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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:12 pm 
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Hello all.

I'm a new member from an island off Canada's left coast. I have several airguns which I've owned for many years and were second-hand when I bought them. I'm now about to treat myself to a new Air Arms S510. Stay tuned!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:31 pm 
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Welcome to the forum! Love to see pics of your new Air Arms when you get it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:23 pm 
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Welcome!
Don't be shy, we do like pictures too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:16 pm 
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OK you'll have pics, but it'll be a week or two...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:27 pm 
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Dingbat wrote:
Hello all.

I'm a new member from an island off Canada's left coast. I have several airguns which I've owned for many years and were second-hand when I bought them. I'm now about to treat myself to a new Air Arms S510. Stay tuned!

DB


Welcome!

You can't be to farther left then I am? I live 20 minutes West of Victoria.

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Brocock Concept .22
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Benjamin Discovery .22 w/Joe Hickey stock!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:11 pm 
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I thought it was called the "wet" coast?

Welcome to the forum Dingbat.
So, what's the story behind your choice of forum name Dingbat?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:15 pm 
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Welcome Dingbat and lucky you to be near Mr. Starr. he is a good member and excellent machinist to boot!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:45 pm 
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A good machinist can be hard to find, so thanks for the tip! I'm not quite that far west, although I was out that way this morning - CT in Langford has Federal standard velocity .22LR in stock and PA has soft gun cases on sale for $14.99!

The wet coast and the left coast are interchangeable terms in my opinion, although it's not very wet at this time of year and I should probably avoid making political comments (even though we have a federal election looming).

No real story behind "Dingbat". It's just a somewhat endearing moniker that's not altogether inappropriate and was still available on this forum. I believe it tends to be favoured by the Aussies, bless 'em.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:34 pm 
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Well considering that we just had the least rainfall of any May on record, and that we've had 'Liberal' (Social Credit) provincial leaders for the past 14 years, I'd argue that neither nickname seems to apply so much these days. The way things are heading climate wise it seems likely we'll be 'California North' by mid-century, probably drinking red wine made from grapes grown in Pemberton soon enough.

Welcome to the gang ya big Dingbat. Tell us about yer second-hand airguns! I don't put 'em in my signature, but here's my list at the moment. I've passed a Tempest in .177" and a Baikal 46m along to my youngest brother, and a Gamo Center to his son. Never sold a pistol except a Pardini K10 to Rick (rrdstarr).

Brocock Atomic .22" - converted to a carbine, sometimes with a wire stock but lately in a skeletonized Boyd's stock
Crosman 2240 carbine
Webley Tempest .22" - 1995 or so, UK model
Webley Senior .22" - about 1953, almost mint
Webley Junior .177" smoothbore - similar vintage to the Senior and shoots great for a little guy
Industry Brand QB57 .22" - now from wooden stocked bullpup into a sliding wire stocked carbine
Pardini K12


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:51 am 
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Well, I have an old Telly .22 break-barrel rifle and an even older Webley Junior .177 pistol. The Webley is probably around 75 years old. More recently I bought a Walther CP88 Competition CO2 pistol. Plinkers, the lot of 'em.

DB


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:04 am 
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Well as you can see from my collection, I've got nothing against plinkers. They're a hoot in the right context. But you're going to get a silly grin once you've sighted in your shiny new PCP. Dat accuracy man. Its spooky sometimes.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:20 am 
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Guess I'm going to have to give up drinking...

Nah...


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