New Rifle action & New Stock

New Rifle action & New Stock

Joined: November 29th, 2008, 7:40 pm

July 2nd, 2012, 1:57 pm #1

I just got this FWB 300S action it is a great shooter, reminds my of the Fast Deer I had a few years ago a lot of the parts look as if the Deer was a copy of this rifle. It shows in the cocking lever and the ratachet system for the bear trap. Any way I have built a new stock it is not fully done yet but will need the finish to be put on the rifle. I have been shooting it, it is one of the most accurate rifles I've had , and I have had RWS 48,52,54,34, PCP's Underlever's ect. as well as a pile of china rifles by far this shoots best. What I would like is what do you think if I was to remove the front sight it would have to be cut off that would leave the part that is on the barrel but the top would have to be cut off. I don't know if this would spoil the resale valve or maybe it would make it worth more. But it would now only be a scope gun . With the scope I have now on the rifle it weight 10.6 lbs. and that is what the rifle would weigh with the factory target stock, I bought only the rifle without the stock. I don't want to change the length of the barrel or change anything that would affect to accuracr of the rifle. I know I like to shoot iron sights , and if I leave it in the configgeration it is now I just need to get a rear target sight.
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Joined: May 26th, 2012, 3:20 pm

July 2nd, 2012, 2:16 pm #2

finish the stock, leave the sight and remove the scope. FWB rear sight is available on AA Classifieds right now for $55 along with front disks for an additional $45(shooter grade by appearance). It's a Fine open sighted 10m match gun.
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Joined: August 10th, 2009, 5:36 pm

July 2nd, 2012, 9:08 pm #3

I just got this FWB 300S action it is a great shooter, reminds my of the Fast Deer I had a few years ago a lot of the parts look as if the Deer was a copy of this rifle. It shows in the cocking lever and the ratachet system for the bear trap. Any way I have built a new stock it is not fully done yet but will need the finish to be put on the rifle. I have been shooting it, it is one of the most accurate rifles I've had , and I have had RWS 48,52,54,34, PCP's Underlever's ect. as well as a pile of china rifles by far this shoots best. What I would like is what do you think if I was to remove the front sight it would have to be cut off that would leave the part that is on the barrel but the top would have to be cut off. I don't know if this would spoil the resale valve or maybe it would make it worth more. But it would now only be a scope gun . With the scope I have now on the rifle it weight 10.6 lbs. and that is what the rifle would weigh with the factory target stock, I bought only the rifle without the stock. I don't want to change the length of the barrel or change anything that would affect to accuracr of the rifle. I know I like to shoot iron sights , and if I leave it in the configgeration it is now I just need to get a rear target sight.
I would leave the front sight. I think taking it off will reduce the value of the gun (to me at least). I would want to own a piece of history, that includes both the front and rear sights. I have always wanted a FWB300s...Need to find a newly rebuilt one.

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Joined: December 14th, 2007, 5:44 pm

July 2nd, 2012, 9:11 pm #4

finish the stock, leave the sight and remove the scope. FWB rear sight is available on AA Classifieds right now for $55 along with front disks for an additional $45(shooter grade by appearance). It's a Fine open sighted 10m match gun.
I would listen to what Rick B. wrote

because the resale value on that rifle depends on it being as CLOSE to it's original form

in a pristine condition that air rifle would command a higher price but since you only got the metal action, I would advise you to make a wood stock as close to the original

this FWB air rifle is not in the same price point as a Diana M34, neither a M48 or an HW

like Rick B. said it is a 10M MATCH air rifle

read some more on this air rifle

http://www.airguns.net/reviews_fwb300s.php

what do you think about that FWB, now???

warren



and remember "it's 30% the gun and 70% the shooter"
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howard intveld
howard intveld

July 2nd, 2012, 10:26 pm #5

I would leave the front sight. I think taking it off will reduce the value of the gun (to me at least). I would want to own a piece of history, that includes both the front and rear sights. I have always wanted a FWB300s...Need to find a newly rebuilt one.
I got mine from Jim E. on the AA rifle classified site he allwayse has the FWB 300S'S up for sale their. Howie
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July 2nd, 2012, 10:50 pm #6

I just got this FWB 300S action it is a great shooter, reminds my of the Fast Deer I had a few years ago a lot of the parts look as if the Deer was a copy of this rifle. It shows in the cocking lever and the ratachet system for the bear trap. Any way I have built a new stock it is not fully done yet but will need the finish to be put on the rifle. I have been shooting it, it is one of the most accurate rifles I've had , and I have had RWS 48,52,54,34, PCP's Underlever's ect. as well as a pile of china rifles by far this shoots best. What I would like is what do you think if I was to remove the front sight it would have to be cut off that would leave the part that is on the barrel but the top would have to be cut off. I don't know if this would spoil the resale valve or maybe it would make it worth more. But it would now only be a scope gun . With the scope I have now on the rifle it weight 10.6 lbs. and that is what the rifle would weigh with the factory target stock, I bought only the rifle without the stock. I don't want to change the length of the barrel or change anything that would affect to accuracr of the rifle. I know I like to shoot iron sights , and if I leave it in the configgeration it is now I just need to get a rear target sight.
The pin on the front sight can be driven out with a punch easily. Add a
sleeve if you want to cover the step down barrel diameter. I believe you
will lower the value if you cut the barrel, and may lower accuracy.
Does the new stock allow the rifle to slide the action when you fire it?
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howard intveld
howard intveld

July 3rd, 2012, 12:24 am #7

The stock has enough freedom to allow the sled to work right, I won't cut the barrel I moght have either drove the pin out and made a new sleeve for the end of the barrel or a Muzzle break to cover where the sight went , But I have a sight comming to put the original sight back . Howie
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