I have a Gamo Whisper, CFR, fixed barrel, .177 caliber air rifle. It has an integrated suppressor (Gamo calls it an air dampener)...it is not removable.
If it were not legal it certainly couldn't be sold over the counter like the major stores do at the moment. :neener:
JB Weld and hammer notch
A guy on YouTube swears by the practice of filling in the hammer (nose) notch with JB Weld and smoothing it down flush with sandpaper when dry.
According to him. the hammer notch pulls the spent caps back and tend to fall down into the space between the hammer and...
Polishing cylinder arbor hole
An easy way to polish the inside arbor cylinder hole is to take a small dowel...cut a groove in one end...slide in some emery cloth ( in the groove) and chuck the dowel in a hand drill and polish away...but don't go over board.
Hope that helps. :)
Just love those Spanish handguns (me too)
I too love Spanish pistols!!!!! I had a pair of Constable II's...380 and .22LR but traded off the .22 as part of a deal for a beautiful M1 Garand. I also have a Star Model F in .22LR...a Llama Especial .22LR and a beautiful Astra Model 200 (older...
I'm new to air guns too!
I too have turned away from RF shooting...not for lack of ammo (I have plenty) but for lack of an outdoor shooting range. Here in California it seems they are bent on closing down as many ranges as they can. Three of the closest and best in Southern California have been...
Cabelas has Remington caps in both #10 & #11 at the moment online but they are way overpriced at $80/1000. Regardless, I bought 1,000 of each because I simply don't like the CCI brand. Luckily I had a $25 gift certificate so that took care of the damn HazMat fee.
The older CVA Kentuckies are very accurate with roundballs but I have found they are just as good with the Lee cast bullet that looks like a hollowbase wadcutter. I've had three of these rifles since 1980 and still have two of the original three...and yes the twist is 1:66 inches.
The .308 Win was mentioned as popular because it was military, but it was made available to the public as a commercial round before it was adopted by the military, so the .223 Rem should qualify. :neener:
Your craftmanship is truly amazing! On some of the barrels they appear to be flame blued...is that correct?
By the way...you remind me of the chuck wagon cook, "Wishbone" from the TV show Rawhide!
"Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'...tho the streams are swollen...keep those doggies rollin"...
dbalthrop...which model are you referring to?
The 24V models had blued barrels and the receivers were color case hardened...stocks were walnut. (at least that's how my 24V .357Mag/20 gauge and .30-30/20 gauge are configured)
Guys...can we keep the thread to just comparing performance of the Sprngfld full size XD vs the the same for the M&P...please?? I'm not all that interested in mag capacity at the moment...just these two pistols in this caliber.
Mykeal...I was praising you for stating water is a chemical and the "neener-neener" was for the guy that didn't think water was a chemical!!!!!
My apology if you thought I was belittling you my friend...I wouldn't show you such disrespect...and certainly never in a public forum!