Thursday, June 7, 2012

Kessler Air Rifle Disassembly, Part 1

I was offered this Kessler and couldn’t resist it.
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Better looking than a 101/Rochester with essentially the same underlying power plant.

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The receiver is an attractive casting.
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Not sure which model of Kessler this is (and I suspect it’s a “frankengun”).
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The front sight blade is broken off.
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The rubber butt pad does not look original.
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Knurled takedown screw.
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The head is painted.
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With the screw removed the action comes out of the stock.
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Trigger spring and follower/guide.
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It’s funny how a simple casting change can fundimentally alter the appearance.
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Odd nut for the pump arm linkage.
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Thankfully I didn’t have to make a spanner, it unscrewed easily.
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Pivot pin & nut.
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The barrel band/end cap just pushes out of the tube.
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Spherical bolt seal. Setscrew above needs to be removed.
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Screw removed.
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End cap.
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Pump assembly removed.
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Pin removed.
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Looks like the owner glued some felt in as it seems modern.
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This doesn’t look like a Rochester/Kessler pump cup assembly, more like that found on a Crosman 140. I’ve asked those who may know and will edit as needed.
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Another view.
More to come.

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