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Old 17-04-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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ok guys somthing a little different here. My las's dad gave me a old air rifle a ''Made in Britain'' Milbro G25 he had in his garage for messing about with, as ive just bought a PCP i thought id tidy this up a little.
The gun must be over 40 years old and its been left in a cold garage and forgotten about so as im on nightshift this week i though id strip id down to keep me busy for the week

im not renewing anything as its just a project for nights just going to strip it back and reblue it and finish the stock

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So last night at work i the barrel in as i didnt want to take a full gun into work ans began stripping the blueing off and genraly cleaning it up.

I was going to shorten the barrel and screwcut it so i could put a silencer on it but one off the lads went ape as its a Milbro and he's into catapults, Milbro make pretty awsome catapults apparently.

its still quite pitted off the rust but i didnt want to rub it down to much as it might end up full of low spots

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you can get a unf adaptor to go on the barrel, with a little allen grub screw to hold it on.
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you can get a unf adaptor to go on the barrel, with a little allen grub screw to hold it on.
Think it would be a bit long then m8, i wanted it to be a carbine (short barrel)
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you can get a unf adaptor to go on the barrel, with a little allen grub screw to hold it on.

Think it would be a bit long then m8, i wanted it to be a carbine (short barrel)


Do it then! I wouldnt let anyone say oooh you shouldnt do that, it's an old springer at the end of the day in worn condition. Always going to be worth more to you than someone else. Go nuts
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just do a bit of a shearch before you cut just in case there is a massive milbro following, but its worth thinking about the less rifeling you have the less afective it will be, but like said above its a bit of fun
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Cool!, why don't we have a room for non car restorations?
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Cheers for all the kind coments guys. Ive just ordered some of this off ebay to re blue the metal

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Tidy gun m8. Looks very similar to an old webley I had when I was younger.

Is it worth anything? Be a shame to modify it then find out you could have got some decent money for it if it was original
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Tidy gun m8. Looks very similar to an old webley I had when I was younger.

Is it worth anything? Be a shame to modify it then find out you could have got some decent money for it if it was original
I dont think its worth much to be honest m8, its not the best quality

Just getting in bed off nightshift so ill update so pics when i get up
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ok so last night was spent rubbing the action down

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So last night was spent blacking the steel, im very happy with the way it came out

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What's the name of the black one?
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Do you do any work ?? lol.I have an old webley Victor that I repaired and cleaned up.If I am honest its pretty good for an old springer Mine is a carbine and I wish it was a longer barrel tbh.It has sights on it and is good for "plinking" about the yard with.The best bit it was completely free .I kinda gave up with rifles and pistols about 25 years ago,I think the last I had was a powerline .22 pump action.It got a bit silly playing "war" and my mate lost an eye I didnt do it btw
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Its a BSA Ultra m8, its a awsome gun

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Do you do any work ?? lol.I have an old webley Victor that I repaired and cleaned up.If I am honest its pretty good for an old springer Mine is a carbine and I wish it was a longer barrel tbh.It has sights on it and is good for "plinking" about the yard with.The best bit it was completely free .I kinda gave up with rifles and pistols about 25 years ago,I think the last I had was a powerline .22 pump action.It got a bit silly playing "war" and my mate lost an eye I didnt do it btw
Haha, yeah i do my fair share of work. Do you want to sell the Webley? Ive enjoyed this one so far, just the stock to rub and oil
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Cheers, just the wood to do now
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Nope,no selling from me .Tbh I had just shoved in the garage in its bag but after reading this thread its coming back out as soon as the rain bogs off
Its not worth selling really,the stock is split but I put a dowel in it and iirc I sanded it down and varnished it last year.Works a treat for an old un.Good place for spares
http://www.gunspares.co.uk/ OOps says no longer available for your rifle
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Nope,no selling from me .Tbh I had just shoved in the garage in its bag but after reading this thread its coming back out as soon as the rain bogs off
Its not worth selling really,the stock is split but I put a dowel in it and iirc I sanded it down and varnished it last year.Works a treat for an old un.Good place for spares
http://www.gunspares.co.uk/ OOps says no longer available for your rifle
Well keep me in mind if you sell.

Heres the spares for mine, im not bothering though as even when new it was only 8ft/lb
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Adam, is the BSA a good introductory rifle? I used to have a break-barrell back in the day, but fancy something newer.

I was thinking of going for a single shot one. Just looking online where I can "try before I buy".. but not having much luck!
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Adam, is the BSA a good introductory rifle? I used to have a break-barrell back in the day, but fancy something newer.

I was thinking of going for a single shot one. Just looking online where I can "try before I buy".. but not having much luck!
BSA's are great rifles and there made in Birmingham. You could try your local gun shop and have a look at some there but i dont know anywhere that'll let you fire one.
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Thats the same link but it does say unavailable on the screen.JayCC fishing shops ?.We have a couple around our way that will let you try a rifle first.
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Rite, here we go, After finishing nightshift a 6am i came home and rubbed the stock down in prep for oil.

Also i think im going to leave the old sights off for now as theres no need for them with the scope

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I then went over BnQ and got some ''boiled linseed oil''

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Ive left each coat to soak in for 30mins then i decided to put it all together

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Only problen area is where it looks like sombodys oiled the hinge and the oils soaked into the wood
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i might give it a few more coats of oil and put a grouping up of how acurate it is but thats about all the work thats getting done on this

kept me busy for a week of nightshift
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That looks good 100% better than my varnish I think it was because it was staring at me in the garage and I thought "I know"
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That looks good 100% better than my varnish I think it was because it was staring at me in the garage and I thought "I know"
put some pics up of yours m8, or do a resto thread on it

Aslo found a canny video, fast forward to 4mins

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I knew I had seen that vid as soon as I clicked it,on the hunt in a cossie.When I was about 13 the guy next door to me had lurchers and J/russells and used to disappear in the middle of the night and where I live now my mate up the street has a couple of working dogs.Tbh there is quite a few of them around here who have fads on lamping .Its not for me,more of target spots.Saying that I could never get out of my head an ex work colleague telling me about his 22 bolt action (not air ) lifting rabbits clean in the air .As for doing a thread on my WV I dont think its worth it. None ot the smiley's are working !!??
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Really want a BSA Ultra now.. Do they come as yours is pictured? With the silencer and scope?
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Nice project, I've done a few in the past. Although i've never blacked a rifle before, how did you do it if you don't mind going into it?

I've been messing around with 'cold bluing' its a bit of a pain in the harris due to the weather at the moment.
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I got an ultra last year, nice rifles. They have a low shot count, but who needs a million shots.
Mine came with a small silencer on, you don't get much else. lol
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Just found out that because I'm left handed the tactical (black one) is right hand only! Bollocks! Have to go for the wood effect one, supposedly ambidextrous.
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You could always paint in matt black.
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If you cut the barrel down you need to drill the transfer port to get the power back
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Wrap in carbon vinyl? Too much

I'm taking a trip out on Monday to have a look at a couple possibly, failing that I've got the following week off!
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great job you have made on this mate looks great, what did it cost to get it re blued if you dont mind me asking
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great job you have made on this mate looks great, what did it cost to get it re blued if you dont mind me asking

You can buy the stuff off ebay for £5, but i found out my work has a bucket full
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just got in from messing about in the back garden

done a 5 shot ''Grouping'' with the two rifles both using accupell pellets

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First was the .22 BSA Ultra,

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Then the .177 Milbro G25

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Not to bad for a old springer


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good job, almost went for a shoot after work tonight but started raining again
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