout the B2 tho - Our kid just got the keys to her new house yesterday and that was hiding in the wardrobe! :D

Might be worth a strip just to make a plinker, and the stock's not too bad for what it is!

If the above have been covered could anyone provide me with the issue number (or a photocopy) so I can have a go myself? :)

Cheers,

Dan :cool:

Whippet.22
25-05-2004, 06:53 PM
Hmmmmmm, how abouts a detailed step by step strip down of a gat gun, well maybe for next aprils issue. But seriously, an online database of all the guns you have strippedwould be good, at least you cant lose it that way like i have seemed to have done with so many of my AGW issues.

dersbum
25-05-2004, 07:26 PM
How about

an essential top 10 of the tools of the trade (spring compressor, allen keys, brushes pull throughs et.c. et.c.)

non rifle specific top tips, general tips on servicing, safety, general care and maintenance.

a step by step guide to fitting the stage one venom kit, i know it's relatively easy but may benefit someone who is toying with the idea.

a step by step guide on how to re-blue either with the new proprietory products or the more traditional ones.

fitting of a gas ram

keeping a diy theme why not do pellet trap/stop. wobbly target. spinners, hft style targets. gunlamp et.c.

some of these may have already been done as i don't always buy the mag.

Phil Bulmer
25-05-2004, 09:40 PM
>an essential top 10 of the tools of the trade (spring compressor, allen keys, brushes pull throughs et.c. et.c.)

Good one, I'll give that some serious thought, thanks.

>a step by step guide to fitting the stage one venom kit, i know it's relatively easy but may benefit someone who is toying with the idea.

I fitted a Venom kit on the HW80 and HW77/97 strips. I think most of what you need to know is in there somewhere.

>a step by step guide on how to re-blue either with the new proprietory products or the more traditional ones.

I might have a crack at this. There are a few options to go at these days.

>fitting of a gas ram

Probably in the pipeline........keep watching.

Cheers,

Phil

Phil Bulmer
25-05-2004, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by Geordie [/i]
[B]Again, no Idea if they've been done already but I have 3 that could do with a good fettling
BSA Mercury
Diana G80
SMK B2 Custom!


BSA Mercury is fairly similar to the Airsporter which was covered a year or so ago. The differences in cocking are fairly obvious and the Mercury is easier if anything.

I think Jamie Benson did something on tuning a B2 about a year ago.

G80, oooooh! Not seen one of those in ages.


Cheers,



Phil

Phil Bulmer
25-05-2004, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by RichardH
How about persuading the nice folk at Romsey to put all the files together, PDF them all and sell a CD with all the articles for twenty quid a go through the mag.


It's a distinct possibility and has been mooted already. Ok, so how many people would like such a disk?


Phil

Davestate
25-05-2004, 10:01 PM
I'll start the ball rolling, can I have a disc please?

CWhytock
26-05-2004, 12:02 AM
You can put me down for a disk.

As far as stockmaking goes ..... would it be worth having a chat with Paul Wilson??

Alternatively, could you do "Readers Strips" :D , tastefully done, no smut :D :D

sammy the bull
26-05-2004, 12:25 AM
id definately have a disc if there going to be made

and how about the sharp innova !! great little rifle that appeals to alot of people both young and old. and fairly straight forward so im told. seems alot of people have these rifles{me included if you want an innova to try it on, you can do mine if you want !

have you done the tx200 yet ? {most probably!
if so what issue phil ?

how about the air arms s410/s400 range. lots of people have them, so would appeal to a large amount of readers........

would love to see the innova, and s410 though.........id certainly buy that issue.....:D

stoaty
26-05-2004, 06:23 AM
Okie Phil!

Send me your complete collection of Airgun World, Sporting Air Rifle, Airgunner magazines up to me when I've moved to Scotland and as a labour of love I'll buy a scanner - scan the lot of them and write them to DVD with the new 'puter when I've finished.
All twenty-odd years worth! I'm sure Romsey wouldn't mind selling the magazines all over again - in a digital format, or they could become a holy archive. :D I know what I would rather be reading in two thousand years.

strips -

HW35e or is the 80/77 strips to relate to them? Could maybe show along side other 35 models ie vixen etc.
Logun Mk1
BSA S10

regards

Mark.

RichardH
26-05-2004, 09:38 AM
I'll have a disk and most of the tinkers at my club would have one also so thats another 8

Richard

Geordie
26-05-2004, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by Phil Bulmer
G80, oooooh! Not seen one of those in ages.

Cheers,

Phil [/B]

Well there's one that spent a year in an outshed, rust bloom aplenty, firing at a weary 6fpe here if you fancy a poke at it! ;)

On the CD front - I'd have one :)

ATB,

Dan :cool:

airmojo
11-06-2004, 04:03 PM
Hi Phil... Your 'Phil does a Strip' articles are my favorite articles to read in Airgun World. I would hate to see them stop coming !

Thank you for doing one article on the Webley Eclipse; nothing broken about my Eclipse, but I plan to open 'er up and re-lube some day.

As mentioned by others, an article on the Whiscombe air rifles would be spectactular even for those not owning a whizzer! Hell, I think Airgun World ought to dedicate a whole issue to it, especially as it seems John Whiscombe is planning on retiring very soon... kind of a historical biography on the man and this amazing spring-piston air rifles.

