Who rebuilds 60+ year old Air rifles...?

Who rebuilds 60+ year old Air rifles...?

Joined: September 16th, 2006, 11:52 pm

June 18th, 2017, 1:08 am #1

A firiend has a JC Higgins 126.19300 air rifle that he had as a youth in the early 1950"s. It is a 22 caliber rifle that has to be pumped in order to fire. It no longer holds air and needs a professional rebuild of the internals. Who is capable of performing this task? I see that a seal kit is available on EBay for this particular rifle, but I do not have the knowkedge or the skill to rebuild the air rifle for my friend.
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Joined: May 20th, 2013, 4:05 am

June 18th, 2017, 3:32 am #2

The owner's name is Alan Schweitzer. His website is abairgun.com. He can be reached at 620-492-1713. 6pm to 9pm CST M-F. 9am-7pm CST S-S.
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Joined: July 11th, 2001, 6:08 pm

June 18th, 2017, 3:34 am #3

A firiend has a JC Higgins 126.19300 air rifle that he had as a youth in the early 1950"s. It is a 22 caliber rifle that has to be pumped in order to fire. It no longer holds air and needs a professional rebuild of the internals. Who is capable of performing this task? I see that a seal kit is available on EBay for this particular rifle, but I do not have the knowkedge or the skill to rebuild the air rifle for my friend.
<font size="3.5" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica">Many on here have rebuilt them themselves & said they are easy to repair.

I have a Crosman 140 & a Crosman 1400 that need rebuilding...might be good weekend warrior projects.

I believe Baker Airguns https://www.bakerairguns.com/repair-restoration/), or Precision Pellet http://www.airgunshop.net/contactus.html), or AB Airguns http://www.abairgun.com) have parts or can handle the repair.

Parts can be bought many places, like JG Airguns:http://www.jgairguns.biz

Here is a post on rebuilding one:http://www.airgunhome.com/agforum/viewtopic.php?t=8012

Here is a repair manual:http://stevespages.com/pdf/crosman_fact ... al_all.pdf
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June 18th, 2017, 4:59 am #4

The owner's name is Alan Schweitzer. His website is abairgun.com. He can be reached at 620-492-1713. 6pm to 9pm CST M-F. 9am-7pm CST S-S.
Have utilized Alan's expertise for several years now. His prices are fair and he tends to email and confirm you are satisfied. Don't know of another airgunsmith who goes to those lengths.
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June 18th, 2017, 11:47 am #5

A firiend has a JC Higgins 126.19300 air rifle that he had as a youth in the early 1950"s. It is a 22 caliber rifle that has to be pumped in order to fire. It no longer holds air and needs a professional rebuild of the internals. Who is capable of performing this task? I see that a seal kit is available on EBay for this particular rifle, but I do not have the knowkedge or the skill to rebuild the air rifle for my friend.
Rick is fast, efficient and inexpensive. His work is top notch. He will also sell you kits to rebuild it your self.

http://www.airgunshop.net/contactus.html

Precision Pellet
37 Stoney Lane
New Park, PA 17352
Phone: (717) 382-1481 | Fax: (717) 382-4065
Email: airgunshop@aol.com
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June 18th, 2017, 1:41 pm #6

and his work is top notch. In fact I was happy to talk to him a few days ago. I'd called to ask if he'd modify PCP's and he does do Crosman PCP's but doesn't have the time for the project I want. Very fair priced and fast turn around.
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Joined: January 29th, 2007, 8:02 pm

June 18th, 2017, 3:47 pm #7

A firiend has a JC Higgins 126.19300 air rifle that he had as a youth in the early 1950"s. It is a 22 caliber rifle that has to be pumped in order to fire. It no longer holds air and needs a professional rebuild of the internals. Who is capable of performing this task? I see that a seal kit is available on EBay for this particular rifle, but I do not have the knowkedge or the skill to rebuild the air rifle for my friend.
Great guns and easy to use. Shame Crosman doesn't do an updated version with their current steel breech so it be easy to scope and swap calibers. Lot of great info in this thread as well.
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Joined: July 27th, 2005, 3:39 pm

June 18th, 2017, 5:07 pm #8

<font size="3.5" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica">Many on here have rebuilt them themselves & said they are easy to repair.

I have a Crosman 140 & a Crosman 1400 that need rebuilding...might be good weekend warrior projects.

I believe Baker Airguns https://www.bakerairguns.com/repair-restoration/), or Precision Pellet http://www.airgunshop.net/contactus.html), or AB Airguns http://www.abairgun.com) have parts or can handle the repair.

Parts can be bought many places, like JG Airguns:http://www.jgairguns.biz

Here is a post on rebuilding one:http://www.airgunhome.com/agforum/viewtopic.php?t=8012

Here is a repair manual:http://stevespages.com/pdf/crosman_fact ... al_all.pdf
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I have a venerable Crosman 1400 that I received for my 15th birthday (45 years ago - gads..) I have already had it reblued and I have refinished the stock (amazing wood) but it doesn't hold air at present. I would like to do a rebuild sometime with one of those pistons with the o-ring, if I can find it.
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Joined: September 2nd, 2012, 9:45 pm

June 18th, 2017, 8:44 pm #9

Great guns and easy to use. Shame Crosman doesn't do an updated version with their current steel breech so it be easy to scope and swap calibers. Lot of great info in this thread as well.
MRod trigger, steel breech, hammer on valve, LW barrel, power adjuster, modded stock, etc.


With a faux black walnut clip



http://www.network54.com/Forum/275684/m ... 1483988034

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Ronald
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Joined: July 27th, 2005, 3:39 pm

June 18th, 2017, 8:59 pm #10

That is amazing work, Ronald. Blasphemous but wonderful. What is the trigger guard that you used?
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