Monday, December 6, 2010

Rochester Disassembly, Part 3, Valves #2-#5

So left confused by the fact that the valve was soldered to the tube on the first Rochester, I disassembled the other 4 rifles…

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Rochester #2. This is the 2nd best one.

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The butt stock is actually in better shape.

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Receiver.

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Missing screws in the barrel band though.

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And those are unlike the screws used in the other ones.

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Roll pin instead of a solid pin.

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Different pump head. Just a little grease…

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Pump head.

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The nut that retains the hammer spring is different.

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Nut, spring and hammer sleeve.

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All the other Rochesters had this type of nut, and only one nut.

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The valve on this one is soldered to the tube as well.

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You can see the smearing of solder on the brass.

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So I took apart another Rochester, #3. It’s also soldered but has a brass ring as well. Not sure why.

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The 4th valve wasn’t soldered, as far as I could tell. However mechanical means would not unscrew it. It seems to have a cement-like substance between the halves. Probably need heat anyway.

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And the fifth valve is soldered to the tube.

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Here’s the valve from Rochester #1 again, just so the valves are all on one page.

So four out of five valve assemblies are soldered to the tube. Next up it to make a vise block that snugly fits the valve body and a wrench that fits the tube (somewhat like a barrel vise and wrench), then use a propane torch to heat up the join and see if I can unscrew the halves. Sounds like fun…

2 comments:

joyce horton said...

Ok I need help with my rochester air rifle. I have seen your pictures. It has help but not where I need the help. Loosening air. Would like to be able to give you a call instead of talking this way. My no is 217-948-5586. The gun belong to my dad I want it back like New. Very old gun bought back in early 30 I believe. I am Leslie

les said...

Please can you call me. 217-948-5586
Pictures are great but they aren't what I need email forget-not2@hotmail.com