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    Feinwekbau sport

    Any one know if the new revamped Feinwerkbau sport is available in sub 12ft in the uk yet and if so at what price THEY SURE DO LOOK NICE
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    As far as I'm aware, they aren't officially available over here.

    RustyBuzz and Mach 1.5 (maybe some other fortunate peeps, too?) have them and will hopefully drop in and advise.

    Many don't like the "thumpy nature" with that big, heavy piston. But I have briefly tried a couple and quite like it.

    Reportedly beautifully engineered as you'd expect from FWB and I would love to give one a home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Gun FX2000 View Post
    Any one know if the new revamped Feinwerkbau sport is available in sub 12ft in the uk yet and if so at what price THEY SURE DO LOOK NICE

    Sarcastic bastard! It is some ugly though innit!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinbum View Post
    Sarcastic bastard! It is some ugly though innit!?
    Got to agree - but coming from someone who owns a gay cowboy gun, it's a bit rich...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinbum View Post
    Sarcastic bastard! It is some ugly though innit!?
    Owt to do with you tinbum that bum slide stuff it sure works well though
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    I like the sport, very nice in my eyes.

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    I prefer its looks over its price.

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    just buy the original - a third of the price, better looking, job done
    I'm currently looking for: a .22 / .20 Theoben gasram barrel, at least 10" long (not a fenman barrel). Thanks.

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    FWB Sport

    Had mine imported by my local gun dealer. It was only doing 5.5 ft lbs. Now doing 11.4 thanks to vmach. Very nice trigger, super lockup but EXPENSIVE...but I do like mine. Mach 1.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by landymick View Post
    I prefer its looks over its price.
    Yup. Except the looks. I like the reported quality and general FWB specialness.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Budd View Post
    just buy the original - a third of the price, better looking, job done
    Yup, too. But I have a feeling this thing will not last long in the market, and few will be bought, so that in a few years time spending a gazzillion pounds on one now might seem to have been a bargain compared to spending a gigagazzilion pounds in a few years' time when they are out of production and only six of them got over here, and a bunch of collectors realise than they "need" one.

    Think Sterling HR83. Brilliant, but deeply flawed, did not sell well when new. Now rather sought after. An 83 commands a 50-100% premium over a near-contemporary HW77, while being inferior in almost every respect as a thing to hit targets with.

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    that's true.. well engineered market failures have a habit of becoming highly collectible...
    I'm currently looking for: a .22 / .20 Theoben gasram barrel, at least 10" long (not a fenman barrel). Thanks.

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    They appear to have set out to create a rifle with the looks that only a mother could love.
    The breech block and trigger guard do nothing for the appearance. If ugly rifles become collectable this will be worth a fortune
    some rifles, not too many but definitely not enough

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    I would agree. Just get hold of a nice "proper" one and enjoy that instead. You are all quite right of course. No doubt the currently available version will be worth a fortune as a collectable eventually. It is a shame that FWB couldnt be arsed to release a UK spec version. Regardless of looks I am sure they would have sold a few to those of us who still own the original version.
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    Feinwerkbau

    You would think they would have learnt after they released the FWB mk3?. On the plus side the trigger and lockup is much better than the old sport..but...they are overpriced, underpowered, 30mm piston and only .177. Mach 1.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mach 1.5 View Post
    30mm piston
    hmmm... the old sport was 28mm IIRC ?
    I'm currently looking for: a .22 / .20 Theoben gasram barrel, at least 10" long (not a fenman barrel). Thanks.

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