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Old 08-04-2012, 04:51 PM   #181
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Well, I suspect that it is a lost cause now. I was poking around with a screwdriver and hit the plunger that the hammer hits. Something popped, but it was not loud enough that the air spring popped. No matter, there is no play in the barrel now.

I suspect that taking it apart will release mega energy and be very bad for anyone nearby.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:27 PM   #182
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Well, I suspect that it is a lost cause now. I was poking around with a screwdriver and hit the plunger that the hammer hits. Something popped, but it was not loud enough that the air spring popped. No matter, there is no play in the barrel now.

I suspect that taking it apart will release mega energy and be very bad for anyone nearby.
Yes. Be careful.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:14 PM   #183
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Unless you have a lot of money tied up in that rifle, I think in the interests of safety you might just want to leave it be & replace it.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:20 PM   #184
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I think I am at that point.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:02 PM   #185
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Sent an email to a guy on an airgun forum and fixed it.

Turns out, if I really leaned on it, I could pull the trigger and release the tension. I was pretty surprised at how hard I had to lean into it to get it all to work, but it worked.

Alas, it is dark and the chipmunks are safe till morning.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:32 PM   #186
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Lucky you didn't follow my advice.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:32 PM   #187
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Sent an email to a guy on an airgun forum and fixed it.

Turns out, if I really leaned on it, I could pull the trigger and release the tension. I was pretty surprised at how hard I had to lean into it to get it all to work, but it worked.

Alas, it is dark and the chipmunks are safe till morning.

Cool.

I've noticed an increase in the house sparrow (weaver finch) population at my feeders. Mrs medlock doesn't like me to thin them out when she's home. Maybe she needs to go shopping tomorrow.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:46 PM   #188
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Lucky you didn't follow my advice.
I had tried repeatedly to pull the trigger. I rested the barrel on the floor and had to really lean into it to take the pressue off the safety. When I was doing it, I thought I was bending the barrel. I had tried similar earlier, but could not move the barrel that far by hand. Need to really put some weight into it.

When the trigger did snap, I had to slowly let the gun up, to keep the barrel from snapping back. Way too much pressure to do by hand.

The 1st time it happened and I took it back to the gun shop, he ended up sending it back to the distributor. I would have thought the distributor would have told him how to fix it....

You did get me halfway there.

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Old 08-04-2012, 09:22 PM   #189
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Lucky you didn't follow my advice.
....or mine.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:47 PM   #190
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My Daystate harrier is about to get put on hunting duty....carpenter bees! The bees do enough damage on their own but the woodpeckers going after the larvae are really pissing me off, log homes don't need this problem. I figure it'll be good entertainment for the kiddo when he finds himself saying he has nothing to do.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:01 PM   #191
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My Daystate harrier is about to get put on hunting duty....carpenter bees! The bees do enough damage on their own but the woodpeckers going after the larvae are really pissing me off, log homes don't need this problem. I figure it'll be good entertainment for the kiddo when he finds himself saying he has nothing to do.
don't be shooting those woodpeckers!!!
they are really precious birds that eats tons of insects.

seems there's LOTS of airgun nuts on ADV...
don't have any problems shooting non-native species.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:25 PM   #192
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don't be shooting those woodpeckers!!!
they are really precious birds that eats tons of insects.
Though I don't disagree with you, such an entreaty would be a lot more effective when accompanied by potential alternate solutions to his bird problem.

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there's LOTS of airgun nuts on ADV...
don't have any problems shooting non-native species.
I don't think someone searching for an inexpensive, non-toxic solution to a pest problem is necessarily a nut. For example, you swat flies, don't you?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:44 AM   #193
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I don't think someone searching for an inexpensive, non-toxic solution to a pest problem is necessarily a nut.
What is wrong with you? Woodpeckers aren't pests!
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:59 AM   #194
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What is wrong with you? Woodpeckers aren't pests!
Tell that to milq or anyone else whose house is being damaged by them.

As I insinuated above, I have nothing against them: they're not bothering me or my property. If they were, however, my peaceful feelings toward them would change.

I posted earlier this summer about a grackle problem I was having, and had I had an air gun handy, their numbers would have been reduced as necessary. They moved on, however, and the problem was solved.

Having said that, I'll probably just be patient next summer (if necessary) knowing the scourge is most likely temporary.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:20 AM   #195
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Plastic bag on a string, moving in the wind, mounted close to the woodpecker's ground zero is an effective scarecrow.
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