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BSA Scorpion repair help

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Eye2i, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Eye2i

    Eye2i Member

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    Hi all, Just got the old .177 scorpion out to shoot some vermin, but the pistol would not cock.

    I am not a gun techie, so don't know the correct names, so please bear with me.

    The ram was seized up, after removing all parts, stock, trigger etc. i found that the ram unit (the unit that the spring compresses into) was seized.

    managed to get the unit out with the help of an hammer.

    I found that the ram was ok, but the bit that was sized was the plastic seal at the front that creates the pressure for the pellet.

    The nylon guide is really tight, as if its been flattened. The guide carries an o-ring, which makes the unit tighter as it is pressed down the chamber.

    Should i spin the nylon in a drill and sand it to reduce the diameter so that it goes down the chamber smoothly?

    All between the nylon and the gas ram was loads of debris, couldn't tell what it was but i'm assuming that its some sort of dampener.

    Can i repair it, or do i have to go out and buy new spares, if so will these be available for a very old gun. I live near south Yorkshire. Chesterfield to leeds is available to travel for spares

    One more point, the nylon pressure unit is fastened with a split ring into the gas ram. Any ideas what tool to use to clip back onto the shaft?
    its damn difficult to get relocated when stripped, ne-mind, when reassembles to the ram.

    Thanks in advance
    Sorry for terminology.

    mike

    http://www.spireimaging.co.uk/website/sample/sample.html
     
  2. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    You can still get spares no problem.
    http://www.gunspares.co.uk/
    I used two flat screwdrivers to get the clip back on. Fiddly but not impossible.
     
  3. Rockabilly

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    you should not be using an air pistol to shoot any type of vermin
    as it doesnot have enough power to kill humanely!:(:rolleyes:
     
  4. i8allthepies

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    At 6fpe that's dead right, plus after drilling/sanding down the piston you can bet it'll be a good bit less even than that:(, also - is it accurate enough to hit the vital spots?:confused: - doesn't sound like you practise much with it.....
     
  5. norris

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    sorry folks

    I disagree- I have used a pistol for vermin at close range quite effectively!
     
  6. i8allthepies

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    Well done! No, not using the wrong tool for the job, but coming on to a public forum and showing your ignorance. Magic!:mad:
     
  7. Rockabilly

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    what range was that POINT BLANK!....its a big no, no, in the airgun game to use 6ftlbs or a lot less in your pistols case to hunt and humanely kill any type of vermin, and to be honest your doing yourself no favours saying this on a public forum...:crazy::hole:
     
  8. steve410

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    Why even think about shooting vermin with a pistol,do yourself a favour and get yourself a decent rifle for the job.This kind of post gives out a bad impression to newcomers to the sport.:(:(:(
     

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