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Hw35l Restoration Advice

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Iggypot, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Iggypot

    Iggypot Busy Member

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    Thanks for the reply, as far as I’m aware the piston, guide, trigger etc are all original....the only thing that’s changed in its 35 years is the mainspring which I had replaced about 20/25 years ago. Nothing else came out apart from what’s in the photos, so I assume the spring isn’t broken...maybe just badly cut/finished and compressed with age?
     
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    Did you replace the spring by original Weihrauch? One end of spring looks broken
     
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    No, as I said the original spring was replace 20/25 years ago by a local gunsmith at the time.

    They used an ‘Ox’ replacement part and I assume that’s either how it came or how the cut it before installing it.
     
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    I think you need to set the rifle aside for the moment and concentrate on the most important aspect of this project - tracking down that gunsmith and pushing dog turds through his letterbox!
     
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    He should ask for his original piston back as well, Mike --- by 1983 they were fitted with synthetic seals.
     
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    Thanks, I think you’re right but said gunsmith went bust about 5 years or so after they ‘repaired’ my gun....no shock there then. I seem to recall at the time the ‘OX’ mainspring was the thing they were all pushing in the early 90’s?
     
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    Crikey I hope not....I’ve just done a date check on the Weihrauch database thingy and according to the SN (828142) it’s actually 1980-81......although it was bought in 1983.

    Does that make a difference as I’m a bit worried if it’s got the wrong piston in.....won’t that have implications for the transfer port size and all kind of complication?
     
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    In that case you have the correct piston for your serial number



    All the best Mick
     
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    Phew.....!

    Cheers Mick, that’s put my mind to rest :thumb:
     
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    Another great example of the incredible expertise and assistance available here. This forum really is brilliant.
     
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    Absolutely....it’s just fantastic...a credit to everyone on here and also our sport.
     
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    I've made synthetic piston seal conversions for mine and other HW35's with leather seals.

    The part involves a machined Delrin converter so you can put a synthetic seal on it.

    I've also got a tin of neatsfoot oil if you want to keep the original leather seal, I'll post youmsome back with your trigger if you wish.
     
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    Cheers Blackmax,

    If you could send me a drop of neatsfoot oil with the trigger please that would be amazing....I’m not an expert but the leather seal appears to be ‘ok’ and I’d like to keep it as original as possible.

    Thanks for the pm and I’ll get the trigger posted today or tomorrow, should be with you by Friday latest.

    Thanks again.
     
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    No worries, put a note in to remind me about the neatsfoot, I'll pm you my mobile if you need to chat anything through.

    I'm away fishing this weekend from Friday so I'll sort your trigger next week.
     
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    Cheers Andy, that’s very kind of you...I will drop a note in about the neatsfoot oil, that’s brill.

    No worries, Nick has just messaged to say the new internals are underway and should be posted today but that’ll give me a few days to sort all that stuff before I’ll be ready for the trigger etc.

    Thanks again, and enjoy the fishing :thumb:
     
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    All cut to size to go straight in.:)



     
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    When undoing the barrel pivot bolt make sure the barrel/breech isn't closed i.e break the barrel so that it's in the open position.That way there's no pressure on the bolt. Also on tight barrel pivot bolts i use either a 8 or 10mm parallel sided screwdriver bit in a 8mm socket attached to a tee bar.You can get far more leverage without the risk of chewing the head of the bolt than with a screwdriver.
     
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    Awesome....what a superstar!

    Thanks very much. Icky and everyone for your help on this.

    I’ll keep posting as I go along and put up some pictures at the end.
     
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    Cheers Patrick, going to try this later today if I can get all the bits together.

    Doing a bit of polishing first.
     
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