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Kral Np02 Cocking Arm Pivot Screw Issue

Discussion in 'Technical' started by pjgtech, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Hi Folks...
    Whilst at the range this weekend just gone, a fellow shooter has a Kral NP02, and noticed that the small cocking arm linkage screw had come loose and fallen out!
    Luckily he managed to find the small screw and screw it back in again.

    I wondered if anyone else had come across this issue?

    It seems to be a poor design as the screw is on the bottom of the linkage, so if it comes loose it will just fall out. If it were screwed in from the top of the linkage, then it may be more noticeable and may not fall out.
    Also, when you cock the lever, it has a turning / rotating action, which presumably puts a turning / rotating force (albeit small) on the screw, thus over time, loosening and unscrewing the screw.

    When the screw falls out, the two parts of the cocking linkage come apart so the gun then cannot be cocked. :(

    Once I got home I immediately checked my own NP02, but luckily mine is still screwed in ok.
    I'll put some pics up asap.

    Just a heads up really for anyone else who owns a NP02 or any other gun that has a similar screw type linkage that could work loose, keep an eye on them.... :thumb:

    Pics added of the offending screw and its location....

    kral np02 linkage screw_1.jpg kral np02 linkage screw_2.jpg
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2021
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  2. marflow

    marflow Posting Addict

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    i don't own one but i think i would put a very small drop of super glue on the screw head after installing
    it would be like staking a screw but with glue

    just an idea
    mike in the states
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  3. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Yeah I did think about maybe some thread lock?
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  4. DEGS

    DEGS Posting Addict

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    I appreciate this thread :thumb::thumb::thumb:
    I have a few krals …. I will check them
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