Discos R Us
My addiction with firearms and hunting began at the age of 10 when my Dad said “when you can shoot this rifle (303 British Enfield Sporter) you can start going hunting with me”. Well that was the wrong thing for him to say as from that day on shooting and hunting became my favorite pastime, which was some 50+ years ago. Later in life after I was married and owned a home I found a need for an airgun as the bird feeder pests needed to be thinned out, so I purchased my first of many air rifles. It was a springer and with that rifle the bird food robbers came under control. Well I had no idea I was not suppose to keep a springer airgun cocked for long periods of time and soon I found I could not hit a target with any consistency. So to the computer I went and began to search to see if I could find the reason for my problem and Google lead me to the GTA Forum. With the help of members I found the problem I had caused and being very good with my hands and very mechanically inclined I did my first tune and now I was totally addicted to airguns and the GTA Forum. My next AG was a Remington NPSS, but all of a sudden the new NPSS was like a shotgun scattering shots all over the target. Again with the help of the GTA members I found that I needed to take the rifle apart so I could check the seal, sure enough it was totally damaged and required replacement. So while waiting for Crosman to send me the needed part I honed the chamber and deburred everything. Once the part arrived everything went back together without a hitch and the NPSS was much smoother than when it was new. From there I had this PCP Dark Side pulling on me with no let up and the springers were soon replaced with a Discovery and Marauder. Well if I was addicted before the move up to the Dark Side, boy was I in for a surprise! Well I always enjoyed refinishing stocks and with the Marauder being ambidextrous I knew the check piece on the right side of the stock had to go as it looked a bit foolish. So when the refinishing and modifying the stock was completed and looked very nice I began to purchase used Marauder stocks and selling them on the GTA & Yellow Forums. Now I have taken a huge step and was very fortunate to have been selected to be associated with Airgun Lab’s Disco Double Tube project. I am looking forward to installing the kit and modifying & refinishing stocks for the Benjamin Discovery Airgun Enthusiasts.