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Rifle servicing - Daystate

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pete2013, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Pete2013

    Pete2013 Busy Member

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    Hi guys, Do you regularly have your rifle serviced ?

    I strip and clean mine now and again but I have seen a few adverts recently on the usual bun star etc for Daystates that state recently serviced, one less than 12 months old has been serviced 3 times.

    Are Daystates a bit precious then as I was thinking about getting one at some point ?

    Cheers, Pete :D:up:
     
  2. Steve K

    Steve K Posting Addict

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    I own a good few Daystates, all from brand new, some are a good few years old now and have never been serviced by Daystate or any gunsmith but, i do clean and maintain them myself.

    One of my Wolf's is getting on a bit now and needs a new battery, but otherwise fine ;)
     
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    Same as steveK, I too own Daystates plus others types too and do a regular clean and lube myself. I will however send my DS's off to be serviced/repaired by Daytstate should any of them ever begin to deteriorate even after my care. After all, who knows the rifle any better than the manufacturer? Same applies to the other types I own.
     
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    Sorry you removed your list of those you own Steve and you can only put it down to jealousy. I suppose you would not consider reinstating it? I for one love to see what other shooters own for it to give me an idea of shooters preferences.
    Why should you care what anyone else thinks anyway, its their problem and not yours..............I certainly wouldn't care as long it was within the forum rules.
     
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    I Know the electronic guns wolf & mk4 daystate recommend a service every 3 year
     
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    Doubt very much any one has paid for a service 3 times in 12 month that would add up to exccess of over £750 with out labour fees more like its had to back 3 times in a year for problems
     
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    Yeah totally agree!
     
  8. Pete2013

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    Thanks guys - perhaps 3 services in such a short time means it is one to steer clear of.
     
  9. audi swift

    audi swift Man up & pull the bloody trigger.... HFT 101.

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    as Dave as said that will be mega money... 3 service's in a short time, maybe it as been looked at for a leak or a barrel issue etc etc not a full on service that many times.
     
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    Not nessiarly mate alot of new daystates go back for trivial matters like most brand of gun but what u got to look at is a daystate service is £250 then £50 a hour labour if. I remember right . Daystates are great guns but i favour the older type now with out electrics which can be sorted your self my mk s mk4is and mk4 st were great guns accurate as u like but there was always its going to need a service at some time and the to have the 3 serviced i could of bought 2 second hand pcps . As i say great guns but u need a expedable wallet to own a few think the newer models are leaving true air gunning behind with all the fancy gizmos they dont add any real advantage to regulated guns except for daystate there selves with the service bill infact there not as consistent as a lot of pcps regulated or not my mates s410 wiped the floor with my mk4 s for consistency not as big a shot count but far more consistent and any one who nos me nos i wouldnt admit that with ease s410 s not been very popular with me atvb dave g
     
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    Thanks Dave that's is helpful. I want a rifle that is lighter than my current for hunting, I don't go to ranges much anymore and my HW100 with the custom stock is a heavy beast for the field.
     
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    Hi mate, thanks, well the guy got a bit upset, he said he thought i was boasting, and not everybody could afford the guns i own, and it was offensive???
    I nearly told him where to go but, i get in trouble here every so often as i like to speak my mind (politely) so thought better of it ;)
     
  13. Pete2013

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    Well I am the OP and I would have liked to see the list mate
     
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    Hmmm.....it depends on the manufacturer and on who you ask IMHO. I would say SRC know DS better, whereas DS would say DS. Infact, DS DID say DS... and lost. Ill update a whole lot more later on tomo. See my thread ''is my barrel bent'' ;)
     
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    I have heard of some dealers saying that you have to have your Daystate serviced every 3 months or else you lose your warranty. It is not true, they should be serviced every 3 years and/or if it is not working properly.

    I don't understand how some sales people sleep at night but then again if people are dumb enough to believe the rubbish that they are told (instead of reading the owner's manual) then it is their own fault.
     
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    According to Tony Belas, the 3 year service plan is a blanket cover for all their rifles, and is because some o rings perish faster than others. Even if the rings have perished, a service will bring the rifle up to the standard that it should be in. He (and other staff at ds) indicated that pretty much the only things a service get is a change of orings and a clean and a visual check.

    This was an important point to me as i took it to mean that unless you orings have failed, the only reason to service it is to keep your warranty. But if something fails, its unlikely to be BECAUSE an oring perished, so in many the service intervals are a fallacy. Thats just my take on it though, strictly speaking.

    I do recall when i was ringing around to have it serviced, one gunsmith told me that ''if there are no problems, dont touch it, thats when problems happen''. Unfortunately i put the phone down and then called DS,....the rest is history. However, his words still ring in my ears! I cant remember who it was though :(
     
  17. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Not for me, the nearest RFD is a trained Daystate Service Agent! Service for my mark 3 was £45 plus parts, he charged me £25 for a new battery, not a penny for the seals or for replacing the slightly chewed up bolts that were either caused by the previous person who serviced it or the previous owner! The RFD stripped down the gun to reveal an old mangled AA pellet in the reloading mechanism (no cocking mechanism on this gun).

    Not so bad eh?

    As for the fancy gizmos, my Mark 3 is still on it's original trigger, solenoid, pcb, the only thing that needed replacing was the battery, they do give up after a few years use. Financially not much worse than replacing the spring in a spring powered gun and giving it a general tune up!

    Thing is the electronic trigger is very very quiet, quieter even than an HW Rekord!
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2014

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