Cocking lever will only go half way.

Two types known, the "DA" or "Double Air" and the "PA" or "Pump Action" (a.k.a. FX Exterminator). Lots of air (500cc minimum), and the same biathlon style sidelever action as the Cutlas. Also known as Logun Gladi8tor.

Cocking lever will only go half way.

Postby pioneer on Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:12 pm

Hi
I am a newbe to the board and airgunning, I have a Gladiator which has been working fine for nearly 2000 shots, now it occasionally locks up ,the cocking lever will only pull back half way and feels very solid.
I stripped the gun and can find nothing obvious , I did not strip the trigger or hammer mechanism.
Any suggestions will be gratefully received.

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Re: Cocking lever will only go half way.

Postby ian johnstone on Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:48 am

Did you notice a very small 'bushing' that runs in the cocking lever slot, Brian? They can wear down with use.
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Re: Cocking lever will only go half way.

Postby marinos.a on Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:19 pm

i saw that happening to a gladiator a friend of mine owns. He striped it a the spot and found that is was the hummer spring cut in half.
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Re: Cocking lever will only go half way.

Postby pioneer on Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:37 pm

Thanks for the heads up, I did see the bush it looked ok but will renew it just in case.
I did not strip down as far as seeing the hammer spring, I did not want to disturb that section but if a new bush does not cure the problem I will have to bite the bullet.
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Re: Cocking lever will only go half way.

Postby pioneer on Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:46 pm

Have just stripped the gun right down, the hammer spring is in 4 pieces !!!!. how I don't know.

Have ordered one from Deben, they are quoting 5 weeks delivery from FX Sweden.

Thanks for your help

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Re: Cocking lever will only go half way.

Postby marinos.a on Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:58 pm

i would suggest you get two ;)
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Re: Cocking lever will only go half way.

Postby pioneer on Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:56 pm

Are they prone to breaking.
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