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Offline Richard Saunders

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Feinwerkbau 127
« on: November 08, 2017, 12:30:10 PM »
Hello

I am just about to take delivery of an FWB 127. Do any of the wise heads on here know anything about them, their history? I know the 124 is the .177 model and I think there is a Deluxe variant, but that's about it.

Particularly interested in understanding the differences between mk 1 and 2 guns, and also the difference with the Deluxe. Also, dates for the mk 1 and 2. Plus anything else anyone can throw in. For example, did it have any standout technical features for the time? And what about weaknesses/faults/quirks?

My friend's brother had one when we were kids. My mate and I both had HW80s. The FWB always seemed more refined and as a result we perceived it, probably wrongly, as not being as powerful.

Thanks for any insight!

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Re: Feinwerkbau 127
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 06:56:40 PM »
They are brilliant rifles mate. I've a 127 it's had a 're blue  and a vmach kit fitted and the stock also cocked up by yours truly.
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Re: Feinwerkbau 127
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 08:43:34 PM »
A FWB 127 is a rifle that I've never owned, but always wanted to.

Would you be so kind as to post some pics when it arrives please Rich?

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Re: Feinwerkbau 127
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 10:12:51 PM »
Nice addition to the stable :)

If you look on the classic section I've put a bit of info on there & good old Franky has put some good links on.

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Re: Feinwerkbau 127
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 07:08:30 AM »
Cheers chaps. I'll have a proper read through, but found Franky's 124 restoration which is great - thanks. And yes, will be posting pix as soon as it arrives! Rich

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Re: Feinwerkbau 127
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 08:39:45 AM »
I received the gun and first impressions are that it looks pretty good. The stock is excellent and whilst the metal work is not perfect, it has lovely patina for a 36 year old rifle. I had been told that lots of work had been carried out on the internals to convert it to a .177 (I know heart in mouth but what the hell). So far I have only pumped a few pellets into the turf in the garden and it sounds very thwocky and not at all twangy. The recoil is a fairly light thud as well. I'm off to the range tomorrow to find out how it performs. Wish me luck!


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Re: Feinwerkbau 127
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 03:49:05 PM »
Good Luck Rich.

Sadly, the Photophucket pic you posted isn't showing.

You can embed a link to the pic in your next post, or I can edit your previous post so the link shows in there. Which would you prefer Mucker?  ???

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Re: Feinwerkbau 127
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2017, 04:23:46 PM »
Hmmn. That's weird - it was showing earlier on today? If you can shake some pixie dust to make it work that would be great - cheers!

http://s1024.photobucket.com/user/richsaun/embed/slideshow/


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Re: Feinwerkbau 127
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2017, 08:06:44 PM »
Slideshow link is now embedded into your previous post Rich.

Photobucket, being the greedy money grabbing bastards they now are, no longer allow pics which are hosted by their site to be shown on any other websites other than their own......unless you pay them going on for 400 for the privilege to do so. >:( >:(

Posting links to your pics which are being hosted by them, so they can be viewed on their site, is still an option though, which is why I've done it that way.

There's a thread on here about the situation, and most previous Photobucket users have now migrated onto using other hosting sites.

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Re: Feinwerkbau 127
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2017, 08:36:34 PM »
Cheers chum. I took the gun up the club this morning and happy to report that it shoots as good as it looks (to my eye anyway!). One inch groups, with a couple of flyers (my fault) at 30 metres. Nice and powerful too though I have yet to put it through a chrono.