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Airsporter1st

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  1. Airsporter1st

    HW 35 question

    Using the towel is fine but make sure you keep pressure on as you unscrew, just in case a previous owner has stuffed a longer spring in it!
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    HW97k Silencer / Strip Down

    Sorry, I must have been getting mixed up. Bottom line is that a gun may be tested with any pellet, so its better to err on the safe side rather than chase that extra bit of power.
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    Weihrauch HW80 restoration

    Looks like you've done a nice job. Great guns - definitely my 'desert island' choice!
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    Chronometer/Chronograph - which to buy?

    Extract from ShootingChrony manual: "Accuracy: 99.5% or better. Displayed velocity will not differ from actual velocity by more than 1 part in 200, i.e., ±10 fps on a velocity reading of 2000 fps. Typical performance is generally better........" Strange that both they and Skan are using the same "sales patter" isn't it? Maybe you should get your chronos checked - seems like there might be something wrong with them.
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    Chronometer/Chronograph - which to buy?

    Quote from the Skan Chrono web site: SKAN CHRONOS HAVE BEEN IN CONTINUOUS USE WITH U.K POLICE AND AIRGUN MANUFACTURERS FOR THE LAST 25YEARS.
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    Chronometer/Chronograph - which to buy?

    That's strange - Skan quote an accuracy of 99.5% or better. By my maths, that equates to a maximum error of just 3 fps on 600. Never had any gun register those figures - either they are in the expected range or the Chrono reads 'MISS MISS MISS' Equally, I have used the Skan inside under fluorescent & tungsten lighting and outside without problems. Any chrono is vulnerable to being shot even if just the skyscreens. I use a jig which both protects the chrono and ensures repeatability of barrel distance/alignment. If I wanted to use the Skan downrange I would stick a metal plate with a suitably sized hole in, in front of the chrono in case my markmanship was not up to scratch.
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    HW97k Silencer / Strip Down

    Can't help with the dimensions (wife's still in bed and my guns are in a cupboard in the bedroom), however I do have an earlier 97K and the barrel and underlever are practically the same length. I suspect therefore that you may have an additional silencer fitted. Simplest way to add a little more power is to put a spacer(s) behind the outer end of the spring. However, personally I would not bother. 0.5 ft/lb represents an almost negligible increase in velocity and you risk going over the limit if you go too far. Don't forget that your gun could be tested with heavier pellets than those you are using, which in a springer will usually give higher power.
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    Chronometer/Chronograph - which to buy?

    A bit late I'm sure (at least for the O.P.) - but I am surprised no one has mentioned the Skan. At £175 it is more expensive than the Chrony but cheaper than the millenium. More importantly, it has a self-check function which helps to maintain accuracy and I believe is the Chrono of choice of many police forces.
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    SANDING BACK VARNISH STOCK & STAINING

    This is what I use with great success.
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    Webley Falcon

    Looking at the (poor) drawing on chamber's site, it looks as if there is a transverse pin holding the back end in position. If that is so you should see the ends of the pin on each side of the cylinder. If you can, then all you need is a spring compressor to take the strain and then punch out the pin. Thereafter you release the spring compression slowly by backing off on the compressor.
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    What Airsporter am I taking to bits?

    Amongst other things (such as a tapered barrel on the Mk1) it is the folding rear sight that distinguishes the Mk11 from the Mk1. Great guns. Happy shooting! Paul.
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    REMINGTON AIRMASTER 77 PUMP GUN PROBLEM

    The fact that you haven't used it for a couple of years almost certainly points to a seal. Without being regularly used the seals often take a set and harden. I would suggest that you change all the seals. Unfortunately cannot help with that part although I am sure you'll be able to find sufficient info on the net to help strip and replace the seals. Happy shooting, Paul.
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