FWB 300 facelift posts ..Pics

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    Jonnes
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    Hmmm, I’m surprised that just that little extra speed makes such a difference. Even though I’ve been shooting for over 30 years now, I’m still learning. ;) I might just get an extra 300S for pimping. But this one will remain as original as possible. By the way, the FX Independence is also a PCP that doesn’t need a diving bottle. It’s got a built in pump (hence Independence). You can shoot that damn thing all day with pin point accuracy well over 50 meters.

    @joe, youngsters just want tactical shit that shoots like crap, but hard as hell. I’m personally more like you (probably we’re the same age, I was shot out of my mothers womb back in ’68), I love the new stuff, but can’t resist the old timers. :D 

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    ajshoots
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    JoeWayneRheaI went All In on the FWB . Sold off All my PCP stuff and guns . They are just a blast to shoot . And there are stretches ( not always ) that mine will shoot with most any PCP rifle out there .
    My buddy AJ shoots can make a Marauder a one hole rifle , but my FWB in no wind is more accurate than any factory Mrod I’ve personal shot .

    Joe, I haven’t spent alot of time with my FWB yet, but it has already shown the potential to shoot as well and possibly better than any pcp I have at 25m. Yes, wind and other conditions change things, but from a pure guns potential stand point, I think the FWB is one of the most precise guns I have ever shot. I guarantee if I were going to shoot 10m or 25m indoors, I wouldn’t hesitate to shoot the FWB over any pcp.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Where did you get such a rifle ??!!! Lol …Yeah Aaron I love em

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    ajshoots
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    JoeWayneRheaWhere did you get such a rifle ??!!! Lol …Yeah Aaron I love em

    Some feller in Texas sold it to me!!! Lol!! Your from Texas, maybe you know him??

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Well guys I just got another FWB in to desecrate !! It looks to have a really nice piece of wood under the old finish . I’ll take some before pics later today .
    No idea what got on the insides of the gun but honest to god I think someone spilled a sugary drink on it . Whole gun is sticky like molasses is on it . Trigger sear was stuck and side lever felt like had gum shoved inside it . Gonna soak the bore overnight and start on the stock today .

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    Jonnes
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    Have fun bringing it back to life! Looking forward to the b4 and after pix! :D 

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    . Well here’s the before . Walnut is dark and lifeless , insides got soaked in East Texas super solvent ( gasoline ) now I’m starting polishing and lapping bore

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    Jonnes
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    Do the stock with tung oil and the sap of two cherries. You’ll be amazed of the end result! I did mine with 5 layers of oil, after each layer some steel wool for a nice satin end result.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    I might Ty that on next beech stock I get in .

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    fuznut
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    Regular or premium ?   How many guns do you get to the gallon? lol

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Fuznut I know it sounds crazy but good old gasoline cleans up messy gunk fast !!! Helps to be a nonsmokers.

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    fuznut
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    Might try Coleman camp fuel.  Cuts grease and oil better than gas.
    Soak ducks in to clean feathers. After use, grease and oils will sink
    can pour clean fuel off top and reuse.  Also better buzz!!!!

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Got to try my hand at bluing today . AJshoots talked me into it . So what I’m saying is if it looks bad blame Aaron !!
    I’m buffing stock because wife says it looks good as is just needs to be polished up . Spent 2.5 hours cleaning and relubing gun . Beginning to think someone oiled it with a lube that broke down . Zero rust inside but it was a mess. I’m working in muzzle break now. Will post a couple pics tomorrow if I don’t refinish stock .
    Still gotta make sure its functioning and shooting well before Im thru .

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    Jonnes
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    Did my cocking lever this morning, had some deep rust pits, sanded and polished it to a nice shine and cold blued it 5 times. Looks brand spanking new now! Use alcohol after each blueing fase and let it dry (both the blueing solution and the alcohol) for 4 minutes, wipe it dry with a clean cloth, and repeat the process. I used a Dremel to polish it up, the lever was hot and that helps a lot with the first blueing layer. Instant black! Not much to it. :D 

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    THATS what I forgot !!!! Warm the metal up first !! I knew I forgot something . Mine came out not nearly as dark and deep but it more matches the rest of the gun .
    I’ll post a couple of pics later today . I didn’t refinish the stock but I used polishing compound and it brought the depth back to the finish . It was in such good condition I didn’t want strip it .
    I’ve got a Total rebuild and finish coming in this next week …I’m gonna blue the entire gun .

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    Jonnes
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    Always heat it up if you want the deepest black. ;) 
    For those FWB300 owners out there, I started a FaceBook group where I want to give FWB 300(S) owners a central place for sharing information. I’m creating an archive there with original marketing material, ads, manuals, etc. Feel free to join in. :D 

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1628416550801946/

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    . Alright guys as promised ..Here’s the one I just finished. . . . I reblued the cocking handle and its not dark but it kinda goes with the rest of the metal.

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    Goodtogo
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    Well JWR you seem to have had the fun making this rifle really slick? Aj got one so you might as well send me a note on how much this one would be? I’ve read enough of your posts to know you are ready to move on too the next couple of restore projects. I could brag on how nice your work looks but that would just drive up the price ;) 

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    fenderguy
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    what  kind  of stain  did  you   use  ?  -mark

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    Jonnes
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    Nice wood JWR! Looks pristine! What’s the serial number on this one, looks like one of the earlier models 300SJ Where you able to make it shoot again?

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