It's become an illness

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It's become an illness

Post by andyals » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:13 pm

I mean my sudden and irrational fascination with vintage airguns.
I guess it's an age thing.
I started match pistol shooting aged 18 back in 1982 and was totally absorbed by the sport.
I was in the Army then and saved long and hard to buy an FWB 65.
As time went on I sold and bought so many air pistols.
Walther LP3, Air Match, Original 10 to name but a few. I've lost count but finally settled down with a FAS 604.
I loved that pistol and shot the best I ever had with it.
I did eventually graduate to co2 in the late 80's and obtained a FAC which was needed for gas guns back then but never felt as good with it as I did the FAS.
By the mid 90s I'd given up shooting and sold everything I had with the exception of my beautiful mint Walther LP53 which I bought off a club member over 30 years ago.
So glad I still have at least one of guns from those great days.
Recently I purchased a FAS 6004 purely out of nostalgia because as far as I can tell its identical to that wonderful 604 I owned back in the day and well, now I've got the bug.
I spend a lot of time trying to find the pistols I once owned but I always seem to be too late.
If only I could find a nice example of my first match pistol, the FWB 65.
Anyway sorry for the long intro and I look forward to getting help for my addiction from fellow addicts.

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