At some point many of us whizzer owners may have to know how to do some maintenance (may be many years from now, but still may have to!).

How about a strip on the Sterling... I acquired an HR81 a few years ago (excellent condition), so I'm interested on details on stripping and relubing.

Don't ever quit doing 'strip' articles !

Thanks !

Ken Hildebrand (airmojo)
USA

JerryD
11-06-2004, 05:27 PM
I'd have a disc, if you manage to get the project off the ground.

A twist on the 'Stripper' series: how about a series on the professional modifiers/customisers and gun builders? Not the biggies, but the small outfits who do specialised work.

Their workshops, contacts, how they got started, their favourites/nightmares, current work - stuff like that. Saddo enginnering types would love it, they would get a bit of publicity and the shooters would get to know who's who and where, and what they can do.

You could always start off with the (Oh) 'God of Stockmaking'

:D :D

Jerry

Hsing-ee
11-06-2004, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by Phil Bulmer
It's a distinct possibility and has been mooted already. Ok, so how many people would like such a disk?


Phil

Ravenskull
12-06-2004, 04:09 PM
me 2!

airmojo
17-06-2004, 02:19 PM
Hey Phil, you still reading these posts ?

Just read your 'Bulmer does a SLIP' article on lubricants and degreasers... very interesting...

The only item I recognized from this side of the pond is 'WD40' and 'GUNK". I don't use WD40 on my guns, preferring RemOil instead.

I get my moly and spring tars from Jim Maccari... they work great!

Keep them articles coming!

Ken H

PS... Whiscombe and Sterling HR81/HR83 strips ! Do it !

Rob M
17-06-2004, 03:06 PM
I would definitely buy a disk as well :)

Rob M

smith.c
18-06-2004, 04:21 PM
I will have one disc, and if you kept any notes on the crosman 622 repair it would be helpful to. Add to list strip on walther LP2.

Micky Spillane
19-06-2004, 02:13 AM
Originally posted by Davestate
Phil, don't know if you've covered a general springer/pcp maintenance spread before, but that's what I'd be interested to read about as opposed to a model specific one.
Amen to that one Dave I'm also a bit hit and miss on the lube business. With PCPs a mistake could cause serious damage. I wish manufacturers would treat all purchasers as novices and issue a comprehensive set of instructions for care and maintenance. Then again that would destroy the raison d'etre for Phils wonderfull articles:eek:
Drink good English bitter beer and shoot safe.
Micky Spillane.

magicdog
23-12-2004, 08:27 PM
Phil - don't know if you're still following this post but I'd also love to see a strip of the Sharp Innova.

Mine's puffing and wheezing and only doing 350fps in .22 with 8 pumps!

There's thousands of these still about and not much info available.

Thanks for the Tracker strip and gasram conversion - i'm at it now!

Cheers

andy_scouser
23-12-2004, 08:49 PM
How about persuading the nice folk at Romsey to put all the files together, PDF them all and sell a CD with all the articles for twenty quid a go through the mag.

Then you can donate the profits to the BASC and with a little luck we'll still have guns to tinker with next year.

Richard

this gets my vote for sure.

hip shooter
23-12-2004, 09:00 PM
How about a yearly mag that covers all the diy stuff covered in that year.
I say carry on with it as theres always new guns on the market nowdays.
good work by the way

manxteddy
24-12-2004, 12:33 PM
How's about a monthly re issue on the board.
Graham

Mark A
24-12-2004, 02:54 PM
How about stripping different silencers for cleaning, i find all the different silencer designs very interesting. I'd also be interested in a disc.

Mark

Sam Vimes
24-12-2004, 06:20 PM
I'd love the disc if it became available.

Ever done the Webley MKIII? I am led to believe that it has been done but I have never seen the article. Where on earth do you get one of those spring compression jigs? I would love one but have never even seen one for sale. I wish I had one when I stripped my MKIII earlier this year. It would have saved a lot of swearing, sweating and grunting. ;)

benfish
24-12-2004, 09:28 PM
[QUOTE=nutshot]A sharp innova strip would be very handy to me .
I have a lovely innova with a walnut stock which holds no air .

Some four years ago I picked up a Sharp Innova but discovered it had a split reciever. I found out that Hull Cartridge were the importers and carried spares so sent them the gun which they repaired and sent back, all for 80.

Maybe an article by Phil would have saved me the cost as I believe Hull still carry the spares.

nbrooks
24-12-2004, 10:34 PM
Very interesting discussion. Three points occur to me.

I. Phil, please continue the series if at all possible - it's a highlight of the magazine.

2. Yes, I'd be very interested in a CD.

3. Hello Sam Vimes, when I used to do strips (airguns) I use a sashclamp as a spring compressor - certainly did the trick.

Neil

Troubledshooter
25-12-2004, 12:01 AM
Unfortunately, the powers that be at 'Romsey' do not consider the idea of a CD of 'Bulmer Does A Strip' articles to be commercially viable, so it is unlikely that one will appear in the near future.

Shaggy
30-12-2004, 02:29 PM
If the information is available? & assuming it was to be copied to a disk? Someone could distribute the disk for others who want all the information on it :D I'd love all the info for Reference purposes.

