Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ted's Sticky Crosman 1600

Ted brought me his old Crosman 1600 BB repeater to see if I could make it work. The seals seemed fine, but the action was very sticky. You had to manually push the trigger back and forth. I suspected that a spring was missing or something. As always (or mostly always) the manual and exploded drawing is available on the Crosman site.

It's a handsome pistol, modelled after the Colt Woodsman.

The right grip holds the CO2 cartridge and the screw on the bottom is turned with a coin to clamp the cartridge against the seal, and pierce it.

Removing 4 screws gains access to the internals of the pistol. Nothing was missing at all. I took care not to lose the safety spring and ball.

You'll notice the yellowish patches on the grey metal part under the connecting link from hammer to trigger. That's grease that has turned to stickum. All I had to do was squirt some light oil in, and scrape the old grease off as best I could. I didn't tear the pistol down completely because the design is a bit tricky to put back together, I had spent hours getting it right on another one I worked on. Not fun.

The safety parts.

Put a dab of grease on the ball and it won't come off the spring immediately.

The safety in place. Putting the cover back on retains everything.

The pistol works well now and Ted was happy.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

i did this and it worked great......the screw on the bottom of the handle used to replace the CO2 cartridge was broken off by the previous owner, and i would like to buy a new one, but i dont know where to find it, is there someone you would recommend? please let me know-

lloydt@tnics.com

Felice Luftschein said...

If you go to the Crosman site you can download the exploded drawing for all their guns. For the more modern ones you then call up Crosman and order by part#
Sometimes you'll find that they use parts from older guns for modern ones, such as the piercing pin and seal from the 357, it works on the 38T and a host of other guns.

For older parts you can try Bryan and Associates, Mac1 or JG airguns.
http://www.bryanandac.com/
http://www.jgairguns.biz/
http://www.mac1airgun.com/

Tell them I sent you.
Nick

tratax said...

¿DONDE PUEDO ENCONTRAR REPUESTOS PARA MI CROSMAN 1600? ESPECIALMENTE LA CAMARA DONDE SE GUARDA EL CO2 PARA LIBERAR EL BALIN POR QUE SE ESCAPA EL co2

Nick Carter said...

Tratax:
For reseal kits, parts and service you can try Bryan and Associates, Mac1, Precision Pellet or JG airguns.
http://www.bryanandac.com/
http://www.mac1airgunstore.com/
http://www.airgunshop.net
http://www.jgairguns.biz/

In the UK: Lawrie Amatruda, lawrieandpat@talktalk.net
Chambers Gunmakers
http://www.gunspares.co.uk/shopdisplaycategories.asp?id=23960&cat=Airgun+spares

Tell them I sent you.

Billy Matthews said...

I used the 1/2" faucet washer and filed it down to about half its original size and it fits perfectly and the pistol is functioning properly again. It appeared the original seal was disintegrated and gone. Probably my fault due to improper lubrication. The pistol had not been shot enough to require lubrication, but it probably needed it from age alone. Thanks for the tip.
Billy