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BSA METEOR MKI

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Bullwhip, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Bullwhip

    Bullwhip Engaging Member

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    Hi everyone.

    Ive had a bsa meteor MKI for about two years now, but stupidly decided to strip it down and clean the internals.
    Now I regularly take my other rifles apart, diana 280, smk 208, crosman ratcatcher and even that little magtech pistol I just bought.

    no one told me to watch the trigger retaining pins don't fall out! :(

    I have tried, and tried, and tried and even almost cried

    but I cant put the trigger mech back together.


    I am thinking of sending it off to a gunsmith to have it done.

    Any recommendations as to who I should get to do it?

    I am thinking about getting the metal refinished at some point, not going to touch the stock, nice patina and smells like a church pew. vintage.
    What would the original finish have been?
    Im fairly confident with stripping, polishing and spraying metal.

    Ive been quoted from keens guns £15 for it to be done, but that price could go up, which is not bad but I have heard a few bad things about the quality of their work. specifically that they can be a bit "rough" with the parts.
    But Im always down there as I work about 5 minutes walk from there and its a top gun shop though. :D:up:
     
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    Hi mate, if you're still getting nowhere with it try contacting Meteor62 on this forum, he's rebuilt at least one of the early Meteors. I'm certain he'll be able to help.
     
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    Have done 3 in the last few months mate and I use masking tape on one side of the housing then take it off with all together !!
     
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    The mk1 trigger can seem very daunting at first and I too found it a nightmare at first but really it's quite simple once you've done it once. I will try to dig out my thread for you on my mk1 refurb which covered some problems I ran into with the trigger. As for the metal the mk1 and 2 were blued and you can get some half decent results with cold bluing, mine has had plenty of use now and after a year is still in good order but I will re do it all when a spring and seal maintenance comes around prob next year. If you can a afford it get it done professionally for a lasting solution. Please don't be tempted to paint it as this is sacrilege on the early models.
     
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