Maybe even distribute it at cost ONLY!! Or add a bit Charity?
Dunno say 3 per disk, 2 for CD & Posting & 1 for a Worthy cause. If every one's name was declared that would verify who's bought a copy of it. That way it will be clear to establish who's bought it & work out proceeds to a Worthy Cause? Just an Idea like!
Maybe the BBS members could vote for a worthy cause for the profits to go too

Just an idea like, ya know we all get something for reference, strip downs & part no's & then a Charity get a bit as well it'll be a win situation all round?

ATB

Darren

roger
30-12-2004, 04:40 PM
What about a new section on the BBS with all your strip articles as a source of reference for everyone?

urx
30-12-2004, 04:42 PM
Hi Phil, re strip articles for the future, the brocock orion/specialist/combat series has to be a good contender specifically because there are a lot out there which noone except the owner can now work on due to the Weapon of mass hysteria rating (not bitter - much) anyway it would be useful to many owners for the above reason and could also be used to dispel some of the myth/misinformation around excatly what you can and cannot fix/modify/upgrade.
Most folks need to know about checking the retaining ring around the firing pin for correct tightness (too much either way any you have problems, checking the pin itself as they wear out quite quickly (even had one break).
Unfortunately the cobra has a slightly different mechanism round the hammer but would still be relevant to all the owners of cobras s&p orions 3s & 6s etc plus a small diversion into the single action western type brocock/pietta/uberti :D

there are 75000 or so brococks(less about 2k handed to the Polis)


Also the servicing of the tac themselves is a black art with the current and older versions which most people will never even have seen

I've got some early ones full of ball bearings that seem to charge the other way round and some that are a true .38 size as opposed to the current tapered design...

I'LL have a disk with all the strips on too please, especially if it helps a charity too :p

LagomorphHunter
30-12-2004, 05:52 PM
Apologies if this is already covered, but have you done pistols?

My son has five, one's an old 1940's Webley and he has my old BSA Scorpion, that needs reworking to get the safety right.

Just a thought, a variation on a theme really.

AirgunStan
30-12-2004, 06:04 PM
FAO Phil Bulmer - could you please arrange to strip a Kylie or even a Jordon or something similar in that sort of calibre. Thanks in advance .Stan. :) :D

Phil Bulmer
30-12-2004, 08:33 PM
Hi all,

I've only just picked this thread back up again, just come back from Hadrian's Wall country in Northumberland where the rain was moving in sideways sheets, it was a mud and cold 'fest'. No wonder the Romans got this far and said 'effercio is parumper ludus of militis' (or nearest offer).

As for the idea of strip on a disk, I think it may happen in the future but it's not as simple as you might expect. I've looked at the process and it's not as financially viable as you might think, there's quite a few folk who'd need a cut from it -which is fair enough. I've not written the idea off but it's on ice until further notice.

As for subjects, well the Scorpion is being done in the next week (much to DC's relief -will post it back soon :-) ). I've got a Crosman 1322 coming shortly, a Sharp Innova is on my hotlist, so if there's one out there that needs attention then mail me.

I did servicing the BAC cartridge only within the last year or so. I started the series with a Brocock Colt 1851 copy, not a detailed strip but probably sufficient to work with. I'll consider the Orion as a strip but it won't be easy as I can't acquire one. That new Chinese Griffon take down gun is on my list, should be interesting. I might have a FWB Sport to do, but after that I'm running out, any more suggestions? :confused:

Phil

Phil Bulmer
30-12-2004, 08:35 PM
FAO Phil Bulmer - could you please arrange to strip a Kylie or even a Jordon or something similar in that sort of calibre. Thanks in advance .Stan. :) :D

If you can get Kylie in the post to me I'll do the rest with more pleasure than you could possibly imagine. ;) Hey, whatever happened to Imogen Stubbs?

Phil

Sniper 296
30-12-2004, 09:26 PM
If you can get Kylie in the post to me I'll do the rest with more pleasure than you could possibly imagine. ;) Hey, whatever happened to Imogen Stubbs?

Phil

Don't for get to include pics of the strip! ;)

Fenman
30-12-2004, 10:23 PM
Definitely the Sharp Innova for me. A real swine to work on I hear. A Sharp may keep you busy for some time ;)

magicdog
31-12-2004, 01:06 AM
Phil

I've got an Innova in .22 which needs a service - shall I send it up?

It's putting out about 350fps with six pumps...?

Cheers

rockdrill
31-12-2004, 08:50 AM
Hi Phil,

e-mail sent re: Orion.

Dale

Phil Bulmer
31-12-2004, 01:20 PM
Hi Phil,

e-mail sent re: Orion.

Dale

Thanks Dale and Magicdog, two more strips in the bag!

Phil

Phil Bulmer
07-01-2005, 12:32 PM
Just a note for the Whiscombe enthusiasts, I've spoken to John Whiscombe this morning and the plan is to do a strip on one of his guns in the near future. Just out of interest, who actually 'needs' a strip and who would just like to see it out of curiosity?

Oh and another thing, John has shelved plans for retirement, you've got quite a few more years yet before he stops manufacturing, so start saving now!


Phil

Shaggy
07-01-2005, 01:13 PM
who actually 'needs' a strip
Phil

Phill I'd give my right arm for a Strip down of a Whiscombe JW50 & JW60

thannks for letting us Know JW isn't going retire now I can start saving for a brand new one:D

ATB

Darren

airmojo
05-05-2005, 07:57 PM
I own a JW80 (.22) and a JW50 (.177), so I would love to see a 'strip' of a Whiscombe air rifle !

