Guys I need some advice with an Airsporter problem. I just refurbished an Airsporter Mk 6 and made a lovely job of it (IMO), but I took it to the range yesterday for its first outing and first time I cocked it it self destructed! The problem - a stripped cocking bracket stud. This is the little threaded stud that screws into the body of the gun just under the port and holds the bracket that the front stock screws thread into, and also guides the cocking slide. Basically a really important bit!
The stud it's self is fine but the gun body threads are stripped. I have no idea how to fix this and thought of a helicoil as the best option.
Does anyone know the size of the stud so I can buy a helicoil kit? I'm not actually sure if I can get one as they all seem to be metric and I'm guessing this is an imperial size.
Any alternative suggestions gratefully received.