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Hatsan Mod 55 issue.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pinki Pete, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Pinki Pete

    Pinki Pete Member

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    Hi all,

    Got my first air rifle today :) lovely Hatsen Model 55.
    However I cant seem to break the barrel. The only moving parts I can find are the trigger, back sight and safety catch. Iv tried every combination of those three that I can think of and nothing works. I don't want to use too much force and risk bending the barrel or something. It doesnt appear to have a barrel lock and the chap in the shop didn't seem to have any problem breaking it so obviously I'm doing something wrong lol.

    Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
     
  2. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Hold the rifle horizontally by the fore-end with one hand and give the muzzle end of the barrel a good sharp whack with the open palm of your other hand to break the barrel ;)
     
  3. Pinki Pete

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    It worked.

    Sir I could kiss you ;)

    Now any idea how I can make it smoother so I don't have to smack my hand every time? :)
     
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  4. mattyts

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    Not really ,I have to do the same thing with both my hatsans, the 60/55 is easier than the 85xth without a silencer.

    The ball bearing detent on my Th208 and some weihrauchs (?) are the best , can break the barrel with your little finger.
     
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    Yeah my Weihrauch breaks smoothly
     
  6. Ichabod Armacost

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    I have to do the same with my Webley Longbow that was built by Hatsan, it's just that the barrel detent bolt on Hatsans is very positive, a little PTFE grease may help a bit, it made it a bit easier on my Longbow, in that I don't have to smack it quite so hard, personally, I think that the wedge shaped detent bolt is a much better design that a sprung ball bearing, but hey? What do I know.:)
     
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    The barrels on guns with ball bearing detents are usually easier to break open but I personally don't think they give as positive or as stronger lockup
     
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    It will probably loosen up a bit with use but make sure the plunger is well lubricated along with the barrel pivot and a little dab of grease on the plunger as well helps,but they do have a strong lockup anyway,no bad thing
     
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    With time it will get easier to break Hatsans are very stiff from new give it time it will loosen up some but not much mine (Carbines) are all like yours tight but good shooters :up:
     
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