The 'Bulmer Does a Strip' is my favorite part of the AW magazine.

Thanks!

Ken H


Just a note for the Whiscombe enthusiasts, I've spoken to John Whiscombe this morning and the plan is to do a strip on one of his guns in the near future. Just out of interest, who actually 'needs' a strip and who would just like to see it out of curiosity?

Oh and another thing, John has shelved plans for retirement, you've got quite a few more years yet before he stops manufacturing, so start saving now!


Phil

andy_scouser
06-05-2005, 12:15 AM
Has a ripley ever been stripped by yourself at all ??? If so, any idea which issue it was in?

airgunjon
06-05-2005, 06:52 AM
Phil, don't worry about the relevance of obscure rifles as I'm sure I'm not alone in finding articles on the more leftfield stuff very much of interest. One thing I would like to see in the article is a full-length picture of the airgun covered.
Jon.

Phil Bulmer
06-05-2005, 07:31 PM
This thread is back from the dead I see. The Whiscombe strip has been done and is due out in the coming months. Incredible guns with fabulous engineering. I'd very much like to own one. :)

I've not done a Ripley and I probably wont do either. I'm a little concerned about shooters taking PCPs apart and injuring themselves if they get it wrong. :eek:

I like the rare guns as well but I do try and keep it mainstream where possible, though the odd quirky gun slips past every now and again. ;)

Any more suggestions?

Phil

Phil Bulmer
06-05-2005, 07:32 PM
Phill I'd give my right arm for a Strip down of a Whiscombe JW50 & JW60


Darren


Hang on to that right arm, you'll need it to take the gun apart... :rolleyes:


Phil

Sparkgap
07-05-2005, 10:35 AM
Phil, do you still want/need a FWB Sport for a strip? Or maybe a BSF S54? I currently have both available.

Pete

_Alex_
07-05-2005, 02:27 PM
Phil, did u do a Diana 34 or similar?with the ball bearings in the trigger? or a Walther 55 perhaps? And a Diana 10, 5M, 6M or a FWB 65 or Walther Lp2 or Lp3 or lp 53 or HW75 or a AATX20SR? or Diana 54 (recoilless)...I'd love your job!

Im looking forward to the Wiscombe strip with great suspense! this will be the best yet im sure....

Thanks for the best series in AGW history, since Bowkett file! :) :)

Phil Bulmer
07-05-2005, 06:03 PM
Phil, did u do a Diana 34 or similar?with the ball bearings in the trigger? or a Walther 55 perhaps? And a Diana 10, 5M, 6M or a FWB 65 or Walther Lp2 or Lp3 or lp 53 or HW75 or a AATX20SR? or Diana 54 (recoilless)...I'd love your job!

Im looking forward to the Wiscombe strip with great suspense! this will be the best yet im sure....

Thanks for the best series in AGW history, since Bowkett file! :) :)

Thanks for the kind words, it's been a popular series. It started as a request by Rustam about 4 years ago.

Of the list above I've only done the TX200SR, it was one of the first I did. I've not come across the other pistols to strip, I can always borrow them but few owners want them pulling apart. The problem with guns such as the Walthers is that parts are difficult if not impossible to come by, though I've just serviced a Walther 55 rifle and it's still sitting on the bench. The thing is, there must be all of about 3 people who own them and it's not all that interesting a rifle from the mechanics side. (Who'd like to see it? Shout out now!)

The Diana 34 is on my shortlist of guns to do soon. The next gun should be a Sharp Innova owned by Magicdog -finally ;) . I've just done a Crosman 1322 pistol so that should be appearing in the next issue or there abouts. I intend to do a QB78 soon and perform a few modifications, quite an exciting little gun that one. A Cometa Indian is also in the offing, though it might just be a review. I did have an FWB Sport in my hands this week but it was photographed rather than stripped as it was a particularly good example and the owner didn't want it dismantling. Many spares have now dried up for this model now. I might consider a strip on another example but the FWB and BSF models are now getting long in the tooth and few people shoot them these days. As much as I like doing the rare and quirky I do need to appeal to a reasonably wide audience.
I've had a number of offers of guns to strip via e-mail, PM and on the board. All offers are gratefully received but I think I need to clear my little backlog first. I've got other peoples stuff filling the cabinets and I need to get stuff sorted and sent back before I borrow anything else. :)

Cheers,


Phil

jme74
07-05-2005, 06:11 PM
My wife would like to see bulmer strip!

Phil Bulmer
07-05-2005, 06:19 PM
My wife would like to see bulmer strip!

Ooooh, not a pretty sight. If go swimming in the sea, as soon as I hit the beach I get a host of Greenpeace activists hosing me down and tring to keep me alive until the tide comes back in to float me away.

Too much cake.... :rolleyes:


Phil

Stevenz
07-05-2005, 06:26 PM
It's not a strip, But I would like to see an article on gun care!, I mean, I wipe my rifle down with a rag with WD40 on it? I may be correct doing this, or their are proberly better ways & products to keep your rifle in tip-top condition?
Then there's care for your scope,
Rifle bags/cases which one's are best etc...
Your proberly going to tell me it's been covered & I've missed it,But if it has'nt I would like to see a couple of articles on the topics!

