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lightning problem.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by highland chief, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. highland chief

    highland chief Donator

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    hi guys

    need your help. my 2001 lightning wont cock properly. it,s like it wants to, but it is difficult to cock.

    I have not stripped this gun only restored the stock. and carbon wrapped the action as the blueing was terrible.

    any advice would be great guys.

    cheers

    gus
     
  2. oldbugger

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    does the trigger click when you try and cock it ...ie does it move forward when you try n cock it ?...does it try n move forward ?..are the trigger sears engaging ?..has the soddin spring snapped ?...could be allsorts of things gus,...process of elimination may help...atb
     
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    hi mate

    no problems with the trigger and it fires well, maybe too bloody well:eek:. it just will not cock first time or second etc..

    cheers

    gus
     
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    Sorry, back to the trigger - are all the pins well seated, one hasn't come slightly adrift, they are only held in by the stock & often not very well.?
     
  5. highland chief

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    yip mate. all is well with the trigger.

    cheers

    gus
     
  6. oliver13

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    Then I think you should strip it & see if anythings bunging it up.
     
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    My rifle had the same problem, it sounds like the spring has snapped but if that isn't the problem. It will be the sears in the trigger arrangement as they are.. Naff.. Hope you get it sorted
     
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    i had one with similar issues, binding/graunching when cocking. replaced the spring with gas ram. sorted it
     
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    hi mate

    that's what I want to do, how easy is it to do this, and where can I get a gas ram to fit, at a reasonable cost.

    cheers

    gus.
     
  10. highland chief

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    hi guys

    what is the best spring to put in this rifle, the gas ram way is going to cost too much.

    cheers

    gus
     
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  12. highland chief

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    hi mate

    someone said, do not use an ox spring, no idea why.

    cheers though mate.

    gus
     
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    i got the gas ram from blackpool air rifles as i remember. as easy as dropping a spring in . ox springs are a bit harsh. please make sure you chrono it if you replace the spring with anything other than a standard lightning one.
     
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    ox cut it down to 240 mil heat end up and flatten end won't be far of 11.5 i think it will be near enough tried titan found they snapped a inch from the end after couple of months atb tony
     
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    check you sear spring the 2 prongs that go on your sear some time slip past the sear pin
     
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    Just get an ordinary spring specified for the Lightning/Supersport, it's a fair bit cheaper & if you get a Titan it's almost guaranteed you will have to shorten it.

    The reason Ox springs can have a negative press is the amount of damage the square section section wire can do, in my power obsessed youth I had one in a Scorpion pistol for a week & it excavated quite a lot of metal from inside the piston, swarf everywhere, but some people find them OK.
     
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    I was having that same problem when trying to cock my lightening and like some of the lads have mentioned it was a snapped spring. I replaced this old broken 1 with an OX main spring which had 2 coils cut off the end flattened and both ends polished. When I got it back together it still wouldn't cock and it was a snapped sear spring it's now sorted and doing 11.7 flbs with Crosman premiers which it loves. Hope you get it sorted mate!
    Scott
     
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    the only way a ox spring will knack your gun is if you put it in without shorting it
     
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    Mine wouldn't have fitted into the lightening at all without shortening it!
     
  20. highland chief

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    now comes another problem how do I remove the maxi grip scope rail???. this needs to be replaced as someone in the past has taken a file to it:eek:. I am finding some conflicting results on the net.

    also the problem is finding one, chambers don't have them in stock. as with a few others. this is becoming a nightmare.

    cheers

    gus.
     
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