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by Tank
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Projects/Technical Advice/Tutorials
Topic: Titan MK7 cocking lever
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Titan MK7 cocking lever

Here you go again, another vintage fix.
This time it is a mark seven Titan, missing the cocking lever. Made one from a bit of EN24 I had to hand:
by Tank
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Projects/Technical Advice/Tutorials
Topic: Acvoke repair
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Acvoke repair

Interestingly, on the back of the cocking lever you can see a Pellet sizing hole. Bit ambitious to think of it as a swaging hole. The cocking lever (the original sample) and the actual examples I produced are clearly visible in the pictures above and here is my CNC Mill producing them: https://youtu...
by Tank
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Projects/Technical Advice/Tutorials
Topic: Acvoke repair
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Acvoke repair

Well, I hope someone finds this interesting, I did. It only took me six years to fix an Acvoke :shock: I ended up with this pistol because it was missing a vital part and I didn't have one to copy, so I put it in a drawer waiting for the right time, some six years on:-) A great deal of water had pas...
by Tank
Sun May 05, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Innova joy
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: Innova joy

I know the feeling. I cannot bring myself to throw things out, the pleasure of giving works well for me. Somewhere amongst my precious I have a Parker Hale sight reamer and someone wants me to enlarge the hole in their rear sight. Now, if I could just remember where that "safe place" is I would be s...
by Tank
Thu May 02, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shooting Glasses
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: Shooting Glasses

If I remember (now the mist is clearing) it was this chap in Rotherham I went to "last time" but in my case last time was about six years ago! It turns out I am shooting really well with the 6" barrel pistol, but slow times. I am shooting really fast with the 4" barrel pistol, but bad scores! Balanc...
by Tank
Wed May 01, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shooting Glasses
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Shooting Glasses

I have a pair of shooting glasses and the lens was done for me at a great price from a local optician. I now find myself with a new prescription and I am struggling to find an optician who will make me a lens for reasonable cost.
Anyone "know somebody"?
by Tank
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Air Pistols
Topic: feinwerkbau 100
Replies: 23
Views: 7466

Re: feinwerkbau 100

All Feinwerkbau's are quality guns. I have a 300S that shoots beautifully and would be the last gun I would sell.
by Tank
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Links to Your Favourite Sites
Topic: Bobs Airguns
Replies: 0
Views: 1245

Bobs Airguns

The domain has not been renewed but you can find the website archive here: https://web.archive.org/web/20160707182 ... /index.php
by Tank
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Club Directory
Topic: Tameside Pistol Club
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

Re: Tameside Pistol Club

Bowling Pin shoots are great. I remember shooting pins in New York some years back on a range but it was all pistols.
by Tank
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Air Pistols
Topic: FB Record Jumbo
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

Re: FB Record Jumbo

" I have been given contact details for the existing company dealing in things ''record''"

Who is this please, it would be useful to know.

Thanks.
by Tank
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Air Pistols
Topic: Scorpion
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Scorpion

About 5 ft lbs with a Superdome. They always were a powerful pistol.
by Tank
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Air Pistols
Topic: feinwerkbau 100
Replies: 23
Views: 7466

Re: feinwerkbau 100

Patience is the magic ingredient with these things, as Matt says, leaving things to soak to loosen up is the way forward. A good clean and re-lube is always beneficial.
by Tank
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Air Pistols
Topic: Heads up LP53 at Auction
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: Heads up LP53 at Auction

There was one in Holts last sale, it did not sell for whatever reason. £30 to £50 estimate? This is just to entice the bidders
by Tank
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Accessories and Paraphernalia
Topic: Point of contact
Replies: 1
Views: 1356

Re: Point of contact

Get yourself one of the free "artisan" type websites. I did because I make bits for a couple of obsolete things and it is amazing how people from all over the world find me. It doesn't make me very much money at all but it pays for some tools. Well worth the initial effort. I could see that perhaps ...
by Tank
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any Collectors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: Any Collectors?

Well, the latest addition to my collection of Militaria is a complete kit as worn by 22 Regiment when Lofty Wiseman and his colleagues went through the windows of the Iranian Embassy in London. The black (very dark blue actually) coverall was Lofty's own but sadly not the one worn on the day. If you...