Phil Bulmer
07-05-2005, 06:34 PM
It's not a strip, But I would like to see an article on gun care!, I mean, I wipe my rifle down with a rag with WD40 on it? I may be correct doing this, or their are proberly better ways & products to keep your rifle in tip-top condition?
Then there's care for your scope,
Rifle bags/cases which one's are best etc...
Your proberly going to tell me it's been covered & I've missed it,But if it has'nt I would like to see a couple of articles on the topics!

I've done them both, 'Bulmer does a slip' and 'Our man on the case'. They can both be updated however, so I'll reconsider them. :)

Thanks,

Phil

Ranyhyn
07-05-2005, 11:37 PM
Would definately like to read your take on the QB 78.
And Original 66.

daystateman
08-05-2005, 06:55 AM
why not devote perhaps two or free editions on how to completly revamp some of the older guns, this would include stuff like blueing, polishing and info on where abouts spares are avalible. perhaps get a beaten up webley mark1 or something similar and start from scratch.
there are a lot of old vintage guns out there.

Hsing-ee
08-05-2005, 07:14 AM
You could try and find a Hammerli Model 4, 401 or 420. They have very long springs, and an interesting long-lever trigger mechanism and were very accurate rifles with superb barrels. And then you could sell it to me because i can't get anyone to part with theirs!

I can't BELIEVE that you have not done a strip on a Feinwerkbau Sport, shame on you!

atb alistair

Phil Bulmer
08-05-2005, 01:18 PM
why not devote perhaps two or free editions on how to completly revamp some of the older guns, this would include stuff like blueing, polishing and info on where abouts spares are avalible. perhaps get a beaten up webley mark1 or something similar and start from scratch.
there are a lot of old vintage guns out there.

Funny you should say that, I've got an Airsporter Mk1 that I'm going to do as you suggest very shortly. Watch this space.

The FWB sport is one I'll probably cover if I get a suitable example in my grubby little mits.

I'm mulling over the QB78 and thinking about all the little mods and tweaks I can do. It could be a short series in itself. I had a go with one only an hour or so ago and it's got a lot of potential.

Phil

Excypher
08-05-2005, 01:43 PM
Funny you should say that, I've got an Airsporter Mk1 that I'm going to do as you suggest very shortly. Watch this space.

The FWB sport is one I'll probably cover if I get a suitable example in my grubby little mits.

I'm mulling over the QB78 and thinking about all the little mods and tweaks I can do. It could be a short series in itself. I had a go with one only an hour or so ago and it's got a lot of potential.

Phil

tell you what you could do, me and a mate were looking for a strip of his gun. cause we lost the old mag

re run of HW45!!!

alternatively an old BSA airsporter (i have one lying around and its getting a bit crapped up and id love to get into it and lube it up again, action is very dry)

RichardH
08-05-2005, 02:00 PM
Original 75

That should keep you busy for a week or two ;)

Richard

airmojo
09-05-2005, 12:54 PM
Stevenz...

RemOil or Birchwood Casey Sheath Oil is much better for wiping down your guns than WD40--both prevent rust much better. I never did the experiments, but recall reading on some airgun forums several years ago of some airgunners doing tests on what prevents rust the best; RemOil came out best.

WD40 is more of a moisture displacement agent (to displace and remove moisture/water)... best used if the gun gets rained on to eliminate water, dry it out, then use RemOil (said to be better than Sheath Oil) to really protect from rust.

Depending on the type of air gun, the WD40 could hurt seals in PCP's.

Many people coat the gun's metal with a good quality wax, but I have never tried that myself, preferring to wipe the metal off. I often use "Lundmark's Clear Paste Wax with Carnauba Wax in Turpentine" on my rifle stocks--great stuff ! Not sure how hard it would be to get over there, but I ordered it from a local hardware store or you can buy it online, like here (no. 3206):

http://www.lundmarkwax.com/retail/woodcare01.html

I try very hard not to get my guns wet, but if you hunt that could easily happen. After each shooting session I usually wipe down with a good silicone cloth that I keep handy, and I also wipe down with the soft cloth sprayed wit RemOil.

An excellent article for Airgun World (hey Phil !) would be an extensive test of various 'rust prevention' lubricants, followed up with other basic cares (like proper barrel cleaning using the proper flexible pull-thru rod, etc).

Ken H



It's not a strip, But I would like to see an article on gun care!, I mean, I wipe my rifle down with a rag with WD40 on it?

Lurchermiss
09-05-2005, 04:17 PM
Why dont you do the Umarex CO2 pistols i.e. Seal changing etc. I am sure many people would be interested in that.

Phil Bulmer
09-05-2005, 06:00 PM
Why dont you do the Umarex CO2 pistols i.e. Seal changing etc. I am sure many people would be interested in that.


I did the CP88 some years ago, never again, it's a pig. I rate it as being the hardest strip of them all. :eek:

If you have an Umarex that needs sorting, just send it back to Brocock, they don't charge the earth and they're used to doing them.


Phil

Stevenz
09-05-2005, 08:13 PM
Airmojo,
Thanks for that bit of advice & for explaining why!
I'll give it a try!
(Hey, that rhymes :rolleyes:

Columba
09-05-2005, 08:40 PM
Phil, any chance you could publish a list of the rifles that have been striped and date of issue.

