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Advice Am I being paranoid!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by JonnyA88, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. JonnyA88

    JonnyA88 Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    You may or may not know I've had a few issues with my stoeger X20, I've managed to strip it down and reassemble it. Now I'm conscience of something I didn't realize it before but thought I was just being paranoid so thought why not ask the good folk here on AGF!!

    WP_000779.jpg We've all seen this before the rifle cocked. Now before I tinkered it used to hold like this say when I was fiddling for pellets or lay it down for a second, cocked to take a sip of my plinking brew haha. But now say when I cocked it it slips down like this:

    WP_000780.jpg I've taken the photos with the rifle lying flat for illustration purposes only to make it easier to explain.

    What I need to know is should the barrel be so slack? It should obviously slide back and forth but with aid of your arm closing the barrel to seal the breach surely it shouldn't just slip as it has been??

    I thought it was the barrel shims. Turns out it's not, thought it was the indent again, it's not, so am I just overthinking things? Or do I have a problem??

    It holds it own when its closed the barrel doesn't droop when aimed and it takes the normal amount force to cock it and it shoots fine but it just doesn't want to stay in the cocked position?? Am I just being paranoid?? Haha


    Thanks again you've all been so helpful already I'm starting to feel I need to contribute. Haha
     
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  2. SteveO

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    The barrel should remain closed when on the latch but will drop back if the latch doesn't engage. It should be floppy when cocked until it's locked and latched.

    If the shim washers haven't been replaced or the pivot bolt not tightened sufficiently it might make the movement a bit floppy.
     
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    My one is not floppy when cocked!
     
  4. mark.177

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    all the break barrel rifles i'v had the barrel will when cocked stay in any position its left but only require a slight pressure to move. maybe the barrel clamp screw are a little loose?
     
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    Mine moves about when its not latched,both on my hatsan 85 and hastsan 60
     
  6. JonnyA88

    JonnyA88 Well-Known Member

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    So all in all nothing to worry about but I would like to see it tighter as I'm abit OCD like that lol. I'll try to tighten up all the screws but I'm not going to stress over it too much.

    Like I say it latches tight when closed up and doesn't budge when aimed or shot so I'm just going to live with it if it doesn't tighten up.

    Thanks again everyone!!
     
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  7. SteveO

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    If you think about it, before the sears latch when cocking... the barrel is being drawn back under the tension of the spring until it locks, after it locks the spring is fully compressed and cannot put any tension on the movement of the barrel anymore! Just imagine you rebuilt the gun without a spring, what would the barrel do if it wasn't latched on the detent?
     
  8. JonnyA88

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    Swing low like a sweet chariot haha, thanks again mate!! Simple analysis but puts my mind at ease. :)
     

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