Tuners, I need some help...

Tuners, I need some help...

Joined: January 27th, 2006, 5:20 am

June 27th, 2007, 3:18 am #1

A few months ago my spring in my Shadow broke. It was a great shooter until then, but it had a few thousand through it. Anyways, a few weeks ago I bought an R9, so some of you may be asking why am I trying to fix my Shadow when I have an R9?!? Well, one reason is so my dad has a more powerful springer to hunt with me, and two so I can keep it around for anyone else that wants to flip some spinners or hunt like a friend or someone. Anyways, I began tear down today, and I have yet to order a tune kit and build a compressor, but I have some questions.

One is do I need a spring compressor to get the broken spring out? It won't cock so there is no preload left. Do I really only need it to get the new spring in? Also, I am having a hell of a time getting the breech block screw out, the one that will allow the barrel block to pop out, any suggestions om that? Any other little pointers that will help me simplify the process are much obliged.

Thanks, and sorry the stupid questions, this is my first home tune.

I am using a tune done to a R11 by Rob in NC as a guide, any other Shadow tune reviews with pics are also greatly appreciated. Thanks again.

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Joined: May 2nd, 2006, 4:27 am

June 27th, 2007, 4:17 am #2

<P>The barrel pivot pin is a bitch to get out and I see no reason to remove it unless the barrel has side to side motion. To remove that screw you need an inpact screw driver, the type you hit with a hanner.  </P>
<P>The instalation of a new spring is no big deal just get the spring and guides all set and stand the rifle on it's muzzle and push the plug in and insert a tapered punch in the pin hole, and then you can wiggle around the punch to align the pin and insert it in the breach plug. Even with a high power spring, "if' it's been set' will not be more that 40 to 50 lbs pressure on the spring.</P>Also do a search on "Gamo tune" here on the forum and you will come up with a nice one with pictures

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Joined: January 27th, 2006, 5:20 am

June 27th, 2007, 5:23 am #3

I will probably be ordering the economy kit you offer in a few weeks. I am just tearing it down now so I can get an idea of what I am looking at here. Also, if the barrel block pin does not need to be messed with, then how do I get the cocking arm out so I can remove the spring? Thanks for the help.

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Joined: May 2nd, 2006, 4:27 am

June 27th, 2007, 5:42 am #4

it just falls out when you take the beartrap rod off, not a problem. Just don't lose the wear shoe on the linkage, it's a small u shaped plastic part next to the roller.

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Joined: April 17th, 2007, 10:33 am

June 27th, 2007, 10:03 am #5

A few months ago my spring in my Shadow broke. It was a great shooter until then, but it had a few thousand through it. Anyways, a few weeks ago I bought an R9, so some of you may be asking why am I trying to fix my Shadow when I have an R9?!? Well, one reason is so my dad has a more powerful springer to hunt with me, and two so I can keep it around for anyone else that wants to flip some spinners or hunt like a friend or someone. Anyways, I began tear down today, and I have yet to order a tune kit and build a compressor, but I have some questions.

One is do I need a spring compressor to get the broken spring out? It won't cock so there is no preload left. Do I really only need it to get the new spring in? Also, I am having a hell of a time getting the breech block screw out, the one that will allow the barrel block to pop out, any suggestions om that? Any other little pointers that will help me simplify the process are much obliged.

Thanks, and sorry the stupid questions, this is my first home tune.

I am using a tune done to a R11 by Rob in NC as a guide, any other Shadow tune reviews with pics are also greatly appreciated. Thanks again.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/546945/m ... 3/R11+Tune

If at first you don't succeed....RELOAD
checkyourfly1114@msn.com
http://www.network54.com/Index/59374
Its a cfx but most of the parts are the same. http://www.network54.com/Forum/479035/m ... ong+-+pics

I think Richard's tune kits come with 3 lubes. You probable want to get a piston seal. They get cut up some from the factory installing them. The cocking roller and shoe seems to help also. I just did a tune on a shadow and installed his trigger insert. It turns a barely usable trigger in to something very nice. It will probable take just as long to work on the trigger as the gun itself but its well worth it. I used some 220 wetdry, very small file, and 3 stones on the trigger.

If you have any trouble compressing the main spring a 24" clamp may help. While your at the hardware store get a 3/4" hardwood dowel , gloves, shop paper towels, very small paint brush, and some brake cleaner or acetone.

Thats about all I can think of for now.

O ya geterdone.
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June 28th, 2007, 6:20 am #6

A few months ago my spring in my Shadow broke. It was a great shooter until then, but it had a few thousand through it. Anyways, a few weeks ago I bought an R9, so some of you may be asking why am I trying to fix my Shadow when I have an R9?!? Well, one reason is so my dad has a more powerful springer to hunt with me, and two so I can keep it around for anyone else that wants to flip some spinners or hunt like a friend or someone. Anyways, I began tear down today, and I have yet to order a tune kit and build a compressor, but I have some questions.

One is do I need a spring compressor to get the broken spring out? It won't cock so there is no preload left. Do I really only need it to get the new spring in? Also, I am having a hell of a time getting the breech block screw out, the one that will allow the barrel block to pop out, any suggestions om that? Any other little pointers that will help me simplify the process are much obliged.

Thanks, and sorry the stupid questions, this is my first home tune.

I am using a tune done to a R11 by Rob in NC as a guide, any other Shadow tune reviews with pics are also greatly appreciated. Thanks again.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/546945/m ... 3/R11+Tune

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