August 20, 2007, 10:28 PM
I just picked up a nice H&R Model 999 Sportsman.Brought it home and started to clean it.Removed cylinder by pressing in on cylinder catch spring and removed cylinder.Problem with reinstalling cylinder assembly.Wouldn't slip over spring catch and broke cylinder catch spring,Have ordered replacement from numrick.com.My question is, is there a trick to reinstalling cylinder assy?I'd appreciate it if someone can give me some guideance or let me know where I can get proper instruction.Thanks in advance
James T Thomas
August 21, 2007, 06:28 PM
I have not had that catch -spring break as you did, however, I did notice that it can be installed while not fully seated. Perhaps that may be what happened, and it placed too much stress on it.
You are talking about the "bobby pin" like piece that fits into the side of the tube the cylinder revolves on, aren't you? It must be heat treated, and I'm speculating here, but being that it must have come from sheet metal, I could see where it may have become "over heat treated" and brittle.
Try reinserting it with the use of an electronics technician needle nose plier that can get the small right angle tab at the end back in.
I would buy several springs, if you plan on keeping the 999, which I do.
It is enjoyable to shoot. Accurate; for what it is.
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