Theoben Eliminator .20 with Walnut Stock
Beeman/Theoben must of mixed and matched at some point since this gun has a Beeman Crow Magnum stamped breech block. I remember .20 was the most desirable caliber to shoot past 60 yards. Don't know if this was true. The Hyedua stocks had more depth, but the walnut ones had more figure. Never fired this one. Nearly mint. Probably 98%.
Love the mineral lines in that one, Sonny - that's a proper piece of lumber!
Sonnysan, how've you been? Long time, no read. Hope all is well. I forget, in what state are you located?
I like the Eliminators as well (got a .20, .22 and .25). I have a beautiful thumbhole stock with lots of depth in the grain, but it has a crack through the thumbhole area (maybe someone snapped it shut?).
IIRC, you had a killer collection of Dual Magnums. Got pix?
We talked about six years ago at the Fresno CA airgun show. Believe you live about four hours away.
You can take the stock to a competent gunsmith to get it repaired. I cracked the stock on a Theoben in the 90s while re-tightening the forearm screws. It's as good as new.
I still have six DMs (four blondes, two walnut). However, I'm now starting to realize holding onto these guns for too long (and not shooting them) results in them not working at all. I only shot one of the DMs. All of them where acquired in the 2001-2003 period. Guns so far that no longer work that need rebuilding:
Dual Magnum died about seven years ago.
Theoben eliminator (not the one in the photo).
Hey Sonny I pretty sure that is the CM that I sold you as few years back. If so the checkering should be very sharp and complete to every border, and that is not walnut. I purchased a Hyedua stock to put on it because I found the CM stocks to be less than desirable in comb height.
I've had three .20 caliber and one .22, and if I could have found an Eliminator stock for the last one (the .22) I would have kept it.
Quickly looked through my emails, and the last we conversed was in 2011. In that email you even said "a few years back", so I'm estimating 15 years at least. It's for sale on Brad's. Are you sure it's Hyedua? From the photos online it could go either way.
It is not walnut, I actually got a deal on that stock. As I remember, you really beat me down on the price 🙂
I'd love to have it back!
He got a .20 Eliminator of mine around '05. I miss mine too LOL. In the end though, he had the money when I needed it. 😀