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    My first new air rifle and its a Whiscombe

    Just recivied a e mail from John its ready to collect two barrels and grade 3 stock , now just have to arrange driving there.on holliday soon nr Brighton just have to sort out a hire car and escape for the day ,can't wait !!!!I
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    Wait

    How long did you have to wait ? .I've got one on order at the moment

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    WOW!

    You lucky bugger! Any of the whiscombe range would be my dream rifle

    I thought John wasn't making any more?
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    Whiscombe

    16 months which was what I expected from John , will take my scope with me to set it up on his range.
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    If its the first time you've been to see John, you will be impressed by the workshop (garage), did you get a silver one?,

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    whiscombe

    was offered a silver one but went with the black,did visit him to order my gun and was allowed to shoot a couple off this rifles and had a good chat.Yes you are right the garage is impresive .
    Sportsmatch GC2 numbers 36,52,57,97,151,183,190, 252, 279 & 1010 yes thats TEN
    Whiscombe JW 50 FB Number 0012 & JW 60 Number 031,ISP Airstream MK1&3, Spartan,CR-Xx2.

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    Whiscombe

    He must have just finished a batch - I had my phone call from him yesterday to say mine is ready , just need to fix a time to collect it
    I went for the silver barrel

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    whiscombe

    Going to collect mine on july 24th,eldest daughter competing at royal international horse show so will hire a car and drive over for the day from Hickstead and pick it up. Will save a trip down from cumbria just to pick up the gun and its a free day off from ponys
    Sportsmatch GC2 numbers 36,52,57,97,151,183,190, 252, 279 & 1010 yes thats TEN
    Whiscombe JW 50 FB Number 0012 & JW 60 Number 031,ISP Airstream MK1&3, Spartan,CR-Xx2.

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    whiscombe

    6 days to go got scope and pellets just need the gun
    Sportsmatch GC2 numbers 36,52,57,97,151,183,190, 252, 279 & 1010 yes thats TEN
    Whiscombe JW 50 FB Number 0012 & JW 60 Number 031,ISP Airstream MK1&3, Spartan,CR-Xx2.

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    Picked mine up yesterday on a 300 mile round trip but well worth the wait and the journey (grade 3 stock , trigger adjustable to 2oz , silvered interchangeable barrels) - i agree with the comments about the garage. Very genuine man to meet , had a few shots in his garden before the journey home
    Only problem was not wanting to leave the car in any service stations unattended on the return trip !!
    Amazing machinery and cant believe the lack of recoil when you think of all the mechanics going on inside the rifle
    John says he has a backlog of about 20 still to make then no more
    Apparently one of the problems is the majority if his sales are to the USA and he is getting increasing probs sorting out shipping
    Anyway - - hope to order a scope for it tonight and then ...
    Last edited by MarkV; 17-09-2008 at 04:10 PM.

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    I'm envious...

    whiscombe don't pop up very often for sale here in the USA... when they do... it's gone pretty quickly..

    is it the same way in UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkV View Post
    Picked mine up yesterday on a 300 mile round trip but well worth the wait and the journey (grade 3 stock , trigger adjustable to 2oz , silvered interchangeable barrels) - i agree with the comments about the garage. Very genuine man to meet , had a go in his garden before the journey home
    Only problem was not wanting to leave the car in any service stations unattended on the return trip !!
    Amazing machinery and cant believe the lack of recoil when you think of all the mechanics going on inside the rifle
    John says he has a backlog of about 20 still to make then no more
    Apparently one of the problems is the majority if his sales are to the USA and he is getting increasing probs sorting out shipping
    Anyway - - hope to order a scope for it tonight and then ...
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    ANy update on how you are getting on with the rifle? Pics would help too

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    I had the pleasure of shooting with John a few years back. Very nice and unassuming bloke.

    I am not a spring gun man and although I believe he uses opposing balanced pistons therefore effectively making it recoiless class, it has never been my cup of tea.

    It is however sad to see such an individual craftsmans skills come to an end after the 20 O/S orders and also a shame that so many travel overseas.

    The last production whiscombe is going to be a very rare and treasured beast imho.
    Damn this accursed slydexier, deslixia, slesdex-e-her. Well damn it anyway

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    I fired a JW a few years ago & it was so smooth & accurate. Absolutely beautiful rifle. I've always liked the woodwork & the blueing. I'd love one of my own, hope you enjoy it mate. Put some piccys up!

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    Smile

    I've just had a look at his web site. What a lovely looking rifle. A small price to pay for a piece of prescision engineering.

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