We all know it's bound to happen.I had to have a vintage springer.
It all started when I saw Jimdaero's Slavia 620 and started poking around the web.
Until his post I had never known of the Slavia.
The thing that got me most interested ,apart from being an AG,is the Slavia (now CZ)was made in Czech.
So I poked around some more. For me this was a really cool discovery .
1) It's an airgun and it's old. 619 was made in the early fifties I believe.
2) Slavia was acquired by CZ some time in the fifties...the same CZ that Made those beautiful motorcycles I used to dream of as a kid.
3) My grandmother who is now 91 ,and a very youthful at that.
Descendent of the Family Lazansky(Lazansky Palace) in Prague.
lived in Prague and attended school there as a little girl.
So I was making all types of connections here and the thought of owning one of these was Really ringing some bells for me.
Long story short I found one! Poor little thing was so neglected. It had the wrong screws in it . the Piston seal was a blob of goo. It's tiny stock in need of repair.
Ya I like the imperfect ones....they need a home too.
Bummer is I dove into this one so fast when it arrived I didn't take any before pics.
So I cleaned her up and shined up the furniture. Got the proper size screws . Made a new leather piston seal....My first. Cleaned out the insides. Gave it what I call a "Tiny Tune".
And Viola! My little 619 Lives again. Now I say Little because if you have never seen one of these...well they are Tiny. Just 36 1/4" long and a little Pencil for a barrel.
She works so nicely. Quiet like a mouse passing wind. You could shoot this from the bed and never wake anyone!
Enough of my gabbing ....Here she is . My Slavia 619.
She has a little surface rust in spots. Any tips on cleaning that up?
Made my first leather piston seal...that was fun.