I don't feel competent disassembling this rifle without experienced, hands-on assistance. Will my warranty be voided by digging into it. I truly don't want to send it back to Pyramyd. What do you all suggest? With a very clear diagram, along with written instructions I might be talked into taking it apart. I hope not though. ORV.
I watched the aforementioned Gary Chillingworth video last evening and am considering my options. I wish that I had an old junker rifle to practice on rather than taking my TX200 apart. I'm still concerned about voiding the warranty on this rifle by taking it apart. If I knew of an experienced airgun gunsmith here in Southern California I believe that I would take it there. Any suggestions? Another question: why would this breech seal go bad? Is there a maintenance procedure to prevent their going bad? I just want to get back on the gunrange with my rifle. I suppose that I'll have to enjoy one of my other rifles for a while. I haven't shot my Dragonfly much lately . . . so I suppose now's the opportunity. Orv.
Have you done the tissue test Thomas suggested? It is decidedly non-invasive, quick and easy. If the tissue stays put, the breech seal is likely not the reason for the low velocity.This hasn't been brought up yet, but it is also possible that the mainspring has fatigued, with the ~5 000 pellets shot. AA springs are of a better quality than Weihrauch or Diana mainsprings, which usually are toast sooner than at 5K, but it's still a possibility.I fully understand your position, having a high-dollar gun that you just want to shoot (and have every right to expect it to), and not start risking by dismantling with little knowhow and / or few tools, even when AA's are among the easiest springers of all to work on (due to their design quality). I would imagine there are airgun tuners in Southern Caiifornia (what wasn't there?), but cannot name any names.