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Strip Daystate huntsman

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Meteor62, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    After having a conversation on the airgun forum zello site yesterday I got to thinking.

    The chap I was talking to said he was going back to springers because he likes to service his guns himself and felt he couldn't do that with a pcp and I thought he's got a good point. I would love to service my huntsman rather than have to pay someone a hundred and plenty quid to do it. So my question is is it feasible for me to service my own huntsman ? Are there any strip down guides out there? What tools will I need? Can I adjust the power a little more nearer the limit? (Maybe reply to that one via pm) answers much appreciated.
     
  2. Steve K

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    The Huntsman has a pin going diagonally across the power adjuster inside the safety lever mechanism, this as well as the triangular head bolts at the rear of the breech make up the AT, so in effect you have two AT's in place.

    Without going into detail, if you get the triangular breech bolts removed, you can then strip the gun and adjust the output without worrying about the pin inside the safety.

    Please do not send me a PM regarding this as i get lots of these types of PM's and in all honesty i haven't got the time to give the detailed replies that they need.

    There are strip guides available at the Daystate owners club ;)
     
  3. Robhalex

    Robhalex Engaging Member

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    Stripping a pcp down is simple you only need an Allen key. I've serviced my s400 in the sense that I replaced all the seals and gave all the moving parts a good oiling. I also replaced the main cylinder as it had a blow out during that heat wave we had.

    There are plenty of sites that host diagrams of the rifles and YouTube videos of how to strip them.
     
  4. andy46

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    don't forget,if you mess it all up,and end up having to send it back to daystate to get fixed it will cost you,if its under warranty I would let them do the work for a service,i thought if you removed the anti tamper the warranty was void.
    spring gun strips yes
    pcp strips no
     
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    Removing the anti tamper doesn't void the warranty it makes the rifle illegal.

    And stripping a pcp is very easy. Found stripping mine far easier than stripping my springer. Far less moving parts and fiddly bits.
     
  6. jjones

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    there is no legal requirement for a PCP air rifle to have an anti tamper device, therefore how is removing it illegal?
     
  7. Clubshot

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    AT is not a Legal requirement
    It was carried out by Air Gun Trade in a effort to stop further legislation @ the time

    The person that threatened the Trade has since moved on - so not a Issue

    Biggest Joke is that majority of Air Guns are Factory tested in Batches - so often they send out a well over or under powered Air Gun

    Daystates will remove on Request - if Gun is returned to Factory or made to order

    It's Accepted in Law that if you play with a product that warrenty might not be continued

    Depends on what the owner does to the Gun and original parts

    Even with AT fitted - once you leave the Shop - you are liable for power Control

    Joke as even Retailers are not allowed AT Service Kits to keep them Legal

    As Stated many times buying a New gun get it power Checked with choice of pellets before
    parting with payment - Dealer unwilling or able - go to another Dealer

    Not Deal is worth having issues of a over or under powered Air Gun

    BOB/R
     
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    Because most rifles are set to the legal limit. You remove the anti tamper and increase the power and now it's illegal. Why remove the tamper if you don't plan to increase the power?
     
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    to have the freedom to change the power.

    you may need to decrease it to keep the rifle legal for example. if your gun is out of warranty then to lower the limit means a trip to your RFD, he will send it to Hull, 3 weeks later you may get it back, hopefully in the same condition, with a nice bill for you to pay.
     
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    To service it, adjust the power ( it may be way low)
    first thing I did when I got my AT 44 was to drill the AT out
    open up the transfer port, polish the hammer and probe etc
    fit a regulator and tune to a very stable 11.5 ft pounds
    some info on this gun
    http://www.theywalkamongstus.co.uk/airguns/at44.html

    At no time has this gun been over power, but I removed the AT some of us are always working on / modifying our guns all legal bt AT is a pain for us

    my other guns have no AT but then they never did
    cheers
    simon
     
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    I'm lucky mine is pre anti tamper :D
     
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    I think you've been misguided, anybody can legally remove the AT from their gun, or have somebody to remove it for them.

    Stripping a gun is not easy if the AT is in place ;)
     
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    Reading all this confirms what I thought. Self maintenance of a pcp is a minefield of dangers.
     
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    I have a huntsman,and had a dealer take the AT out for me so I could maintain it my self.its not illegal to have a rifle with them removed it is illegal to have a rifle over 12flbs and it's your response ability to make sure it's not over. Ignorance is not a defence. A polish and a tweak made it smoother to shoot.
     
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