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Blast From The Past

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by lertho009#, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. lertho009#

    lertho009# Engaging Member

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    I’m now the proud owner of a Anics a-3000 skiff. 1073DFEB-6006-4829-A9A2-79A2BC30CEFB.jpeg I loved these guns but unfortunately I had mine stolen about 18 years ago. I’ve even got 2 manuals from the gun. I had one replaced due to the belt fed mag not functioning correctly & didn’t give them back the manual for 1st one. Even with their flaws I always wanted to get another but always either missed out on a deal or just too late. But after a lot of searching, messages & phone calls the good news is I’ve managed to get one:thumb: the bad news is that it needs new seals as it’s leaking co2:facepalm: I ‘was’ told by the seller that is was leaking & I know these parts & seals are hard to come by nowadays I’ve even heard of people ordering seal kits from Russia:confused:im sure there’s someone out there who can point me in the right direction for seal replacement :thumb:
     
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    Nice, I always had a fancy for one myself, and never got around to getting to one. I have an Anics A101M which is an OK plinker, if a bit of handful. (grips are square and not that ergonomic).

    Anics don't appear to be a thing anymore, anyone know the history?
     
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    Wild Bill co2 Firearm Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    I used to have one when they first came out. I think I nicked from a guy up north.:D Powerful little pistols but the trigger is just about the worse one I have ever experienced.

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    Ah, I meant more the company, rather than just the A3000. I know Anics produced a BB 'revolver' at one point, then the A101 and variants (A101, A101M (extended barrel in muzzle brake) , and and A112L (with a built in laser), then the SKIF (and a Beretta clone with SKIF internals), and then,.... not even a Wiki page to remember them by, and the domain name is for sale.

    I guess at the time, Russian exports were stronger, I picked up a few decent mechanical watches around the same time, and they seem to have less of a presence as well. Well, maybe they are still sold on QVC : -)
     
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    Yes you’re right, two they was, A201 & A201 magnum:thumb:
     
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    As you all know the mags on these can be a pain in the ... sometimes & stick a lot when trying to load. So last night I took the mags apart completely & give them a good clean 7BED41F4-DB3E-4447-8710-D44CD3DC2AD6.jpeg then literally bathed them in oil after the oil bath they are now working super smooth like they should, load cycle is nice & smooth loads every time now without any mag jams:thumb:

    Still no luck on seal replacement yet, but I do know the dimensions if anyone can make them?

    • 13mm Outer Diamater
    • 4.3mm Inner Diamater
    • 2.7mm Thickness
     
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    Today I managed to get the brass valve screw off. Then removed the brass block. I used an old kitchen knife, broke in half, it’s 16mm. Then there’s another valve screw which is 12mm. For that one I used some nail clippers that was a perfect fit:thumb: also the second smaller valve screw felt quite loose, unscrewed really easy that could of been the problem?
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    After looking at the valve seal it looks ok so it could be the pin valve seal inside the brass block
    I took apart the brass valve block using the old kitchen knife again & just push in the spring valve as you unscrew:up:. Everything looks ok, seals look good 1A5C5D7C-CAF7-45EE-9F9C-25FD04B8F3B3.jpeg
     
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    Is it possible to pre load the valve spring for a bit more ooooommmmph! :cool:
     
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    Is it the O ring in your strip picture or a flat washer type?
    If it's an O ring 13 OD and 2.7 cross section then ID has to be 7.6
    A BS109 is 12.83 x 2.62 x 7.59 which is pretty damn close considering how hard/awkward it is to measure an O ring spot on.

    If it's a flat one I'll check what I have in the way of wad punch sizes for you.
     
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    A friend from another forum sent me this, apparently he had to wait 7 months from Russia:eek: 081B995F-83E4-4F35-BD2D-65FE0460E083.jpeg
     
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    Thanks Bezzer much appreciated :thumb:
     
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    Found a couple of rubber blanks 13mm od , 3mm thick....but I've "misplaced" the box of wad punches I've got , can't find them anywhere. :shrug: Drilling rubber is usually crap even when frozen beforehand so pm me your details and I'll send them to you to balls up :D Might do you in the short term.
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    Thanks Bezzer they will come in handy:thumb:
     
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    shadowryder Shootin' the Breeze!!

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    @ped is a good man to talk to for all kinds of seals if you have sizes I bet he can make em or find em somewhere..
     
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    That nitrile sheet is probably the best bet. I'm suffering health wise for a little while (hopefully) but have started making a 13x4.5 mm punching jig for the OP, might be a couple of weeks before I can finish it though. got the 4.5mm punch made in high carbon, need to start drilling a 13mm body then temper them.
     
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    Thanks again Fred & Other forum members for taking the time to help out, much appreciated

    Get well soon Fred:thumb:
     

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