Saturday, October 9, 2010

Benjamin 3030 Disassembly, Part 1

I picked this Benjamin 3030 CO2 BB “rifle” (since it isn’t rifled) up on Gunbroker. I was always intrigued by the design and the advertised ability to “drive steel bb's clear through both sides of a 5 gal. steel pail at close range”. Why I’d want to do that isn’t the issue.

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The rifle, rusty and dirty.

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The wood looks like it could use a refinish.

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The metal is pitted so I’m not sure what I’ll do. Probably paint it.

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It cocks similarly to the Crosman 700/707 which it seems to share a similar mechanism with.

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That’s the end of the 8 gram CO2 bulb sitting inside the cap.

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Remove the stock screw.

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Simple trigger.

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An old rusty CO2 cartridge.

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The cartridge seals here below the neck.

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All that debris makes for a gritty trigger.

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Two pins retain the trigger and spring.

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Rear sight.

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Removed.

More to come...

4 comments:

yoepatties said...

Have you done anything more to the 30/30? just picked one up and anxious to see how it shoots. Is this a 22 or a 177? did they come in both? Did you lengthen the cartridge magazine or get 8 gram cartridges. albert yoepatties@yahoo.com

Felice Luftschein said...

I got it working, but lost interest in getting it to be less of a gas hog. (there are a bunch of posts showing reassembly, BTW). Mostly I ran out of 8gr. carts and I've been too cheap to buy more.

yoepatties said...

well I got my carts, and it dumps the whole cartridge
in 1 shot..

mark g said...

If you would like to sell the 3030 I would be interested...njmark53@yahoo.com...have a parts gun i wore out as a kid...bty just before the rifle wore out it would only shoot full auto...bb feed tube completely wore away...