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IS IT JUST ME!?!?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Cooper1596, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Cooper1596

    Cooper1596 Busy Member

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    So whenever I get a new air rifle - whether it be brand new or second hand etc. etc. I cannot be happy with it or feel like its 'mine' until I've fully stripped it, greased it and had every part taken apart and (usually :rolleyes:) put back together!

    I need to know how it works and why every moving part is there and to know it is all working at its optimum.

    Cant be just me? :eek::p
     
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    That is the working brain of an engineer!!!!
     
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    I get told off quite often for doing this :(
     
  4. Cooper1596

    Cooper1596 Busy Member

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    Tripleteer- thats exactly what I'm attempting to get into at the moment (engineering) ! :) and Im glad Im not the only one! It is a pain though I spend more time tinkering than shooting! Haha!
     
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    There's an old saying that I tend to abide by......................"if it aint broke, don't fix it":)
     
  6. Cooper1596

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    Heard this many a time! Just cant help it! I'll shoot the rifle a couple times and just think "I wonder how that works.." and "I'm sure I could make this smoother or customise this in some way.." or I even just think I wanna take it apart just so I can know myself I can take it apart in the future, just in case :D
     
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    im exactly the same with cars.
     
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    People like you I think are pretty brave tbh, cars these days are so tempremental with electrics I wouldnt dare touch under the bonnet, guess if you know what you're doing tho..
     
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    Hey we are springineers!
     
  10. Ichabod Armacost

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    More like bloody Zebedi !!!:D
     
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    My old Dad used to say, never buy owt from a tinkerer and bodgerer.......................I have made a note of your name.................just for future reference you understand. :p:D
     
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    I wouldn't do this, not after what happened when I stripped my KTM to to see "how it worked and why each part was there", result was a 7mile walk pushing a bike and a hefty garage bill for my troubles, that'll teach me to torque up by feeling... I'll leave the rifle to Welsh Willy!
     
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    I only do it if it doesn't work, if it performs ok then I'm happy to leave them as be, the trouble is I often by faulty items just to fix :D

    John
     
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    Haha! Well likewise for you now then mate, if I ever receive a pm from you requesting any items I have for sale a 10% 'tax' will now be applied ;)



    That doesnt sound like a successful tinker to me! ;) maybe its about time I left it to the professionals... :D
     
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    Cars? I'm ok with anything from the 70's with points and condenser! My current one 58 plate peugeot I had to get my mate to do an oil change as didn't know how to do it. Doh!
     
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    I don't like being in the dark knowledge and understanding comes from investigation and experimentation so I just can't help having tinker. :)
     
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    Grumps leaves it all alone in the latter years .In my long distant Youth . everything was dismantled and sort of put back together ! probably because i never gave my self time to understand my new equipment Oh and the whole hyper actvie problem child thing :rolleyes: Im in the building trade again . Via a Very long story . Grumpy is Very good at working on historic buildings and barn conversions . Id say 1 third of my income comes from putting right what people have done wrong trying to do My job ! sadly some from repairing cowboy builders botch jobs . Then a fair few evenings and weekends fixin my friends muck ups , thats OK i do that free except for the Mocking :D Grumps can strip a stock screws thread in a blink , snap allen keys in grub screws for fun !!!!!!!!!! Grumpy not put together for delicate ! leave that to clever folk , If you want a Home built from Oak and Stone . Call Grumps :up:
     

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