I am sure folks would be pleased to be able to home in on their favourite gun and it would help us spot the ones that are missing to date.

My interest would be in the BSA Mercury...

John

_Alex_
10-05-2005, 10:23 AM
Phil, any chance you could publish a list of the rifles that have been striped and date of issue.

I am sure folks would be pleased to be able to home in on their favourite gun and it would help us spot the ones that are missing to date.

My interest would be in the BSA Mercury...

John

I was just about to ask the same question, an index would be awfully handy!

Deano1
10-05-2005, 10:38 AM
Hi Phil
how about air arms pro sport, would prefer to be able to service my own.
Can't stand the the thought of letting parcel farce loose with it :( , or any other
courier come to that,after recent balls ups :mad:

TEXASPROUD
10-05-2005, 12:54 PM
[QUOTE][i]

I mooted the idea of a book some time ago but it came to nothing. Who would be interested if back issues articles were stuffed togther as a book? It could be done but it will need to sell quite a lot to be worthwhile. I've got more than enough to keep me occupied in the school holidays, things like er..school for a start. I can't keep away from the place unfortunately.
PhilPhil, there are a lot of people out there willing to buy a book of back issue articles, especially if they don't have the originals. The American "Shooting Times" magazine had a great Handgun writer for years, a gentleman by the name of Charles A. "Skeeter" Skelton. After his untimely death in El Paso, Shooting Times came out with two books of his articles, they sold like biscuits and cactus jelly at deer camp.(that means a bunch). The other thing is don't limit yourself to the British Isles, Airgunning is getting more popular here in the states, having a book showing how to disassemble, upgrade, and lube various airguns would be a welcome edition on my book shelf, but then I've also gone out of my way to find a leather bound edition of Greener's "The Gun and It's Development".

lloyd
10-05-2005, 01:14 PM
Tyke said on page 1:

"How about lubrication for dummys. Id be interested"

Dont you prefer Women?

Liam
10-05-2005, 01:41 PM
How about putting all the stripdown articles together in one magazine like the Annual. That way you don't have to order every back issue for whatever article you want and you have the added bonus of not having to read the other excretement that comes in each magazine. Or you could put together a book. Titled Airgun Stripdowns A to Z or similar

Springer_pup
10-05-2005, 03:52 PM
Hi Phil,
Has the Diana 52 idea gone out of the window?
I have had mine for 10 years, so it probably needs looking at. The local gun shop will not touch it as they say "We only service proper fire arms here", so that leaves me and my tool box !!.
Also, as suggested before, looking at tools - but also home made tools eg how to make the tool used for cleaning inside the cylinder, a length of dowl and some wet and dry. This was in AGW some years ago but i cant remember how it was made.

papa lazarou
11-05-2005, 03:11 AM
Or you could put together a book. Titled Airgun Stripdowns A to Z or similar

Now there's a cracking idea ! - I'm sure this would be very popular ! :)

papa.

franktheferret
11-05-2005, 05:19 AM
Phil,
Although the Boys Bumper Annual of Airgun Strips has a great appeal to me, and to many others, no doubt, I don't think such an undertaking would be viable on your part.

I suppose that it may be possible, within this BBS, that members could make available such articles as they have to form an information database.

That said, I look forward to your future articles. My suggestion is that you might apply your distilled wisdom to subjects such as cleaning, general care of metalwork and woodwork, and other worthy subjects, perhaps with examples from your own projects.

Triggers are a constant mystery to me. There are very good ones and quite poor ones, but it is so easy to make a good one bad by simply stripping and re-assembling it. Perhaps you have some thoughts on this.

Where to get or how to make sound vices and spring compressors. Why it is better to buy or make Turnscrews rather than use ordinary screwdrivers. Steel or brass drifts or punches. Your techniques would surely be worth a few articles.

Alan.

chris ballard
12-05-2005, 11:28 AM
Love a disk too. I have an HW77 and a Hurricane and being borne again, know I want to tinker a bit, but dont know where to start (competent tinkerer but dont know too much about the guns themselves). It is always interesting to look at the other quirks with other guns too :D

chris ballard
12-05-2005, 11:31 AM
How about putting all the stripdown articles together in one magazine like the Annual. That way you don't have to order every back issue for whatever article you want and you have the added bonus of not having to read the other excretement that comes in each magazine. Or you could put together a book. Titled Airgun Stripdowns A to Z or similar

Bulmer does haynes or what!! Great idea. Good for those not online. Could do the lot as downloads and charge that way ;)

Excypher
12-05-2005, 11:31 AM
Now there's a cracking idea ! - I'm sure this would be very popular ! :)

papa.

i would love to see that! briliant idea!

tagnut69
08-11-2005, 09:41 AM
Having all the back catalogue on disk would be a fantastic idea, so would either a website or a proper book. I like the idea of a website personaly, I know some ofl the info is out there somewhere but you have to go hunting for it, maybe a small charge to download the articles, just an idea

peakecentral
31-05-2007, 09:47 AM
I'd happily pay a small:D charge to download an article I wanted. I do it for other interests or for work, so I don't see a problem.

I'm tempted to offer to do the site - but only if I get free access to the articles!!

ross H
31-05-2007, 10:04 AM
I'd happily pay a small:D charge to download an article I wanted. I do it for other interests or for work, so I don't see a problem.

