With regard to the FWB 12x series rifles.......

With regard to the FWB 12x series rifles.......

Joined: May 20th, 2005, 3:29 am

March 27th, 2016, 11:40 pm #1

Does anyone have any info on the approximate serial number range where the engineering change was made to the safety slider on the FWB 12x series of rifles?

When did the safety slide go from this:



To this:


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Joined: October 29th, 2007, 2:06 am

March 28th, 2016, 1:06 am #2

your top example looks like a 3 digit ser.# making it a MK1 gun. when did they make the MK11 guns?
also from the early guns there was also a increase in the breech Oring size
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Joined: November 21st, 2010, 1:57 am

March 28th, 2016, 3:52 am #3

Does anyone have any info on the approximate serial number range where the engineering change was made to the safety slider on the FWB 12x series of rifles?

When did the safety slide go from this:



To this:

are like the top pics. Don't remember ever seeing the other style.
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Joined: May 20th, 2005, 3:29 am

March 28th, 2016, 11:27 pm #4

your top example looks like a 3 digit ser.# making it a MK1 gun. when did they make the MK11 guns?
also from the early guns there was also a increase in the breech Oring size
The gun is a 5 digit serial number in the 11xxx range.
The breech seal is the larger diameter as found on the later guns.
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March 28th, 2016, 11:30 pm #5

are like the top pics. Don't remember ever seeing the other style.
All my own 12x rifles have the safety slider as seen in the two lower pics.

Would you care to share the serial number ranges of your guns? (ie - first two digits, then xxx)
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Joined: January 16th, 2006, 9:40 pm

March 29th, 2016, 10:13 pm #6

Does anyone have any info on the approximate serial number range where the engineering change was made to the safety slider on the FWB 12x series of rifles?

When did the safety slide go from this:



To this:

I know safeties are among the first casualties of Bubba rebuilds.
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Joined: May 20th, 2005, 3:29 am

March 29th, 2016, 10:56 pm #7

This is definitely an early version of the OEM safety slider.
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Joined: October 29th, 2007, 2:06 am

March 29th, 2016, 11:23 pm #8

Does anyone have any info on the approximate serial number range where the engineering change was made to the safety slider on the FWB 12x series of rifles?

When did the safety slide go from this:



To this:

is it a deluxe or plain stock gun, if deluxe, is the butt pad rounded black plastic or brown rubber with white line spacer as in all the later guns.
looks like deluxe gun (Stocks) have a flat with radius at safety and standard guns are rounded off
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Joined: November 21st, 2010, 1:57 am

March 30th, 2016, 3:33 am #9

All my own 12x rifles have the safety slider as seen in the two lower pics.

Would you care to share the serial number ranges of your guns? (ie - first two digits, then xxx)
My 4 are ...

No hole in safety:

124 Standard - 17xxx

124 Deluxe - 24xxx

Hole in safety:

124 Deluxe - 34xxx

124 Standard - 61xxx
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Joined: May 20th, 2005, 3:29 am

March 30th, 2016, 3:39 am #10

NT
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