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  1. #31
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    I remember that gold plated turd, circa 1980.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muskett View Post
    I remember that gold plated turd, circa 1980.
    You still don't fancy one?

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    Everybody should own a Gold 35E at least once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinbum View Post
    It would be nice to pretend its a joke, that somehow this travesty of an airgun is something people should aspire to, but it's not.
    If they had ceased production in 1937 then maybe there would be a case for that, they didn't. They are still making it. In short it is shit. Properly shit. It looks shit, handles like shit and, well. Its just shit.

    I can't stresss enough how much of a waste of money this is unless you are really after a collectible from the past.

    I could never in good conscience recommend it to anyone I had any respect or affection for. There is a special page for owners, enjoy!

    Just my opinion of course.
    So, when Uncle Mick and I "encouraged" you to have a go with one of his (this year's April Bash) that had been lightly tickled (5mm longer stroke and 'O' ring head if I remember correctly), I seem to recall that you were most impressed with it, especially the firing cycle.

    And I think you had to concede that, yes, they can shoot beautifully, just that you don't particularly like them personally? So, not making it a bad rifle, just personal opinion.

    I'd be more than happy to recommend one to anyone.
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    My thoughts run with those of Tinbum on the 35.
    It must be the clickety clack that attracts owners or maybe the thrill seekers are always on the edge wondering whether it will gall or not.
    The barrel lock up is great, you always need a complication when loading the simplest of designs. Even better for the left handed shooter.
    If only they could design it with an iffy cylinder plug that may leak then it would be design perfection.

    I think its a rifle that's best with the long export barrel and a good 8" of silencer added to stop muzzle flip
    some rifles, not too many but definitely not enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacker View Post
    You still don't fancy one?

    P1010484.jpg

    Everybody should own a Gold 35E at least once.
    Now that's a cracker and a tempting alternative to this old girl getting a blued.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m1vegehapw...10443.jpg?dl=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve1962 View Post
    Now that's a cracker and a tempting alternative to this old girl getting a blued.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m1vegehapw...10443.jpg?dl=0

    It's actually quite easy to do at home. The first step is in the preparation. You will need a plastic tub (with lid) large enough to put the barrel and action in and enough sulphuric acid to just cover it.
    Drill a couple of holes in the lid for gasses to escape and place the tub in a well ventilated area and leave it for six months.

    We'll go onto the next stage when that's done.
    Cogito ergo sum rectum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinbum View Post
    They are still making it. In short it is shit. Properly shit. It looks shit, handles like shit and, well. Its just shit.
    Well Tinners old thing, I've racked my beleaguered brain to think of someone who stands a realistic chance of being more wrong than your good self, but I'm afraid this person just doesn't exist. Gerald Ratner, the chap who gave away The Beatles, Michael Fish the night before the great storm of '87, and everyone who uses 'of' instead of 'have' were candidates for a while, but the fact is, you're in a class of your own, mate. You are officially the wrongest person on this, or any, planet.

    Erm ... FACT!
    If you don't know enough to judge - don't judge

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    It's fascinating how much time some people spend trying to make their very personal opinions look like universal truth ... how about live and let live for a change?
    Last edited by vestlenning; 14-09-2017 at 11:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinbum View Post
    It would be nice to pretend its a joke, that somehow this travesty of an airgun is something people should aspire to, but it's not.
    If they had ceased production in 1937 then maybe there would be a case for that, they didn't. They are still making it. In short it is shit. Properly shit. It looks shit, handles like shit and, well. Its just shit.

    I can't stresss enough how much of a waste of money this is unless you are really after a collectible from the past.

    I could never in good conscience recommend it to anyone I had any respect or affection for. There is a special page for owners, enjoy!

    Just my opinion of course.
    Have you ever tried one with a DECENT tuning kit fitted

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    Quote Originally Posted by BALD ERIC View Post
    Have you ever tried one with a DECENT tuning kit fitted
    Now that's gotta sting.
    If you don't know enough to judge - don't judge

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    If I enter the competiton in the magazine and win the HW35 I know exactly who will be getting it as a gift.

    What's your postcode Mr T Bum ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vestlenning View Post
    It's fascinating how much time some people spend trying to make their very personal opinions look like universal truth ... how about live and let live for a change?

    To be fair, I did put "just my opinion"

    Those who know me know why all the vitreol poors out at the mention of its name.

    As Tony says, I quite like shooting them
    Cogito ergo sum rectum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BALD ERIC View Post
    Have you ever tried one with a DECENT tuning kit fitted


    Quote Originally Posted by Terry D View Post
    Now that's gotta sting.

    Touché!
    Cogito ergo sum rectum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomboid View Post
    If I enter the competiton in the magazine and win the HW35 I know exactly who will be getting it as a gift.

    What's your postcode Mr T Bum ?
    You are evil sir!
    Cogito ergo sum rectum!

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