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Jackal rebuild

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by caddyman, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. caddyman

    caddyman Engaging Member

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    Hi FolksBeen working on a Sussex Armoury Jackal, stripped and painted new seals and spring, just a tidy up really.
    I bought an A/Arms Jackal as I needed a couple of parts, and have to admit the A/Arms is the better quality made weapon especially the trigger mech, the other guns mech is really fiddly and not nice at all.
    Im after a couple of parts for the A/Arms, a trigger as the plastic has snapped, which I think was the reason for sale. I need the small cocking lever, the one that slots into the piston.

    Any help with the parts would be great as I can get both rifles on the road, the idea is to sell one and do a tactical type project with the other.will put some pic's up when I remember the bloody camera!!!

    cheers, chris
     
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    If you have no luck getting any spares off a member, try ordering the parts from Chambers though they may not be cheap.atb
     
  3. 1961nuffield

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    Try pm'ing gasman, he has a few of these.

    John
     
  4. caddyman

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    Guess what part is "no longer available ", yes the trigger!!!, there is one on ebay at the moment but they want 20 quid, suppose that's what happens when you mess with anything vintage!

    chris
     
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    Hi Caddyman, it's not my intention to load you down with these weapons but I have an Air Arms "Jackal" 99.9 per cent complete ( the small plunger above the trigger is missing ) and there is a cocking lever / safety lever fault on it ( when cocked it will not fire ??? ) . If you want it p.m me ( it's free )
     
  6. oliver13

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    Sussex Armoury & Air Arms used the same trigger in a number of different models, the Khamsin & a wood stock version of the Jackal for sure, it might give you a few more options in your search?
     
  7. caddyman

    caddyman Engaging Member

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    I offered the ebay seller 12 quid so its on its way to me :)
     
  8. caddyman

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    Couple of pic's of a couple of Jackals![​IMG][​IMG]this is the air arms action that I stripped and re blued, I used a palm sander to do the heavy work and finished off with wet and dry paper upto 1200 grit, then polished it on the buffer at work, not a complete mirror finish but I was happy with the result.[​IMG]the pic doesn't show it very well but it came out nice, put some gun oil over the top and it looks good as new.just need a couple of parts to get the bottom one shooting, then I will be doing my Vulcan resto!!!chris
     
  9. adymorris

    adymorris Keyboard Hero

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    I want to get mine out and play now lol!!
     
  10. amaser1

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    Nice old rifles :)
     
  11. gixxer

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    Looks great,only had a couple of mine out a week ago to clean and re oil them,I had forgotten how well finished the AA type are beautiful deep bluing ..good job their they shoot pretty well don't they .
     
  12. caddyman

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    Hi, yes there cracking old rifles these, I find mine are quite accurate at 25metres, getting good groups.

    Ive just put up my Sussex Armoury Jackal for sale as ive settled on the A/Arms Jackal as the keeper, so I have got an L1A1 SLR green sling, need to make some loops for it, and im going to fit a bipod and bigger scope in the near future( hopefully if the other sells:))

    will post some pic's when the work is done
     
  13. sniper11

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    Really nice rifles caddyman.Its my intention to get mine looking that good. Been looking for parts ect but quite hard to come by especially the magazine.
     
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    I had one of these new in the Eighties, an A.A. Firepower. It looked like this but had open sights and a tube magazine over the barrel, which was suprisingly reliable. Operated by a cam on the back of the tap. As it was a sidelever, it was the first air rifle I had that could be reloaded without de-shouldering the rifle. It was my bunny hunter for a number of years, as it was fast, powerful and could be dragged through a hedge without worrying about scratching the stock. There was also a slide on the base of the dummy mag -intended to dispense pellets I think....
    The only gripe I had with it was the rear sight - a plastic apeture job - always looked a bit too big to me ,- and the circle looked "hairy"
     
  15. caddyman

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    Sniper11, try" Relics.org.uk ", for the parts your looking for, he sells most of the stuff for Jackals on ebay, good service, I think he has the mags.

    Zippy, I could only dream of owning one back in the eighties as I was but a boy!!, used to drool over them in the gunmart, or Exchange and Mart as I think it was back then, good days.............:):)
     
  16. sniper11

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    Thanks Caddyman, will give them a try.
     
  17. mjh1

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    Hello Caddyman,
    do you have any more spares from your Jackal/Air Arms collection? I'm just trying to revive my old Jackal.
    Thanks in advance,
    Mike.
     
  18. caddyman

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    Hi

    Sorry ive not got any spares left over, what parts do you need?

    There are a couple of places online, which are mentioned earlier in this thread.

    one thing about the Jackal is the parts do sell well, if yours needs more than its worth etc... then a profit could be made.

    chris
     

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