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Bad news New Gamo is dead!!!!!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by marty, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. marty

    marty Engaging Member

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    Shooting my Gamo IGT this morning when cocking the barrel to load it came off in me hand :mad:
    I will be getting onto Gamo 1st thing tomorrow!!!!
    I can't get over how thin the barrel is!

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    The machined bit on the inside looks bent!
     
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    Jesus! thats just from cocking it??? :eek:
     
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    Yep, just cocked it and I 'guess' the barrel bent under the pressure and the plastic cracked as a result!
     
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    Holy hell! That's pretty poor - whose idea was the plastic barrel mounting?!

    EDIT: I would usually say brrech block, but that doesn't seem appropriate in this case.
     
  6. theobencarbine88

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    can you get refund from Gamo? .... use the money to buy a 2nd hand rifle or new SMK or sumin with half decent quality. Plastic covering the metal internal barrel is similar to what you find on an airsoft gun, not sure why gamo building their air rifles this way :confused:
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I have a cheap gun that is a gas ram, it is a Hatsan, they use metal for those bits, I wonder why? Indeed the only plastic bits are the sights and the safety catch push switch! Good grief, the IGT is not that cheap a range of guns!
     
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  8. Oilysean

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    bloody hell let us know what gamo says! i'd want a refund!
     
  9. Mart61

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    That's not good. Perhaps there was a fault in the casting.

    Had it long?
     
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    oh dear! i had seen these with the plastic barrel receiver block and wondered if they'de break? very poor design, cost cutting taken to the extreme! guess theres no fixing that and i wouldnt trust a replacement!
     
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    Just over two weeks :( bearly fired 100 shots.
    I think the barrel wasn't heat treated correctly, steel is way too soft.
     
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    Take it back to the store you bought it from and insist in a refund or replacement, whichever you prefer.
     
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    I think when its sorted I'll swap over the gasram to my CFX and put the CFX's spring in the IGT and flog it off.
    Plastic doesn't belong on barrels!!!!!!!
     
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    Mail order **, no so easy but I did pay with PayPal :)
     
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    You stil have your consumer rights..the gun is not fit for purpose sold..report it to paypal right away and contact the shop...
     
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    I'm not buying a gamo ever, that's for sure...
     
  18. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    That sort of looks like its been let go whilst cocking or thats what they will try and say. I would take a refund due to loss of faith in a replacement. Wouldn't touch anything now thats not metal.how you get it sorted.
     
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    it would have bent upwards if that was the case, looks to me like it bent while cocking, where they've milled the barrel it doesnt look strong enough and obviously it wasnt as its bent.
     
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    Well on the bright side it is new. So a full refund is define! G&S Act. I'd go and get something German ! That looks just like tatty rubbish. You are well shot of it IMO
     

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