On I go…
The barrel and magazine just popped out. I’m not sure whether that’s a good or a bad thing. The barrels seems to have been bulged to be a press fit in the valve assembly.
Did I mention it was rusty?
The roll pin that holds the front sight and barrel plug thingy in.
I punched out the pin.
And gently tapped the piece out using a chopstick as a drift. Bamboo chopsticks are wonderful tools.
It was difficult to slide the barrel out – The shroud was dented so I had to massage it with some pliers.
This die cast part is formed around the barrel. It allows the sight to be screwed in as well as helping align things.
There’s a notch for the magazine to pass through.
No seriously, it’s rusty.
I removed the piercing pin retaining nut.
All the piercing parts. Looks like another Crosman 38 style assembly.
The leftmost washer was stepped on the underside.
The valve stem is rusty…
The seal is completely gone.
The BB shuttle?I’m guessing this is actuated by that flat piece in the left side of the action.
That plastic piece covers the magnet (presumably for BB feeding).
You can see bits of steel fuzz on it.
So now I have to clean the damn thing and see if I can even get it to cycle, much less work. Not particularly optimistic given my failures of late. But we’ll see.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Crosman Powermatic 500 Disassembly, Part 3
On I go…