Model 303 Super - Suhl - Haenel - Kal 4.5mm



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Model 303 Super - Suhl - Haenel - Kal 4.5mm
« on: July 23, 2012, 06:55:59 PM »
I've got right here, according to the receiver markings, a Model 303 Super - Suhl - Haenel - Kal 4.5mm .  It was given to me by an old friend years ago for me to use in teaching my boys to shoot.  It had been cut down (stock, not barrel) to kids' size and had about the best trigger I've ever used on a springer.  My friend was an old gunsmith and he'd fit it up with a Weaver scope base and rings and a Bushnell Sportview 4X32 scope.  It has put in good service over the years but now the sear will no longer engage when cocking the barrel.  I've removed it from the stock and taken a look - but, hmmm... am not sure where to begin.  The safety does not seem to go all the way forward in its notch and I'm not sure if that's where I should start looking or not.  I'm not too sure how to remove the trigger group - or even if I should at this point.  "First, do no harm" is my motto.  :-D  Once I get an idea on how things work I can usually get 'em apart and back together again with little problem, it's the starting on a new mechanism that takes me a bit as I try to think it through before digging too deep.  Any suggestions on where to start?  Does anyone have one of these rifles?  On a related note, if you DO have an original Model 303 Super, I'd like to see a pic of it.  I've been trying to imagine what it was like before Rich started working it over for the grand kids.
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Re: Model 303 Super - Suhl - Haenel - Kal 4.5mm
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 07:37:42 PM »
Try the vintage airgun forum.  Also search Chambers airgun spares to see if they have a schematic.

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Re: Model 303 Super - Suhl - Haenel - Kal 4.5mm
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 11:27:24 PM »
I have worked on a standard 303; if the action is the same as the Super 303, I did a writeup on taking the gun apart:

https://sites.google.com/site/hudsonhw77/home/airguns/haenel-303-disassm

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Re: Model 303 Super - Suhl - Haenel - Kal 4.5mm
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 01:19:43 AM »
I found this for starters;  http://www.gunspares.co.uk/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=24447&cat=303#

h2rider, a very good writeup, thanks.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2012, 01:21:50 AM by airnutz »

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Re: Model 303 Super - Suhl - Haenel - Kal 4.5mm
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 01:56:13 AM »
Here's the link to the Vintage.  I usually post it but was on my phone, therefore in dummy mode.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/405945/

I'm sure someone over there has had one, too.

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Re: Model 303 Super - Suhl - Haenel - Kal 4.5mm
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 09:49:30 AM »
Thanks for the info, guys.  The Super version apparently has a different trigger setup.  I need to take a pic or two and post it.  I appreciate the feedback.
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