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About louisvanhovell

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  • Birthday 29/11/1987

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    Travelling, airgun hunting, reading.

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  1. Here's my gun btw. Still looking for a front sight hood and paperwork 😆 And a rear sight.
  2. Wow that sounds cool! Even my sub 12 Mk1 Innova .177 feels like a sniper. 3 pumps - plenty for making those beer cans fly into the air at 70 meters. A fantastic gun. The only awkward thing is pumping with a scope on: I've understood that the breech needs to be held whilst pumping. With a scope, it feels like I'm putting quite a lot of force on the scope. No room for my hand under the scope. How many pumps did you need for 18 ftlbs?
  3. Hi, I'm not interested to be honest, but I'll see if a friend is. Could your friend perhaps send some info and photos to: louisvanhovell@gmail.com. Cheers
  4. Hi, I have never tried a Dragon, but the one you mention sounds very nice!
  5. I think the Sheridan Blue Streak is a better gun, even though I really like my Innova. The Streak doesn't have any plastic parts, pumps with less force and has a knock open valve design, instead of the Innova's blow off one. The high quality plastic on the Innova doesn't bother me, except the idea that it will crack/chip/be damaged sooner or later. I think the Japanese were inspired by the Crosman 140 in their design of the Innova? There is basically a cap that seals the valve, and when the trigger is pulled, this cap can blow off and the air is expelled into the barrel. The quad ring inside the cap has a hard life and will leak much faster than the seals in a Blue Streak. I've heard of Sheridans that still work fine since they were bought in the seventies. My Innova doesn't hold the first pump 100%: when I close the pump lever during the first pump, the gun makes a "pang" noise. The second pump doesn't do that. So the quad seal needs a bit of pressure to seal properly. So it needs to be replaced. Here's my nicest Blue Streaks
  6. Thank you, I saw that one, but I actually meant the hood that goes onto this front sight part.
  7. Thank you for the tip. I cannot find it however. Could you please send me a link?
  8. Hi, My latest airgun acquisition is a Sharp Innova Mk1 in .177. I love it: simple, light, short, accurate, powerful, a bit quirky. Are there fellow Innova fans on here? And is there anyone who has original Innova paperwork? (manual / adverts / reviews in the magazines from the eighties). This boxed .22 was sold for 250 at an auction a few years ago. Would have loved to buy it. Maybe one day. There's something about those boxes... Cheers, Louis
  9. Hi, I'm looking for a Sharp Innova in .22, and paperwork for this classic Japanese pumper. An original box would be very nice as well! And a front sight hood. Kind regards, Louis
  10. That's a coincidence. I've just bought exactly the same gun. And I love it too. Haven't tested power yet, but it's really nice to shoot and that synthetic stock is comfortable. I'm more accurate with it than with my other springers. It only cost 120 posted. And it doesn't need any tuning. I had an older Lightning which had been Welsh Willy tuned. It was just as nice to shoot as my current Lightning.
  11. Hi, I'm looking for a project gun:BSA Superten or Ultra, or a Titan (Manitou/Bearcat/MPT).Many thanks, Louishttps://i.imgur.com/pFqLuoz.jpg
  12. Hi, I'm a bit of an original paperwork fetishist. Even for something as common as a BSA Lightning. So... if someone has a manual/yellow factory "check card"/old ads/etc., and would like to sell it to me Then I would be most interested. Thank you!
  13. louisvanhovell

    Sharp Ace

    Wanted: Sharp Ace in .22 Thank you, Louis
  14. Thank you strimmer_13. I think it will be a difficult search yes. We'll see! Just really interesting, quirky guns. Cheers
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