Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Gathering' started by S.Decker, Sep 16, 2018.
Good job, what rifle is that. From the picture it looks kinda like an underleaver. joe
It's a Diana /Mauser k98. .22 cal., under lever. Basically a Diana 460, with a Mauser stock, right down to the sling attachments. It's a little heavy, but, it's accurate as sin. Perfect head shot on that squirrel, at a ranged 37 yards.
Ah, I have admired those rifles for some time. Ya done well young fellar. joe
I got my first squirrel today! Congratulations!
You really need to get one. I got mine, with a full tune, from Mike at flyingdragonairrifles.
Nice catch, sir! I have about a month till season starts over here in PA.
Thanks all ! Even managed to stop for coffee.
Nice job, and extra nice with a coffee break! I like your kit!
Coconut curried squirrel. It was tasty.
That looks delicious!
May I ask for a clarification. Does under lever and break barrel mean the same thing? A air rifle where you pull down on the barrel load a pellet while cocking at the same time? Just trying to keep my terms sorted. Thanks much.
An under lever is a fixed barrel. The lever opens a breach, and compresses the spring.
On a break barrel, the barrel does the work.
How repairable are airguns? I think I have a old diana around here .
I repair and restore airguns, as a hobby / sideline. Unless they're totally roached, it usually involves a new spring, seal, and a little internal polishing.
From what I remember it was my wife's grandfather's. We live with my MIL and it's been in her closet a few decades .
Alot of surface rust from what I remember .But thats about all. I'll dig it out and see where it sits one day .
More than likely it will have a leather piston seal. A good indicator is the seal between the barrel and the compression tube. If that one is leather, there's a darn good chance that the piston seal is, also. That'll definitely need replaced, if the gun has sat for that long, without being used.
Congrads on the opening day hunt. Bet it was pretty warm out there!
I'll be hitting the woods over in Richland county this weekend.
It wasn't too bad, until around 9 o'clock. Then, the mosquitoes came out.
And, not a single flea. Good start to the season.
Are the skeeters as bad by you, as they are over here?
Haven't been out in the woods lately but they haven't been too bad around the house. Co-workers have been complaining about them though....
Awesome! I’m hoping I can get out again soon!
of all the animals I have eaten, tree rats are the worst.
I think they're some of the best eating out there.
What don't you like about them?
It's obvious to the casual observer ya ain't had none of my in laws baked chicken. LOL joe
Well the first part is it is just hard to get past you really are eating a tree rat. But they have a very gamey taste to me.
I noticed that too . Weird
Then they haven't been taken care of properly, in the field. When I fix them, they taste kind of like mild dark meat chicken, ( real chicken, not the store bought stuff ).
Wonder if it might be their diet down there? I find them to be excellent.
Dunno. Ours are eating a lot of cedar. Not much for mast crops, in my neck of the woods.
I agree. Congrats on your hunts!