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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Meteor62, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Meteor62

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    In the middle of a meteor project and just found that the breech jaws are slightly bent in, which means the barrel can't be refitted. Can anyone advise a safe way of opening the jaws without causing damage ?
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    Not sure if that image shows the jaws closed but the cross pin won't fit through the hole on the other side because of the jaws being slightly closed the holes don't mate up.
     
  2. Tripleteer

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    Hi There.
    I would put some heat into it and the gently tap it back into shape using a WOOD block. Atb Paul.
     
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    Hi, im watching your project with interest as im nearly finished my jackal and will be giving my Vulcan a spruce up!, excellent so far imo.

    a few things you can try are 1, try and rotate the pin that wont line up, as sometimes they can bend slightly when going through multiple holes, 2, make a small wooden wedge and gently tap in until you get the clearance required.
     
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    Put a threaded rod half way in,put 2 nuts on then pass the rod all the way through....begin to wind both nuts outward slowly and it should open them back up.
     
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    Hi mate, one of the reasons that the jaws 'splay' on some Meteors is because the stock bolts are too long & therefore they push the jaws apart. Using this theory why not fit a suitably thick piece of metal in the gap where the barrel normally goes and then screw in the stock bolts...this should gently prise the jaws apart. The theory is good & I can't see it wouldn't work.
    If you try it let us know how you get on...
     
  6. Meteor62

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    Some good replies here, thanks I will try your method just need to find some suitable metal.
     
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    Proven and best method right there!!!!
    If all else fails I have a 20 ton press and that usually persuades things!!!! Rough as you like!!!! ;-)
     
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    It's what I do with bike forks when they bend..works great,very precise too.
     
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    Mmmm I wonder could I use the stock bolt of an airsporter for this?
     
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    Use anything with matching bolts & washers...try to match the original hole as closely as possible though.
     
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    Will it need to be threaded both ends?
     
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    Yeah..you want the two nuts to screw outward,forcing pressure and widening the bits.
     
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    Sorted!
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    The good old persuader, the multi tool of the masses.:up:
     
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    Just got to get the scratches out of the worktop before "she" gets home now. :rolleyes:
     

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