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SMK B2 Stock Refurb (Polishing a t*rd)

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by Risquel, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Risquel

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    So I decided to go against all of the hate and bad reviews and say something positive about the infamous SMK B2. I bought this gun as my first air rifle after using my fathers BSA Meteor and BSA Scorpion and my brothers SMK XS-19.

    After getting the gun I shot about 100 pellets through it into a target in my garden at about 20-30 feet away. The gun performed as expected for £40 but I was quite impressed I managed 2inch groups most of the time. Now all that was left to do was something about the hideous thick brown what appeared to be fence paint slathered all over it. after a run to the store to retrieve sandpaper, varnish and paintbrushes I set about removing the paint. Two hours later the stock was nice and smooth and free from paint and there was only a little bit of filler in the wood (Apparently these guns are notorious for being full of wood filler).

    I got stuck into varnishing the stock and on account of it being the first thing I ever varnished I made a right pigs ear of it and after allowing it to dry I decided to sand it down to scratch and try a different approach. I went with a cheap alternative to wood stain and mixed some coffee with water then rubbed the stock all over with it which added an ever so slight tinge to it and brought out the grain excellently. The stock looked exactly how I wanted it to but now was the tricky part, the part I'd failed at before.

    After looking on the internet for easy ways of finishing wood I decided i'd try waxing it but not being bothered to run the store again I decided to melt down some taper candles I had lying around. I rubbed the melted wax onto the stock with an old t-shirt and then neatened it up by melting with a hair dryer and wiping the excess wax off. The gun was finally finished and for my first ever project I feel pretty pleased with myself. I figured I'd come on here and show the pictures during the refurbish

    As you can see from the pictures below you can in fact polish a turd, it's a shame that all of the effort put in to make it look this good won't help it shoot any better.

    Thanks for reading, First time poster Risquel
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  2. SteveO

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Nice job on the stock, the original finish reminds me of a toffee apple after it's dipped!

    Your finish looks a lot better! :up:
     
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    Got one myself and love it to bits, stripped mine and used wilkos's blackboard paint to give it a nice matt finish then i was bored so wrapped it in camo.[​IMG] :up:
     
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    If you want it to shoot better strip it down, polish the piston, deburr the piston housing, line the piston with plastic or aluminium (ice cream tub or coke can) flatten the spring ends with a dremel or sandpaper, take the play out of the top hat with shrink tubing or decent tape, take the trigger/sear combination apart (there should be 3 sear plates covered in black paint) and sand of the black paint and reassemble and lube with moly grease and you will notice a hell of a difference. mine is a lot smoother and is running at 10.1ft/Ib with .22 superdomes and is spot on accurate:up:
     
  5. Risquel

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    I'll definately look into this, thanks a lot!

    [Edit] How the hell does this thing come apart haha, I've got this far but can't find anymore screws
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  6. Risquel

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    OK, Nevermind, I've managed it now, Now I know what to do i'll go and buy some grease and something to de-burr it with. Just rebuilt it to make sure I didn't break anything lol
     
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    If you get stuck with anything just message me and I will help you through it, They are pretty simple to work on though everything being hinged on a single pin. Best of luck Barry:up:
     
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    Nice project and welcome to the forum :up:
     
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    Looks much better than the original toffee apple finish as Steve put it :D just goes to show what can be done with a little improvisation,well done.
     
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  10. Risquel

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    Just got around to doing pretty much all of that haha, lined tghe piston with a dr pepper can and wrapped the top hat in a thin lining of black tape and just fired off a few shots, this thing feels a lot more solid I have to say. Thanks for info!
     
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    No probs, glad I could Help:up: ATB
     

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