older FWB124DSeptember 8 2017 at 10:14 AM
Randy Stratman (Login randy_68)
I just received an older FWB124D that is not marked with Beeman anywhere. It just has the Feinwerkbrau Sport 124 Germany with s/n 013xx. Is this one of the ARH 124's from prior to Beeman? The stock is rough around the edges and has been cracked and repaired but it is hand checkered with hard black buttpad, black grip cap and no white line spacers. I was told its walnut as it is very dark, but I'm not so sure until I tear it down to inspect further. I'm going to rebuild this gun with a JM kit and probably refinish the stock. Just kinda curious what I have as far as year etc. and how good these early guns are.
Any info appreciated
|September 8 2017, 10:31 AM |
I have one of R. Law's Custom 120X guns s/n 014xx which I think is around '73 production, therefore prior to Beeman emerging. Apart from squawks about the plastic trigger, there doesn't seem to be a difference in capability from older to newer 124's...all of them are great.
It would be interesting to see your stock details - maybe the grip cap etc were non-factory?
Re: older FWB124D
|September 8 2017, 10:37 AM |
Unless its a custom i doubt its walnut. The older, cut-checkered stocks were pretty dark and look like walnut. Great guns and a fresh Maccari kit will make it better than new.
|September 8 2017, 11:42 AM |
Re: Some pics
|September 8 2017, 11:53 AM |
Cool rifle. One thing i did to mine was upgrade the screws(airtube&action) to allen-head bolts. I kept the originals in a bag in case i ever sell(doubtful). I HATE slotted screws and always replace them with allen-head.
Jim in PGH has useful beech refinishing tips in this thread.
|September 9 2017, 12:29 AM |
Mike Driskill has found some good ways to get a more even finish on beech using some stains that will seep into a previously applied finishing coat, but I don't remember the details and I could not locate any of his posts on the subject. Perhaps he can chime in.
That is a beech stock
|September 8 2017, 2:05 PM |
That is a beech stock.
Good luck refinishing it. If you are not familiar with refinishing beech you will want to do some research first.
Yea I found the oldest ones didn't have white line spacers
|September 8 2017, 4:12 PM |
. That's not a big deal to me even though I think the ones with them look better. Since this stock is cracked I may replace it down the road but I want to see how it turns out after I get to shoot it and tune it.
Dave your talken about the blochy efect when refinshing Beach wood?
|September 8 2017, 7:44 PM |
Randy, just looked at 24 fwb124's . Look like someone removed the white spacer.
|September 8 2017, 3:02 PM |
Re: Randy, just looked at 24 fwb124's . Look like someone removed the white spacer.
|September 8 2017, 3:04 PM |
That's how the older ones looked, no spacer.
Thanks Bille, Seen a few but not one like Randy's. Bille shoot me an email.
|September 8 2017, 3:09 PM |
Re: older FWB124D
|September 8 2017, 4:19 PM |
Here's one in the low 8000 serial number with spacers.
Couple of Walnut FWB sporters
|September 9 2017, 3:23 AM |
Wow, those are nice
|September 9 2017, 6:49 AM |
Matt....stop showing off!!! Lol Gorgeous rifles!! N/t
|September 9 2017, 3:02 PM |
Just trying to add to the discussion! LOL nt
|September 9 2017, 4:41 PM |
refinish stock ?
|September 9 2017, 7:51 AM |
If it were mine I would not refinish the stock.Value may go down and it does not look terrible for the age of the rifle.
|September 9 2017, 8:23 AM |
|This message has been edited by garczar on Sep 9, 2017 10:53 AM|