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Did I just break my first air rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Shiloh, May 9, 2015.

  1. Shiloh

    Shiloh Newbie

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am new to this forum and new to the world of air guns :). I could do with some advise. I bought my first air rifle, a Stoeger x20 suppressed. Its a cracking gun, has a nice kick, is nicely finished and is very accurate. My current plan with the gun is to plink, my parents have the perfect back garden for this, about 70meters long with a wall at the end and inclosed with dense trees and a thick high fence down each side, which will teach me to shoot and then start hunting with it once i manage to learn how to shoot straight haha.

    Anyway after going though the manual it says to drop oil into the breach bit every 500 shots, i did this after the first 500 with no problems however today after shooting another 500ish i oiled it again and fired a few shots with my practice pellets with no issues. However, i loaded in a hunting besly hollow point pellet, going through the playing with different pellets phase, which was a very tight fit as usual into the barrel. When i shot the gun there was a loud bang, ting and crack like a powder gun shot and a good amount of smoke from the barrel. I cracked the barrel and the seal between the breach and barrel was brownish like it had been burned however this rubbed off. I am worried now that i may have damaged the gun somehow, is this likely? and if so could anyone give me any advice on the best way to check?

    Thanks a lot in advance :)
  2. CaineIsCarter

    CaineIsCarter Donator

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    Hello Shiloh

    Welcome to the forum and congrats on your first airgun.

    What you're describing is dieselling, where oil is ignited by the compressed air, producing the loud bang, smoke etc. You are highly unlikely to have damaged your gun, but I have to say I have never encountered any advice to put oil in the breech, find it odd that the manual should recommend it, and would suggest you don't do it any more.
  3. macker71165

    macker71165 Donator

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    dont know if you have broken then the gun without seeing it! think you have just experienced diesling!!!! were th force of the air being pushed through the barrel has ignited any oil you have put in! airgun barrelsd do not require much oiling! i havnt oiled mine and its nearly 2yrs old! i have cleaned it using a pull thru kit but only once in a blue moon! please dont put oil in the breach! it can ruin the seal if its just ordinary oil! but i dont think you have damaged it!
  4. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    One of the worst things to do with a springer is to put oil in the compression chamber or in the breach as it diesels.

    Once or twice shouldn't have harmed it,but stop using the oil :)
  5. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    Can you post a clear close up photo of the area you think is cracked/damaged?
  6. chevin

    chevin Keyboard Hero

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    the Wedge Staffs
    Welcome to the forum, and no more oil, atb.
  7. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    Bummer let's hope it not to bad.

    But when I was a kid my Brother and I used to put all sorts of suff down my BSA Metor from wd40 to ezie start. Just shows has dum we were back then.

  8. Tripleteer

    Tripleteer Donator

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    First up Welcome along to THE forum, Hope you enjoy your stay with us. The crack you heard was the oil igniting in the barrel!!!this is referred to as dieseling! Do not put oil in the barrel ever!!! The barrel does not need to be oiled internally, you can lube your pellets though with a recommended pellet lube! Atb Paul.

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