Feinwerkbau sport 124 [ 177-cal ] Reviews



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Feinwerkbau sport 124 [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: Nunyabiz
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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Like everyone else and anyone that has ever shot one of these air rifles. They IMO are literally the finest made, smoothest, most accurate sporter rifle ever made.

I bought mine in 1984, it is a 124D have put at least 10,000 rounds through it and only this week (9-3-10)after 26 years I finally need to replace the piston seal.

I am going to go ahead and have a complete tune on it, spring, seal etc and it should be good for at least 30+ years more because these seals are much better than they were in the 80s.

These guns are the finest spring piston sporters ever made, for the longest time you could pick one up for about $350-400 in good shape. Lately they have been going up in price again and not uncommon to see one selling for $650 in great shape.

Mine is in perfect condition with a nice scope, sling and webley pro system moderator on it.

I wouldn’t dream of selling it for less than $850.

So if you see one BUY IT.

You can get air rifles today that are more powerful but NONE that are of this quality and aspirin busting accuracy.


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Feinwerkbau sport 124 [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: Steve Mccull
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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Well , in short.

just what the prevoius guy said!!!!

I bought a Finewerkbau 124D in 1979 from Air rifle Headquarters in W.Va.

cost $289.

hard hitting , long range with a Scope .Quiet, very quiet,

as good as a 22 short except QUIET!

many a squirrel never saw it comming.

I lived in town then & only got CAUGHT 2 times . by guys who owned the air rifles of the day.

the breach piston ringing noise is distincitive & really the only sound that carries.

2 yrs ago I found a guy in Canada that had bought the dies from Finewerkbau in Germany for the piston & breech seals.

the kit cost me $24.95 & made my by then useless 124D in to a brand new machine. the piston seals were crumbled form being in a house fire.

now its good for another 20 yrs.

Enjoy all.

Steve

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Feinwerkbau sport 124 [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: ciffspot
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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If you see one of these in good condition GRAB IT!!! These are the first REAL adult airguns to come into the USA. Sweet, hard shooting, smooth, and accurate; why the hell did they stop making them! They can only be had used nowadays, but they have a lot of after market parts and tuners out there. Shooting in the 800-850 fps range, they are great for hinting and…..well just about everything! The Chinese should have copied THIS gun!

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Feinwerkbau sport 124 [ 177-cal ]


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Reviewer: Vagrant
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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Why are there TWO listings for this gun ??

Beacause it DESERVES two [or THREE] !!!

Why did I give it 5 thimbs up ?

Because I can’t give it 10 !!!!!!

American airgunners are used to optimistic velocity claims and generally take them with “a grain of salt” ;]

Feinwerkbau rated this at 780 fps, American importers rated it at 800 – 820 fps. [a first for a spring gun in this country]

This fall I was chronographing some guns for a friend so I pulled my 30 year old, 124 out of the closet [where it had been for 5 years]. The 10 shot average ? 813 fps from a group of mixed [spilled] pellets I picked off the floor !!!

I have bigger, heavier, newer, airguns that can’t match that. Accuracy ? I ain’t a great shot but, coke cans at 75 meters are history and so was one crow at well over 100 meters. It is a shame it was discontinued :[ If you have one, treasure it. If you can find one [in good shape] do NOT take time to “think it over”, grab it before someone else does !!! If I lived any closer to town, I’d shoot mine a LOT more [instead of a .22 rimfire] ;]