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Re: FWB 124D [Re: mp44] #15996154 04/15/21
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I still have a 124D that my father purchased for me new in the 70's. I replaced the spring and piston seal years ago, but it's still running strong. When the 124 came out, it was the magnum of it's day.

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Re: FWB 124D [Re: mp44] #16294597 07/29/21
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Re: FWB 124D [Re: mp44] #16295074 07/29/21
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There's a thread in the "Ask the Gunwriter's" forum on Jim Carmichel running right now, and I'm a little surprised that no one has mentioned Carmichel's classic article "The Great Jonesboro Pigeon Shoot" which featured the FWB-124 very prominently.

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Re: FWB 124D [Re: kragman1] #16297947 07/30/21
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Originally Posted by kragman1
FWIW, I had John in PA reseal my 124 with the Maccari full power kit.
I would recommend both to anyone.



I just sent my 124D pictured above to him along with a Maccari spring and seal.

I said I liked the shot cycle of the rifle and would probably leave it at the 9fpe it was shooting but the rifle was in such nice condition it bothered me it wasn't to factory spec.

Re: FWB 124D [Re: mp44] #16336434 08/12/21
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I just received my FWB124D back from Precision Pellet, It was shooting 700fps with 8.4gr JSBs, now it is shooting in the 780s. Rick said the seal and spring that were in the rifle were fine and looked barely used. I do not know why it was shooting at 9fpe, maybe the seal was not fitted to the receiver??? The seal that came out looks like a Maccari seal.


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Re: FWB 124D [Re: mp44] #16623607 11/15/21
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Guys, I just found this post. I have a few questions.

I have a 124. I purchased it new in the late 70's.

What is the difference between a 124 and a 124D?

Mine needs new seals. Who would you recommend for service?

Thanks!

Re: FWB 124D [Re: mp44] #16623690 11/15/21
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The D ( deluxe ) has a checkered stock, cheekpiece, and sling swivels

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FWP - like I said I would recommend John Thomas in PA. His contact info is easy to get online but I can forward it to you if you PM me. There are certainly other air gun smiths, but many people speak very highly of him. His work on my rifle is first rate.
Beware that when the original seal goes it creates a nasty mess in every internal nook & cranny of the gun, and that creates some extra labor compared to a normal reseal so expect to pay a bit more.
I really like the "full power" spring & seal John installed as well. Buttoned the piston, etc as well.


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Replacing the spring and/or seal on the 124 isn't really that difficult. Unlike some of the newer higher power rifles you can even do it without a spring compressor. It's a two man job though without spring compressor.

Re: FWB 124D [Re: kragman1] #16627432 11/16/21
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Originally Posted by kragman1
FWP - like I said I would recommend John Thomas in PA.



Thank you! I just looked up his contact info.

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Re: FWB 124D [Re: mp44] #16627445 11/16/21
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Originally Posted by mp44
The D ( deluxe ) has a checkered stock, cheekpiece, and sling swivels

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Thanks mp44. I remembered there was D model available when I bought mine but I think I passed because of the additional cost. Its been a long time.

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Re: FWB 124D [Re: Timbo] #16627500 11/16/21
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Originally Posted by Timbo
Replacing the spring and/or seal on the 124 isn't really that difficult. Unlike some of the newer higher power rifles you can even do it without a spring compressor. It's a two man job though without spring compressor.


Thanks

I'm afraid to take mine apart but I would like to learn more about them.

Re: FWB 124D [Re: mp44] #16645911 11/22/21
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I had a deluxe and in a time of weakness let a friend talk me out of it. Many regrets but that one still hurts especially now that my son is learning to shoot.


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