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 Post subject: New guy, old gun.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:09 am 
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Location: New Brunswick
Hey Folks, new member here, Happy to find such a great resource for this hobby.

I grew up shooting air guns in rural NB, as did most of my friends back in the early 90s. Heck, we used to pack our co2 pistols and 1377s to school and sneak off grounds for some lunch time plinking. Try doing that these days;)

Back then my most prized possession was my Gamo Expomatic 2000 that my father bought for my 6th or 7th birthday. It was by far too much gun for a little runt of my size, I could barely cock the thing without knocking myself out. I think secretly he knew that but wanted a gun that he would enjoy too. And enjoy we did, we both put thousands of rounds through that thing.

For me, that gun might as well have been a high powered big game rifle. I was invincible and scared of nothing on my backwoods adventures. Anything from a black bear to a sasquatch had better stay clear of me;) Cans, squirrels, alpine and schooner bottle caps stood no chance. Neither did the rats who raided our bird feeders. My father and I had a running competition to see who could get the most.

The natural progression of course as I got older was to take the hunter education course and start really hunting. Now anything from a .22 to a .270 was on the menu. Of course the poor little pellet gun was forgotten.

Flash forward 20 years: I am 34 years old, wife and I recently had our first child. My mother comes out to the house with some stuff for the baby, my old childhood toys, etc. In the pile of stuff is an old, tattered gun case with a rusted zipper. My beloved pellet gun inside!

Of course my first instinct is to see if it still works after sitting for so long. I buy some pellets, set up some cans, crack the barrel and load one. Knocked the first can down, second, third, fourth. I feel like I’m 7 years old again.

This is what lead me here.

After some research I realize I probably should have done some maintenance on the gun before firing it. A proper rebuild is in the works, but It seems that getting parts for these old guns is quite tricky, Any advice on how to properly restore an early 90s break barrel springer would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: New guy, old gun.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:23 am 
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Welcome! Lots of info on here on fixing springers. Chevota has a great tuning guide as well that he makes available to those who ask. I'm not much of a springer guy, but others here will help you out.
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 Post subject: Re: New guy, old gun.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:19 pm 
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Location: Ontario north of GTA
Sgt. Baker wrote:
Hey Folks, new member here, Happy to find such a great resource for this hobby.

I grew up shooting air guns in rural NB, as did most of my friends back in the early 90s. Heck, we used to pack our co2 pistols and 1377s to school and sneak off grounds for some lunch time plinking. Try doing that these days;)

Back then my most prized possession was my Gamo Expomatic 2000 that my father bought for my 6th or 7th birthday. It was by far too much gun for a little runt of my size, I could barely cock the thing without knocking myself out. I think secretly he knew that but wanted a gun that he would enjoy too. And enjoy we did, we both put thousands of rounds through that thing.

For me, that gun might as well have been a high powered big game rifle. I was invincible and scared of nothing on my backwoods adventures. Anything from a black bear to a sasquatch had better stay clear of me;) Cans, squirrels, alpine and schooner bottle caps stood no chance. Neither did the rats who raided our bird feeders. My father and I had a running competition to see who could get the most.

The natural progression of course as I got older was to take the hunter education course and start really hunting. Now anything from a .22 to a .270 was on the menu. Of course the poor little pellet gun was forgotten.

Flash forward 20 years: I am 34 years old, wife and I recently had our first child. My mother comes out to the house with some stuff for the baby, my old childhood toys, etc. In the pile of stuff is an old, tattered gun case with a rusted zipper. My beloved pellet gun inside!

Of course my first instinct is to see if it still works after sitting for so long. I buy some pellets, set up some cans, crack the barrel and load one. Knocked the first can down, second, third, fourth. I feel like I’m 7 years old again.

This is what lead me here.

After some research I realize I probably should have done some maintenance on the gun before firing it. A proper rebuild is in the works, but It seems that getting parts for these old guns is quite tricky, Any advice on how to properly restore an early 90s break barrel springer would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
https://www.gunspares.co.uk/products/24267/Gamo-Expomatic-S/# welcome aboard hope this helps you out. :drinkers:


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 Post subject: Re: New guy, old gun.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:02 pm 
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Sgt. Baker - welcome. Congrats on the new addition to your family.

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 Post subject: Re: New guy, old gun.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:25 pm 
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Location: New Brunswick
Thanks for the warm welcome guys. And thanks for that link CBS, unfortunately parts for the rear sight and the tube magazine I need seem to be no longer available. Glad to see I can get other parts if needed though.

I can see that this is probably going to become an expensive hobby;) Already picked up a daisy powerline 1911 from princess auto and I am currently trying to decide on a new rifle to play with. Have questions regarding that but will post in a different category. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: New guy, old gun.
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:38 pm 
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Location: Klowntown BC
Sgt. Baker wrote:
.. Already picked up a daisy powerline 1911 from princess auto ..

https://www.airgunforum.ca/forums/topic81571.html
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..and so it begins


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