Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rochester Air Rifle Disassembly, Part 1

I was offered a deal on a pile of Rochester Air Rifles, so here I go with some more airgun insanity…

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Rochester #1. Based on the Crosman 101 but somewhat different…

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Somewhat ugly, to my eye.

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“ROCHESTER PRECISION AIR RIFLE ROCHESTER NEW YORK”

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Hammer setup just like the 101.

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The bolt is nice.

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Three more Rochesters…

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Pile of parts. Before you ask, no I’m not parting any of these out. The plan is to get all four rifles functioning, and possibly a fifth…

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Rusty buttplate

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All the stocks have splits…

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Buttstock removed.

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Interesting fiber(?) washer between the head of the stock screw and the stock.

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Removing the trigger guard assembly.

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Two pieces.

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Trigger/sear spring.

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Barrel band has two screws on each side.

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Removing screws.

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The band slides back exposing the pivot pin.

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Four screws.

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Pushing out the pivot pin.

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End plug and pin.

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Barrel band just hanging around.

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Pump arm and pump plunger removed.

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Link pin is riveted and I’m not going to remove it. Notice the lack of a tension spring – none of the rifles had one.

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Pushing out the link pin.

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Adjustable length pump plunger.

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Plunger assembly. I need to make a small spanner (or use snap ring pliers) to get it apart.

Much more to come…

5 comments:

Alexander said...

I just got one of these Rochester Air Rifles and i need some help with it, So yeah keep me posted and thanks for the disassembly guide

Jim said...

Nick, I have one of these Rochester Precision air rifles. Did you ever separate the soldered joint? They all have it. On the interesting fiber in the butt stock, I believe this is spare parts for the pump piston.

Thanks for the post.

Nick Carter said...

http://anotherairgunblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/rochester-disassembly-part-4.html

shows the desoldering.

That's awesome about the washer - didn't even occur to me. I'll have to check and see which guns have it.

joshua nichols said...

I just bought a Rochester just like yours . I was just wondering what the average fps should be and if your not willing to sell parts do you no a place to find parts. thanx josh

Nick Carter said...

bryan and associates.