Long time firearm/ airgun shooter. ( Both these air rifles have owned sense purchased new in the early 1980's )
My venture into this airgun forum is to get a handle on getting into some of my long owned and resent failing air rifles.
Am a 25+ year retired small engine mechanic and previous machinist apprentice, so my mechanical skills are pretty sharp.
My weekly shooter, an FWB 124 sport just recently pooped out ( Seal failure after 26 years !! ) It because of being an FWB and heavy sprung barrel break action sent it off the Mac 1 in Southern Calif for a rebuild.
Next my attention go's to my Diana 75 HV TO-1 match rifle that had its seals go out years ago ( @ 10 years ago )
Cost of fixing it is just too much sending it out so am collecting all I can reading and printing all the info the web can provide.
Just ordered a seal set from Macarri ( airrifleheadquarters.com ) so my parts are coming.
What I have NOT read is much on lubrication, spring tars ect ... on these GISS based recoil less springers ?
Any input the membership can offer on doing a Diana 75 is welcome
My plan was to add piston bearings, rework the comp tube and look for small gains in swept volume with mine..the goal is 700FPS with 7.9gr pellets (8FPE or so) but a FWB300 has got in the way of the 75 tear down and this one will be tweaked first as its in worse condition than the 75 and ultimately is more tunable also.
Good to see friends from the USA dropping by also...for older spring conversation and advice the collectable airgun section of this forum is a little better than the general section, more of the old time collectors hang out in there who have these guns and regularly service them.
Airgun blog site airguntech.com Blog update: HW95 blueprint tune detailed, Colin Molloy contact details also listed
Welcome to the forum....sorry but i know diddly squat about springers
As previously mentioned, most of the classic enthusiasts tend to hang on the "Collectables" section. Oh, and hello.
Member, the Feinwerkbau Sport appreciation Society (over 50's chapter)
As Chris-I know even less about spring rifles than he does
Welcome to the BBS
Never go off half cocked....
Proud member of the YCHJCYA2PDTHFH club
I normally dont buy the Airgun mags i just have a quick browse while in WH Smiths, but this month i did, purely for the excellent article in Airgun World on springers by Jim Tyler. I think you may be able to access it online or buy the mag at buyamag.co.uk/airgunworld. I read the article twice, riveting stuff if you're into springers
hello mate and welcome to the friendly forum.matt