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SHE'S NO CHARMER!!! - Snow peak B3

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by theobencarbine88, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. theobencarbine88

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    just got given this rifle by my mums bloke... Its got 'Snow peak' written on it but it looks to be a copy of an SMK B3 underlever? - The horrible varnish is pealing off which is actually good cuz its coming off anyway. The stock is fairly nice underneath...no filler i can see and its got a monte carlo cheek piece / rubber but pad. It's .22 and by the looks of it sumone being firing darts in it as the transfer port is full of red feather stuff lol. Bit of a bummer i just bought a project rifle on here as i got this one for free now.. oh well. Came with a little 4x20 or 15 scope & a gun slip as well. I'm going to strip it down and clean up everything see how nice i can get it... I quite like it and have a feeling it could be made into a good gun with some TLC. Cocks/fires ok but its pretty rough.

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  2. 1961nuffield

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    Well your half way there with the stock refinish! Enjoy the project.

    John
     
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    Looks very much like the db4 same stock at least
     
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    dont forget the caramel.... i mean lacquer
     
  5. Barcelona68

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    Good project there.
     
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    Just taken the stock off & got the action out ... aint got a clue how to get it apart though. there is only 1 screw i can see in front of trigger. Going to have a go at taking it apart tommorow after work..will possibly make a thread with pics if i need any advice, pretty sure i'm going to need some help as i've not done anything like this in a rifle. Need to relube the spring, clean/oil transfer port & probably whatever else is in there (I have some VP90 napier gun grease is that going to be any good for the spring and stuff?)
     
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    nice little project right there, be sure to keep us updated!
     
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    I managed to take the action apart - but only the underlever cocking mechanism, the only way into the spring seems to be a plastic bung at the back which i cant get out. I put everything back together but it wont cock properly, its like the underlever joint keeps bending up and not staying level so it grips on the spring part unless i hold it down. It does the same weather the action is in the stock or not.. Dont understand what i need to do, it's like the joint needs to be stiffer so it doesnt bend up. Has anyone out there have any experience of stripping down SMK Db4 or any of there other cheap underlever rifles?.. I'm sure this rifle is the same but just a different name to SMK.

    My first attempt at taking a gun action apart so i wasnt expecting it to be smooth sailing :rolleyes:
     
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    thanks for the link laurence some useful info there i downloaded it. My Snow peak B3-2 (what i think the rifle is) is different to the SMK B4 in quite a few ways it seems. I may not take out the spring & internals of action as i dont have the tools or knowledge to do the job properly by the sounds of things... Just going to try to get the gun cocking again, Clean/oil up whatever i can from externally. Glad i had a go but its to complicated for me lol.. I can refinish rifles a bit but tuning i need help with. I worry i going to do more harm than good!
     
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    ok really should be going sleep, early start but i'm up playing around with this snow peak thing, turns out i re-assembled it correctly but having the stock screws in tightly actually blocks the underlever LOL ... on closer inspection the underlever is slightly bent so that is the problem. . this thing is such a rough dog inside, the seal that goes onto the pellet hole is i think resin.. or maybe wax or sumin it looks awful. All the worse its caked in those little feather dart ends fibres,,, cleaned it ok but its not ideal. At least the gun is working again now :p - And yeah, reading the B3 guide i'm pretty sure this thing is some variant of the B3
     
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    Spent about 3 hours on the stock last night, had to custom re-carve the grip base as it was stuck on with filler!, Stock is now fully sanded down and has its first coat of danish oil.... I wont post any spoiler pics of it yet as tempted as i am ;).. l've cleaned down and oiled the Action including the internals as best i could - The power has gone up a chunk, smoother to cock/fire & a fair bit of the surface rust has gone. In a couple of days when the stock has taken a few more coats i will put all back together & show the results.
     
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    Did you dismantle and get the internals out in the end?
     
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    No i decided against it, mainly as i do not have a compressor to remove spring and have no idea what im doing in there so didnt risk it. All i have done is lube the spring from what i can see of it & now every shot i take its getting more powerful, despite its probably dieseling to much. When i first got the gun i shot it at a piece of 2x4 plank at a few yards and the pellet only dented the wood, now it is imbedding fairly deeply. It's nowhere near full power but i've done my best. I've also cleaned the barrell, the sliding port part & oiled up the synthetic seal which has made a noticeable improvement. Thinking maybe replacing the seal with like a rubber washer or sumin as the thing thats in there at the moment simply looks ****** lol
     
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    I'd strip it mate you won't need a compressor for it just push it against a wall. Tap the pin out get the end cap out degrease it all polish it with wet and dry and grease it with moly grease and it should shoot a lot better. Look at a new spring to bring it back to near full power but you need a chrono first to see what your dealing with. How have you greased the spring from what you can see? If you have put oil on it the increase in power will be dieseling of the oil you need to get that out.
     
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    Ok so i can just push it against a wall hard.. i was thinking sumin along those lines but everything i read seems to suggest that taking a rifle spring out is a bit dodgy. Another thing i worry is getting it back in, how hard is it going to be to compress ???

    I've just put some Napier Gun grease onto the spring from the underside of the action (its visible in a few places) & worked it back & forth with the cocking arm to spread itself along the spring. I will have a go at taking the spring out tommorow as its still pretty rough sounding. To be honest whole internals of gun are in bad way, when i oiled up the sliding breech load of brown gunky rusty stuff came out... Think its been sitting in a damp place for years or sumin & any form of lubrication on the guts of the rifle (even my novice attempts) has been positive.
     
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    Ahhh got to put some pics of it up.. I am pretty happy with how the stock turned out in the end. Note the base of the wrist has been carved smooth due to some interesting chinese filler work i had to get rid of - There is other bits of filler i had to work around but the graining/colour thats come out is definately better than the turd varnish!

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    Now shes a charmer :D
     
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    Have fun tinkering. Can't do much more to that rifle to make it any worse looking. Lmao! ;)
     
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    Looks pretty good now!

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