I'm tempted to offer to do the site - but only if I get free access to the articles!!
mate, this thread is 2 years old:rolleyes:

Gwylan
31-05-2007, 10:34 AM
mate, this thread is 2 years old:rolleyes:

As its woken up, I wonder if Phil has thought anymore about putting everything on a CD, or similar? I thoughtit was a great idea... Hint..Hint..!:D:D

Gus

Rob M
31-05-2007, 10:47 AM
I'd buy it! I'd love a CD or hard copy of Phil's articles in one volume.

They do a Haynes Manual for Washing Machines and Tumble Dryers, so why not one for airguns? If I was Haynes I'd be approaching Phil B. with a large wad of cash!

Weevie
31-05-2007, 11:43 AM
Yup...I rather like the idea also.

rapid
31-05-2007, 12:36 PM
what about a Relum Tornado, aint seen one for years:)

Snooper601
31-05-2007, 12:55 PM
How about the Anics Skiff 3000?

There must be a few around needing new seals and some that have problems with jamming mags.

I have 2 and one of mine leaks when you put a CO2 bulb in it :(

Cheers

John

Troubledshooter
31-05-2007, 02:21 PM
The idea of a central source for all Phil's articles is still alive but in Hibernation at present.
Phil and I have spoken about the possibility, but there are others involved whose permission would have to be obtained, possibly on payment of a fee.
I have quite a few 'Stripdown' articles on my HDD which I have been supplying by email to those on the BBS that want them, but need quite a few more, so if anyone has any old copies of 'Airgun World' gathering dust, they would be gratefully received.

R davis
31-05-2007, 02:55 PM
How About AA200sr. I would like to know the correct way to adjust sliding action.

bosun
31-05-2007, 05:35 PM
You done one for a super10?! Because i think i want to service mine:D

Troubledshooter
31-05-2007, 05:57 PM
Sorry, neither of the above in the listings so far.
The only modernish BSA on file, is the Goldstar.

rabbit22
31-05-2007, 06:26 PM
email sent to phil with regards to a new project stripdown.

Bellycrawler
31-05-2007, 06:41 PM
Pistols, loads of springers out there, got some old Gats & an Original model 2 myself.
What about really old vintage stuff, yeah yeah yeah no one's interested apart from a handfull but could be interesting for, if nothing else, to see how rifles have improved.
What about ripping a scope apart just so we can see what's inside.
Why not an article about metal treatments.
What about bending a barrel & trying a Mr average diy type bodge job to see if Mr average could put a bender right again.
Why not an xtreme build, find a springer with a wide bore, do a cut & weld with two to make a cannon, you know teenage daydreams that we thought was easy but never actually tried.
Test easy tune methods that we know ruin a rifle but sounds excelent, transfer port megga big, cortina spring & a hack saw job on the piston.
Bulmer does a strip from his youth daydreams.
BSA Meteor to drool over providing you havn't a clue what your doing & don't care If It's naff, you have super tuned It yourself, now down to 4ftb but your mates think your a GOD in the rifle world (from your YOOF !!!)
Have a Hamlet (or whatever cigar it was) moment.

skan man
31-05-2007, 06:52 PM
ever done a skan phil?:)

JerryD
31-05-2007, 06:56 PM
The idea of a central source for all Phil's articles is still alive but in Hibernation at present.

I have quite a few 'Stripdown' articles on my HDD which I have been supplying by email to those on the BBS that want them

Love to see all these in a single book, especially as I'm starting to restore some rifles now.

Any chance of a copy of an HW35 stripdown, please?

Greylag
31-05-2007, 08:31 PM
<snipped>

Thanks for the Tracker strip and gasram conversion - i'm at it now!

Cheers

Hello Magic,

Could you tell me which magazine was this in? date etc I have a Webley Tracker I'd like to strip/re-lube

Thanks in advance
Regards

Mnementh
31-05-2007, 09:17 PM
Haven't had time to read all the posts, so forgive me if this has already been asked.

How about producing a PDF of ALL the articles to date and make it available online (free or fee I'm Scots, so you know which I'd prefer :p)

I'm sure it would be easy to host. Perhaps the wunnerful Chairgun bod would be willing.

It's a dawdle to PDF existing documents, just download PDF995 (Freeware, the best kind :D) and it installs as a pseudo printer. Just select PDF995 and it will make a PDF of anything you throw at it.

Sandy

Troubledshooter
31-05-2007, 09:27 PM
JerryBBS & Greylag, you should have emails.

Greylag
31-05-2007, 09:34 PM
JerryBBS & Greylag, you should have emails.

Hello Troubledshooter,

Excellent !! thanks a lot, much appreciated.

Many thanks to Phil Bulmer for the article in the first place.

Regards

rabbit22
02-06-2007, 09:06 PM
wares phil gon now sent email ages ago to him.

Phil Bulmer
02-06-2007, 09:48 PM
wares phil gon now sent email ages ago to him.

Been on holiday to Shropshire. :D

Let me back track and find out what's what...:rolleyes:

Phil

Phil Bulmer
02-06-2007, 09:50 PM
I'd buy it! I'd love a CD or hard copy of Phil's articles in one volume.

They do a Haynes Manual for Washing Machines and Tumble Dryers, so why not one for airguns? If I was Haynes I'd be approaching Phil B. with a large wad of cash!


