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Re: Theoben Airguns

Post by Stewlaws » Mon Jul 22 2019 20:41

If you're selling the mk111 I would love first offer if possible....

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Post by colinb » Mon Mar 02 2020 00:34

Theoben was founded by 2 friends of mine from Cambridge. Dave Theobold RIP and Ben Taylor. Ben thought it all up and Dave was the engineer. The company had a management buyout some years ago and it ended up in the USA where it went capput. I used to supply Ben and Dave not just their tyres for their cars but also Schrader valve cores to keep the gas up to pressure. Eliminators had the valve sealed with Araldite back in the day, heating Araldite will soften it for removal I believe but that's not something I would want to try.

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Re: Theoben Airguns

Post by Mike J » Mon Mar 02 2020 10:09

Stewlaws wrote:
If you're selling the mk111 I would love first offer if possible....

Hi Stew,
Are you still interested in a Mklll ?

PM if yes and I will send you some pics.

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Re: Theoben Airguns

Post by Brian Springthorpe » Tue Mar 17 2020 05:56

You sorted yourself out with a new rifle now Mike?

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Post by Mike J » Tue Mar 17 2020 12:29

Yes :grin:
I finally settled on a Walther LGU Master Pro with the XM trigger system in .177, adding a Sportmatch mount and a 1-4x24 30mm Nikko.
I initially fired a few shots to clean rhe barrle then sighted in at 18m standing+rest and within a few adjustments it was putting shot upon shot consistantly.

Since then it has been deployed with 100% effect on rats raiding my bird feeder which only ceased because I ran out of rats!

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Post by Bob Watson » Tue Mar 17 2020 21:44

Nice guns, they also do the LGV which is a break barrel version of the same gun and lighter at the front for standing.

You probably know that Walther provide the barrels for one or two other gun makers.

I'd still go for the AA pro sport though :wink:

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Re: Theoben Airguns

Post by Brian Springthorpe » Thu Mar 19 2020 10:22

Nice looking setup Mike

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Re: Theoben Airguns

Post by Mike J » Thu Mar 19 2020 11:35

Bob,
I tried/shouldered the V version alternately with a U and didnt find much difference, not that I will be doing any standing freehand shooting but the oppotunity was available.
With guns Im more than a little picky, far worse than with rods or reels, and what I do find most annoying is the bulky stock with forward sloping cheek rests on BOTH sides and the totally irrelevant rubber recoil pad (havent the krauts noticed its a bl00dy air gun).
Both these useless apendages are down for alterations when time allows, Im not worried about devalueing the resell value, my 60's Mk3 lasted me until this Walther so I will die with it or give it away when Im in my dotage.

Brian,
Thanks, I admit it has nice lines but for me guns have always been a tool for a job and if it doesn't do what its supposed to its rubbish no matter is its pretty or not.
Bit like a nice looking woman who cannot cook/clean/drive or ????

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Re: Theoben Airguns

Post by Brian Springthorpe » Mon Mar 23 2020 07:55

Agreed Mike, they are tools also for me, I’ve never understood why they have to have so much bling on them and grades Wood, engravings etc, I own 7 various guns and only 2 have wood on ,them, all the rest have synthetic stocks , as long as it does the job I need it for it doesn’t have to look pretty

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Post by Mike J » Mon Mar 23 2020 18:05

Brian Springthorpe wrote:
Agreed Mike, they are tools also for me, I’ve never understood why they have to have so much bling on them and grades Wood, engravings etc, I own 7 various guns and only 2 have wood on ,them, all the rest have synthetic stocks , as long as it does the job I need it for it doesn’t have to look pretty

You will not be surpised to learn Ive actually be looking at synthetic stocks this week.
I have small hands and the hand grip is better suited to a gorilla so thats down for alteration when I remove the cheek rest on the other side.

This company makes some nice stocks
https://grsriflestocks.ams3.digitalocea ... -pages.pdf

Tho its better if you don't look at the prices :grin:

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Post by Brian Springthorpe » Tue Mar 24 2020 09:43

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I did look at a beserker stock at the recent gun show at NEC, very nice but I couldn’t warrant that sort of cash for a single chassis.
I opted for this
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Re: Theoben Airguns

Post by Mike J » Tue Mar 24 2020 10:23

Brian Springthorpe wrote:
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I did look at a beserker stock at the recent gun show at NEC, very nice but I couldn’t warrant that sort of cash for a single chassis.
I opted for this

Nice.
Did it improve the accuracy?

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Re: Theoben Airguns

Post by Brian Springthorpe » Tue Mar 24 2020 15:55

Definitely on long range shots, much more comfortable to use with the various adjustment points on it, plus the pistol grip is very user friendly, I put it on. Tikka T3 which is arguably one of the most accurate shop bought cf rifles you can get and it definitely made it better

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Post by Esoxuk » Wed Mar 25 2020 20:09

I've a weihrauch hw100 KT with the pistol grip stock, which is very comfortable to hold and puts my fingers in a good position for the trigger.
Custom stocks aren't cheap, it may be easier on the wallet to trade in for something with the stock you prefer or even buy another. There's going to be some good cheap guns for sale by the end of the coronavirus I'm sure.
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Re: Theoben Airguns

Post by Mike J » Thu Mar 26 2020 13:06

Brian Springthorpe wrote:
Definitely on long range shots, much more comfortable to use with the various adjustment points on it, plus the pistol grip is very user friendly, I put it on. Tikka T3 which is arguably one of the most accurate shop bought cf rifles you can get and it definitely made it better

I shot one of the first Tikka imports and it sure was a nice tool, but when given the choice preferred my old Mannlicher until I packed up.
A Mil friend who has shot the AI 08s tells me they have the finest stock he's ever used, well outside our options tho.

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I've a weihrauch hw100 KT with the pistol grip stock, which is very comfortable to hold and puts my fingers in a good position for the trigger.
Custom stocks aren't cheap, it may be easier on the wallet to trade in for something with the stock you prefer or even buy another. There's going to be some good cheap guns for sale by the end of the coronavirus I'm sure.

I will alter my own stock to start with.
The Varmit model of the LGU comes with a synthetic stock but users say its too light and of poor quality which is why I have dismissed it.

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