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Taking the plunge!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Robster9, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Robster9

    Robster9 Well-Known Member

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    I have been shooting for a while but shamefully have never taken on more of a mechanical task than removing the stock and adjusting/fitting a custom trigger blade!

    Anyway my old meteor needs a new breach seal and I'm sure would benefit from a re-grease and new spring, she's had a hard life and definitely deserves a break.

    Going to do my research regarding the stripping and assembly but have seen an airgun servicing kit on a certain auction site....that would appear to have all the oils/grease I would need in it. Please forgive my ignorance, it's called Abbey air rifle lube and Maintenence kit? Is this the one to get?

    Any advice most welcome!

    Thanks, Rob
     
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    I'll go along with what Steve said...and as regards a new spring - well don't push it, stick with the standard Meteor unit. You'll get one of these from Chambers for about £14 inc postage. The new spring will be ready to install, no cutting etc, just lub it up and pop it in.
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Be careful, you will need a spring compressor! You do on the make 4s anyway!
     
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    Thanks for all the above, sounds like good advice. Will see if I can get my hands on a spring compressor as this is all I am lacking now!
     
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    Ok have ordered the Moly Grease but am struggling with the Dri-slide, it seems to be from the states and will take ages to arrive. Is there am alternative I can use? Thanks, Rob.
     
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    Contact Woodfield GCP,they have a website,Will puts a tube of dri slide in all his kits so I should think he will have some in stock.
     
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    You can make one or buy a sash clamp,get a good quality steel one though,aluminium ones will buckle and twist under the pressure of the spring.
     
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    Right, thank you all for your advice over two threads, it is greatly appreciated.
    I have all the kit I need now (to the best of my knowledge!)
    Just need a day off to get tinkering!
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    what model do you have just I can't see the piston o ring ??
    altb Mike
     
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    You can make a spring compressor from a cheap G clamp bought from any DIY store, I think I paid about £2 for one.

    I cut it in half drilled three holes in it and screwed it to my workbench it took about 5 mins, I then placed the front edge of the action against a wall wrapped in towels and then simply used a bit of Ply between the G clamp and the back end plug and screwed it down before knocking the back pin through with a punch.

    you can then release the spring carefully making sure it doesn't buckle, I actually bought a couple of U clamps to prevent buckling, but in all it cost about £5 for my spring compressor.
     
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    It is a MK6.... Purists will probably hate it but it's my first gun so will always have a soft spot for it!
    The piston o ring is the yellow one according to Chambers.
     

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