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Early HW77 barrel latch assy.. help please

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by cloverleaf, May 13, 2014.

  1. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    A chap I know has one of these that's sadly lost the spring and ball bearing that are responsible for holding the underlever closed. I've been tasked with sorting this out for him; which should "just" be a case of refitting an appropriate ball and spring, and giving the assy a bit of abuse to re-close the end of the hole in which they live and secure them inside.

    The bore of the hole is around 8mm, so I suspect an 8mm ball bearing is in order. What's less clear is the spring required. Too much load will make the lever difficult to remove / replace from the muzzle assy, while too little will fail to keep it secured when the rifle fires.

    What I'm after are the dims for the spring that's housed within the assy; from someone who has one that's dropped to bits or has an absolutely shafted one I can have for a modest sum and chop up in the name of the scienz :p

    A long shot I know, but if you don't ask... :)
     
  2. Rikard

    Rikard Engaging Member

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    I'm pretty sure that Chambers list the mk1 ball bearing and spring as spare parts if you don't get offered any
     
  3. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Nice one - just had a look (as I'm sure I did in the past) and sure enough they're listed on the site :up:

    Thanks - I owe you a cyber-pint :p
     
  4. JD

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    If you want to keep it original, buy the ball bearing, but if your ok to do abit of DIY,

    Find a bolt thats long enough to poke out through the end of the catch, round off the bolt head and make sure it fits in the recess where the ball bearing was. place the spring behind it, 1 or 2 locking nuts on the bolt thats sticking out the end, Bobs your uncle.

    Works just as well as the ball bearing, with the added bonus that you can adjust the tension. ; )

    Look at Jim Tylers Hw77 he's done the same to his.
     

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