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Re: Have an oldie coming on Wednesday!!
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2016, 08:05:05 AM »
See if it will unscrew and make a leather buffer type washer for behind the piston head. Do the hole smaller that the bolt goes through so its a snug fit around the threads maybe that would work  :)
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Re: Have an oldie coming on Wednesday!!
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2016, 04:44:21 PM »
Hi all

I called from work and bought some 20x3mm orings, They fitted perfectly and when I put my finger over the tp, It actually holds the piston back now!!

There's still a little dieselling which should disappear with use but the breech is still robbing some power as I still get a bit of smoke coming out! I cut three card washers to use as spacers to push the breech seal out a bit as it seemed a little flush to the surface of the barrel block, Prized out the breech seal and placed them in the recess, I then replaced the breech seal, It's not leaking as much but nevertheless, Is still leaking  :(  I think the barrel detent spring is tired so i'll take it out and find something a little better to hold the barrel firmly shut!!

I shot an Eley 5.5mm pellet before and after I replaced the piston seal, It sounded better on the second shot as it is sealing better so no piston slamming into the end of the cylinder, ergo a bit more power! (Was getting too dark to chrono it, I'll do that tomorrow and report back)

Before at left- After at right..



The repair to the stock cracks held even after a few shots down the garden before and after I replaced the seal  8)

I do intend to return it to a leather parachute seal as they generally shoot smoother in my opinion  ;)

I think i'll rattle a few shots out at the range on sunday first though..


John  :)

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Re: Have an oldie coming on Wednesday!!
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2016, 05:01:53 PM »
Thatt definitely looks promising john  :)
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Re: Have an oldie coming on Wednesday!!
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2016, 05:12:29 PM »
Thatt definitely looks promising john  :)

It's still nowhere near full power Dave as that shatter pellets but I don't reckon this gun would reach full power easily (If at all!!)  :(

 Still some gains to be made if I can get the breech to seal fully  8) 8)


Cheers, john  :)

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Re: Have an oldie coming on Wednesday!!
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2016, 08:20:21 PM »
Thanks for the update John.

At what range were those pellets flattened?

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Re: Have an oldie coming on Wednesday!!
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2016, 09:07:04 PM »
Thanks for the update John.

At what range were those pellets flattened?

At about two feet at a concrete slab..

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Re: Have an oldie coming on Wednesday!!
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2016, 01:42:35 PM »
So maximum range if it was a .177 then.

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Re: Have an oldie coming on Wednesday!!
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2017, 11:33:54 PM »
I have a .177 that looks the same as Yours,Mine is made by Tell in Germany a long Time ago.....Franky

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Re: Have an oldie coming on Wednesday!!
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2017, 05:50:34 PM »
So maximum range if it was a .177 then.

Ha ha ha!!

Most likely but at least it won't do too much damage like the pratt on facebook that shot a .45 acp centrefire round at his steel toecap to see if it would stop the round!! Looked like he missed the steel cap but removed half his big piggie and the next one to it!!  :o :P


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Re: Have an oldie coming on Wednesday!!
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2017, 05:51:23 PM »
I have a .177 that looks the same as Yours,Mine is made by Tell in Germany a long Time ago.....Franky

I'll look the Tell up in my books and see if mines the same, Cheers  ;)