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Offline blankmange

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Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« on: January 11, 2013, 06:42:42 PM »
New guy here, first AG purchase:  2289G Backpacker

I've been reading and learning, mostly about what needs to be done to the 2289 for durability purposes and here is the plan for tomorrow:

partially disassemble the 2289G and replace the plastic breech with the Crosman 2240 steel breech

since I lose the rear sight with that mod, add the Crosman LPA MIM rear sight....


I've been searching for an option for a sling on the 2289G and finally decided on a Levy's Leathers sling, from Straight Shooters; it'll be here next week....

any suggestions or tips before I begin?

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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 10:41:30 AM »
and we're done.....

lessons learned:

don't expect the instructions to be as complete as a newb may need; go slowly, read and re-read and make sure that you don't have extra parts leftover....

and the new sight came with no install instructions, so I got to wing it on it's installation....


overall:

I only had to disassemble it once to get it all together properly - the steel sleeve between the barrel and the pressure tube wasn't seated properly and showed up in the breech while test-firing.... OOPS!

the steel breech kit is nice!  it gives the 2289G the finishing touch as far as a basic AG....

now to fire a few hundred pellets through it and dial in my accuracy....

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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 11:44:55 AM »
good luck whit that :D

and for information on the type of guns it has been done hundreds of time you just need to now how to search.
almost all the information you need you can find it here on the forums.
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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 05:37:37 PM »
another mod upcoming:

ordered a Blue Fork barrel band/front sight and a muzzle break from HPASports.....

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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 09:47:57 PM »
nice mod the barrel band
you did put the small side down and the metal sleeve right?
there are some good tutorials on youtube if need any further help check them out
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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 10:26:49 PM »
nice mod the barrel band
you did put the small side down and the metal sleeve right?
there are some good tutorials on youtube if need any further help check them out

not done yet - just ordered the barrel band and muzzle break today....  I should have them some time in the next week or so and off we go...

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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 02:25:09 PM »
This thread is worthless without pictures

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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 04:28:43 PM »
This thread is worthless without pictures

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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 04:51:33 PM »

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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 05:20:27 PM »
i like the sling where did you get it from ?

nice looking bpacker i need one
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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2013, 05:30:13 PM »
leather sling from straight shooters ....
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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2013, 05:43:50 PM »
leather sling from straight shooters ....

just checked them out sweeet
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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2013, 06:17:27 PM »
leather sling from straight shooters ....

just checked them out sweeet
thanks

aye - the shotgun sling is from Straight Shooters; it's a Levy's Leathers sling and is dynamite quality....

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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2013, 08:32:42 PM »
Your backpacker sure is a nice looking gun. Congrats, and Welcome to GTA.
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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2013, 08:50:39 PM »
Fery nice.....
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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2013, 09:55:59 PM »
thanks!

the Blue Fork barrel band and the muzzle brake from HPASports arrived today - I ordered them on Saturday!

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Re: Modding the 2289G Backpacker
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2013, 10:44:09 PM »
couldn't take it anymore with parts just sitting here, waiting to be installed:



excellent fit and finish from BlueFork Designs (barrel band) and HPA Sports (muzzle brake)....



red fiber-optic front sight makes it that much easier to pick out....



I wanted to thank Joe at HPA Sports for the excellent service - he was quick to answer any and all my questions and shipped my parts amazingly quick....

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