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)”

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”

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