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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2022, 04:02:51 PM »
Finally got around to stripping the paint off. Wouldn't you know it, there's a nice looking gun under that paint! Haha.

I highly recommend the "2 Minute Remover" I picked up this morning. Made the paint come right off. Didn't even hurt the finish on the stock. I even managed to clean iff the scope and mounting rings. Just brushed it on, let it sit and wipe off. Gave everything a god tinse afterwards and the metal parts got a wipe down woth WD-40. That should help preserve them until I can plate them.

Anyways, now that the paint is off, I can see some cosmetic damage that'll need taken care off. The stock has scuffing from the previous owners inadequate paint prep. I'm hoping some clear coat will fill that in. The barrel also has a deep gouge, but I think I can grind that out and build it up again with the plating I plan on doing.

The hardest part right now is waiting for all the plating supplies I need to arrive, when all I wanna do is reassemble it, take it out and start knocking down targets with it.
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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2022, 05:44:47 PM »
I got a real bad case of itchy trigger finger today, so I decided to just throw my Beeman back together to see how it shoots now with my little trigger mods.

No, I didn't use a spring compressor. No, I won't say how I did it for safety and liability reasons. haha.

I lubed up the plunger seal with some white moly grease. I may have used a little too much because when I test fired it after assembly, I got a nice tight spray of white grease out of the barrel! It turned into a 2 inch spot of grease on my kid's water table. Fortunately, it was easy to clean up and a good reminder about where I should point the barrel at all times. At least I have a lubed barrel now.

I will also say that my little hand polishing and filing on the trigger contact surfaces sure seemed to help. Trigger pull is very light and has a nice clean release. I may actually stiffen it up some, its so light at the second stage.

It was actually shooting fairly well. Not as well as I'd hopped, but that was because of opperator error more than anythign else. See, when I'd had enough of roasting in the sun and came inside, I realized that when I mounted the scope, I forgot to tighten the mounting screw for the front dovetail mount. No wonder I couldn't keep the groupings tight! I was so tempted to go back out there and try it with the scope properly mounted, but I was too hot, sweaty and drained.

Still, I'm happy with the performance of the rifle. It was doing surprisingly well for having the scope improperly mounted! Hopefully the rain will hold off and I'll be able to test it out again this weekend.

Now that I know it shoots and shoots well, I'll have to take care of the cosmetic stuff. First, some damage to the barrel. Just some deep gouges and scrapes, but I can polish those out. Then the stock should get some clear coat to fill in the scuff marks left by the first owner.

I'm trying to figure out what to do with the butt pad. Should I replace with with something original, make something to match the style once I've plated it, or get an adjustable pad?
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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2022, 07:13:46 PM »
I am really surprized how clean the gun got. I got to get some of that 2 Minute Remover.

Get that oil out of tthe barrel. That will ruin accuratacy
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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2022, 04:03:01 PM »
Got it back out today. This time everything was nice and tight. Managed to keep the group less than 3-1/2 inch at 25m with Crosman domes.
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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2022, 03:45:04 PM »
Decided to roast myself today and try out some different pellet brands and types in my Beeman. Results were inconclusive.  Haha. I think this one will remain a 10m plinker. I'll retest when I get a new, uncut spring installed, which I plan on ordering this week.

I also realized I never posted a good shot of the reassembled gun so here ya go!
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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2022, 06:14:34 PM »
I am really surprized how clean the gun got. I got to get some of that 2 Minute Remover.

Get that oil out of tthe barrel. That will ruin accuratacy

My thought was barrel needs a good scrubbing with a firm brush or brass wool  and good solvents. Shoot it 50 or so times tepeat cleaning till a patch can clean it nice alone.

Looking good on the refinish..👍
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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2022, 06:52:04 PM »
I am really surprized how clean the gun got. I got to get some of that 2 Minute Remover.

