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 Post subject: STOEGER X20 MAINSPRING
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:23 pm 
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Where can I find a mainspring for a Stoeger X20?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:14 pm 
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Try a company called Vortek.. they make tuning kits and maybe they could helpyou.. There springs are about 18$ US..

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:31 pm 
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Thanks, I'll give them a try.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:52 am 
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It uses the same as the Crosman, since it basically is a Crosman. Crosman changes <$6 US, but I don't think they ship to CA. Whatever the case I would imagine someone there has a Crosman spring.
Be careful ordering a spring from Vortek, I'm not sure they understand what spring that gun actually needs. Plus, do want full power, 500fps, or more than full power?
Lastly, why? Did yours break?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:38 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. I don't know why it broke, possibly dry fired by previous owner? It's only 1/2 a coil from the end of the spring that's missing, might try running it as is.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:58 am 
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I'd just grind it/shape it like normal and continue. You might also consider adding a washer to two to compensate for the loss in length.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:40 am 
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I'd just grind it/shape it like normal and continue. You might also consider adding a washer to two to compensate for the loss in length.

That's what I did, think it will work. But now I see the piston seal is worn out, any idea where to get one?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:48 am 
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I get mine direct from Crosman for $1.15ea (US$), but for you guys I'm not so sure Crosman will ship to you. The seals don't really wear out, but they come from the factory trashed and imo everyone should change them first thing.
Pyramid Air and some other places sell the same seal, but usually for a huge markup, like $10.
If you're handy you may be able to save the seal you have... You see, imo, the seals are not a good fit for the gun so I sand them down some for free power and reduced shock when firing which is what breaks scopes. Basically, take the seal off and sand it by hand against a full sheet of say 220 sandpaper, quality wet/dry stuff. Sand the face of the seal, the wide side. Tape the paper against a truly flat surface like a glass table, I tape one strip of duct tape at each end of a full sheet so the paper it down flat and cannot bunch up. Place the seal face down on the paper, put a finger over the hole which will lock you finger to it. Then make circles on the paper, big 6"+ circles, and you need to put some pressure on it. Make maybe 3-5 circles then rotate the seal 1/4 to 1/3 turn and repeat, this will ensure you're sanding evenly. You'll want to sand it down from whatever it was to about .190" thick, maybe more. Seals are very tough so this make take a while and tiring out all your fingers. Hopefully before you reach .190" the damage will be sanded away.
If this sounds like something you're willing to tackle, then email me at chevota at hotmail and I'll send more details because it a bit much to post here. Actually I have lots of tricks for improving the gun, and trigger, which I'll send as well.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:55 am 
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My seal was completely worn out, gun was shooting @ 170 fps. Found a seal and spring at Scope and Ammo in Ontario.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:43 pm 
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Do you have a pix of the seal? I've never seen one actually worn out. I've also never seen one shoot that low, with the exception of nitro springs, so I'm dyin to see this thing...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:48 pm 
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Sorry, no pics. Seal went in the trash. Rather than flaring out, the seal was smaller in diameter than the comp chamber. It was also very hard, possibly from using the wrong lube?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:19 am 
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Interesting.... Usually they get very dark in color, and form to the tube so the od is smaller than a new seal, but really the new one is just too big. I've never seen one that was too small tho. No matter, the oem seal is usually trashed during install so I think everyone needs to replace them first thing. And be sure and remove the sharp edges in the cocking and trigger slots that cause damage. That and I sand the seal as mentioned plus other stuff, fixing the trigger, making it much quieter etc. Altogether it makes a big difference and worth the effort...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:35 am 
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Old seal was very dark in colour. New spring and seal installed, works fine now.


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