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  1. Rob M

    Mainspring moly grease recommendations

    I'd go with this if you are unable to get more Maccari Tar. I really rate moly paste and grease as airgun lubes, the problem with some "moly greases" sold for car use is that they don't have as much molybdenum is as proper moly gun grease, being mostly just standard lithium-based grease with a dash of moly added.
  2. Thanks for posting that, I have one of these so will find that interesting. Cheers
  3. Rob M

    Best chamber lubricant

    Neatsfoot oil shouldn't cause deiselling if the washer has been dried properly, the power is probably up because Neatsfoot oil swells the leather slightly. For a piston and cylinder lubricant, I would stick with Dri-slide or Moly GN paste, rubbed well in. I also like to lubricate leather washers with SM50 rather than Neatsfoot, but if you use SM50 you need to make sure that the SM50 is given plenty of time to soak into the leather, and there's little or none of it left on the surface (I dry the leather washer with paper towels before instalation). The instructions say SM50is fine for airguns but it contains silicone which while it is fine for the leather (much better than mireal oils in fact) it is really not good as a metal-to metal lubricant, so you need to make sure that there's none of it that can shed from the leather onto the contacting parts of the cylinder and piston. Small quantities of grease gradually slipping past the piston head from the spring area should be all the 'fuel' your airgun needs, you shouldn't need to refuel by oiling the washer.
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    Which type of oil?

    I have refinished a few stocks with Danish Oil and been really pleased with it. I strip right back to bare wood with Nitromors or similar stripper, then give it a couple of good washes and rinses, then stain, then put a load of coats of Danish Oil on. The first few coats of Danish Oil I might thin a bit with White Spirit so it penetrates well into the surface of the wood. When that's well dried, I start with neat danish oil, to start with it's rubbed in gently with a piece of very fine 'wet and dry' (it has to be 'wet and dry' as some abrasives can shed fragments which stick in the wood). Rubbing with fine abrasive paper causes any raised fibres of the wood to make a paste which gets rubbed into the grain, filling it and giving a smoother final finish. After all that has gone dry, I apply more coats with clean fluff-free cloth. Like I say, this has served me well on two BSA rifles, two Webleys including a Longbow, and an old wood-grip pistol, I haven't had any real problems to speak of and am very happy with the results.
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    Springer 'twang' - how to reduce

    You might find that the oil you are using has got into the cylinder and softened whatever grease was in there, so it's no longer dampening the twang, so a clean and relube with grease, Maccari Tar or motorcycle chain wax (aerosol) wil sort it. But then again, I seem to remember that the typical BSA spring guide is a bit slack, so you may find that a new spring guide will improve it even more than a relube... I think it's well worth making (or getting made) a custom spring guide. Pretty much anyone with a lathe can make one, although I made one a while back with just a bench grinder and a drill, it took a while but the results were great! I got a bolt that had an unthreaded part that was roughly the same length as the compressed spring, the diameter was such that the spring could just slide over it with hand pressure. The head of the bolt was carefully ground to match the back end of the cylinder, then the threaded part was cut off, then I drilled it down the centre to lighten it as much as possible. I polished it with some very fine wet&dry, then cleaned it and rubbed GN paste into it, then sprayed the spring with motorcycle chain wax, reassembled, it works really well and the Scorpion shoots very sweetly indeed! You might find that one of the big bolts that goes through the chassis leaf spring mounts on an old Land Rover (what I used for this BSA Scorpion) is a good fit... Like I said though, anyone with a lathe and a bit of steel stock can make one pretty easily, and it shouldn't be expensive either.
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    assembly/disassembly of BSA Cadet Major

    OK, there's a big screw that goes up into the back of the cylinder through the pistol grip. Use a large screwdriver to undo that. Remove the two screws near the front of the stock, the action will come free of the stock now. Now you can remove the tapered cylinder end, which unscrews from the cylinder. Once you have unscrewed this, you can remove the spring, break the rifle at the breech until the cocking lever comes out of the slot, and remove the piston from the cylinder for cleaning and relubrication. If you need a new piston head washer, they are easy to make out of a bit of off-cut sole leather from a cobbler's shop. The Cadet and Cadet Major are possibly the easiest spring air rifles to strip, so don't be afraid! Get in touch if you have any specific questions. All the best,
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    .22 super 10!!!

    If the barrel is clear there shouldn't be any other problems. Have you tried shooting it since clearing it? It should be fine, I can't think of any damage that would be caused to the mechanism in a case like this.
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    Scottish Airgun Ban or Licensing?

