First one of the season.

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  1. S.Decker

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    Good job, what rifle is that. From the picture it looks kinda like an underleaver. joe
     
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    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.
     
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    Well done
     
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    SQUIRREL!
     
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    Nice one!
     
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    Ah, I have admired those rifles for some time. Ya done well young fellar. joe
     
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    I got my first squirrel today! Congratulations!
     
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    You really need to get one. I got mine, with a full tune, from Mike at flyingdragonairrifles.
     
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    Nice catch, sir! I have about a month till season starts over here in PA.
     
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    Thanks all ! Even managed to stop for coffee. 20180916_081149.jpg
     
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    Nice job, and extra nice with a coffee break! I like your kit!
     
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    Coconut curried squirrel. It was tasty. 15371371930481077254604.jpg
     
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    That looks delicious!
     
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    Very nice!!
     
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    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.
    Cheers Jim
     
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    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.
     
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    How repairable are airguns? I think I have a old diana around here .
     
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    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.
     
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    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 .
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    It wasn't too bad, until around 9 o'clock. Then, the mosquitoes came out.
     
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    Number 2.:4: 20180918_090521.jpg 20180918_090521.jpg
     
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    And, not a single flea. Good start to the season.
     
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    It was.:4::dblthumb:
     
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    Thanks :dblthumb:
     
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    Are the skeeters as bad by you, as they are over here?
     
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    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....
     
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    of all the animals I have eaten, tree rats are the worst.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek:
    Seriously??
    I think they're some of the best eating out there.
    What don't you like about them?
     
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    It's obvious to the casual observer ya ain't had none of my in laws baked chicken. LOL joe
     
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    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.
     
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    I noticed that too . Weird
     
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    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 ).
     
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    Wonder if it might be their diet down there? I find them to be excellent.
     
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    Dunno. Ours are eating a lot of cedar. Not much for mast crops, in my neck of the woods.
     
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    I agree. Congrats on your hunts!
     

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