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Advice My first ratty has arrived, what next

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by SW-Novice, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. SW-Novice

    SW-Novice Engaging Member

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    Hello All,

    I have finally fallen into the clutches of my first ratty, it arrived self assembly this morning and not in the best of conditions.
    It is a little pitted and the blue has seen much better days. The original owner decided that he would make a power adjuster
    and whacked a big ass bolt and locknut on the rear of the action (turning bolt doesn't really appear to do much). There is also
    a leak from under the bolt assembly which i guess is the transfer port area? The plus side is that it came with blocks for scope
    and a 24 inch barrel.

    Finally the question:
    Where do i start if i want this to be a stable little addition to my expanding collection of guns?
    I am thinking about a steel breech for it and a complete stripdown and service plus a quality power adjuster
    but what next?

    Also where is the best place to obtain the parts?

    Thanks
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  2. Lee67

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    Gmac. For parts...but beware u will soon spend daft money and end up selling lol..quite a few in me have that t-shirt
     
  3. SW-Novice

    SW-Novice Engaging Member

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    I just did £200 in window shopping on the site in 5 minutes. The problem is I've decided that im doing no more than £100 on it.
     
  4. surrey shooter

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    As above gmac or post in wanted section, they are addictive but good fun modding.
     
  5. Lee67

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    Steel breech is a must...power adjusters I'd leave IMO...
     
  6. bl4de

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    Congrats on the Purchase ! Steel Breech is a definite ! Power adjuster ? I would say not needed, others would say yes. With that length of barrel you should really ( If not already ?) find out the power of it ! yes you can get deep down in the Pockets on these guns, especially when you start going down the Brass or Stainless route.
     
  7. coletti

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    Got my first ratty the other day. What fun it has been haha. Mine was a brand new one and came with a steel breach and 18" barrel. After a couple of short plinking sessions in the garden it's become aparantely that in gonna be using a lot of gas so I'm going to bulk fill mine asap. Would like to find out how to increase the power a bit without using a power adjuster
     
  8. SW-Novice

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    The steel breech and loading probe/bolt are now on order, i have to buy a power adjuster and probably the spring behind it as it looks like a butchers job
    has been done to make a power adjuster. It has a small gas leak between breech and cylinder when fired so looks like a learning curve for me over the next
    week or so. £90 for the gun and i have already doubled that with just the bits ive ordered. Next step might have to be a longer cylinder as 20 shots sucks.
     
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    Small leak will be the Oring under the breech..often put in wrong after dismantling...and be aware if u have ordered a brass probe bolt..they can snap !!
     
  10. andyz1000

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    Welcome to the club;)
    Fitting a longer cylinder will not give more shots as you will still be on 12g co2
    If you want a higher shot count go bulk fill or hpa
    I did a guide a while ago its in the techy section
    "for those who asked about hpa ratty"
    Have fun with it and prepare your wallet for a pasting ;):)
     
  11. rb1985

    rb1985 Newbie

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    a longer cylinder wont give you more shots, there is still the same amount of co2 in the powerlets regardless of cylinder length. the leak will be from the tranfer port, make sure its fitted the right way round, the cylinder seal is fitted correctly, add a small oring to the breech side of the transfer port (take the oring out of a disposable lighter or get one from gmac.). the steel breech will help aswell, as the plastic crosman ones are awful.
     
  12. SW-Novice

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    The TP is now in the correct way :)
    The plastic breech is awful though as it looks like its not seated properly on the cylinder.
    its not leaking any longer but i can see a complete stripdown and rebuild in the very near future
    I ordered a steel breech and bolt/probe with hollowed probe and power adjuster this afternoon
    and im looking at the 24" barrel and thinking id prefer 20" as that would fit nicely into my spare
    carbine gunbag.
     
  13. coletti

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    Could be tempted with the 24" barrel if you were wanting to get rid?
     
  14. SW-Novice

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    Its pitted like it been left in the rain overnight :mad:
    im in the middle of rubbing it down with P1000, wirewool, autosol and finally a clean cloth ready to reblue it.
    These damn guns do tend to breed though, i was showing a mate this afternoon and he said
    "i got one like that, bought it for 50 quid off a bloke in the garage".
    So you guessed it! I now got 2 of them lol
     
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    Put the Rattie down and step away no step away this is your wallet calling do it now.
     
  16. coletti

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    As above haha. Not so sure ill get a second but have seen plenty of mods I would like to do such as hpa and multishot but above all I would like a touch more power. Going to cost me a small fortune but oh well, ill enjoy it. Still cheaper than my 22.250 though :)
     
  17. SW-Novice

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    The one that was dropped off an hour ago is a shorter barrel model and no modifications so completely standard. pushes a grand total of 7.9fpe
    I'm working out the cost for my upgrade list and then taking 75% off the cost of everything so the wife finds the list on our shared PC and thinks
    its a bargain.
     
  18. coletti

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    Clever man hahaha I like your thinking
     
  19. SW-Novice

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    ARGH! Who sent me the link to HiPAC ?
    I just discovered how to avoid filling my recycling bin with little aluminium caplets!
    Convert to HPA, does anyone know about these or own one and can give a review on it?
     
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    Don't own and have no experience but from what I've read there not too good as there not regulated
     

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