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Daisy M880 repair.

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Bravo11, Apr 8, 2003.

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  1. Bravo11

    Bravo11 Member

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    Not sure where to put this but here goes.
    I have an old Daisy model 880 powerline .177cal.
    Over the years it has been leaking air and I would like to overhaul it. Any ideas where I can get info on repair? I'm looking for a parts diagram in particular maybe an exploded drawing.
    Thanks
     
  2. Snowdog

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    Some here may question your plans of shelling out the dough to repair your 880 Powerline when you could simply purchase another for a few bucks more. I, however, concur with your logic in this particular situation. The older model 880s used superior materials as compared to today's offering. An 880 with a metal receiver and barrel were a joy to behold an worth maintaining.

    One option may be contacting a variety of airgun repair services to see if a maintenance kit is offered. Here's a place to start:
    http://www.airguns.net/airrpair.html

    You could also try contacting Daisy. They may have changed the materials used in construction, but much of the internal design has remained unchanged since the model's conception. Any replacement seals they offer for modern 880s should work.

    phone: 501-636-1200
    fax: 501-636-1601
    Website: http://www.daisy.com/
    Email: info@daisy.com

    Good luck
     
  3. Bravo11

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    I could buy another 880 or a even purchase a better more accurate airgun but I would like to see if I could fix this one myself. You know the drill, have tools-will repair. As if I needed something else to clutter my workbench.
    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. redneck

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    I've torn down an 856 all the way and put it back together a half dozen times now (barrel blows out on occasion, think I got it fixed for good this time :D)
    All it took was a couple phillips head screwdrivers and some patience. All the internal peices just kind of snap into place (carefully)
    There were a few O rings inside mine that could easily be replaced at a good hardware store. The seal for the pump is a peice of oil soaked sponge type stuff. Depending on where yours leaks it might be a pretty simple fix. Internals probably aren't that much different between the 880 and the 856.
     
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    Thanks Redneck,
    The seal on this 880 is probably the same oil soaked something,
    also some o-rings that I can get at the hardware store.
    The seals came out in hardened rubber pieces.
     
  6. redneck

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    A good shot of 10W-30 or a similar weight oil on the pump seal works wonders. You can probably get to it by swinging the pump arm all the way out, and turning the gun so that the linkage is facing up.
     
  7. Johnpl

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    I fixed mine several years ago. After I disassembled it, I got several sizes of O-rings from the hardware store and tried different ones til I found the correct size. It's funny how pumping it up 20 times will wear out an o-ring very quickly!
     
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