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Re: Help identifying vintage air rifle
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2017, 08:08:28 AM »
I remember having to borrow my friend's brother's FWB (can't remember why) and shooting six rabbits in half an hour. I have to have one!

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Re: Help identifying vintage air rifle
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 08:17:20 AM »
They are really well made. I also managed to source a set of original open sights for mine. The stock needs re doing as I cooked it up using stain. Il post a picture of it  ;D
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Re: Help identifying vintage air rifle
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2017, 08:25:02 AM »

Here's it is before I put the open sights onto it
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Re: Help identifying vintage air rifle
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2017, 09:55:45 AM »
Wow, the story of the airguns of your youth bring back some great memories, as those were the same rifles I (or my friends) used and lusted after. Lots of mates had Meteors or Relums, but if you had one of the aforementioned, you were 'King Dick"! ;D

There's quite a few threads on here about home (cold) re-bluing, have a search and see which brands take your fancy. Personally, my fave D.I.Y re-bluing kit is made by Blue Wonder, as I have had much better results using that than any other re-bluing kit I've tried.....and I've tried quite a few of them!

Plenty of threads about stock refubs too....so don't be shy to have a nose about, ask questions, or stick your opinion in.....your comments and input will be warmly welcomed. ;)  :)

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Re: Help identifying vintage air rifle
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2017, 10:04:43 AM »
Cheers Gambo. I'll poke around and see what I can find re stock re-furbs. I've been told that staining plus oil is the way to go...Though by the time I have buggered up the metal work it probably won't matter if I use magnolia emulsion!

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Re: Help identifying vintage air rifle
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2017, 10:13:15 AM »
Depending on the type of wood you are refurbing, applying either a (spirit or water based) stain or alkanet oil is the best way to go to add colour to the stock before proceeding with the final finishing coats.

Be VERY careful if staining Beech wood though, as it can go VERY dark indeed.

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Re: Help identifying vintage air rifle
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2017, 10:39:02 AM »
Or patchy like mine did  :'(
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Re: Help identifying vintage air rifle
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2017, 11:05:18 AM »
Thanks again. Sounds like oiling is the way to go.

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Re: Help identifying vintage air rifle
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2017, 03:05:24 PM »
Sounds like you have plenty to go at for now.

One of my eighties that I had from new still has its original piston seal fitted & still shoots spot on it must have been unshot for over twenty years since its last outing.

The old ones are good ones I think.