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Well...surprise, surprise, surprise! ! Its a Queen Bee!  

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Kingfisher1961
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April 11, 2019 07:19  

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I got a tip from a friend about some spring rifles from a collection for sale.  He told me they might have an FWB 124D for sale, so I contacted the seller.

In fact, they had 2!!  So, I asked for some pictures and low and behold ....my Holy Grail 124 Queen Bee appeared!!!  

I had to contain myself when finalizing the deal.  I couldn't and still can't believe that I finally got an opportunity to purchase one.  They always seemed like an unobtainable commodity for me. To actually get a chance to  buy was surreal. Last one I saw sold on some auction a couple of years ago for beaucoup dollars.  

Everyone please say a prayer that they arrive safety!   Lol. 


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Joe Brancato
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April 11, 2019 09:17  

That bottom one has some GORGEOUS wood.  Got more pix?

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Kingfisher1961
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April 11, 2019 09:38  

Joe

I don't have any pics yet. But I'll be showing more upon arrival .

I think that bottom one might be factory walnut. Need to do some investigation once I get it.

Updates to follow!


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Joe Brancato
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April 11, 2019 10:33  

Yes, factory, but a NICE factory!

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pluric
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April 11, 2019 12:22  

Needs more truck liner paint. 😜 


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Beeman22
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April 11, 2019 13:25  

Factory lumber or not, THAT is my kind of 124. Gorgeous find, John!!

I like the fact that because they had two, you bought two, even though the other one is just a "basic" 124D (although it does look to be in very nice shape as well!). 

-Shareef


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Hepotter
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April 11, 2019 14:38  

They aren't being shipped from Nigeria are they?  From a royal family member that needs cash to inherit millions? 🤔 

If so, I have reason to doubt their sincerity.

 

Kindly 'Ol Uncle


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Kingfisher1961
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April 11, 2019 16:08  
Posted by: Hepotter

They aren't being shipped from Nigeria are they?  From a royal family member that needs cash to inherit millions? 🤔 

If so, I have reason to doubt their sincerity.

 

Kindly 'Ol Uncle

Very funny Mr.Hoot sir!  As soon as they start calling me Mr. I'm gone! Lol

Its definitely the real deal.  


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Hotair
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April 11, 2019 19:52  

Great find!

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Kingfisher1961
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April 14, 2019 05:40  
Posted by: Joe Brancato

That bottom one has some GORGEOUS wood.  Got more pix?

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Iceman
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April 14, 2019 09:34  

Enjoy what a nice piece never seen a queen bee before


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Airhammer
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April 14, 2019 11:09  

"Almost"  too nice to shoot!  What a dandy.


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Kingfisher1961
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April 14, 2019 13:07  
Posted by: Airhammer

"Almost"  too nice to shoot!  What a dandy.

Airhammer

You hit the nail on the head....pun intended!  Lol

I'm super careful handling it.  Don't want any accidents.


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Kingfisher1961
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April 14, 2019 13:23  
Posted by: Iceman

Enjoy what a nice piece never seen a queen bee before

Iceman 

There is a similar one on GB on an R1.  Guy is asking nearly 3000 dollars !!!  They are out there, but rare as hens teeth!


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Beeman22
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April 15, 2019 15:43  

The new pics show it off even better -that is one heck of a piece of lumber on there! Just gorgeous!  

-Shareef


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sonnysan
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April 16, 2019 08:04  

I'm pretty sure those are not queen bee's.  They are a different stock design entirely:

https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2008/08/airguns-as-investments-the-queen-b-fwb-124/

http://www.0lympicsh00tingmuseum.org/queenbee/img_2638-001.htm

 

 

 


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Kingfisher1961
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April 16, 2019 08:23  
Posted by: sonnysan

I'm pretty sure those are not queen bee's.  They are a different stock design entirely:

https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2008/08/airguns-as-investments-the-queen-b-fwb-124/

http://www.0lympicsh00tingmuseum.org/queenbee/img_2638-001.htm

 

 

 

Sonny

I'm afraid that you are correct. Someone sent me a post from the old yellow tap talk.  It was about a rifle called the "King Bee".   

Apparently this is still a Beeman Custom Shop, but not a Gowdy made one.  Supposedly,  it was made by Weatherby for Beeman.  I would post the link, but I'm not sure how to do it. Lol

Either way, it is still a great find for me.  Thanks for your post!


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Jim in SWMO
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April 16, 2019 10:00  

Queen Bee or not, that's a very nice 124 with an awesome piece of wood. FWIW, as long as you're happy with what you gave for it I say enjoy it. Take it out now & then and admire it, run a few pellets thru it, then wipe it down and admire it some more, lol. Then put it away until the next time. 😉 

"You've come far, pilgrim."-------"Feels like far."
"Were it worth the trouble?"-----"Ah, what trouble?"


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Hooligan
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April 16, 2019 14:07  

John, would have to agree with Jim above with slight variance.

Admire it-shoot it-wipe it down-admire some more..........

Then send it to me!!!!!! OF COURSE I'M DREAMING!!LOL

 

 


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Kingfisher1961
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April 16, 2019 14:25  
Posted by: Hooligan

John, would have to agree with Jim above with slight variance.

Admire it-shoot it-wipe it down-admire some more..........

Then send it to me!!!!!! OF COURSE I'M DREAMING!!LOL

 

 

Houli....anytime you want to try it out, you know where to find me!  Lol. My range is always open for you as well as anything in my collection.  

Now let me get back to the King Bee!  It's been almost an hour since I looked at it. Lol!


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Kingfisher1961
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April 16, 2019 14:39  

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/yellow/the-king-bee-t95302.html

Hopefully this link will work. There's also a follow up article. 


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Hooligan
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April 16, 2019 16:03  

Well John much appreciated, you can bet that if ever in the area I will make plans to stop in to see......             

JOHN'S MUSEUM of AIRGUNS

Cheers my friend


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Faucetguy
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April 21, 2019 18:40  

John, you always have the nice guns.

 

Ed


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Kingfisher1961
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April 22, 2019 12:31  
Posted by: Faucetguy

John, you always have the nice guns.

 

Ed

Catching up with you Ed!!


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