Since I made mention of an easier method to install the Hw30s cocking insert , I have received several e-mails requesting "How To".
In answer to that I went back to my 30 and removed the insert and then installed a new one ,so I would know that my directions are correct.
To those of whom I asked to be patient and wait ,I thank you.
Here it is ....My simplified method HW30s Cocking insert How to.
*** Please note the fastest way to do this is ...."Take your Time."****
This procedure is simple and easy ,but it does take some effort.......just be patient go slow .. your efforts will be rewarded with newly acquired skills and knowledge, Enabling you to speak from experience and assist others.
So Let's GO!
Place your amazing new Hw30s on a clean soft surface .
Remove the Stock ( I place all my hardware on a soft towel , so nothing rolls away)
Tap the pin out 8/10 of the way . No need to remove it.
Pull cocking lever towards you. This will give you all the room you need. ( if lever does not move , just wiggle the pin out a bit more)
Cut a one inch and two inch long piece from the insert material.
Take the two inch piece and cut the legs off it. Then use whatever you have to smooth it out. No need to be perfect at all. You will need to remove some material from the sides too. Just so you can snug it into the cocking lever.This piece is a spacer that will lay flat on the bottom of the cocking lever.
You now have flat piece to lay in the bottom of the cocking lever. Taper the end to the left .Install the shim ,right side first and the tapered end as far forward (toward the pivot) as you can.
** Tapered end towards the pivot***
Offset Needle Nose make this much easier. Holding the spacer,Install the far right side first.
Put the one inch piece on top of the spacer(legs down)..and give it a good squeeze to seat the spacer.
The insert will be sticking up a bit. Now remove the one inch insert. I used a allen wrench to pry it up.
Take it to a hair taller than a 1/4". Use any method you got....Don't breath this stuff! (***** When shaping the insert I tapered the ends ,left and right so they are ramped, this allows travel over the compression tube to be smoother )
Put the insert back in and give it a squeeze.
Put your pin back in and give it a Half cock....don't go till it locks. ***If the pin needs to be driven in you may still be too tall...a need to lightly tap it you're in the neighborhood....can push it by hand ...very very near, proceed with caution so as not to take off too much*****)
The cocking action will seat the insert. You should be about 10 thousandths proud. (no need to be exact. a little less is better)
It's ok if the insert rubs a bit. You may need to adjust the height of the insert many times before it is within range....It's ok . It took me at least 15 or 20 adjustments....Again take your time , take a break...your almost there.
If all is good, pull the pin again , pull the lever towards you and put a little Moly on the insert and a dab on the back of the cocking lever were it passes over the pin.
As Moly goes.Use what's available,no need to special order just for this.
( Honda is perfect for this)
Reinsert the pin and Viola!
Happy Shootin To All!