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De cocking a BSA / Gamo Hornet?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Big_T, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Big_T

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    Hiya,

    I have a BSA hornet .22, which is made by Gamo. It's also known as a Gamo Hornet. The rifle itself seems very good for the money, my only problem with it is that I can't seem to de cock it...? Normally you just break the barrel, hold onto it, pull trigger and gently let barrel come back up. When I try this on the hornet I can't putt the trigger, its solid? Safety catch is obviously in the off position. Does anyone know if it's possible or how to de cock it? When I'm hunting and don't get a shot it would be handy to de cock rather than just discharge it into the ground as this isn't always possible! Any ideas??
     
  2. bf95

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    yeah it will be possible you will have to take the action of and then remove the anti beartrap from the trigger arangement, its a simple enough job but im not 100% if it would effect other parts (i doubt it would effect)
     
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    Ok, I will have to look into that! Thanks!
     
  4. RichieRich

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    Why not just fire it into soft ground? If you de-cock it, it's still leaving a pellet in the barrel which is a bit of a safety issue
     
  5. Big_T

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    I would like to de cock it instead of just shooting into the ground, sometimes when hunting I like to just sit and chill for a while and would prefer to do this with the rifle de cocked. If I fire into the ground I will risk spooking any potential quarry. I know it will make just as much noise when I do get a shot at something but at least I will be making a racquet when something is in my sights!
     
  6. Akita177

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    They call them a anti bear trap but there really just a trigger interlock for idiots that dont hold the barrel or/and keep there fingers in the trigger guard while cocking.
    The only guns that have decent anti bear traps are guns like the TX200 but it still makes me cringe when i see people loading them without holding the barrel:eek:
     
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    Cheers for the info:)
     
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    Sure I saw an exploded view of the action on line but can't find it at the mo'. From memory the trigger interlock is a slider from cocking link to trigger which should be capable of modifying so you can trip it manually when needed for decocking yet still operational otherwise. I'll keep looking, good luck.
     
  9. oliver13

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    Have a look at this exploded diagram, it's not a Hornet but I can't find one either, it's probably similar: https://www.gunspares.co.uk/products/24835/Shadow/

    Look for part UL087, that's the anti bear trap link & you need to disable that, remove or disconnect.
     
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    OK Oliver if that's the one it can easily be modded to disable or override
     
  11. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Why do you need to discharge the pellet? As long as it is only you on the permission, you can leave the gun cocked with one up the breech quite safely! I take it you do not attemptsilly things like rifle juggling or baton twirling with it!
     
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    Why would you want a gun you coudn`t uncock?
    There just a trigger interlock chuck the plate and spring in the bin and decock at your pleasure i.e when climbing over fences or just relaxing for a moment no point leaving the spring cocked or when a whistle is blown at the range.
     
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    Thanks mate, you put what I was thinking into words!:). It's nice to know that just because you have cocked the rifle you don't HAVE to fire it, it can easily be made safe without the need to shoot into the ground pointlessly!
     

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