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    Posted: April-01-2024 at 4:11am
A friend of mine, Bryan, recently picked up a crusty 111B that was in sad shape inside and out. The patina will remain, but he did use a stock he had made earlier. The scope is mounted to a Buck Rail.

Internally, it's been reborn into a "Poor Man's 499B". Many readers will recall that the "B" guns can accept a 499B abutment in place of the stock shot tube. This allows one to install a 499B shot tube. The result is an accurate, uber hard-hitting BB gun at a fraction of the cost of a 499B.

The chronograph tells the story of just how hard-hitting these conversions are. This particular gun needed a lot of work done to the compression chamber- investigating things after it shot a sub-par 350 fps, he said he "found the compression chamber slightly ovaled and extremely pitted from rust." This was addressed using "some 400 and some 600 grit wrapped around a socket attached to my drill and a big pipe jammed in there to round it out."

So from trash heap to top of the charts, this 111B lives again.



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DOUBLE U, OH, DOUBLE U. WOW! Nothing I like better than seeing an old beauty saved from the landfill.   (Well, almost nothing)
Good job. Even the stock looks great.
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Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. Certainly proof of concept out of all of the things you can do to these wonderful contraptions this is probably the most cost-effective (20$) and yields the best results as long as you don't mind single shot. Personally I can see I'm already going to save money on BB s. FYI I added a spacer to the stock Red Rider spring my guess is on a nice warm day when this thing's broken it'll shoot 450.

Good Plinking
Bryan
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