Here’s some peculiar targets. I assume they’re German as they came with the Crosman 38T “Target” air pistol from Germany. Very strange, especially the one with the wasps!

Restoration Project – Crosman 38T “Target” – Part 1

A new pistol for the collection arrived from Germany last week. It’s a Crosman 38T “Target” model. The “Target” model is .177 calibre as opposed to the early .22 38T that Crosman produced. It is identical in all ways except externally it has a plastic rear sight and a plastic cylinder. Internally it has an alloy valve body as opposed to the brass valve body of the early model. Continue reading “Restoration Project – Crosman 38T “Target” – Part 1″

OJMAR Fenix (c. 1947 to c. 1958)

Here’s an air pistol you are unlikely to see. It’s the Fenix manufactured by OJMAR (Ojanguren and Marcaide) in Spain from c. 1947 to c. 1958. Continue reading “OJMAR Fenix (c. 1947 to c. 1958)”

Restoration Project – FB Record Champion – Part 1

Here’s something a bit different for a change. I have had this FB Record Champion for quite some time. It’s what you would call a project pistol as it was non-functional with broken or missing parts. Continue reading “Restoration Project – FB Record Champion – Part 1”

Walther LP53 (First Model, Smooth Finish) Cased (1953 to 1957)

Another cased Walther LP53 finds its way into the collection! This time it is a first model, smooth finish LP53. Continue reading “Walther LP53 (First Model, Smooth Finish) Cased (1953 to 1957)”

Harper Classic “Wolf” (1996 to 2003)

This is the legendary Harper Classic “Wolf” electronic trigger, pre-charged pneumatic air pistol! Why legendary Jimmie? Well, if Harper had not designed his electronic firing mechanism, he would not have gone on to design Daystate’s iconic capacitor discharge technology (CDT) firing mechanism for the Daystate MK3 air rifle. Continue reading “Harper Classic “Wolf” (1996 to 2003)”

Riflescope Setup – Part 3: Rifle and Scope Calibration

Quite often you hear shooters ask “What’s the best range to zero my scope at?”. It’s a perfectly valid question and yet the response can be varied from 25 to 35 yards or “the range at which you will shoot at the most”. Whilst there is nothing wrong with any of those answers, they won’t necessarily help the shooter get the most from their rifle and scope combination and there’s certainly never any mention of magnification. Continue reading “Riflescope Setup – Part 3: Rifle and Scope Calibration”

FB Record Champion (1987 to c. 1997)

The FB Record Champion! The only “stick”  magazine-fed spring-powered air pistol ever manufactured! What’s more, just like the Record Jumbo, it’s a concentric design with an oval piston. To top it off, it’s also side lever cocking! Continue reading “FB Record Champion (1987 to c. 1997)”

FB Record Jumbo (1982 to c. 1997)

This is the FB Record Jumbo, standard model. It was manufactured in West Germany from 1982 to circa 1997. The standard model has chequered walnut grips and fixed sights. On the other hand, the “deluxe” model usually has smooth curved walnut grips and an adjustable rear sight. There is at least one deluxe model that is known to have carved oak-leaf pattern grips. Continue reading “FB Record Jumbo (1982 to c. 1997)”

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