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Ratcatcher Hell

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Stickofdynamite, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Stickofdynamite

    Stickofdynamite Engaging Member

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    Saw a nice ratcatcher in an ad on noseybook and duly went and bought it. Was looking forward to getting out and giving it a go, but decided that I would be better waiting till the following day.

    While killing time I scanned another few pages on noseybook and saw an ad on another page, the same gun but saying on the ad that it needed a seal. A bit p****d of about this I gave the guy a phone and asked about it. Indeed he confirmed that it did need a seal but he assured me that it was an easy job and that he would give me a hand. I bought the seal kit as recommended by him and it arrived in the post. Tonight I thought I would give it a go having bought a ratcatcher tuning dvd. Got all the tools out, dvd on and a beer out of the fridge.

    Stripping it down wasn't a problem.

    [​IMG]

    Got it in bits in no time. Upshot of it all is that, it doesn't look like it is any of the seals in the kit that was at fault.

    8 cans of beer later the gun is still in bits, abusive message left on the guy who sold me it's phone, I've lost the tiny spring and ballbearing from the safety catch and the ratty is in a box as I had to stop before I started smashing my house to pieces.

    [​IMG]

    Any1 know where I can order a the components for the safety catch and a valve stem seal while I recharge my patience.

    Almost at my wits end.
     
  2. shears20

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    :D Sorry pal but I couldn't help but laugh at this one.. not the seal situation but the whole spring/BB part.. Anyone who has ever dismantled a ratty for the first time has had dramas with them little s.o.b' s.. Not really sure which seal your missing maybe a picture of the ones you have will help.. as for the spring and BB.. they can be bought on ebay or drop Droid a private message. :up:
     
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    Lol, I'm laughing myself, either that or I'd be in tears.
     
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    Cheers for that, I have had a quick look. I see that a valve stem is £8. I take it that I'd be better buying the whole valve stem rather than trying to get a seal for the 1 I've got?
     
  6. shears20

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    I've been there.. haha you should be okay with just the seal but could be best to be safe than sorry..
     
  7. Stickofdynamite

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    I think I'll buy the whole valve stem, lol.
     
  8. Stickofdynamite

    Stickofdynamite Engaging Member

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    And I've learned something "never waste time looking for the safety spring and ball bearing". Lol.
     
  9. Ganton Gunner

    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    my best advice is to avoid ratcatchers they are horrible guns and no-one should own them they are a drain on your life and your wallet
     
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    I think the problems may have a little to do with the 8 tins of beer tbh.....
     
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    Mine no longer has a safety catch as I'm almost sure that my other half found that particular spring and bb with the hoover before I could find it!! Lol
     
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    Droid has them he sells them on ebay and his own tinterweb shop.
     
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    Next time you strip it do it inside a large, clear polythene bag which will catch all the little parts that seem to want to fly off into the darkest, dirtiest corners of the workshop. Probably also a good idea to drink tea instead of beer as well :D
     
  14. Stickofdynamite

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    Lol, I reckon that you are probably right Terry. I am just of the phone to gmac and ordered a valve stem and the safety catch accessories. The guy was mega helpful and a pleasure to speak with. He told me that when I put the safety back together to put a little Vaseline on the ball bearing and spring and I'll never loose them again. Sounds like a top tip to me. Hopefully get the parts tomorrow and then round 2 either Sunday night or Monday, oh dear, lol.
     
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    Ditto ;) :)
     
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    glad you got sorted pal, gmac are great very helpful :)
    atb
     

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