A Service Guide for the BSA Scorpion Air Pistol

A few weeks ago, a fellow airgun enthusiast asked me if I could service his friend’s BSA Scorpion air pistol. I thought sure, providing I can get the parts I will have a go. Of course it was also an opportunity to fully strip one down and write a service guide for anyone else that may need to repair or service their vintage BSA Scorpion. Continue reading “A Service Guide for the BSA Scorpion Air Pistol”

Weihrauch HW44 Air Pistol Case

A special case for a special air pistol! Considering the cost of these air pistols, you would expect Weihrauch to supply them with a custom foam lined case. Instead they are shipped in a cardboard box. Luckily, the owner of this air pistol stumbled across the custom foam lined cases on this website and requested one for this air pistol. Continue reading “Weihrauch HW44 Air Pistol Case”

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″

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”

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”

Riflescope Setup – Part 2: Scope Cant and Why You Don’t Want It

In part 1 I spoke about riflescope eye relief, how to select a riflescope with respect to eye relief and your rifle and how to mount your riflescope, again within the context of eye relief. In this article, I will discuss scope cant, what it is, its effects on the pellet’s impact point and how to eliminate it. Continue reading “Riflescope Setup – Part 2: Scope Cant and Why You Don’t Want It”

Riflescope Setup – Part 1: Eye Relief

I thought I would write a series of articles about how to correctly setup your riflescope. This will be the first article and it will show you how to correctly setup your riflescope for the optimum field of view. Future articles will cover scope cant, how to quickly and efficiently zero your riflescope and another will discuss calibration of your riflescope and rifle combination using Chairgun Pro. Continue reading “Riflescope Setup – Part 1: Eye Relief”

Leading-in a barrel. What is it and why you need to do it…

I’m sure many will have heard the term leading-in a barrel. Or perhaps you’ve heard of it without realising by being told to run-in a new air rifle by shooting a tin of pellets through it. I have heard this many times over but never seen any documented evidence of this. So I thought I’d have a go at recording the effect in practise. Continue reading “Leading-in a barrel. What is it and why you need to do it…”

Weihrauch HW45 – Trigger Adjustment

Last week, I acquired another, yes, a fourth HW45 air pistol. “Four!” you say? Yeah, I must be a magnet for them. I’ll go into my reasons in another post. Anyway, whilst I had all four together I checked them over for variations and chronographed each of them to see how they compared.

Immediately I noticed that each trigger was configured differently. Probably as they were all pre-owned pistols, each owner had fiddled with the trigger adjustments. Well those tiny grub screws in the trigger blade are very tempting. Continue reading “Weihrauch HW45 – Trigger Adjustment”

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