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mod.HW 80
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Author:  Rishard [ Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:20 am ]
Post subject:  mod.HW 80

Good morning all, I just purchased a rough HW 80. Exterior extremely rough, have not opened it up yet. Would like the HW to be at its best. where and when would you start with what?? also what lubes would be best?? Would a " Kit " be my best option? who has them if that's the best way to go?? thanks in advance for ANY help. Richard

Author:  Penage Guy [ Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: mod.HW 80

If you want to put a "tune kit" in you HW80, a Vortek kit may be the ticket. Airgun Source carries them or you can google Vortek and order directly from the manufacturer. For lube use moly (molybdenum disulfide). AGS and SSSO usually have it. You don't need much as it is used very sparingly. As for the stock, you might want to sand it down and apply something like Tru Oil or Danish Oil or Boiled Linseed Oil -- there are many choices of finish to choose from.

Author:  bdub [ Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: mod.HW 80

V-Mach also has a kit for the HW80 - albeit a little more pricey than the Vortek kit. Lots of reviews on the Internet. SSSO sells them.

Author:  Chevota [ Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: mod.HW 80

I would start by taking it completely apart and cleaning and inspecting everything. If my gun I'd probably only replace the main and breech seals, but maybe the spring if it needs it. Then I'd do some mods I like to do and function wise it should be good to go. I have specific lubes I use which I make using tungsten disulfide, bearing grease and motor oil. If interested I can get into all that.
Cosmetic damage is not as important to me, but I use cold bluing for most things which works fairly well. Wood damage can be improved like Penage mentioned, but I don't know how bad any of it is. Do you have pix of this thing you can post?
The insides and tuning is more my thing, and not too hard imo. That Vortek kit works but too expensive for what you get imo. Vortek does make a few springs that will fit it so if needed you can replace the spring, especially if you wanted more power. My biggest concern would be the barrel, I'd be worried it has rust damage.

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