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stuarta

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About stuarta

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  • Birthday 26/10/1946

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    United Kingdom
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    air pistol, free pistol, black powder pistols, wood carving and sea fishing

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  1. stuarta

    10m target pistol

    Hi Dom not sure what you did but there is no message in my box but I had a notification from Stirton forum that you had put up a message, I can send pictures this afternoon, send me an email to, allen365@talktalk.net and I will send them direct to you. Stuart
  2. Hi Stuart

     

    Do you have any pics of the gun. Looking forward to get an FWB 100 as bèen after one for a while now.

     

    Dom

  3. stuarta

    10m target pistol

    Morning Dom I am retired so am available most days, Monday 19th Feb is fine for me and if we meet around 11.00 am means can leave home after the morning rush is over if that suits you? Stuart
  4. stuarta

    10m target pistol

    Hi Dom I have never seen one in competitions or at the clubs I belong to so I can't give any advice, only try it and see if you like it. I have heard they are very front heavy and that would not suit me. Pistols are different to rifles as the hand grip and balance of the pistol is such an important part of getting off a good shot as you are holding it at arms length with only one hand. You have an FWB rifle so you know what a good trigger feels like and I doubt the Baikal trigger is anywhere near as good but you could test that when you try the pistol. My advice would be to buy the best you can afford and go for the main producers, Steyr, Morini, Walther, FWB, Pardini. If you want my FWB I am willing to drive and meet you at the Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham. Stuart
  5. stuarta

    10m target pistol

    it's my age!!!!!! yes I ment the FAS 604/6004
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    10m target pistol

    Hi Dom Thats ok, if you change your mind just let me know. The FWB 100/102/103 series are very different to the 65/80/90 pistols. the balance of the 100s is just forward of the trigger guard where the earlier series were around the top of the grip so you needed the additional weights FWB supplied fixed under the barrel in front of the trigger to balance the pistol. The sight line is also much lower on the 100s which is an added advantage. FWB still stock and supply parts for all of their pistols and they are not too expensive even when sent from Germany. My advice having shot both series in competitions is to wait and find a 100 series. There are other underleavers such as the Walther LPM1 which is as good as the FWB but much harder to find and even harder to find spare parts for in the UK. My favourite underleaver is a Pardini and for balance and shoot ability I rate them very highly. Again parts are hard to find I but a local gunsmith rebuilt my Pardini with washers and seals he had for other air guns so don't be too put off. They are often cheaper than the Wather and FWB pistols but every bit as good in balance, trigger, grip and sight picture. I have had two FAS pistols, a 6005 and a 605 and though they are good they are not in the same class as the others. I sold both of them as they were too under powered and often tore targets at 20 meters instead of nice clean holes. I soon got fed up and sold them which is unusual for me as I normally keep my old guns. Keep looking, good pistols do come up and an SSP pistol will always hold its value so if you buy and do not like it there are buyers out there wanting it. Stuart
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    10m target pistol

    I have a FWB 100 that I will sell as I have too many pistols and only use it a few times a year. It has two grips, a large and medium both right hand. The original instruction and test target and a plastic pistol case. I live in West Oxfordshire. The pistol is in good/average condition for it's age and is very accurate as you would expect an FWB to be, I shot it in the Oxfordshire and Civil Service postal competitions for a number of years and won medals etc with it. I now shoot more free pistol and black powder pistol so am happy to sell it for £450 Stuart
  8. stuarta

    BSA Martini Internationals x 2

    Hi Tim Can you send me pictures of both rifles please? I am expecting my FAC back with a variation and a slot for a .22 rifle by the end of this week. my email is, allen365@talktalk.net Regards Stuart
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    Upgrading The Forum

    I am not on facebook, twitter or any other form of social media but I am often looking on this forum. Thank you for all the hard work you do running it and to all the members who spend time answering questions and giving good advice to shooters like myself. I like the site as it is and would be willing to make a donation to keep the site running. Stuart
  10. stuarta

    10M Match Pistol Wanted

    I think Hammerli are part of the Walther company and their lower end target pistols marketed as Hammerli and their better range of 10 mt pistols as Walther. I have no personal experience of the AP20 and though I shoot at with a number of other competitive shooters have never seen one one the firing line. Most competitive shooters I know shoot a PCP Steyr or Morini. I have a Steyr and am happy with it but I think the Morini is just as good. these two makes dominate in the sport of 10 mt pistol shooting at every level up to world championships and Olympic finals. If you buy a secondhand Steyr or Morini at the right price then want to change you will get your money back. My Steyr was new but 2017 prices have gone up in the 30 months I have had it and I can sell it now for what I paid. Recently a Morini was sold at my club for £500, it was in used but good working condition, a lot of good pistols are sold on within the club circuit and if you join a club they will often loan you a pistol and pass the word around that you are in the market to buy. I have bought 3 pistols this way over the years. If you buy this way you get the chance to try the pistol to see if you like it You could also google, gunstar, I bought my FWB100 off gunstar but no chance to try it beforehand! Do not be afraid to make offers on a pistol you want to buy, though there are few pistols about, the number of buyer is also small. 10 MT pistol is an addictive shooting sport and is both competitive and very friendly, I wish you all the best and may all your shots be 10s
  11. stuarta

    10M Match Pistol Wanted

    I do not have a pistol for sale but my advice is to look for a recent PCP pistol. for the cost of a FWB 100/103 you will be able to buy a good PCP and for a little more a second hand, as new, top of the range pistol. I have a Steyr, two years old and it has shot 1,000s of pellets without any problems. I also have a FWB 100 but in a recent competition the cocking mechanism broke and four weeks later I am still waiting for the UK importer to get the part from Germany. A Pardini K58 ssp that I also shoot needed new seals and the local air gun repair guru made them as they were no longer available so what was a seal swap by me became the extra cost of a gunsmiths. skills. I also have a Walther ssp and so far I have had no problems with it but many air pistol shooter say spares for Walther ssp pistols are as rare as hens teeth. To conclude, I am a firm fan of ssp pistols and regularly shoot them but if you are only buying one pistol and want to shoot competitions buy a current PCP.
  12. stuarta

    Free Pistol Wanted

    I would like to buy a second hand Morini, Pardini or SAM UK spec free pistol. I have the slot on my FAC and am ready to buy. Am willing to travel a reasonable distance and I live near Oxford. Please contact me if yo wish to sell your pistol. Regards Stuart
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    Free Pistol

    PM sent in reply to your personal message to me
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    Free Pistol

    I would like to buy a second hand Morini, Pardini or SAM UK spec free pistol. I have the slot on my FAC and am ready to buy. Please contact me if yo wish to sell your pistol. Regards Stuart
  15. stuarta

    Fultons Shooting Jacket

    Sounds like just the jacket I need as I only shoot prone a few times a year as I prefer pistol shooting. Colchester is too far to collect so please add postage and I will can send a check or do a bank to bank transfer Regards Stuart
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