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Hw 80 barrel removal correctly?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by gixxer, May 11, 2014.

  1. gixxer

    gixxer Posting Addict

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    I'm about to start a re lube on my 80 ,I've watched a few different guides on strip refit and whilst it looks simples two things I need to clear up.
    Firstly one strip I watched states to remove the rear block before breaking the barrel to remove axis bolt or shim damage may occur as it's under load.
    However the other shows the barrel being removed prior to the trigger block being removed still under load.
    Is a 3 mm punch the correct size for the trigger unit pins ?.
    Which is the best way even correct way .
    Lastly I have a old/new quick removal cocking leaver pin or bolt to make removal easier . To fit it I need to punch out the old pin , from which side do I punch it out from .
    Thanks gentl.
     
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    I've done it both ways and I don't think it makes a lot of difference. If you look for 2lbstriggrpull on Youtube he's got a very good method which is the one I used the first time I stripped my 80.

    I used a 3mm (or was it 4?) punch and it was fine. The pins aren't under much stress and will tap out pretty easily.
     
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    anotherairgunblog.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/reanimating-hw80k-part-4.html

    If this link works, he goes indepth, with pictures
     
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    I have found that if you don't have a punch to hand a drill bit of the correct size works well as they are normally pretty hard.
    Obviously use the end that normally goes into the drill chuck as the punch end.
     
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    I've used Allen keys gently tapped with a hammer sufficient to remove them
     
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    Thank you gents just wanted to be sure things are easily damaged if not done correctly. Measure 3 times cut once.
    Is their any particular side to punch out cocking leavers pin from?.

    Thanks again
     

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