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Air Rifles - John Bowkett contact details?

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Russ B02/07/2019 13:04:12
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Does anyone have contact details for the legend/gunsmith/designer John Bowkett. I've picked up a Titan Manitou which seems to have a few unusual features. I'm planning on stripping it, having it hot blued locally and giving the stock some love, I just wondered if the man himself would be able to service it or even refurbish it for me.

I'm going to have a good look when I get the chance, but I think the barrel and receiver are extended but I'm not sure. The top of the dovetail is also serrated/grooved, looks to be the factory finish, I've not seen this before and can't find any photos similar online.

All the best,

Vic02/07/2019 13:22:10
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Someone on - HERE - should be able to help.

FatWelshBoy02/07/2019 13:49:00
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*********************  is the number I have in my phone for him.

Edit number removed for privacy, please use PMs for giving out peoples details unless you know they are happy to have them posted on an open forum.

 

Edited By JasonB on 02/07/2019 14:00:12

FatWelshBoy02/07/2019 13:53:34
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If you are near Walsall then it may be worth trying Shaun Hill of ISP air rifles for blueing. He did a club members gun and the blueing was deep enough to drown in, stunning work. Not sure if he services/works on Titans but he certainly knows his way around air rifles so may be worth asking him if he can do all the work for you.

FatWelshBoy02/07/2019 14:31:21
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Posted by FatWelshBoy on 02/07/2019 13:49:00:

********************* is the number I have in my phone for him.

Edit number removed for privacy, please use PMs for giving out peoples details unless you know they are happy to have them posted on an open forum.

Edited By JasonB on 02/07/2019 14:00:12

The number is readily available on shooting forums so didn't see need to PM. I should have stated that in my post to be fair.

Russ B02/07/2019 14:34:45
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I did search AirgunBBS and BSA owners forum but I didn't have any success. I have left John a message and have been assured he will call back.

Many thanks for the quick replies, I honestly spent an hour or more looking for even a crumb trail - forum skills need more of a refurb than my rifle apparently!

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