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Daystate X2 Will Not Cock!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by catman938, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. catman938

    catman938 Engaging Member

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    my x2 will no longer cock, the bolt comes back no problem and magazine works ok hence now chambering two pellets.
    so what is my problem and where do you recommend me sending it to, i really do not fancy stripping this unless someone is going to tell me it is an easy fix.
    thanks.
     
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    Should hopefully be an easy fix, sounds like the trigger sear is not engaging, I assume you pull the bolt back as far as it will go but the bolt just returns forward?

    If so all you need to do is adjust the second stage weight of the trigger to make it heavier.
     
  3. cloverleaf

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    I'd agree that this is usually a trigger issue, however IME it's usually the sear engagement that's the issue. Again an easy fix if you're familiar with trigger adjustment.
     
  4. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Ignore both the above posts.

    This is a Daystate and I know what the problem is, been there, done that, giot the t shirt!!


    Pellets, there are pellets in the cocking mechanism, remove magazine, tip gun upside down and shake!
     
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  5. secretagentmole

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    This happens on Daystates, happened on my X2 and my mk 3, if unlucky it will need to go to a service agent for a strip down. 6 pellets came out of my mk 3 action...
     
  6. Airwolf1

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    Yes it's sear engagement, on these triggers increasing second stage weight increases the engagement. There is usually a locking screw in front of the adjustment screw but they can still loosen over time I guess.

    Or its pellets (as suggested above), but this usually makes the bolt stiff and prevents it from going forward all the way rather than coming back far enough to engage the trigger. The whole action will feel graunchy with pellets in it too.

    If it's is trigger adjustment the info needed is in the manual.
     
  7. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    If the pellet falls to the back of the mechanism it prevents sear engagement nu not allowing the bolt to engage the cocking linkage, but does allow the magazine to rotate. Been there, done that, got the t shirt!

    It does not necessarily affect the smoothness of the mechanism. If it suddenly refuses to cock after working fine then my money is on pellets and not trigger adjustment.
     
  8. catman938

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    thanks for the replies guys.
    well i gently bumped the butt end onto the carpet, no pellets came out but pushed the bolt forward and shot out i assume two pellets, now the whole cycle works perfect again. what i can't understand is how can pellets get stuck in the mechanism!! but anyways sorted now and thanks again.
     
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    Great advice from great forum mementos leading to a happy ending as always.

    It's a good news day:)
     
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    So the issue with cocking was that the bolt would not return forward? or not go back far enough to engage trigger? Reason I ask is if was pellets then I could happen again unless the offender is removed, if its the trigger then it will need adjusting or cleaning, the sear may have been stuck down and the bang from the but has released it again etc.

    The pellets get into the action through the hole in which the bolt/probe travels, if pellets are incorrectly loaded or the magazine O ring is worn they can tip backward out of the magazine if the rifle is cocked whilst elevated slightly upward. To correctly load the magazine the pellet heads must pass the O ring, this holds them in the mag unless the O ring is worn of course.
     
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    This happens even with new o rings, it is a known fault on Daystates.

    It is a pellet or pellets trapped in the mechanism, the OP should take it to A&M Custom Gunsmiths at New Ollerton, only 30 miles away, pay a few quid, get it serviced. Problem will be solved!
     
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    i know ollerton rather well, did not know about this gun smith, if the problem continues i will pop it in and get it sorted.
     
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    had the same on my Daystate airwolf,pelllets need to be pushed in and seated in the mag.sorry did i say Daystate.i meant daystate;)
     
  14. secretagentmole

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    http://www.amcustomgunsmiths.com

    Daystate accredited service agent and very reasonably priced too, Adi is a good bloke, Mandy is a laugh too.
     

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