That does it. I had no choice but to order one. Like I really needed a reason.
DF's brother here.Just wanted to add my $0.02.First of all, the +++Appearance: It is as close to a Buck Mark as you can get in in a springer.Barrel: steel with well defined rifling.Grips: The rubber(y) grips are as good as I have seen on many powder burners. I have never fired a Buck Mark, but I don't think you'll be disappointed.Accuracy: It is as accurate as I am at 7yds, staying inside the inside ring on a 4" target, practically the same hole, supported.Material: Zinc alloy receiver, polymer frame, polymer barrel cover.Trigger: Nice modular design. Simple, but no excessive drag in the parts. I did not feel a need to do any polishing.Ease of disassemblyNow the ---Trigger: WAY too heavy. There is no way to fire accurately with it.Overall fitment. barely adequateWeight: Only about half the weight of a BrowningPitcatinny rail: Plastic and the grooves are not 1913 standard. One of my red dots would not fit because the through bolts are too large.I really wanted to like this gun right out of the box. But I couldn't.First off was the trigger. I cannot say too much about what a disservice they did with the trigger pull. I would say that, between us, Dave and I fired about 100 pellets out of it without mods. I never was able to get the factory sights to work with my aim. To add to that frustration, by the end of the session, I was literally hitting the safety lever with a hammer to disengage it, and my thumb was sore. I went inside more than a little disappointed.But, I am a tinkerer.I came inside, pulled up a couple on disassembly videos on YouTube and went to work.As I began to go over the gun some of my disappointment began to fade. The design is actually pretty good. You can disassemble it for maintenance with only 3 screws. 2 very small screws,one on each side, at the front of the frame, and the allen screw at the rear of the receiver. Then the barrel and receiver separate from the frame.There are 2 pins holding the trigger module in. They should be removed from right to left as they are fluted on the left end. With the safety set to on, the trigger module lifts right out of the frame. I used a file to reduce the auto-safety cam, but a Dremel ball mill should work as well. I worked off, only the half of the cam inside the trigger housing, but you could probably just take the lever out and grind the whole thing down.I think I could use the trigger spring as a helper on my pick-up. It is that stiff. I tried some other springs I had laying around, but couldn't find one that would work. But, the trigger was so bad, I didn't feel like I had anything to lose, so I got out the Dremel and a cutting wheel. I must warn you that it would be VERY easy to go too far here. You SHOULD be (but I do not guarantee) safe if you line the cutting wheel on the end of the spring wire and take only that first turn. Again, I warn you. Take too much and the seer will not engage, and you'll be looking for a replacement spring. (Or, maybe, you could fit a washer over the spring guide.)As I said the hammer and seer surfaces are pretty smooth. They might benefit from a modest polish, but I just put a little grease on the faces. I also lubed the interface for the safety.I was never able to identify what caused the issue with the action of the safety, but I have not had another problem with it since re-assembly. I worked Dave's over as soon as it came in.As Dave said, we put reflex dot sights on and zeroed. We have each completely destroyed about a dozen soda cans,each, since, and I love the way this gun shoots.I will probably fill the void in the grip with Crosman wad cutter pellets to add some weight.This is not a perfect gun out of the box, but, if you're willing to tinker, it's a darned good plinker.
With the aid of this excellent description, I opened up mine and clipped 1 1/2 coils from the trigger spring. I also polished the surface of the sear and spent 20 minutes crawling around on the basement floor looking for a tiny bushing that dropped out while I was reassembling the gun. Finally found it and was amazed how far the little bugger bounced and rolled. As a result of shortening the trigger spring, I am shooting much better than before. I'll try some optics on it to see what it can really do. Open sights with my eyesight are really open.[/b][/i]
Good to know - Thanks