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El Gamo .22 Paratrooper

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by lertho009#, May 20, 2020.

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    Paint strip done on barrel & piston chamber :finger: 688B9F75-51F4-46DC-95C3-11C644510DD9.jpeg 2F4C3999-F9E5-47C6-B6F2-E32BB4D33666.jpeg
     
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    You've got a lot of rubbing down and polishing ahead of you there ! What is the piston seal like ?
     
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    Ye a lot more work ahead...
    The piston seal doesn’t look too bad tbh. I posted a thread on here 10 years ago:eek: https://www.airgunforum.co.uk/community/index.php?threads/my-old-paratroopa-22.90435/when I managed to get 11.07 ft lbs out of it. Back then I was trying different materials to see what worked best:finger:
     
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    11 ft.lb ... bl**dy hell = what spring have you got in it ???? :eek:
     
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    I think it was an OX mainspring but not 100% sure, long time ago
     
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    That'd explain it and I bet the shot cycle was pretty harsh !
     
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    Ye you can feel a little kick, tbh I think my avatar pic is a reading off my paratrooper:finger: Just shows what a 50-60 yr old air rifle can achieve
     
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    Has anyone tried this abbey blueing gel, is it any good? 44485222-39F2-4223-ABCA-B3E4B57AED07.png
     
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    So I thought I’d give you all an update to what I’ve done to the rifle so far...

    I stripped the paint off the stock barrel/chamber & sights etc next I decided to give the barrel/chamber an electrolysis bath for a night as I wasn’t happy I could see rust under the paint & I wanted to get rid of any rust from the metal, next day it was rust free nice & clean, after that plenty more sanding (by hand)

    I think a bit more sanding/polishing it will be good for primer. What do you guys think?
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    Coming along nicely :up:
     
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    Have those plastics arrived yet ?
     
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    No not yet Mark, hopefully they will arrive tomorrow :up:
     
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    Love it just done my repeater (on this thread) wouldn’t mind a .22 myself now! Great work mate
     
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    Hi mate, I have always made my own for the paratrooper!!! It is always the reason for not cocking back! I make mine from battery terminals (see pic) if you need help I am happy to assist.

    Most of the needed tension is there already just a bend on end for the slot, straighten out coil number three, bend back jobs a winner and very very strong last years.

    Then a quick trigger adjust and it’ll never happen again trust me
     

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    Thanks for the advice @Ulrichrudel if mine fails in future, i know who to ask:finger:
     
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    Hello fellow Paratrooper owner! I still have mine (.177 Paratrooper Repeater) I got in 1982. Mine needs a little TLC and this thread is quite inspiring. Mine could probably do with a jolly good clean and lube, and probably a new washer, anyone got any links to part suppliers?
     
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    Usual suspects like John Knibbs and T W Chambers :up:
     
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    Chambers have helped me a lot and great guys and service!!!
     
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    Thanks I’m glad I’ve helped inspire a couple of people to bring their old Paratrooper back to life. Mine is currently being primed (stock only) I’m waiting for blueing liquid to arrive for my barrel/chamber can’t wait to throw it in the trough
     
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    I found this old vintage BSA 3-7x20 lying around I think it’s from the 70’s it’ll look great on my Paratrooper when she’s finished, still works great :finger: BB5DA658-2E8B-4BD4-9B1F-5D4F6F89F6F0.jpeg
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