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Question Stingray needs a service?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tomsteebs, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. tomsteebs

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    Hi,

    I'm a complete newbie to stripping springers but I have done little bits of pcps and I've seen many things about stripping springers.

    Anyway.

    I've just bought a special sfs/venom edition of a stingray :)D) but it's been sitting for 12years un used and on firing it is sound a bit twanging and a bit sort of light and hollow if any of you understand that. It's not a solid thud that I'd expect from it.

    Just wondering what I should do with it as I want to get it shooting good and really I want to service it myself.

    I would guess it's dry'd up? But maybe it could just be fired a few hundred times? But tbh, servicing it is probably needed anyway.

    Atb
    Tom

    I have these bits if they are suitable:
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  2. Jackroadkill

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    Morning Tom,

    I can't see anything like dry slide in your collection (but I've only just got up and the old neurons aren't firing at full chat yet!) so I'd think about getting some of that or something similar and then doing the full strip and re-lube. You've already got the molybdenum grease that you need. I've never stripped a Stingray but all springers work on the same basic principle so I'd have no hesitation in getting in there and having a go. If you're not sure if you can remember how to put it all back together take some pictures as you go so you know what it all should look like.

    Go on, you know you want to! A thread on here with a write-up and pictures would be great, too.

    Cheers,

    JR
     
  3. tomsteebs

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    Cheers jr, i've already done a 10k run so I'm awake at least now :D

    I've heard of this dry slide, but never looked Into it, will have a ganders tonight.

    i think it's gotta be one of those things, that once you've done it once, it's a universal thing and you can save yourself shed loads of money aswell as learn how to improve bits and bobs.

    when I get round to stripping it I'll take some photos and see what's going on in there, it will be interesting to see if it has anything different inside too.

    Tom
     
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    That's grand, Tom - I will await the thread!
     

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