G'day folks.. I know I am not a regular contributor to these pages, but I have run out of longarms to fettle, and am reaching the bottom of the barrel, and its an airgun! The Horror..
In mitigation, it is at least a classic piece and came to me in bits as a result of clearing out a mate's estate a few years ago! Its a reasonable early Walther LP 53, which is the gun Sean Connery was wielding the early James Bond posters..
I am beginning to get a bit paranoid about Walthers.. I fixed a Walther G22 rifle a while back and this is the same.. can't touch the design, but an absolute nightmare to work on... full of ikkle springs and tiny washers..
Anyhow, it took me all afternoon to reassemble the trigger mechanism.. I ended up making dummy shafts and all sorts to get it to go back in. Seems to work OK now..
Next on the pile of bits is an early L series BSA air rifle in .177. Again the previous owner took it apart and left it strewn about. I have got the major bits, but I suspect I may have to make some screws and stuff.. The barrel looks ok internally, but is definitely on the chocolate side on the ourside. I will give it a steam and see how it looks.. maybe a candidate for a full rust blue..!