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Collectors Section => Classic Airguns and Accessories => Topic started by: Vintage on November 30, 2018, 12:35:42 PM

Title: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: Vintage on November 30, 2018, 12:35:42 PM
Hi everyone, I cannot believe i found my old air rifle in my parents loft, and what a find. Pristine condition collectable. I just have to show you these pictures.

https://secure.shoeboxapp.com/gallery/be8ff6874ddb101cff2b716823c17bcd

I've had put into a local gunsmith for a service right now but it's already generating some interest for it's rarity , Even in the USA.

i'll be putting it up for sale when i'm satisfied its in condition enough for sale. Fingers crossed eh.

Vintage.
Title: Re: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: Gambo on December 02, 2018, 01:28:32 PM
Wow, what a lovely example......I don't think I've ever seen such a minty unmarked and original 127.

Lovely period scope too....they were about the best quality you could buy back then, and still put newer scopes to shame image quality wise.

When putting it for service may I suggest you ask for the leather piston seal to be replaced/upgraded to a synthetic item.....as the rifle will be both more consistent and reliable then.

Please keep us informed for progress Mr Vintage. ;)
Title: Re: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: Vintage on December 02, 2018, 02:13:35 PM
Wow, what a lovely example......I don't think I've ever seen such a minty unmarked and original 127.

Lovely period scope too....they were about the best quality you could buy back then, and still put newer scopes to shame image quality wise.

When putting it for service may I suggest you ask for the leather piston seal to be replaced/upgraded to a synthetic item.....as the rifle will be both more consistent and reliable then.

Please keep us informed for progress Mr Vintage. ;)

Hi Gambo,

I was wondering if you would spot this given your past post about wanting to own one but never got the chance.

i'm still waiting to hear from the gunsmith but I'm also thinking of retrieving it and selling as is regardless as , I've been advised to. Thanks for the info on the synthetic seal. I've been out of touch with airguns in a long time and wouldn't have even known that could be done lol.

For the record is Ms Vintage lol.

;)

Vintage.
Title: Re: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: Gambo on December 02, 2018, 05:50:40 PM
Yes Ms Vintage (sorry about that), you are correct, I've never owned a 127 but always lusted after one as kid.


Regarding the advice about retrieving and selling as is.........I would suggest it depends on who your potential buyer is.

A collector type buyer would probably prefer the rifle to be in an unmolested and original condition as possible.....as close to how it left the factory.

However, if the buyer is someone who intends to actually use the rifle rather than just look at it, then a freshly serviced (and upgraded) item may well be more attractive to them.
Title: Re: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: Vintage on December 02, 2018, 06:24:08 PM
Yes Ms Vintage (sorry about that), you are correct, I've never owned a 127 but always lusted after one as kid.


Regarding the advice about retrieving and selling as is.........I would suggest it depends on who your potential buyer is.

A collector type buyer would probably prefer the rifle to be in an unmolested and original condition as possible.....as close to how it left the factory.

However, if the buyer is someone who intends to actually use the rifle rather than just look at it, then a freshly serviced (and upgraded) item may well be more attractive to them.

LOL, Thats ok, you weren't to know, thanks for the advice, that makes more sense to me now. given that information, i think i will retrieve the rifle as is and see if anyone wants it in that condition first.

I've had 2 offers so far , one is a collector up north and one in America, he's very interested. :)

Vintage.
Title: Re: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: Gambo on December 02, 2018, 07:44:37 PM
May I ask where you're based Ms Vintage?
Title: Re: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: Vintage on December 02, 2018, 08:05:50 PM
May I ask where you're based Ms Vintage?
By all means,

i live in Slough, 25 miles west of London. May i ask why, ?
Title: Re: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: Gambo on December 02, 2018, 08:14:05 PM
Because of your mention in the first post, I'd (mistakenly) assumed you were in the U.S.
Title: Re: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: Vintage on December 02, 2018, 08:19:49 PM
Because of your mention in the first post, I'd (mistakenly) assumed you were in the U.S.

AH OK.
Title: Re: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: landymick on December 16, 2018, 10:47:10 AM
Its in very nice condition & is best left alone if its for resale to a collector .

As It's a MK11 it won't command a vast amount though will still fetch good money due to  its good condition  & the period scope .This is because there are a lot of good MK11 127's around the 124 fetches more.

By the way the seal is not leather, it has a synthetic seal that disintegrates over time so be careful.
Title: Re: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: Gambo on December 16, 2018, 11:38:11 AM
By the way the seal is not leather, it has a synthetic seal that disintegrates over time so be careful.

Since posting that comment I then found out the piston seal is indeed plastic and not leather, but as you say Mick, it reportedly isn't the best.

I was told these rifles benefit massively from the fitment of a Venom/V-Mach PowrPulse piston seal, which greatly improves efficiency compared to the other brands of aftermarket seals that are available.
Title: Re: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: Vintage on December 16, 2018, 09:52:09 PM
Hi folks.

Well after some discussions with people I decided to get the rifle serviced. I had thought it may have been a mistake considering how long it took (3 weeks). After i took it i wanted to know everything that need some attention. An estimated price of 75 to 95 which i thought was just rediculous.

At which point I said minimal to keep as original as possible. Next I was told he had broken the spring. Luckily he knew someone with an original (sceptical) but free.

Piston seal and breach seal replace as 1 had crumbled to dust lol. So after 3 weeks I now have her back. My partner never having tried an air rifle before wants to try it before we decide on selling it or start going to a local range lol. Personally I would like to sell it but must give my partner a chance. 

Rifle is now holding at 10.3 but is still bedding in the new seals.

Vintage.

Title: Re: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: Gambo on December 21, 2018, 04:22:03 PM
Vintage you have PM. ;)
Title: Re: Feinwerkbau Sports 127 deluxe - series mk2 - collectable
Post by: 21grains on January 03, 2019, 04:43:48 PM
My mk1 127 had a Plastic Trigger, Plastic Piston Seal. Got a Parachute Seal and FAC Extra Spring,and a Alu. mk2 Trigger from Canada(500fps or less Land) without FAC. Great results Much more Power. Alu. Trigger is the Ball's. Spring about 5' Long. Made 127 best Springer I ever Shot bar none. Almost 20 flb w/14.75 H&N English Round Nose(the Pellet I Hunt with) in the 127. The Springer Artillery Hold dose not work. Have to hold Strong and in to Shoulder hard And Shoot's like a Dream, Squirrel Medicine Machine.....Franky