    Here's the response from HM Gov't (finally!): ------------------------------------------------------------------- The Government accepts that there are legitimate uses for air weapons and that the majority of owners use their air weapons responsibly. However, there is a minority of people who misuse air weapons, causing great concern in the community, and the Government is determined to tackle this problem. In doing so, we will always look to act proportionately so that legitimate air weapon owners are inconvenienced as little as possible. The Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 introduced new controls on air weapons to tackle their misuse. The Act: required businesses which sell air weapons to register with the police as firearms dealers and to complete sales on a face-to-face basis; increased to 18 the minimum age for buying or possessing an air weapon; and made it an offence for anyone of any age to fire an air weapon beyond the boundary of premises. The Government intends to allow these measures time to take effect before considering the need for any further controls, although it cannot rule out earlier action if it becomes necessary on public safety grounds. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- So there you go...
  9. I was under the impression that the "No New Airgun Laws" petition closed at midnight last night, but it looks like it's open until midnight tonight... Sorry for the misinformation, but it means that if you missed last night you still have chance to sign... ================================================== ====== Just Hours to go now until the end of the "No New Airgun Laws" petition, and we have only just passed 3,700 names... Please consider signing the petition, we need every name we can get on this. There is still a powerful campaign against airguns in Scotland, they have had a setback in that they will not be allowed to make their own 'Scotland Only' gun laws (prohibiting or severely restricting airguns) but they are still doing their damnedest to get a ban! The proposed airgun restrictions or even a complete ban were on the cards for Scotland alone, but Jack Straw (UK Home Secretary) was looking favourably on the Scottish campaign for a ban on airguns, he was recorded as saying he wanted to help them ban airguns and would see how it went as "he was minded to do the same across the whole UK" if it went ok! He is also on record as wanting to close down Bisley Shooting Ground as he has no respect at all for legal shooting sports or sportspeople. So come on! This could STILL affect airgunners across the whole UK... Write to your MP objecting to any further restrictions on legal and safe sports and pastimes, write to Gordon Brown, write to Jacqui Smith and Alex Salmond too while you're at it, and please, SIGN THE PETITION!!! ================================================== ==
  10. Seven days to go until the end of the "No New Airgun Laws" petition, and we have only just bust 3,600 names... Please consider signing the petition, we need every name we can get on this. There is still a powerful campaign against airguns in Scotland, they have had a setback in that they will not be allowed to make their own 'Scotland Only' gun laws (prohibiting or severely restricting airguns) but they are still campaigning. The proposed airgun restrictions or even a complete ban were on the cards for Scotland alone but Jack Straw (UK Home Secretary) was looking favourably on the Scottish campaign for a ban on airguns, he was recorded as saying he wanted to help them ban airguns and would see how it went as "he was minded to do the same across the whole UK" if it went ok! He is also on record as wanting to close down Bisley Shooting Ground as he has no respect at all for legal shooting sports or sportspeople. So come on! This could STILL affect airgunners across the whole UK... Write to your MP objecting to any further restrictions on legal and safe sports and pastimes, write to Gordon Brown, write to Jack Straw and Alex Salmond too while you're at it, and please, SIGN THE PETITION!!!
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    Scottish Airgun Ban or Licensing?

    Thirteen days to go until the end of the "No New Airgun Laws" petition, and we have only just bust 3,500 names... Please consider signing the petition, we need every name we can get on this. There is still a powerful campaign against airguns in Scotland, they have had a setback in that they will not be allowed to make their own 'Scotland Only' gun laws (prohibiting or severely restricting airguns) but they are still campaigning. The proposed airgun restrictions or even a complete ban were on the cards for Scotland alone but Jack Straw (UK Home Secretary) was looking favourably on the Scottish campaign for a ban on airguns, he was recorded as saying he wanted to help them ban airguns and would see how it went as "he was minded to do the same across the whole UK" if it went ok! He is also on record as wanting to close down Bisley Shooting Ground as he has no respect at all for legal shooting sports or sportspeople. So come on! This could STILL affect airgunners across the whole UK... Write to your MP objecting to any further restrictions on legal and safe sports and pastimes, write to Gordon Brown, write to Jack Straw and Alex Salmond too while you're at it, and please, SIGN THE PETITION!!!
  12. Rob M

    valtro ap92

    Sorry, I was just assuming that it was one of their air-cartridge guns. I'm afraid I can't help, don't know much about blank firers. If it's a very close replica, you might be able to find a strip-down guide for the real pistol on the net which might help...?
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    Mk 1 BSA Meteor Tuning

    I'd offer to make you one but I don't have any synthetic material that I can lathe...
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    valtro ap92

    I think that unless you have it on an FAC, the Valtro is illegal as it qualifies as a Brocock-style cartridge gun, even though it fires plastic pellets. Might be worth checking up on that...
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    Mk 1 BSA Meteor Tuning

    Let us know how you get on!
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