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Springer - Sudden Change Of Tone. What Could It Mean?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Walnut Stox, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. Walnut Stox

    Walnut Stox Spring gun shooter, armchair philosopher

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    While shooting my 1999 BSA Supersport at the range today its tone suddenly changed from its usual comic twang to a sharp crack. It's actually a better sound than before, and it still shoots really well. In fact, if anything it now groups better! But what worries me is what has happened to it inside to cause this change, and what it might mean for the future health of the gun. So far, the only noticeable effect of the change has been a drop in power from 10.6 to 9.6 ft/lbs.
     
  2. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    Potentially a snapped spring or guide is my bet
     
  3. pjgtech

    pjgtech How many days till Xmas?

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    ^^^THIS^^^ or something else broken inside..... I'd have a look, well actually I'd get someone else to look, cos I'm a gun servicing virgin, but the big boys know wots wot, so givit to them... :thumb:
     
  4. keithy

    keithy Posting Addict

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    Check the breach seal.
     
  5. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Yep, sounds pretty plausible to me and I have stripped the grant total of ……………………….One :D
     
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  6. Walnut Stox

    Walnut Stox Spring gun shooter, armchair philosopher

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    Thanks Chaps. I was afraid you'd say that! If I'm going to have it taken apart, perhaps I'll take the opportunity to have a sleeve fitted over the new spring to reduce the twang.
     
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  7. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer....

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    Snapped spring by the sounds of it....
     
  8. welshwilly

    welshwilly Engaging Member

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    Different batch of pellets ?. RWS Superdomes are the best I have tested in the BSA barrel, Your piston should be already sleeved with a plastic tube on a Supersport.
    WW
     
  9. cloverleaf

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    I reckon the last coil or so has gone, causing the spring to sit skewed on the guide which in turn is causing more contact between them and reducing spring noise ;)
     

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