About 18 months ago I started work on a rough and broken Record Champion air pistol. These air pistols are quite rare and very unique and so are very worthy of restoration and repair. Not only do they have a concentric oval piston and seal, but they are also side-lever cocking with a twelve-shot stick magazine that slides into the grip. Additionally, it has an adjustable two-stage trigger. How’s that for a feature-packed spring powered air pistol? Continue reading “Restoration Project – FB Record Champion – Part 2”
In this article, for a change from writing historical pieces, I am going to write a guide that details how to disassemble a Record Jumbo. Why the change Jimmie? Well, I bought this pistol rather cheaply at a bring and buy sale some years ago. Bargain it was or so I thought. When I got it home when I soon realised it wasn’t such a good deal. It would not fire a pellet at all…. Continue reading “Service Guide for the FB Record Jumbo”
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”
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)”
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)”
The FB Record LP2 was manufactured by Fritz Barthelmes KG, West Germany from 1967. It is still in production today. The interesting part of this air pistol is the barrel spring catch which is on the right hand side of the barrel. Normally the catch is found underneath the barrel on most break-barrel air guns.
Until next time, happy shooting!
Another new addition to the collection – it’s been a busy month! This time it’s an FB Record LP1. Well, actually two of them. I hedged my bets at a closed auction and won both of them! Continue reading “FB Record LP1 (1967 onwards) Instagram Photos”
The FB Record Jumbo “Deluxe”. Manufactured in West Germany from 1983 to circa 1997. Continue reading “FB Record Jumbo “Deluxe” (1983 to c. 1997) Instagram Photos”