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Advice S510 side lever operation?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by nick2303, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. nick2303

    nick2303 Engaging Member

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    Hi guys..

    I have an S510 which was purchased used..

    The side lever seems a little loose..

    Once cocked the lever can swing about pretty freely.. this means that i have to either..

    1. point the barrel at the sky to load the magazine so the probe is in the rear most position.. only problem with this is the pellet can fall out of the magazine as i load it in..
    2. support rifle with my right hand under trigger guard, stick my thumb in the air and use the back of my thumb to hold the side lever in its rear most position to load magazine. not easy to do...
    3 put the rifle down to free both hands to load the magazine... not always somewhere to put it down..

    is this normal for the S510 cos it is really annoying...
     
  2. larryking28

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    Have you tried seating the pellet in the magazine?
    Pellets sizes vary and i have found some to be quite a loose fit in magazines.
    When i load them i get something like a biro to push the pellet in.
    Umarex magazines can have a similar issue.
    Is there anything in the S510 magazine that might need replacing to hold the pellets better,dont they have a large O ring to hold the pellets?
    I would gave thought that once the gun was cocked then the sidelever might be slack.
    I think you need to look at why the pellets fall out the magazine more than anything though.
     
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    the pellets are a loose fit.. i pretty much drop them into the hole... i dont have to push them in at all...
     
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    But do they drop in far enough is my point?
    Do they drop right through the magazine?
    Thete should be a little resistance.
    It mignt be worth checking the large O ring to see if its damaged or stretched and slack.
     
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    i drop them in without any resistance til they sit on the "O" ring that stops them falling right through...
     
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    i`ve just checked mine fully cocked i can point the barrel at the ground and the lever doesn`t move at all , sounds as if yours is sloppy for some reason
     
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    I believe the issue is in that the lever is a little loose on its pivot; causing it to float about when the gun is cocked. From the few I've played with I'd suggest that this isn't the norm; not sure if there's a facility to adjust the float though..
     
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    cheers guys...

    will have a look at it n see whats amiss....
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDtGacTCcwA

    Quick 18 second video showing how loose the lever is....

    What can i do with it?

    Looked on the spares list and exploded diagram on AA website but cant find a spring or anything that would reduce the free movement?
     
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    If the bolt and lever are moving forward that easily then it's probably very well lubricated with a friction reducing lube. They are not particularly stiff and there is no detent to stop closing by it's self. Who ever had it before probably felt ot was a bit stiff and needed loosening up. It's also why I dont like the way all 4/510 series rifles load the mag from the left. But that's the only thing I dont like.
     
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    So a clean is about the best i can do?
     
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    Hi it's a while since I had a 510 but the pellets do not fall out of the mag if the O ring is OK. Also you say you have to point your gun " to the sky" to stop the lever coming forward why not just a degree or two up?
     
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    Possibly as they are not a complex design so I can't see that much else os causing it.
     
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    i prefer to be pointing at the ground when loading the mag... i dont like holding the rifle level in case of any accidents...
     

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