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Daisy 177 rebuild?

Discussion in 'Air Guns' started by kBob, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. kBob

    kBob Member

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    More years ago than I like to think about I had a loaned Daisy 177. Even then it was no powerhouse.

    Looking at Cobalt's success with rebuilding classic Double Bee gun power plants I was wondering.....

    Can one rebuild a Daisy 177 Targeteer? At home on the kitchen table with hand tools? are seals and springs and such available to fit the 177?

    I note a common issue with the 177 is that the grips sort of curl away from the bottom of the grip frame with time. I was wondering if maybe heating them with a heat gun, or boiling them in water, would allow them to be shaped like horn? Maybe made flexible enough to duck tape down in position and leave a week or ten days to see if the plastic sets all nice and flat?

    Thoughts?

    -kBob
     
  2. LoonWulf

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    Short answer, maybe.
    Doing the work wont be the issue, it will be getting or making the seals. As long as the mechanicals still function properly, than even getting a replacement spring shouldn't be too hard, tho if you have get one made it maybe an expenses project.

    As for heating and straightening the grips, while i think it's possible it will likely be pretty hard to get them to come out correctly. I wouldnt try it unless i had a spare on hand.

    I'm interested, ive never seen one of those, so I'll probably do some research if i learn anything useful ill pass it along.
     
  3. cobalt327

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    HERE is a link to Parts 2 and 3 of Tom Gaylord’s blog on the Targeteer. (Link to Part 1 is also there, but oddly there are no links to Parts 2 and 3 at Part 1...)

    I never say never (haha), but after reading the as-issued Targeteer was good for ~115 fps MV, to get it up to even 200 fps MV might be asking too much. I’d imagine it could be coaxed into a little more velocity by shimming the spring a bit but I’ve never been inside one to know for sure.

    I really like the shot tube the Targeteer uses (shown below)! Gotta be something cool it could be used for. What about a Daisy SBR? Or a handgun based on a shortened Model 104 (the grip could double as the cocking lever)? :D

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