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Question Changing A Tx Barrel

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Reevo17, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Reevo17

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    Now this may be a daft question but how difficult is it to swap my .22 Tx200HC barrel to a .177 barrel?

    After shooting my full length 77 in .177 I’m wishing that I bought a .177 TX and 97kt now......

    97 I can trade sell later but lefty TX are quite rare and for £110 it may be the better option.....

    Ideally I want full length (if I were to buy another) but ultimately the calibre is more important....[​IMG]

    It looks like just a nut but things are never that easy
     
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    It's also loctited (barrel & nut) so will need heating up. I used a heat gun and it did the trick There is a Utube video if you search for it. I wasn't bothered about saving my barrel so just clamped it in a vice. IIRC it's a 17mm nut but will need long extension bar/s to reach it.
     
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    Definitely doable if you wish to keep the rifle.
    The barrel shroud will need a large amount of heat as the heat will quickly disperse. A camp stove / large gas ring is far better than a blowtorch in this respect as a larger area can be heated.
    I think Paul Chell has struggled at times with getting TX shrouds to come unstuck.
    I removed a very well bonded on shroud on my fwb300s. Blowtorch just wouldn't touch it. Camp stove did the trick.
     
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    Top tip thanks mate
     
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    So is it just a bit holding that all together? Is the shroud just pressed against the action or is there locators there too?
     
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    Loctite
     
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    Bit? Nut ?
    The underlever catch is located on the shroud so in effect will line up with the underlever.

    Loctite used on the nut and also all inside the shroud bonding it to the barrel
     
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    Sorry yes typo

    So in theory just loctite on the nut the shroud and barrel come away as one

    Swap for new
     
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    Loctite is used aong the whole length of barrel/shroud as well as where barrel locates in action and on nut threads. If you just heaet up where barrel locates in action you can drive out the complete assembly and refit a new asssembly without the need to remove the shroud. Hot air gun does work to do this ........ i did it on my TX.
     
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    Compsre prices with Chamberss, Jhon Knibbs & Julian Bond. Think it comes under VCR act so can only be posted to RFD. I got mine from Julian Bond (AAOC member discount).
     
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    Under no circumstances "drive out " the barrel, if you clamp front in a vice with the underlever catch still attached , you can rotate the barrel and shroud complete and remove it without damage . Also do yourself a favour if you intend further tuning , and get the full length barrel and under lever , and convert to full length much better gun ultimately.
     
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    Thanks Nick,

    I have posted a wanted ad for a foul length and scrolling freeads etc

    Just waiting up my options
    Great tip on removal too
     
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    Geoff Bullock of LSD recently posted a video of barrel removal
     
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    Cheers Rob just watched that!!

    So nut off is “easy” if I have a slim socket

    But heat the end for the barrel to come out


    Daft question but does hear ruin the bluing?
     
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    That is something i have been thinking about, as like you i'm a lefty & now prefer 177, so was thinking of changing the barrel of my prosport
     
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