Contact Mike Melick of Flying Dragon Air Rifles and tell him you need a tophat for a Ruger Blackhawk. Will Cost you $15.00http://flyingdragonairrifles.org/FDcontact.htmlGet a new seal from Air Rifle Headquarters for a Diana 34 for around $10.00.http://www.airrifleheadquarters.com/catalog/item/251485/43075.htmFollow this guide for general cleanup and lube tuning.http://www.charliedatuna.com/airgun_docs/B19%20Super%20Tune.docPerform a standard cleaning and smoothing / polishing according to CDT's guide. Clean and hone the reciever. Polish the spring ends. Take the sleeve out of the piston and throw it away. Take your new tophat and use 80 grit sandpaper on a flat surface to remove about an 8th of an inch from the bottom of it. Then find a washer that will fit on the tophat and matches its outer diam and polish it on both sides. Once the washer is polished simply put it on the tophat. You'll end up with what is shown in the pics below.Get a new washer for the rear spring guide, polish it. Install the new seal and tophat. Moly lube the contact points on the tophat, piston, spring ends, rear guide. Put it all back together. Will be a twang free tack driver if the barrel and trigger are without issues.
I was doing some chrony testing with the JSB 10 grain pellets and the Blackhawk was shooting them at 588 fps. A little too low then it should. I think the spring is defective and a replacement will be in order to fix that. Other thoughts could be the breach and piston seal. Any thoughts?
I just got my referb in from AGD today with the intentions of taking a good rifle and turning it into a great rifle as a project and learn more about the rifle. For $60 bucks, what a bargain! The only thing a see wrong with the rifle is a few dings in the tube and the stock is a little dirty. Anyways, I am not looking to spend more than what I spent on the rifle to turn it. I want to smooth out the action and take the twang out of the spring. What do you guys recommend I do to the rifle and what do I need? I already have some air venturi moly paste. Thanks!
I've got a total including $109.00 at purchase of about $160.00 in mine.15 shots 25 yrds