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Advice Air arms khamsin 1980's

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by posty, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. posty

    posty Newbie

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    Hi can anyone please help. I have an air arms .22 Khamsin which is cocked but won't fire. The trigger won't fire? It's been cocked for 24 hours now. I think I now may need a new spring. Any ideas how to release this without taking my fingers off? Thanked
     
  2. bhodge

    bhodge Keyboard Hero

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    Hi mate, try having a look at the 'Air Arms Owners Club' website - you might find the answer there.
    Good luck.
     
  3. cloverleaf

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    IIRC this problem is often associated with the anti-beartrap. Is the gun new to you? Has it cocked OK in the past in your experience?

    First thing is to open the sidelever and give it a good (but not too hard) yank backwards at the end of its stroke to ensure that the trigger is properly engaged. If the gun still fails to fire, carefully apply rearward load to the lever to take load off the anto-beartrap, push the beartrap release lever in (IIRC this is located on the side of the cylinder beneath the lever when closed) and gently lower the lever back under spring tension to the uncocked position - ideally you'll need three hands to do this (one to hold the rifle, one on the lever and one to depress the lever) so a mate would be useful. Be sure youve got a good grip on all bits as you don't want your fingers caught between the lever and cylinder!

    Finally if none of this works, in the past I've lashed the action in a spring compressor (a padded vice would also do) with the loading tap open and trigger group facing up. This allows the (6?) trigger group screws to be loosened slightly in turn until the whole group can move away from the cylinder, disengaging the sear from the piston.

    Sorry, it's been a while so can't offer any more specifics - hopefully someone with more experience can shed more light :)
     
  4. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    I was just goner say it normally the antibeartrap :)
     
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    Hi cloveleaf thank you for your advise.
    Yes the gun is new to me it was my brother's who recently past away. It had been in his garage unused for quite some time. I cocked and fired it once, then it would fire after that. I had the gun out of the stock, I think the one of the trigger screws have gone. I'll try what you've said and let you know how I get on. Think I'll wait till I've got another set of hands to help. Thanks again
     

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