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Webley Xocet restoration

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by toytown, May 10, 2012.

  1. toytown

    toytown Honorary Member

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    Was chatting to one of the old boys that lives in one of the cottages on my lane today as he wanted to borrow my live traps to catch some squirrels that have been nicking his bulbs from his flower beds :mad: and after setting them up for him and having a chat over a brew we get onto air rifles, he says he used to love sitting in his kitchen popping rats and squirrels from the window but cant anymore coz his old break barrel has seen better days. so i mention to him i can have a look at it as i do a bit of work on my own guns, so he goes of and gets it.

    bare in mind he did say it had a cracked stock that he had taped, i could see the crack but you can guise my reaction when i removed the tape and the gun fell to bits at my feet :eek::eek::eek::eek: ........

    OH MY GOD how the thing hasnt been put on the fire i dont know, even the stock bolts are sheered off flush so it was only the tape holding it together. drilled and doweled it and now it is clamped drying :D

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    can anyone tell me if this is ok as im not really a springer man :eek: its very clean and the rubber isnt cracked or miss shaped.

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    piston and seal looks ok to me,no point spending on it as he seemed happy with it.Makes you laugh this,old boy probably not the best eyesight,pots rats and squirrels with a machine like this.Why do we spend hundreds of pounds on pcp,sights,pellets,camo,silencer,when this does the job :D.Got to admire his skill.Also great to see you doing this for him,makes my day when someone actually takes the time and trouble to help out another person,well done mate.
    andy.
     
  3. toytown

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    haha exactly, he can barely hold a brew yet he is a crack shot with an old mangled springer.

    any advice on best grease to use on spring ect, it was dry as a bone thats why i was a bit concerned about piston.
     
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    Moly grease will be the best for the spring
     
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    yes moly grease,it's the stuff you use on car wheel bearings,pop down to your local car spares you can sometimes get a sachet of it for next to nowt,you only need a smidgin.
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    Its so true, I have a £150 chinese springer and it serves the same purpose as my mates air arms pcp thats cost him £1k.

    Was after pigeons with him and did just as well.
     
  7. toytown

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    Moly grease good good :D i have 6litres of thd stuff in the workshop. Do i just do the spring or the piston and cylinder too.
     
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    You could make a small fortune flogging wee tubs of it on ;)

    Spring - a wee drop round the coils, just enough so you can see it, not too much.

    Piston - a smear on the outside, that's all, just a smear.

    The chamber - jury's out on that one TBH; some lube the chamber walls, some don't. Best do a G00gle search & decide on that one.
     
  9. toytown

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    cheers mate, as soon as the new ish cylinder arrives from ratz i can start rebuilding
     
  10. toytown

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    Well the new cylinder and sights came the other day cheers Ratz :up: and ive been busy stripping the stock and finishing up the joins on the repairs. Gave it a few good coats of danish oil and its looking a hundred times better, just a shame the grain is a bit dull. Didnt take too much work to strip coz didnt ave any checkering to faf and fart about with :D
    managed to tidy up the barrel and give it a little touch up on some of the blue, and now its all put together with Ratz sights a good clean.

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    Next is to clean, touch up, grease and rebuild the cylinder and trigger then reset the front end.
     
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    Thats coming on really well,glad i could help with the odd bit,the old fella will be pleased...Ratz
     
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    only thing im worried about is it looks like some one in the past has tried to hammer the barrel out in the past coz it looks a bit dented like its had a big bunch over the end. the barrel was very tight and there was a wrinkle on the edge of the notch that the lock screw sits in. think some one has tried to get the barrel of without taking the screw out. the pellet sits in the barrel ok and the rubber seal is still tight.
     

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