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    Scratch that itch..

    So for quite a while I've been toying with the idea of buying a fenman.
    I had one years ago and regret selling it. I took many rats with it but I wonder if it was really as good as I remember? Possibly not.
    Anyhow, I've wrestled with my thoughts and (whilst off work with a leg injury) set about my HW80 barn find restoration. That will take ages to finish with all the other crap I have going on.
    So I decided to leave the fenman as a fond memory and bought myself a new cometa fenix 400 usc. I'll collect it this aft but, like all springers, it'll get a strip, degrease and debur/bum slide treatment. But who does a kit for these? I can't speak highly enough of the HW80 kits I've had from Tbt but he doesn't list kits for the cometa. Anyone had any real world experience?

    This will be my first springer for AGES!!!

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    I'd ask Tinbum if he could make one for you. You never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsnlandies View Post
    I read that the Welsh willy kit requires some chopping at the original gun parts. I'm not so keen on that idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff0100 View Post
    I'd ask Tinbum if he could make one for you. You never know.
    I'll message him, see what he says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anothermiss View Post
    I read that the Welsh willy kit requires some chopping at the original gun parts. I'm not so keen on that idea.
    Well I've just watched a video on stripping one and I can't see anything that needs modifying, all looks pretty normal to me.
    Far too many rifles to list now, all mainly British but the odd pesky foreigner has snuck in

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    Quote Originally Posted by look no hands View Post
    Well I've just watched a video on stripping one and I can't see anything that needs modifying, all looks pretty normal to me.
    No, I maybe didn't explain myself well. I read something about the WW kit needing some part of the original rifle structure sawing off to fit it.

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    I'm just waiting for tinbum to reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anothermiss View Post
    No, I maybe didn't explain myself well. I read something about the WW kit needing some part of the original rifle structure sawing off to fit it.
    I can't see anything that would need to be sawn off, I know some of the old Webleys had a bit on the rear plug that needed filling off to fit gas rams or other spring kits but I can't see anything on the 400, the rear guide wasn't fixed to anything.
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    There is nothing you can chop off inside a Cometa 400. I fitted a newly supplied metal spring guide, as ASI replaced the broken plastic one along with a new spring that needed finishing off at one end. These are supplied like that from the factory as a replacement. So there is only a long top hat and spring guide to replace. The end of the block has a recess for the spring guide end, and that certainly wouldn't be hacked off.

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    Is Welsh willy on here to advise? If there is not chopping required, I'll go with that kit

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    Will is a member on here but very rarely looks in, I think.

    As others have said, it's sounding highly likely that nothing is going to be required to be chopped off to facilitate fitment. You might be able to try asking Will via e-mail (there wil be details on his site) or even adding notes at the point of order? He's a nice, helpful, friendly chap and will help. Service second to none.
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    Cheers Tony. I'll do just that.

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    Took it for the first zero session this morning.

    Honest opinions?
    Not to pleasant to shoot, trigger isn't as bad as expected. Not bad at all really. Firing cycle makes gun very jumpy and has a very slight "boing" so much so the scope mounts slipped back an inch on the rail after about 50 shots. Fits like a glove in the shoulder, nice weight and very point-able.

    So will a kit calm this sufficiently or has shooting decent pcp rifles spoiled me over the years? Do I sell it or do I tune it? That's the question I have to ask myself.

    I can't comment on accuracy as the scope moved.
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    My Fusion has had nothing done to it, other than a new factory guide and a finished off spring fitted, along with a proper lube job. Itís a .177, which in theory should be more harsh than a .22, but it isnít. I have zero scope creep and the rings are only Hawke Match mounts holding a Hawke 2-7x32 IR scope. Doesnít move at all, and very low recoil. At some point I will make my own tuning kit, but for now itís pretty damn good.

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