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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:09 pm 
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Today I was visiting a friend and his neighbor came over and asked if I would look at his pellet rifle. He got it used and said it never worked, one look and it was obvious it had been abused but I agreed to see if I could get it working.
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This is the seal, obviously someone was shooting nails.
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This is the piston, needs a bit of cleaning and then good as new. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:34 pm 
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I doubt a good cleaning will help Wayne. Might need a reseal.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:38 pm 
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I'd say never re-use that piston again; cracked piston head, over-worn push slot, lot of rust to induce more cracking. :shock: You're asking for big troubles, imho. And what does the inside of the spring chamber look like? And the rest of the rifle? Oh, maybe you could keep that piston as a ''record'', as in ''What to not do with an air rifle''. I just hope your friend's neighbour did NOT pay for that gun!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:23 pm 
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I betcha those nails really smoothed up the rifling - NOT. discard! JUNK imho, of course.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:11 am 
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Wayne, if that guy is expecting to use that gun for pesting, you might suggest to him to buy a better gun. Even in perfect working order, the gun barely makes 400 fps, and accuracy is iffy. Also I don't think there ar any scope mount,s on those 618,s.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:23 am 
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There is evil in that there piston :twisted: :twisted:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:23 am 
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The rear sight is broken, surface rust, trigger spring missing, a stove bolt used to replace trigger pin, missing trigger guard. All this is repairable but I doubt I would want to put in the time for repairs, rifle is too light to even make a good club. :D
On the other hand I just hate to see an air rifle thrown on the junk pile.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:27 am 
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It would be a good example of abuse for others to know about.. maybe in a shooting club display.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:32 am 
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What kind of shape is the rifling in ? maybe the barrel could be used for a 2240 or something. Since you have a lathe, it would be easy to make it fit.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:33 pm 
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I've found nails imbedded in the piston seal of an old Gold Cup air rifle that I bought.
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And to top it off the spring was broken.
From now on I test fire the airguns that I buy.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:52 pm 
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The nails were dropped down the barrel after the gun was cocked and slid right into the compression chamber. I used to do it with white tipped matches when I was a kid. Only the match head was too big to fit through the transfer port. They cracked real nice when they hit. All that shooting with little restriction as in dry firing, never hurt the gun. I used it for many years.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:29 pm 
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SureShot wrote:
I've found nails imbedded in the piston seal of an old Gold Cup air rifle that I bought.
And to top it off the spring was broken.
From now on I test fire the airguns that I buy.

I think you are right in there as a contender for the worst seal. :D I wondered how the nails got inside the compression chamber. Joe must be right, if someone wanted to shoot nails why not put some wadding in first to build compression?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:51 am 
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Watertown wrote:
SureShot wrote:
I've found nails imbedded in the piston seal of an old Gold Cup air rifle that I bought.
And to top it off the spring was broken.
From now on I test fire the airguns that I buy.

I think you are right in there as a contender for the worst seal. :D I wondered how the nails got inside the compression chamber. Joe must be right, if someone wanted to shoot nails why not put some wadding in first to build compression?

Likely kids wouldn't have thought of that. I didn't.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:07 am 
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We didn't, Joe- LOL. We also shot wooden matches and SML Pistol primers at brick walls. Pls don't do this - we were professionals (or simply VERY lucky) and no one was injured.

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