Hi I am new to the forum and recently purchased a mastersport tuned fwb 124.
It has the bronze piston and the 2 stage trigger work carried out and a nice walnut stock
This rifle was purchased new in 1985 and the previous owner bought it from new to shoot ft.
The rifle is in very nice condition for its age
The only part needing attention is the airmasters phantom silencer the finish has worn off so will get that re done
Rifle came with a kassnar 2-7 wide scope also bout with the rifle in 1985
I got original invoice and the sewing patch.
Thanks for posting those pics.
I have an identical Airmasters stock with a Bowkett-tuned 124 in it.
I really like the way AM extended the stock to cover the barrel breach. Given the acute cocking angle of the FWB barrel, this does leave the fore end a bit exposed during cocking, so you do have to take care, but aesthetically it's so much easier on the eye when the barrel is in lock-up, in my opinion.
I bought it just to have really.i had chance to buy it 3 years ago wish I had as price had risen considerably
I will probably only occasionally shoot it. I know they hold their value well so money we'll spent on an 80s classic and are becoming more collectable
I will get the phantom silencer re done to finish it off
"Should I remove the barrel when stripping it down?"
I used to strip these down often back in the day and I always removed the barrel. It's advisable to do this as much for safety as anything, because if the original spring is present there's a lot of preload and you don't want to risk the barrel breaking at the breech while in the clamp.
But even with a shorter aftermarket spring it's a good idea to remove the barrel IMO so you clean and lubricate everything unobstructed.
It's not difficult to do and there's no reason you'll cause damage in the process.