Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle: Part 4

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle
FWB Sport air rifle

This report covers:

• Selecting scope mounts
• Which scope?
• Air Arms Falcon pellets
• Shooting behavior
• JSB Exact 8.4-grain pellets
• Crosman Premier lite pellets
• Crosman Premier heavy pellets
• Conclusion to this point

Today, I’ll shoot the scoped Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle at 25 yards. We should see the rifle’s real potential.

Selecting scope mounts
You know the FWB has those half-round scope stop holes (see in Part 1) that require special scope mounts. I didn’t have any that fit. I thought I did, but mine were made for the UK-made Webley Patriot, and the two pins on the bottom are out of line with the FWB grooves. Fortunately, I did have several BKL mounts that hold with clamping pressure, alone. I selected the BKL 30mm high rings. Although they have only 1 strap with just 2 cap screws each, they held perfectly throughout the test.

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Diana RWS 34P breakbarrel air rifle: Part 1

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Diana RWS 34P breakbarrel air rifle
Diana’s 34P breakbarrel is a tremendous value in a spring-piston air rifle.

This report covers:

• Meet my little friend
• Is it Diana or RWS?
• The rifle
• Trigger
• Air Venturi Pro Guide
• 34P with Air Venturi Pro Guide installed

Meet my little friend
Meet my little friend, the Diana RWS 34P breakbarrel air rifle. I own lots of airguns, but this one has been on loan from Pyramyd Air for several years for multiple purposes. For starters, this is the very rifle that was used to develop the UTG Droop-Compensating scope base. I don’t mean one like it — this is the actual rifle I used! So, when I tell people that a new Diana 34P can hit the target as much as 21 inches below the aim point at 20 yards when the scope is level, this rifle was used to determine that.

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Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle: Part 3

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1
Part 2

Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle
FWB Sport

This report covers:

• Accuracy at 10 meters with open sights
• Pellets not worth choosing
• Good pellets
• Best pellets
• Discussion
• Evaluation so far

Pardon me for rushing right into this report, but there’s a lot of ground to cover today. This is the first of many accuracy tests of the Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle.

Accuracy at 10 meters with open sights
I’m shooting the rifle with open sights from 10 meters. For some spring guns, that’s as much as you can do; but the Sport should just be warming up. All I’m really hoping for today is to come away with 2 or 3 good pellets for 25-yard testing.

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Hakim air rifle: Part 7

by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Hakim
Hakim is a large, heavy military trainer made in the 1950s by Anschütz.

This report covers:

• Bone-dry
• Synthetic piston seal
• Piston lube
• Mainspring lube
• Assembly
• Trigger adjustment
• Test-fire
• Eley Wasp pellets before
• Eley Wasp pellets after
• RWS Superpoint pellets before
• RWS Superpoint pellets after
• RWS Hobby pellets before
• RWS Hobby pellets after
• Evaluation

This has been a detailed look at a rare Hakim air rifle trainer that was made for the Egyptian army in 1954 by the German firm of Anschütz. In Part 6, I showed a detailed disassembly of the rifle that included solving a problem with a sticky screw. Today, I tell you how I lubricated the rifle’s action and how it performs after the lubrication.

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Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle: Part 2

by Tom Gaylord, The Godfather of Airguns™
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1

Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle
Feinwerkbau Sport

This report covers:

• The finish
• Break-in begun
• Trigger-pull
• Velocity
• Air Arms Falcon pellets
• H&N Baracuda Match pellets
• Breech locks tight as a bank vault!
• Evaluation so far
• What’s next?

The response to the first part of this report was huge! Even in places where this blog is rarely mentioned, they had a lot to say about the new Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle. Apparently, this has become the new air rifle some people love to hate!

I say that jokingly, because there are a lot of supporters for the new rifle. But there’s also a large camp of people saying how much the airgun should REALLY cost, based on this, that and the other thing. However, in a free-enterprise marketplace, the manufacturer gets to choose the price, not the government or popular opinion. But the other side of that coin is that if enough rifles don’t sell, something may happen to the price or to the gun.

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Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle: Part 1

by Tom Gaylord, The Godfather of Airguns™
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle
FWB Sport

This report covers:

• Is this a 124?
• What the new rifle has
• Trigger overview
• Open sights: Done the right way!
• Scope dovetail needs a special mount
• Shooting behavior
• Evaluation so far

Let’s take our first look at a rifle many airgunners have eagerly awaited — the Feinwerkbau Sport air rifle. I remember back in the 1990s when the FWB 124 was coming to the end of its production run. It seemed like dealers couldn’t give them away. But after they’d been off the market for just 5 years, many shooters were whining that they just missed buying the best airgun ever made.

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Hakim air rifle: Part 6

by Tom Gaylord, the Godfather of Airguns™
Writing as B.B. Pelletier

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Hakim
Hakim is a large, heavy military trainer made in the 1950s by Anschütz.

This report covers:

• A very complex air rifle
• Let’s get to it — removing the stock
• Barreled action out
• Trouble!
• Call Otho!
• What was wrong?
• Wow — that’s a lot of work!
• What I found

Today, we’ll take apart the Hakim air rifle and see exactly how this rifle is put together. As you’ll remember or gather from reading the past posts, this Hakim is in very good condition, but it’s also very buzzy when it fires. I wanted to find out why that is and to correct it if I can.

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