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Bsa lightning problem

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Welshdean, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Welshdean

    Welshdean Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I had a quick look to try and find a maintenance/repair section but couldn't, so I'm posting it here. Hope you don't mind.
    ive received my second hand bsa lightning xl today via parcelforce. The guy I bought it from separated the action from the stock for easier travelling in transit.
    when I assembled it, it would not cock properly, it would break open but not all the way back, about 95% of the way. I rang the guy and he told me to try.... Hold trigger in, cock the weapon and whilst still holding the trigger bring the barrel back into a locked position, then fire and see if it works. And he said if it's does, then it just needs a good oiling. I tried this and it did work but not the way he said.

    for it to fire I have to put safety catch on, hold trigger in, cock the weapon, bring barrel back to start position, release trigger, change safety catch to fire and hey presto it worked.

    this clearly is not right and he told me it was working fine when he had it and must have been damaged in transit.
    Anyway, now the rifle will not cock atall, and I'm clueless as to what could be wrong with it.

    Have anybody experienced this before and does anybody have an idea as to what could be the problem ?

    all help appreciated, thanks
     
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    Hi Dean,

    Does the rifle feel like it's locking up when it gets to 95%? If so, a broken spring could be the problem. Failing that there could be a problem with one of the trigger sears not engaging, or something jamming part of the mechanism.
     
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    check the pins in the trigger assembly 1 might of dropped out ther are 5 pins make sure the sear spring has not pimped over the pin in the cocking sear have a look on tw chambers for diagram let me know if you get stuck
     
  4. Welshdean

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    Thanks tony for the reply. I appreciate Kate the help.
    i did try to have a look at the trigger and I ended up ******* it up and if any get the trigger working properly now. I pushed a pin out and then the actual trigger came out along with a spring, and another silver piece . I gathered that the spring goes inbetween the silver piece and the quality trigger. But when I put it back together it wouldn't function atall.
    i obviously put it back in the wrong way or something.
    ive looked for some step by step guides but can't find anything that helps, now I've got to take it to the shop to get it serviced where I got a feeling I will be stitched right up
     
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    If you want to send the cylinder with the other parts i could put it back together and sort it out don't need barrel or stock let me know if you want me to have a look atb tony
     
  6. Welshdean

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    It's going to be going in for a service anyway mate, but I just wanted to get the trigger sorted beforehand, incase they decide to charge me extra to put it back together. What is the cylinder by the way
     
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    the cylinder is the main part with the spring, piston in what the trigger unit is fixed to and scope fixes on top let me know if you get stuck good luck any way
     
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  8. Welshdean

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    I've had a look on the net for guides on how to refit the trigger and also how to strip the rifle down in order to just give it a general clean, but I can't find anything. I don't suppose you know here I could find a guide for this do you ?
     
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    welshdean if you still struggling to find a guide ill be happy to strip one of mine down and take pice all the way threw and then email them to you as a guide.
     
  10. Welshdean

    Welshdean Well-Known Member

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    Hawk eye, I would be very happy if you could do that for me. A simple step by step guide would be very useful. If you could make it as easy as possible it would be much appreciated. Also can you please point out how it should look aswell, so that I can tell the difference between a knackered part and a normal healthy working part.
    thanks.
    please could you let me know when you've done it and I'll give you my email address, thank you
     
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    ill crack on with it now buddy for you. and all the parts in this rifle are brand new as its never been used.
     
  12. Welshdean

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    Thank you very much indeed, my email is sent via pm
     
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    Hi, did you manage to do the guide please
     
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