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Thinking About Stripping The Eclipse Today.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by rich79, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Just to see what's inside & what state its in, its got to be at least 25yrs old so probably in need of a bit of tlc.
    If an air rifle needs new innards I normally go for a Chambers service kit, so hopefully they're still open if need be.
    Anyine stripped one before? Are there any parts that are tricky or I should know before I start?
     
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    The trigger :eek:
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Not a removable unit like a Rekord then?
     
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    You probably know this but the cylinder is built from alloy that cannot be over stressed with some after market main springs.
    If only Webley went at it with a slide breech with a side lock and spent time designing a precision 2stage trigger mechanism they'd of had a rifle to truly rival the Weihrauch 77.
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Yeah it does have probably the longest TP going but it's impossible to trap your fingers in anything while fumbling with a pellet.

    Had the stock off, took one look at the trigger mech & decided its best left for another day when the wife & kids are out & it's quiet & I've had time to do some swatting up on disassembly methods.
     
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    Sorry been busy earlier
    No Dude its a bit awkward but doable polish the sears up a bit solvol autosol it will feel like a new rifle ;)
     
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    Take lots of photo's mate. Y'never know when you'll need them.

    The only slide breech I now have a fear of is the 10m target rifles FWB, Original etc as its not easy to hold the side lever whilst thumbing a pellet home. To think back in the eighties we did this without a care in the world.
     
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    Options:

    1. Hold the lever back with the elbow or upper part of your right arm.

    2. Fit one of those little match rifle bipeds, rest rifle on bench, hold lever with right, load with left.

    FWB 65/80/90 pistol: hold frame with left hand, block lever with right arm, load with right hand.
     
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    If you Google "Webley Eclipse Bulmer strip" then you'll find an old magazine article that gives you a step by step strip guide
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    One thing I did notice that was wrong with it was the rear sight isn't working properly.
    The circlip on the windage screw is missing which makes it sloppy, someone pushed it back in with the detente screw sticking out & the ball or plunger missing.
    Looked on Chambers & they don't do those parts, knibbs only does a whole replacement unit for £42!
     

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