FWB 124 & 127

  • Views : 1765
  • Link

    DualMagMike
    Participant
    Member

     

     

    .

     

    Link

    Wadcutter
    Participant
    Member

    Beautiful FWB collection!   I have seen several 124's with 'Jnc" but not a 127.

    I think the San Anselmo 124 looks like nicely figured beech instead of walnut. 

    Link

    KWK
    Participant
    Member

    Walnut has open grain. Beech is always tight. The gun above (KINGFISHER61) on the RIGHT has flecks (medullary rays) that say BEECH! Sometimes beech looks striped (growth rings) like the gun on the LEFT. Open grain pores would mean it's walnut. You can't tell from this picture. I can't see the pores. Compare the pores on a stock you KNOW is walnut. to beech  You'll see the difference. The pores will tell you

    • This reply was modified 7 months ago by KWK.
    Link

    warlord
    Participant
    Member

    DMM 11*** is 1977 build

    Link

    Pneumatic-Addict
    Participant
    Member

    Interesting thread, as I just recently started writing down the SNs of 124's and 127's with the Jnc die error that I've seen online.  Lots of posts show only one side of the rifle, so you only have the SN or the address.  I've only found a few so far that show both sides and have the die error.  The lowest SN I've come across is 13946, and the highest is 19652.  5% of that range would mean 285 were .22's; still a rarity, but I suspect the range is probably even bigger.  It would be interesting to know the range of the San Anselmo guns, too.  Mine is SN 8019. 

    Link

    DualMagMike
    Participant
    Member

    .

    Link

    DualMagMike
    Participant
    Member

    .

    Link

    Houli
    Participant
    Member

    Here's another piece of trivia for those who like to follow Beemans line of FWB 124/127's, though not related to Jnc misprint, none the less very interesting. 

    San Anselmo was Beemans first address, working from his house, and only for a short period prior to opening shop in San Rafael. While only being at San Anselmo this short period he received FWB 124's with two different nomanclature stampings with the location. 

    (1) Made in Germany for Beeman's                  Precision Airguns, San Anselmo, CAL

    (2) Imported by Beeman                                    San Anselmo, CAL 

    I don't think many people are aware of this and would think, as a collector, would be valuable knowledge for their collection. I have shared this with a few friends and have never heard this discussed before. 

    Lots of bits of trivia associated with this line of sporters that only spanded over 1-1/2 decades and it is for this that I like to follow/collect the Beeman 124/127's as it also provides time lines through Beemans different locations , not to mention they're a great gun to shoot!

    Cheers

    • This reply was modified 7 months ago by Houli.
    Link

    mj102
    Participant
    Member

    Hello very interesting thread. This is my first post. My buddy John got me into the 124’s and 127’s. The are like potato chips you can’t have just one. 

    Link

    DualMagMike
    Participant
    Member

    .

    Link

    Houli
    Participant
    Member

    Hi Mike,

    Start by saying, your posts are always worth the read and enjoy seeing your great collection.

    The first address I mention is believed to be the 1st address according to my serial numbers, as I have one of each address, and to Tom Gaylords Daily Blog. If interested I will find the blog which others can read. Always fascinating to learn something new.

    I don't mean to change direction of this thread and if it's your wish I have no issue with reposting in a new post. Kindest regards!

    Link

    DualMagMike
    Participant
    Member

    Link

    kingfisher61
    Participant
    Member

    HoulI

    How about a picture showing the 2 different stamps for San Anselmo. 

    JC

    1) Made in Germany for Beeman's                  Precision Airguns, San Anselmo, CAL

    (2) Imported by Beeman                                    San Anselmo, CAL 

    Link

    DualMagMike
    Participant
    Member

    .

     

    Link

    Houli
    Participant
    Member

    John, give me some time and I will dig them out and keep the fingers crossed in regards to posting the picture. If I can't manage posting a picture I'll send picture to you to post, be ok?

    Mike – Don't hate the messender! LOL

     A few years ago I was looking for a decent 124 with the San Anselmo Address, and behold found one on the auction sight and became the highest bidder – woohoo. The very next day there was another San Anselmo fwb 124 for sale, of course I had to look – What the Hey! Two different stampings! The rest is history, and this is how I came to know about this tid bit of trivia. So yes Mike you have reason to keep on looking! And as it looks, you've done a great job – cheers to you!

    Link

    DualMagMike
    Participant
    Member

     

     

     

    .

     

    Link

    Houli
    Participant
    Member

    Very cool, nickel finish looks great – a mirror finish.

    Cheers, this has been a great post

    Link

    warlord
    Participant
    Member

    Here is my Anselmo. It is a very good shooter. LOL serial number 6885. No idea year of production

     

    • This reply was modified 7 months ago by warlord.
    Link

    DualMagMike
    Participant
    Member

    .

    Link

    DualMagMike
    Participant
    Member

    .

Viewing 20 posts - 21 through 40 (of 94 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.