A Feinwerkbau Mod124 Sport modified by Airmasters, who specialised in improving rifles for FT:
The rifle features a tuned action, trigger modification to improve release, silencer and of course the most obvious change, the addition of an FTS (field target special) stock with adjustable cheekpiece, upright pistol grip with thumbhole, upright thumb rest, adjustable palm rest and extended fore-end.
I believe this particular rifle when it was re-built by Airmasters in 1986 was fitted with an Anschutz butt hook as well although this has been removed at some stage in favour of the curved rubber pad seen here.
The FWB being a break barrel was not the most popular choice for FT at that time. The no.1 gun was the HW77, and Airmasters also converted the 77 to FTS level as well. Despite a reasonable number of these FTS conversion being made they are seldom seen on the second hand market.
The biggest weakness of the FWB is its barrel lock-up which is not as robust as it could be. This rifle has just had a new locking lug fitted as the original had worn giving some up and down play which caused havoc with consistent grouping. Unfortunately spare parts such as the barrel locking lugs are becoming very scarce, so I was very fortunate to be able to source one. By todays standard the inability to fit a big scope would be considered a disadvantage, but bear in mind that in 1986 the no.1 FT scope was the Tasco 2-7x32AG, or if money was no object then the Zeiss 3-9x36 Diavari-C was considered the luxury scope.