Cash always welcome....:D

Phil Bulmer
02-06-2007, 09:55 PM
Love to see all these in a single book, especially as I'm starting to restore some rifles now.

Any chance of a copy of an HW35 stripdown, please?


Somebody wants to send me an HW35 and I'll do it no problem. The thing with the 35 is that it's very similar to the HW80 and a host of other HWs. If I do a flood of Weihrauchs then you tend to get a bit of dejavu. It's a while since the last one so the 35 is now 'due'.

I've not done a Skan and probably wont either. I have done a few PCPs but I'm cautious of folk messing things up and hurting themselves. If you need a book to take a PCP apart then you shouldn't be doing it in the first place. Springers are a different matter.

As for a book detailing the massed stripping that's taken place over the last 6 years, well never say never, but don't hold your breath in the short term. I'll discuss it again with the various bods.



Phil

rabbit22
02-06-2007, 10:41 PM
email sent back to you phil

Mnementh
03-06-2007, 12:50 AM
Hi Phil & Co.
I'm pretty sure I asked this before, Re. DVD of the various articles buuuut as the articles are obviously, in computerized "document" format, why not, as I asked earlier, a web hosted PDF file that could be downloaded for a fee, to "whoever" or via Paypal for example to a given charity?

This would be a simple method that could be updated, as and when!!!

If you want the update, you pays your fee and gets the latest issue.

Sandy

Troubledshooter
03-06-2007, 11:12 PM
I have 33 of Phil's 'Strip' articles on file so far but I know there are a few more out there.
If anyone has any from 2001/2002 and can do a Jpeg scan of at least 1664 x 2336, I would appreciate hearing from them.
As I have said already, I am quite willing to email individual articles to BBS members, apart from current issue articles.
There are a few people that have to be consulted before a CD or Book can be considered, as the publishing copyrights belong to several different companies, and depending on their permission being given and how much, if any, royalty they would expect, will determine whether a CD or Book can be produced to sell at a realistic price.

Big Mafoota
04-06-2007, 08:29 AM
I have 33 of Phil's 'Strip' articles on file so far but I know there are a few more out there.
If anyone has any from 2001/2002 and can do a Jpeg scan of at least 1664 x 2336, I would appreciate hearing from them.
As I have said already, I am quite willing to email individual articles to BBS members, apart from current issue articles.
There are a few people that have to be consulted before a CD or Book can be considered, as the publishing copyrights belong to several different companies, and depending on their permission being given and how much, if any, royalty they would expect, will determine whether a CD or Book can be produced to sell at a realistic price.

Anything for a hw95?

Troubledshooter
04-06-2007, 11:48 AM
[Anything for a hw95?]

Sorry, not yet.

StephenJH
06-07-2008, 12:02 AM
Rummaging around a bit here, but curious as to whether there's an index of what strips were undertaken and within which issues they can be found?

:)

SuffolkRifle
06-07-2008, 05:11 AM
Rummaging around a bit here, but curious as to whether there's an index of what strips were undertaken and within which issues they can be found?

:)

I'm sure that Troubledshooter's list has that info, but it's off line at the mo.
Must admit that these articles have helped me out, and would like to see them available generally.
Other Thoughts
As to a book, I'm not sure if it would work, after all, Haynes manuals, while they do one for washing machines, it only covers front-loaders, what about washer/driers and twin-tubs? You'll remember that they used to do each model of car or motorcycle where the differences were greater. You'd get the same with airguns, along with the thought that I doubt many would buy a book for 'only' the 3 - 6 pages that is relevent for their gun. I would say that a f(r)ee net download would be the way to go, possibly with a named charity as a 'target'?

bunnybandit
06-07-2008, 06:29 AM
I have a Gamo Magnum .22 break barrel, well at least I think I have :confused:

It is exactly like a Hunter from the barrel back (going by the exploded view I downloaded) but has Magnum engraved on the barrel :confused:

I cannot get it to shoot straight :eek: it is all over the show, up down usualy but sometimes to the left or right as well as up or down.

I have tried different pellets and even changing the piston seal as I was told that might have been leaking air causing velocity variations

It has a (i think) Ox spring inside and was planning on changing that next to a standard spring.

A strip down write up on this would have been useful at the time I did it as you may have pinpointed why it wont behave.

cartertools
06-07-2008, 07:41 PM
Most airgunners in the US don't read or even have access to back issues of the UK magazines, so I would think a book of articles like this would sell quite well (for the tiny market that it is...)

The same can be seen in the Model Engineering book market. UK books sell well here and at a premium. I wish I had access to back issues of UK mags now that I'm tearing things down and tinkering.

Nick

mallyally
06-07-2008, 07:52 PM
cant be bothered reading through all these posts BUT have you ever done a FWB SPORT :cool: dont remember seeing that one if you have
MALLY

Airstream
06-07-2008, 09:43 PM
I wouldn`t mind seeing some repeats either, particularly the popular types, perhaps with different problems.

How about an article on springer tuning (smoothing not power) Recoil is the only major problem with them and it would be interesting to improve this. Would adding weight in various places help?

How about the DB4 or B2 rebuilds?

Mister_D
06-07-2008, 10:03 PM
Lot of people out there with SMK's would like to know how to get the best out of them, smooth them out a little, take off the rough edges....
They come from the factory a little rough so perhaps something about tuning them a little would go down well for us poorer folk :)