Rws sidecocking owners

Rws sidecocking owners

Joined: June 17th, 2011, 12:59 pm

September 11th, 2017, 12:26 am #1

The cocking arm ( the big lever) which is connected to the lever (that adjusts at the bottom, that pulls/cocks the compression tube, is connected to each other by a pin and a c/clip correct? I believe that they're part numbers 63 and 64. Well my question is that pin that connects the two, does it go from one side of the big cocking arm into the small cocking lever to the outside the big cocking arm and then attach to a c clip? Because when I look at it, I only see the pin and it doesn't go all the way through not is there any c clip. I hope that makes sense. Or can you take a pic of that area (both sides) and email it to me to see how it compares to mine. Greatly appreciate it.
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Joined: June 21st, 2012, 9:08 pm

September 11th, 2017, 1:15 am #2

It does go all the way thru and has a c clip holding it in place...
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Joined: June 17th, 2011, 12:59 pm

September 11th, 2017, 1:57 am #3

The cocking arm ( the big lever) which is connected to the lever (that adjusts at the bottom, that pulls/cocks the compression tube, is connected to each other by a pin and a c/clip correct? I believe that they're part numbers 63 and 64. Well my question is that pin that connects the two, does it go from one side of the big cocking arm into the small cocking lever to the outside the big cocking arm and then attach to a c clip? Because when I look at it, I only see the pin and it doesn't go all the way through not is there any c clip. I hope that makes sense. Or can you take a pic of that area (both sides) and email it to me to see how it compares to mine. Greatly appreciate it.
My pin is no where to be found on the other side not is the clip. Will it be damaged if I continue to shoot and keep cocking it until I get a replacement from Diana to whom I already wrote and asked for a replacement part.
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Joined: June 17th, 2011, 12:59 pm

September 11th, 2017, 1:59 am #4

It does go all the way thru and has a c clip holding it in place...
To take it out to see if it's sheared off then put it back? Also how should the small cocking lever be adjusted?
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Joined: July 7th, 2015, 9:40 pm

September 11th, 2017, 1:45 pm #5

My pin is no where to be found on the other side not is the clip. Will it be damaged if I continue to shoot and keep cocking it until I get a replacement from Diana to whom I already wrote and asked for a replacement part.
>Please post pics in accordance with Sticky at top of this page.<
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Joined: January 5th, 2012, 9:45 am

September 11th, 2017, 3:56 pm #6

My pin is no where to be found on the other side not is the clip. Will it be damaged if I continue to shoot and keep cocking it until I get a replacement from Diana to whom I already wrote and asked for a replacement part.
If you don't see the C clip on the other side then it's broken. Pins and clips are cheap, don't mess up a $400+ springer over something that will cost you less than a few dollars to fix.
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Joined: June 17th, 2011, 12:59 pm

September 11th, 2017, 10:15 pm #7

True that brother.nt
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 12:46 am

September 13th, 2017, 3:23 pm #8

The cocking arm ( the big lever) which is connected to the lever (that adjusts at the bottom, that pulls/cocks the compression tube, is connected to each other by a pin and a c/clip correct? I believe that they're part numbers 63 and 64. Well my question is that pin that connects the two, does it go from one side of the big cocking arm into the small cocking lever to the outside the big cocking arm and then attach to a c clip? Because when I look at it, I only see the pin and it doesn't go all the way through not is there any c clip. I hope that makes sense. Or can you take a pic of that area (both sides) and email it to me to see how it compares to mine. Greatly appreciate it.
To think you've pushed that pin all the way through the arm and the lever when you haven't really done so, and in that case the C-clip doesn't have a place to fit. Well, actually it DOESN'T have a place to fit if the pin isn't pushed all the way through the lever. It's easy for the clip slot in the pin to catch on the lip of the hole in the bottom of the lever without your realizing that's what happened.

The simple solution if that's your problem is to use some 'wiggle and jiggle' action on the lever while simultaneously pushing down against the pin. Use a little muscle while you're doing that, although it shouldn't take too much. In any case, most of the time what you'll find is the same thing that I found--the pin is fine and just wasn't seated 100% of the way through. Do what I described and you'll likely find the pin drops nicely in place, as it happened to me on many occasions while tuning other people's rifles.

Oh, yeah, another thing that can make it fairly impossible to get the pin all of the way through: If you tightened that silver hex nut on the lever such that the lever doesn't sit perfectly square inside the cocking arm, the 'off-angle' that's created pushes the clip end of the pin away from the hole in the cocking arm, and the pin won't go all the way through the cocking arm. The size of the hole in the cocking lever is VERY close to the OD of the pin, so if you don't have them aligned perfectly the pin won't go all the way through. What do you do to see if that's the problem? Loosen the nut, turn the rod a tiny bit, and try again. Once the pin drops through, re-tighten the hex nut with the lever in that position. If you prefer, however, you can use a pin punch to align the parts pretty closely before you even try inserting the pin.

I never saw even one single case here where the end of the pin had actually been sheered off, but I had a bunch of cases where the pin wouldn't go through both parts until I fiddled around with all three pieces as described above. I'm not saying it can't happen, I'm just saying that I never saw it here.

There's something else you don't seem to mention here: Did you simply try pulling the pin back out and looking to see if the C-clip slot is still there on the end of the pin? If the slot is there, you obviously didn't have the pin pushed all the way through. Try the above tips and, voila, it should go--success!

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Joined: June 17th, 2011, 12:59 pm

September 14th, 2017, 1:56 am #9

But the pin broke. I only have the upper half of the pin. Waiting on Umarex to send one. I wish I new how it happened just in case so as to not repeat it.
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 12:46 am

September 14th, 2017, 3:03 am #10

That's what I call a real oddity AND a bummer!

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