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JiminPGH
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April 11, 2019 18:30  

I AM!  Got some cool stuff to sell, and I am looking for some very obscure things.  Like a Haenel 3.121, or an IZH38, or any number of Slavias, or maybe a nice Sterling.  Findlay has always been a good show for us old springer guys.  Looking forward to it.


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sd5782
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April 12, 2019 06:40  

I am; I wouldn't miss it. It is a very fun time, and I have purchased some nice stuff there. In the past  I have purchased cheap guns to learn tuning on, and then also nice guns as I learned what I was doing. Jim, I think it was you I sold a nice Haenel 303 to a couple of years ago.

I have lots of nice rifles, so I am also looking for obscure stuff. I would like to add a Diana 28 to my collection. I would like to find a beater 25D for parts, or just the piston and cocking link for something I wish to experiment with another Diana. An HW80K, or older 50S would be nice as would an R11/HW98.

I have become a trigger snob with my Dianas and HWs, so other makes are often not as appealing although I have fun tearing new stuff apart and tuning them. I like the early 80s stuff best I guess, as that era still had nice wood and the performance hit a nice sweet spot in my opinion. Fun times ahead.


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Derrick
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April 13, 2019 15:26  

If so, what did you find? 

I bought a gorgeous walnut stock that I don't know what it fits. Seller didn't know either, so it was a great price.   Hopefully, I can make it fit my Marauder.  

Got some pics of the show up here if anyone is interested:

http://anotherairgunblog.blogspot.com/2019/04/images-from-4th-annual-toys-that-shoot.html

Some of those vintage 10-meter rifles were just amazing.  Great time.

 

 


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JiminPGH
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April 13, 2019 20:15  

Back from Findlay.  Great show, lots of cools stuff, most of which was too rich for my blood.  Selling stuff was kind of a bummer this year.  Seems the market isn't interested in breakbarrels, or even any springers for that matter.  I sold a few parts and pieces to those who knew what they were looking for, and some rings and sights, but that was about it.

BUT, I did pick up a Crosamn 187, which is the .177 version of the Crosman 180.  For those of you who don't know, the 180 is a remarkably elegant, compact single-cart variant of the Crosman 160, ne QB78.  Except the 180/187 does not have a separate breach assembly.  The entire top end is a single steel tube, both breech and barrel in one piece.  Like I said, a very elegant design.  And the one I got has what I would consider an exhibition-grade stock.  Not sure if its elm or ash, but the figure is breathtaking.  I'll put up some pictures tomorrow when I get a chance.

Many thanks to Dan and the folks who put on the show.  It was great to spend the day with fellow enthusiasts, and well worth the 4 hr drive each way.


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Hotair
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April 13, 2019 20:20  

I recently bought a Crosman 160 and would you recommend converting it to a HPA set up is it worth doing? I don't plan on shooting Co2.

Also just got a Benjamin AS 392 yesterday and want to convert it to HPA.

HA


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JiminPGH
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April 13, 2019 20:30  
Posted by: Hotair

I recently bought a Crosman 160 and would you recommend converting it to a HPA set up is it worth doing? I don't plan on shooting Co2.

Also just got a Benjamin AS 392 yesterday and want to convert it to HPA.

HA

No, I would not.  Save your money, buy 300 CO2 carts from Red Rock for $104 shipped, and shoot and enjoy the gun as it was designed.  If you want to shoot HPA, buy a gun that was engineered for HPA.  Sorry for being so blunt, but if you want a PCP, buy a PCP.  Appreciate the 160 for what it is, or sell it.


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sd5782
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April 14, 2019 09:48  

Had a nice time at Findlay. I am springer guy and saw lots of interesting stuff. A nice HW30 for $177 that someone bought. An HW55 for 415, a BSA stutzen for 450, a Diana 46 stutzen for 425, a nice newer HW50S for 215, a nice R9 deluxe Goldfinger for 300, an Anschutz335 for 175, used newer Walter LGV challenger for 200 from Pyramid. Many others, but these I remembered.

I bought a very nice condition Daisy 1894 like I had as a youngster that I will need to learn how to reseal. I also took a plunge and bought a nice demo Diana 430L from the Pyramid people also. I am not really an underlever guy, although I have an HW77K. The price was right on the 430L at $150.

It was listed as the low power model, so I knew it would need work. That is OK, since I would have worked on a full power one to reduce power to the 10-11fpe level anyhow, as I have read about the stiff cocking effort. The gun is apart now, and vacation this week, so perhaps a new thread on work. The low power spring is .105" wire, and that gave about 650fps with RS 7.3s. I am aiming for maybe 725fps with jsb Express 7.9s, and I have a couple springs to try. 

 


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BradM
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April 14, 2019 20:04  

Had a great time at Findlay. Sold a nice uk Webley stingray, didn't come home with any new toys but I did snag a bunch of pellets. Hey, we always need more lead...


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RRH1951
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April 21, 2019 11:28  

bought a Fienwerkbau  300S  left hand and a few odds and ends. Was looking for a Fienwerkbau 65. There was one there but seller pulled off table.

RRH


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