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BSA Meteor MKV .22 restoration

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by bsa meteor, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. bsa meteor

    bsa meteor Junior Member

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    i picked up this MKV last year for £50 i wanted it after parting with my earlier one.

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    the exterior wasnt to shabby TBH but it seemed low on power even for what it is so i set about stripping it.

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    here you see how the piston washer had deteriorated, and crumbled.
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    after removing the guts i set about de-greasing and sanding and polishing the internals.

    whilst waiting on replacement parts from T.W Chambers, i set about the stock.

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    Hi mate, I've fitted Chambers standard springs to two Meteors. They're 34 coils of (approx) 3mm wire, the spring length being 240mm. They go straight in WITHOUT being trimmed. The minimum Fpe I'd expect would be around 7.4 with just the new spring & a lub job. It could go as high 8.5Fpe depending on the condition of the piston & breach seals. My advice would be not to push-it as regards increasing power...these are old guns & weren't meant to do 12Fpe when new. Be happy with 7-8 together with smooth cocking and accurate shooting.
    Keep us informed as to how it goes, I'm always interested in threads such as this.
    Good luck.
    bhodge.
     
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    Cheers for that mate that's perfect.. Kinder the power I was hoping for it's just going to be a plinker :)
     
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    Hiya mate & All,
    Not wishing to be negative, But why do members not search out a Mk1 to spend there time & Energy on ?

    Being the 1st model I would have thought it would have had a more satisfying end result & Of course be worth more ,
    ( We all know you never get your money back on a refurbishment )

    As a matter of intrest, I had one for sale a year or 2 ago , ( £50 ) Posted , It never sold although I did sell the Bsa standard rear sight that was fitted & the scope & Mounts which can be difficult to get hold of for almost the same money , I still have the gun but I,ll keep it now , Ged.

    PS. I do hope you got the open sights with the Mk 4 , They are expensive, Cheers.

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    Looking good mate yes the chambers spring will go straight in, although I'm a bit suspicious of them being original springs as I never saw shiny springs before I saw the chambers ones so for that reason I prefer to buy from knibbs also the last mk 5 I refurbed gave pretty low power and left me wondering if it was down to the chambers spring. I also replaced a spring in an Asi magnum the spring again being a shiny chambers job and that only gave 6fpe! To the chap asking about seeking mk1 yes I have done one of them and I think its a better built gun compared to later models but most of us are not seeking to get any financial gain from a refurbishment, just satisfaction from restoring guns from our youth.
     

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