On I go
I had to pump up the contrast to show the stamping on the barrel.
V-350 SLIDE ACTION
I probably should mention that you cock the rifle by sliding the barrel into the action...but more about that if/when I get it working...
Removing the front sight.
The threads are minimal, as the rust gives way.
The trigger guard is removed with two screws.
Punching out the trigger pin.
The trigger/sear is pulled out.
Trigger/sear, pin and spring.
The ball…it's the "barrel lock" so it presumably locks the barrel.
I carefully levered it out.
There’s a spring underneath.
The ball and spring.
Removing the piston seal. It stretched and came off. I’m not sure how to replicate it. I suppose I could try and reuse it but it is a bit scarred.
The hammer and piston assembly. The manual shows it as two pieces but as far as I can tell it’s one piece.
The "pop" valve cleaned up.
I removed the seal. It seems to be nylon.
The felt and o-ring are both toast.
So now I have to clean everything and try to reassemble it. I don’t know if the seals can be re-used. If I have to fit a new piston seal I may try an o-ring or make a copy of the teflon seal from polyurethane. Or I may try teflon. I will still need to examine the piston thoroughly to see if it could possibly be two parts.