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Re: HW80 refurb
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2017, 07:42:04 PM »
So the son in law earns himself a slap then? ;D ;D

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Re: HW80 refurb
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2017, 07:43:18 PM »
Let's just say the wedding date went back a few months :)

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Re: HW80 refurb
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2017, 08:11:05 PM »
Only months? :o :o

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Re: HW80 refurb
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2017, 03:46:52 PM »
So the saga with my HW80 has come to a conclusion, and a happy one at that. Having put it through the indignity of my attempts to re-blue the metal work, which only succeeded in making the damn thing more rusty to the point it wouldn't cock, I sent it off to my RFD for a service. They replaced all the internals with a Weihrauch kit and coated everything in oil to try and address the internal rust problems.

"Did you drop it in a lake mate?". Oh, how those words stung.

Despite their efforts, I was left with a dieselly, patching thing that still clanked like a Victorian bathroom.

So, time to do it right. On the recommendation of Gambo I had a call with Lyn Lewington at ARC Tuning and to cut a long story short, the rifle minus stock went up to Monmouth so he could lay his healing hands on it. First he was going to send it to Colin Malloy (not sure I spelled that right) to re-blue. Then it would come back to Lyn for a stage two Vmach transplant. I'll find out from Lyn exactly what that is beyond fitting a kit and update this post. He did tell me, but remember I'm the sort of technical person who can make the inside of a gun rusty.

Today the gun came back. Talk about a kid on Christmas morning! Honestly, I didn't know a springer could be as good as this is. It is simply astounding. I wish I had the words to articulate how different it is not only to the pile of poo that I sent up to Lyn, but to how it has ever been, even when brand new.

There is no twang, hardly any recoil and the sound is best described as a muted thud. I'm just back from the range and it shoots just as good as it looks - even though it hasn't yet bedded in. Sub one inch 10 pellet groups at 30 yards. Every pellet going exactly where it is supposed to - about as close to shooting a PCP as you can get.

I'm a miserable old git. One of my other hobbies is moaning and shouting at the telly. Its only fair then that credit is given where it is due. And as far as Lyn Lewington and my HW80 is concerned it is due by the bucket.

Out down the golf course with it tonight to see if the bunnies like it as much as I do!

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Re: HW80 refurb
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2017, 04:33:02 PM »
Some pictures...




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Re: HW80 refurb
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2017, 06:48:34 PM »
Looks lovely mate don't forget keep it clean and oiled before you put it away  ;D
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Re: HW80 refurb
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2017, 10:48:07 PM »
Yeah.........you wouldn't want that to go rusty (again), woodya? ;)

Great to hear you are pleased with it Rich. :)