Gamo opinions

Gamo opinions

Joined: April 20th, 2001, 3:49 am

November 11th, 2017, 5:49 pm #1

A friend is looking for a cheapo spring rifle for hunting small game. The Crosman B18 series is an option but the barrels are a gamble for accuracy. How are the Gamo break-barrels with the thick plastic barrel covering? Are they durable or does the plastic wear quickly at the hinge pivot?

The Gamo Varmint, Big Cat and the Wasp are considerations. Will a Crosman mainspring and piston seal will fit any of these models? It's good to have parts support for these wear items.

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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 12:46 am

November 11th, 2017, 11:40 pm #2

At least I found it here and I bet they can answer some of the questions you just raised:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/479035


Maccari has at least two springs that he says MIGHT work in SOME Gamos.

http://www.airrifleheadquarters.com/cat ... 414946.htm

http://www.airrifleheadquarters.com/cat ... /43410.htm


He also has a seal or two that might fit, depending on if they've kept the same compression tube size as they had in the past. They were kind of famous for using the popular (nominal) 1"/ 25 mm compression tube for some time.

Here are two seals (read what it says there and you'll see it gives some details that may help):

http://www.airrifleheadquarters.com/cat ... /43077.htm

http://www.airrifleheadquarters.com/cat ... 325552.htm


I'm sorry I can't be more definite. I don't know which spring might fit one of the current Gamo rifles because I only tuned one Gamo in my life and that was 3 or 4 years ago--and that one would would have been the older 440 model, not one of the new ones. I did install a 'gold' trigger on it and it was pretty fair once I did. I did some major stoning work on another trigger for another Gamo and even that improved it to an extent--always be careful when doing trigger work--especially modifications, of course.

HTH to some extent. ("TCooper"--Todd is that you?)

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Joined: April 20th, 2001, 3:49 am

November 12th, 2017, 5:26 am #3

Thanks for the Gamo Form link. I'll search through their history but I'm not sure "they" actually hang around there much these days. It looks kind of dead. They only have 16 topics started in 2017. The first forum page goes all the way back to 2014.

The older Gamo 440 would be a good find. I think the Crosman B18 line was copied from the 440. I have a couple of Crosman Optimus-B18 rifles that have reasonable triggers after some work. Fun plinkers.

Yup... I'm the old TCooper (Todd) from way back when this forum started.
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Joined: August 25th, 2013, 8:00 pm

November 12th, 2017, 3:34 pm #4

PA and AGD are out of them but Gamo seems to have them. Wood stock, steel barrel, springer, open sights, 1250fps, $189.
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 12:46 am

November 13th, 2017, 12:14 am #5

Don't need a combo because I don't use the cheap scopes that usually come with a combo. I buy the rifle I want then I buy a scope I know I can trust, separately. I wonder what you have to do to that cheap front sight to make it look better if you want to use a scope.

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Joined: April 20th, 2001, 3:49 am

November 14th, 2017, 4:09 pm #6

A friend is looking for a cheapo spring rifle for hunting small game. The Crosman B18 series is an option but the barrels are a gamble for accuracy. How are the Gamo break-barrels with the thick plastic barrel covering? Are they durable or does the plastic wear quickly at the hinge pivot?

The Gamo Varmint, Big Cat and the Wasp are considerations. Will a Crosman mainspring and piston seal will fit any of these models? It's good to have parts support for these wear items.

Thanks
... and was informed that they do have replacement springs and seals but I would need a FFL to order them (liability reasons).
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 12:46 am

November 14th, 2017, 8:59 pm #7

If in Spain they may have some very real export/import issues that present a problem for them, but if it's GamoUSA it seems kind of ridiculous. Here in the US we can buy air gun parts from at least a dozen US-based companies. Those transactions happen everyday with no legal problems at all.

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Joined: April 20th, 2001, 3:49 am

November 15th, 2017, 2:45 am #8

I emailed Gamo-USA and received response in one day.

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