Did we ever determine who has the Kessler spare parts?

Joined: December 12th, 2008, 2:47 am

August 1st, 2018, 10:19 pm #1

Working on a rifle I just got. It's missing the front pivot "pin" bolt (and) nut thing.
And who knows what else is going on inside..... I haven't gotten there yet.
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kessler pivot pin and nut.jpg
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Joined: July 22nd, 2011, 4:46 am

August 2nd, 2018, 2:45 am #2

Not that I'm aware of. I can recall that a name came up but not any verification.  
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Joined: December 13th, 2017, 4:05 pm

August 2nd, 2018, 3:26 am #3

Similarly - I’m also looking for an original rear peep sight setup for a Rochester. All of my Rochester Precision Air Rifles have the original rear v-notch sight. I would trade one of those sights or pay top dollar for one in exchange.
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Joined: March 18th, 2011, 6:24 am

August 2nd, 2018, 3:37 am #4

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/gun-manufa ... let-gun-22
but not the pivot bolt and here but again not that bolt setup

http://www.jgairguns.biz/catalog/index. ... rers_id=88

slim pickings, I looked around this after noon and was waiting to see what was posted, I also looked on Ebay nothing there
but maybe a rifle of that era might have some parts that would work
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Joined: December 12th, 2008, 2:47 am

August 2nd, 2018, 3:36 pm #5

Yup, saw both of those sources and what they had a couple days ago.
Got most of the rifle dis-assembled and I'm down to whatever "fun" it's
going to take to get at the valve internals.
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Joined: December 13th, 2017, 4:05 pm

August 2nd, 2018, 4:06 pm #6

I used a couple scraps of thick leather, a pair of vice grips, and a torch

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Joined: December 12th, 2008, 2:47 am

August 2nd, 2018, 6:50 pm #7

Do I have to remove the brass piece inserted (and soldered) into the pump tube?
I was thinking I could unscrew at the copper "gasket" and get to all the stuff inside that I need to.
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Joined: December 13th, 2017, 4:05 pm

August 2nd, 2018, 7:16 pm #8

In theory - I don’t believe you’d have to remove it. You may be able to get in there and clean everything up without unsoldering it.

Keep us posted!

However, in my experience these rifles will gain a 100 or so more FPS when resealed properly.

Just resealed a Rochester that’s shooting just over 690 at ten pumps. It’ll dump all air on fifteen pumps at around 760 FPS using Crosman hollow point premieres
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Joined: December 12th, 2008, 2:47 am

August 2nd, 2018, 9:15 pm #9

Thanks for that. I'm going to give it my best without desoldering.
My impression so far is that bringing this particular gun back from the dead is really going to take some effort.....
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Joined: July 22nd, 2011, 4:46 am

August 4th, 2018, 6:30 am #10

Would be interested in what advantage there would be to removing (desoldering) the valve body. 

Note that these guns when new came with extras of that copper "gasket" spacer. The user was expected to disassemble the gun and insert the extra copper spacers as needed after servicing, otherwise, the front sight will lean to the side. 
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