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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:09 pm 
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Another revival story to share with you guys
iv'e always heard lots of good things about Walther aiguns but have yet
to ever own one, so i picked this up a couple weeks ago knowing very well
in advance that it was not working and that parts are very hard if not impossible
to find.... :?


Removed the stock and got access to the action
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here is the trigger housing
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anti-beartrap linkage
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remove the knurled end cap there's a spacer underneath that puts pressure on the trigger assembly
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removed the trigger assembly
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trigger assembly
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after compressing the spring and removing the retaining bolt and block
the night mare began....the spring was snapped :(
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more disappointment but i knew this one was coming the piston
seal was totaled...what a mess

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old seal material yucky waxy mess
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the main tube was no better one thick hot mess at the bottom
that is thick junk of seal materiel your looking at you cant even see the transfer port hole

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now for some serious cleaning
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only the later LG55 & LGV came with what is called
the key hole piston seal assembly system

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polished some contact points
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never change the angle of the piston to sear contact point #2
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polished the piston contact points
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also did the main spring ends
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this is the new spring I took the rough edge of the point of contact with the main tube
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the LG55 come with the weight in the stock. It's actually a functional part of the gun
as it supports the curious little coil spring and pad that keep the cocking linkage in place

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managed to find a new Walther main spring, new spring was almost 1" 1/2 longer
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because its pretty much impossible to find a main seal for this LG55
i had to make with the help of my friend Peter who has access to a lathe, he made a hybrid seal
for it, so now it works of a Diana blue seal pretty much will last forever.., but first i had to
measure the depth in order to establish the correct thickness of the seal and back plate....
cocking arm to piston engagement space

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this is how thick are seal and back plate must be
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here is the new piston seal with its new backing plate
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moly lubed every metal to metal contact points that i could find including the spring
here is a pic of the rear spring guide

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reassembled everything and ran it over the crony...
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i was expecting around 560fps.... but not bad for something that was completely dead...
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now for the real test iv'e heard there accurate but i have to see for myself
the LG55 came with no rear sight, i'm still trying to hunt one down, but in the
meantime i slapped on a scope...so after some zeroing in, i shot 5 shots @ 35 feet
semi rested...first up were some Crosman pointed pellets

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now for some H&N field target trophy pellets,
paper was to thin so it tore a ragged hole....

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back to H&N pellets with cardboard stock target paper....
yep shes pretty much a single hole tack driver machine... 8) :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:13 pm 
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Awesome job again!

And looks the vintage rifles always shoots that well?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:18 am 
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Awesome work. Another classic gun revived. 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:54 am 
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Way to Go, Ace!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:27 am 
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Nice work Ace! Good to know you are close by if I ever need repairs on my springer.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:20 pm 
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thanks guys this was a fun project
forgot to ad a pic with it scoped i can't edit the post so here it is.... 8) :drinkers:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:18 pm 
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That's really good work, Ace. Not sure I'd have had the "drive" to do that after the dismantle and finding what you did.
Well done, indeed.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:55 pm 
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Wow! Very nice restoration work Ace :supz: . And beautiful rifle too :) .


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:06 am 
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Theres nonway tonrepair a.snapped spring right? Btw nice job gun looks nice


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:14 pm 
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Well done , and a real beauty!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:30 pm 
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Exceptionally good work, Ace.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:52 pm 
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I very much enjoyed this post. Nice to see a great classic restored to glory.

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