Get that oil out of tthe barrel. That will ruin accuratacy

My thought was barrel needs a good scrubbing with a firm brush or brass wool  and good solvents. Shoot it 50 or so times tepeat cleaning till a patch can clean it nice alone.

Looking good on the refinish..👍

Its pretty clean when I got it, but I'll give it a try. Honestly, it was cleaner than my other guns.
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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2022, 06:52:54 PM »
You need some decent pellets. RWS R-10 Match or RWS Meisterkugeln. The pellets in your picture I wouldn't walk across the street to pick-up for free.
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Diana 470th, 56th, 350 PC
BSF c60
Parrus wood
Dominator 200 carbine
Proxima
Synergis
Win. 1000w, 800w, 1100w, 1100s
Webley .22 Jaguar
Mendoza RM2800 repeater
Norica Massimo .22, Black Eagle
CZ631, 2 CZ634
Hammerli X2 dual cal.(Mendoza)
Beeman RS2.177/.22
Air Hawk Elite wood T.H.
Storm in Benj. T.H. stock, GRT
3 Crosman 3100(Spain)
Steoger Ducks Unlimited X3
RWS93 (Spain)
RWS320 (China)
2 TF99, TF59 GRT
TF89 (chopped, shrouded Beeman .22 Brl.)
B40, B26-2, B21, B20
2 B3-1
4 Peak B4-2
Model 62
2 QB6,
2 QB57
2 Fast Deer
2 B3-1AK
AR2078B, AR2078T.H.
Zogunz Hawk 010 .22 co2 (Phil.)
EIG 1353 co2 (Japan)
XSP 120D single stroke dual cal. pistol
P17, Steoger XP4 single stroke pistol

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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2022, 07:03:25 PM »
You need some decent pellets. RWS R-10 Match or RWS Meisterkugeln. The pellets in your picture I wouldn't walk across the street to pick-up for free.

What can I say, I'm cheap. These are all sub 5 cent pellets.

Just ordered the RWS R-10s. We'll see if that improves things.

I also want to point out I'm not the most consistent shooter at the best of time's.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2022, 07:11:41 PM by DIYengineer235 »
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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2022, 07:51:00 PM »
Ya, like them crosmans aint no good at 50y open sighted at all ..lol., i neved buy them..blaaaa
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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2022, 08:30:16 PM »
My first couple of tin of Crosman w/c where the last. I think you got the gun for free but you've put a lot of time and effort into it. I don't spend $150-600 or a lot of time and man hours on guns then shoot cheap pellets at cheap targets.

Got one just like yours. I just took it out back to shoot since my last post. 20 yards off a bench using the Beeman scope came with it set on 9X and AO on 20. Gun didn't like the Meisters, 1 1/2 " group. 

With R-10's first group of 5 rounds was 5/8" and 1 1/2" low/right. 15 clicks up and left. 3 rounds 1/2" on POA.

Next I shot a ramdom hole in the black. Using the hole as POA 3 more rounds 4 round group 1/2" one went thru one of the other holes.

The trigger is adjusted so there's just a hair first stage take up then breaks clean. Probably 3 lbs.

You're going to like the R-10's.
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Diana 470th, 56th, 350 PC
BSF c60
Parrus wood
Dominator 200 carbine
Proxima
Synergis
Win. 1000w, 800w, 1100w, 1100s
Webley .22 Jaguar
Mendoza RM2800 repeater
Norica Massimo .22, Black Eagle
CZ631, 2 CZ634
Hammerli X2 dual cal.(Mendoza)
Beeman RS2.177/.22
Air Hawk Elite wood T.H.
Storm in Benj. T.H. stock, GRT
3 Crosman 3100(Spain)
Steoger Ducks Unlimited X3
RWS93 (Spain)
RWS320 (China)
2 TF99, TF59 GRT
TF89 (chopped, shrouded Beeman .22 Brl.)
B40, B26-2, B21, B20
2 B3-1
4 Peak B4-2
Model 62
2 QB6,
2 QB57
2 Fast Deer
2 B3-1AK
AR2078B, AR2078T.H.
Zogunz Hawk 010 .22 co2 (Phil.)
EIG 1353 co2 (Japan)
XSP 120D single stroke dual cal. pistol
P17, Steoger XP4 single stroke pistol

