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Offline johnnyfoos

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880 locked up?
« on: February 01, 2019, 02:51:52 PM »
 >:(
Can these 880's be pumped up to the valve lock point,  ?
I was showing off my LDC, {geo's}
to some friends and I got a pellet turned half way around and didn't see it until
I couldn't close the bolt.
So I used a wooden rod to push it back out and then put in a fresh one and closed the bolt
pumped it a couple more times out of frustration and when I pulled the trigger
NOTHING, it feels stuck !
I checked the safety and it felt a bit harder to push back and forth but still
nothing when the trigger is pulled.

So if there is some thing I'm missing or somebody knows more than I do about these
(that wouldn't be hard)
 I've never had one apart, they look so different than a normal pump up to me
That makes two out of four that stopped working now
 and why I passed on one for $5 a couple weekends back at a PB gun show
(had three out of four working then)
I've got some repair kits from Daisy for the 880's when I needed 953 parts
just haven't worked on one yet, other than the fill in the BB loading
 pellet tipping hole at the rear of the bolt slide area.
How I did that-
lube up the bolt, I used "Divers grease" and mix a little JB up,
 then with a couple of small paper towel bits wipe up the mix, coating all sides of towels
then with bolt closed stuff them in using a small wood stick about half as big as a tooth pick
clean up any excess you might get outside of the fill spot
Make sure you cycle the bolt a few times after it starts to set up
THAT made a huge difference in the shooting enjoyment.

Thanks for any help/advice
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Re: 880 locked up?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 10:39:07 AM »
Taking a 880 apart isn't that big a deal & I think in your case it's a necessity. I always take lots of photos when I tear down any gun for the first time.

Here's how your 880 comes apart;
https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=118906.msg1146943#msg1146943
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Re: 880 locked up?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 01:28:36 PM »
I gave my uncle a 880 and he locked it up twice. The first time I took it apart. The second time I cocked and pulled the trigger hard and fast and repeated this quickly for about a dozen cycles. It let out a little at a time and finally let out the full charge. 

I also wonder if you could put it in the freezer overnight? Colder air would have lower pressure.
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Re: 880 locked up?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 01:42:50 PM »
"could put it in the freezer overnight"
It is in the shop,(very little heat),[in IDAHO @ 4,985']
or
HACR launch range, I call it.
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Re: 880 locked up?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 05:44:00 PM »
Makes me glad I rarely pump my guns to full power and certainly never get crazy about trying to get more power from my guns.

My 880 will not fully dump past 4 pumps because of something I inadvertently did but I'm leaving it because I generally use a max of 4 anyways.
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Re: 880 locked up?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 09:21:13 PM »
bhh-
"pulled the trigger hard"
I tried that a few times and nothing.
Thanks
 But just a little bit  ago, I was playing with my Rebel
 and after I put it up I grabbed the Stuck 880 off the wall
I just kind of pointed it down range and after I cycled the safety a few times
I was going to really pull on the trigger this time.
But, it didn't need a huge pull but more than normal,
and it when off.  :o
I pumped it once and cocked it and it shot normal maybe.
I loaded a pellet and gave it 10 and again it shot normal.
maybe,
Hard to tell, the sound isn't there and it just sounds wrong.   :-\

That one got the LDC from Geo on it and is very very quiet.    ::)
Anyway all is good again and I didn't have to wreak another airgun
and have more on the waiting for repair list.   :-[ 

Thanks
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Re: 880 locked up?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 10:11:07 PM »
Glad it worked out for you.
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Re: 880 locked up?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 10:41:01 PM »
You're welcome. Glad it worked. 

By "hard and fast" I'm trying to get the trigger away from the hammer in a sudden movement.
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Re: 880 locked up?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 11:09:49 PM »
If pumped up to much and the hammer spring is weak, it doesn't have the poop to open the valve.

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Re: 880 locked up?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 11:43:44 PM »
I wonder if the dowel banged into the bolt and knocked the trigger linkage out of whack.
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