Wednesday, September 26, 2018

FB Record Model 68 Pistol Disassembly, Part 2

record20Oh look, another clip…record21Small taper head lock screw for the pivot bolt.record22record23Then the pivot bolt unscrews.record24Pretty standard breech seal. Barrel is an insert in the cast assembly.
Barrel locking lug fits into a cast profile hole.
Rear sight disassembly, remove a clip…
Not a ball bearing detent, a half round pin detent. Neat.record31record32I don’t think that pin on the right is meant to be removed as it retains the elevation detent.record33Elevation uses a ball detent. record34record35record36Trigger/sear details.record37record38Two small pins retain the trigger and sear. record39record40record42Straightforward. The cutout screw sets the sear engagement.record43record44Another ball detent.record49
All done! Reassembly should be the reverse, will post more if any surprises come up.

FB Record Model 68 Pistol Disassembly, Part 1

Derrick gave me the FB Record Model 66 Pistol he picked up at the airgun show, such a nice guy. There’s not a whole lot of information on these out there and I wasn’t able to find a good disassembly guide.
It was a tad oily with silicone but otherwise is great shape.
One side is headed pins…
The other e-clips holding those pins in…record05
I really love the use of threaded inserts in the well molded grips.record06
I clamped it in the spring compressor for lack of any other good idea. I couldn’t clamp around the frame as it lifts off when the pins are removed – the same pins that retain the end cap. record07I then started removing pins, starting with the middle ones and ending at the one that retains the end cap. Notice the clips…record08record09Backing off the tension. If I were to do it again I would first remove the read sight and I would carve a dedicated block to mate the profile of the end cap. But this works. The spring is under more tension than I would feel comfortable dealing with without a compressor.record10record11I must have attention deficit disorder as these pics were the next on my camera. Nothing too exciting about it, just need to pay attention to the handedness of the cocking arm when reinstalling.record13Moderately long spring in ok shape.record45record46I swear this pistol was produced by the e-clip lobby. As best I can tell the clip functions like a washer allowing the spring to rotate against the spring guide.record47record48record14A good condition seal.record15The rear sight is well engineered and integral to the cap.record16record17record18record19
More to come…