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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2022, 10:00:18 AM »
Since I couldn't find a good frimt sight for this Beeman, I went and designed my own. This is the first prototype. Turns out, everything needed tweeked. The tabs on inserts were just a tad too wide still, from the 3D printer, so I had to shrink them a bit. I messed up designing the threads for the screw. The threads on the housing and the screw needed fixed. I also realized tge clamp diameter was off by 2mm.

With that being said, they're minor tweeks and I feel very good about it the final design. I'll post the files later once I have the fitment dialed in.
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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2022, 06:35:14 PM »
Finally got the Beeman field sights mounted on the breech. Fit perfectly and works great with the globe sight I designed and 3D printed.

I was able to nail the 3 inch spinners at 15 m easily once I sighted it in. I even smacked some of my 1 inch silluettes a few times. Doesn't interfere with the scope either.
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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2022, 04:30:32 PM »
Just got inside from giving the new iron sights a real test. Zeroed it on the target below at 15m. Didn't do half bad I think. After that I was smacking the 3 inch and even the ine inch spinners. I think I missed only 2 or 3 out of around 50 shots on spinners.
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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2022, 10:53:32 PM »
Since my plan to do some plinking today got rained out, I got some work done on this little project.

First, I fixed the vertical adjustment screw on the iron sights I mounted. What happened was the threads in the hole stripped out. I tried a couple of ideas to save them, but alas, was not to be. I ended up drilling the hole out to a 1/4, threading that and filling it with a 1/4" machine screw, cutting the head off, grinding the shaft down flush with the breech and drilling a new hole in that! Came out pretty good too.

I also took my dremel and notched out the stock to make room for the windage knob. Every time I went to cock it, the knob would hit the stock. No damage was done, but I was afraid it would mess up the settings. A quick notch with the dremmel and several coats of stain followed by a coating of polyurethane, and it almost looks factory. No more knob hitting the stock.

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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2022, 12:26:28 AM »
Really nice gun!
  • Savannah, Ga.
Diana 470th, 56th, 350 PC
BSF c60
Parrus wood
Dominator 200 carbine
Proxima
Synergis
Win. 1000w, 800w, 1100w, 1100s
Webley .22 Jaguar
Mendoza RM2800 repeater
Norica Massimo .22, Black Eagle
CZ631, 2 CZ634
Hammerli X2 dual cal.(Mendoza)
Beeman RS2.177/.22
Air Hawk Elite wood T.H.
Storm in Benj. T.H. stock, GRT
3 Crosman 3100(Spain)
Steoger Ducks Unlimited X3
RWS93 (Spain)
RWS320 (China)
2 TF99, TF59 GRT
TF89 (chopped, shrouded Beeman .22 Brl.)
B40, B26-2, B21, B20
2 B3-1
4 Peak B4-2
Model 62
2 QB6,
2 QB57
2 Fast Deer
2 B3-1AK
AR2078B, AR2078T.H.
Zogunz Hawk 010 .22 co2 (Phil.)
EIG 1353 co2 (Japan)
XSP 120D single stroke dual cal. pistol
P17, Steoger XP4 single stroke pistol

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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2022, 06:41:08 PM »
Managed to get a no-drill sling fitted with an integrated stock wrap. Looks good so far. Not done with it yet either. Just wanted to get a good base.
Up next, pellet tin holder and sheeps wool shoulder pad. I might make it a multi-tin holder, like a bandolier on the strap.
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Re: Mystery Beeman Build
« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2022, 08:05:06 PM »
Better pictures of the leatherwork.

Not my best stitching, but its strong a d it works.
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