Beeman R1 with factory Field Target stock

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    DualMagMike
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    Tracked this beauty down last year finally, Beeman R1 with factory Field Target stock .177 Opened it up to find what appears to be a Laser kit installed. I de-greased, polished and Moly lubed everything including the trigger. I mounted a nice Beeman Blue Ribbon 68R 4-12 as well as Beeman double adjustable mounts to complete a nice rare vintage setup. It's making nearly 18fpe with AA 10gr pellets and is very comfortable with its adjustable check piece and recoil pad, accurate too.

     

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    Loren
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    Very Cool!!!!  Thanks for sharing a real classic

     

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    brad870
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    Love it.  

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    Wadcutter
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    Nice to see some R1 love. Great job with the vintage setup. 

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    DualMagMike
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    That's just R1 like, this is R1 LOVE :)

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    Wadcutter
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    My oh My!! What a collection. Bet you have an R1 tattoo also 😎

    I want one of the Tyro's

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    DualMagMike
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    did you say Tyro :)

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    Wadcutter
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    OK, now I'm drooling.  Wait….no Diana's in the lineup?

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    kingfisher61
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    Mike,

    You are the R1 king!  Love those Tyros.

    I got this off GB a couple of years ago.  No one bid against me.  I thought the stock was cracked! Lol. Imagine my surprise when I opened the box.  400 shipped!  Thing is dead nuts accurate but twangs like a banjo!

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    DualMagMike
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    WC, nope no Diana Tyros but I do have Diana's if you have or know of someone looking to part with a 60 or 65 I am looking.

    KF, the twang can be tamed a bit without even getting a kit. If you open it up and polish the heck out of the spring ends and use Macarri tar or light coat of Moly you may wind up REALLY surprised how much the twang is tamed.

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    sonnysan
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    You have almost the complete lineup of R-1's in a single photograph.  You are missing an R-1 custom shop and R-1 Laser MKIII.  Having two R-1 tyro's is an act of god.  Great work.

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    sonnysan
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    Almost forgot the R-1 AW and Centennial.  Saw a laserized centennial several years ago, but passed it up.  Had some nice wear and tear on it.

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    DualMagMike
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    Sonny;

                Thanks. No real interest in the MKIII, the gas ram pushes it right out of the R1 realm for me and the AW… not a fan of synthetic stocks especially again for the R1

    I know you'll especially love this, got 2 of these

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    sonnysan
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    Now you are talking my language. Is the bottom Dual Mag laminate or wood?  Looks like a darker laminate.  It is a true man's gun:  Heavy, accurate, and it the right hands a true killer.  With a 4200 scope I bet it's 11lbs. easy.

    As for my .177 Laser MKIII, I must of lucked out.  The previous owner converted the ram to a JM tune.  This was 20 years ago, and shoots laser accurate to this day.

    What you want in your stable is a R-1 custom shop.  Looks identical to a FWB124 queen bee.  Have only seen one for sale, and I purchased it.  You do have two tyro's (I only have one), so we can call it even. 

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    DualMagMike
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    well that conversion takes it right out of being a MKIII into a who knows what :/ I got my MKI Laser from David Slade who went through it before sending it to me, 20fpe .177 and accurate! Not sure I want a custom shop or not, I enjoy the classics as the are although one of my Tyro's is fully custom engraved I think by it's original owner. For a massive springer my RWS56 takes the cake at 11.1lbs with no scope or mounts.

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    sonnysan

    Now you are talking my language. Is the bottom Dual Mag laminate or wood?  Looks like a darker laminate.  It is a true man's gun:  Heavy, accurate, and it the right hands a true killer.  With a 4200 scope I bet it's 11lbs. easy.

    As for my .177 Laser MKIII, I must of lucked out.  The previous owner converted the ram to a JM tune.  This was 20 years ago, and shoots laser accurate to this day.

    What you want in your stable is a R-1 custom shop.  Looks identical to a FWB124 queen bee.  Have only seen one for sale, and I purchased it.  You do have two tyro's (I only have one), so we can call it even. 

    Sonny

    Let's see that Custom shop!!!!

    My mk2.

    My mk1 carbine.  

    My AW gas ram .20 carbine.

     

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    sonnysan
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    The ram to JM tune made the MKIII a precision squirrel killer.  Could not be happier.

    Here is an example of an R-1 custom shop:

    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/yellow/beeman-custom-deluxe-stockmaker-t233372.html

    Do not know where mine is at the time, but I can assure you this is what a custom shop looks like.  I suspect they are extremely rare (probably less than 25), as the last attempt to inventory FWB124 custom shop rifles on the old yellow was six.    

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    DualMagMike
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    Just saying a standard R1 retrofitted to gas ram adversely affects the price, collectability, etc. by some 20% I'm sure the same applies to a gas ram being fitted with a spring. Only point I was trying to make. 

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