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 Post subject: XS b9-1 review
PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:04 pm 
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Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:34 am
Posts: 991
Location: Gatineau, Qc
I got my B9 after and exchange, as soon as I unpacked it I fire a few rounds. I loved the multi scale pistol scope, I put it on my sons 2004 and installed a red dot on the B9 :D .

The B9 was crap :evil: , but I expected that. I took it a part, all the edges are sharp so I cleaned that up and removed all that awful gunk. I know the US model is rated at 700fps but actualy barely make the 500fps. Mine settled down at 380-400fps :( .

The piston is undescribably poor workmanship :evil: :evil: , dents and cracks, I refaced it as it was crooked and removed about 1cm.

I had to make a new seal screw as the original was crooked and did not screw all the way in. The seal is leather and tried to change it for teflon but I could not get a good seal.

The piston cylinder was and still is the worse of all :evil: :evil: :evil: . It is extremely rough, has not been smoothed out after machining. I sanded it and polished it as best that I could but it requires to be re-bored with a piston cylinder boring tool of some sort (brake cylinder borer as suggested by Scruffy) the surface is still uneven but much smoother. I added two washers in the piston and re-lubed everything with Jig-a-loo.

The magazine is, so far, also crap :evil: , I load one by one and blocked the mag hole so pellets dont fall it it.

The barrel, like many other B9 has some rotational play :( , about 2mm, caused by an inaccurate breach to barrel fitting. If I tighten the nob reaaaaal good then it stops, I have yet to find a cure for this.

I added some glazed leather on the piston/spring metal housing, this way it a bit warmer when I rest my cheek on it.

Now it is real smooth, shoots crosman premier between 485-495fps. It is very accurate and not so hold sensitive.

Edit: as for the trigger there is not much to do. One can remove the trigger or sear spring to make it lighter, but this is also a safety feature, should one of the two springs fails the sear will still engaged. I cut down the sear spring by 3 coils this has made it a bit lighter.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:09 pm 
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Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:52 pm
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Location: Vancouver Island BC
very good review



 Post subject: Compression cly.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:57 pm 
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Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:32 am
Posts: 205
Location: Southern Ont.
There very ruff on the B-9.. but the gun can be worked on .. Have mine doing 680 and pretty darn accurate to.


Co2 version almost done ..

Gunrunner 8)

in my sights but out of range.

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