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Older Riffe models

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It's been a while since Ive posted, but i have been browsing and learning from all the other posts. Here is my question. I ran into a guy who is selling a riffe hawaiian that is six (or more?) years old. It looks hardly used. Has there been significant improvements on the new teak guns over the last hanful of years, or is the +- '95 vintage a good way to go? Thanks in advance.
Adam
 
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somebody say Riffe?!

Like I tell all the hotties, "Old wood is good!" ;) Eh, Bill? Jay?

What's he want for it and what's it come with? Figure on replacing the bands... PM me if you want.

sven
 
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old Riffe

I think the most important thing is whether the stock is straight.

I believe that the early models didn't use laminations and were

made out of one block of wood. Of course, as in all spearguns

second hand you should try it on a target,etc.

Jim
 
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Good advice. Thank you. Sven, did you get my PM? What do you think?
 
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eventually Uncle Sven will be telling us that petrified wood is just as goodrofl
 
icarus pacific

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stiff 'till I die.


sven
 
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I hope Vince's father doesnt read any of our posts...he'll never get out of Canadarofl

Maybe when hes like 30 or something
 
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hawkeye,

i think i know what you're talking about. it's actually about 8 years old. it's already over $300, so i backed away. it would have been a great buy for $250, but now i'm not sure.

anderson
 
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I agree. Ive been watching thay price skyrocket this morning. Bummer. I was willing to go +- 250, but now is out of reach. I must keep looking. Horefully in the coming winter months there will be someothers willing to part with their lumber.
BTW, are the trigger mechs. the same today as was used on the guns 5-10 years ago?

Adam
 
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The oldest Riffe I seen is only like 5 years old. U probably can track it down from the serial umber under the gun near the butt. As for lamination or not, Uncle Sven will be the man to answer...I have not seen a non laminate Riffe. Riffe was introduced late in my country, thus my Riffe knowledge is not more than 5 years.

The difference I know is as follows :
01. New mid handle I think come with soft pistol grip, I mean it has rubber coating for better grip.

02. The shooting line release where it follows the trigger, the newer ones has a spring so it always hits home ready to cock the shaft in. In older u need to hold the gun muzzle upright ( common position anyway ) or pull that small release towards the butt or else the shaft won't engage.

Gee, what s short post I just made...:t
 
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