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    Hi all

    Please let me know what you think happened?

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    Prof. Jan Itor

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    Cor cocked it.

    Serious answer; safety failed, trigger was pulled whilst the barrel was open.
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    Optical illusion?
    Pulled the trigger whilst the gun was cocked and open...? but would not have expected the breech / breech block to be bent, just the barrel
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    Trigger pulled with the breech open many times. The welding of the transfer port/jaw assembly will weaken the tube just behind it.
    Stupid got its just deserts.
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    Sad,the above comments are correct, but usually only the barrel bends just in front of the breach block. I straighten them all the time, collecting Gecados that have been shot by laaities! Maybe the manufacturer has upgraded their springs to join the velocity race?
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    Heart breaking indeed, some people should never progress beyond ketties, ketties fitted with old inner tube that is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gertsafari View Post
    I straighten them all the time, collecting Gecados that have been shot by laaities! Maybe the manufacturer has upgraded their springs to join the velocity race?
    Gert,
    Show and tell how you do this, please?
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    Years ago I saw a Gecado model 25 like this (perhaps not as bad).
    I asked the owner what had happened and he said his younger brother suffered a severe episode of sibling dislike and smacked his airgun down on the dining room table.
    The barrel was angled up like the HW here but the gun still fired and the breech block was OK.
    I was not interested in the damage to the table...
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    The bend at the start of the barrel does not pose an accuracy problem when you are shooting with open sights since your front and rear sight are fixed to the barrel, it is a fact that only the last 25 or 30mm of the barrel needs to be true.




    However should the air rifle be scope-able you often run out of verticall adjustment, and a barrel up gun just looks plain wrong.
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    I fortunately had an example that i bought as - is knowing the worst that i can find inside, i think the picture are self explanetory.






    All fixed!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    Hi all

    Please let me know what you think happened?

    You put it in your back pocket, forgot about it and then sat on it. Happens to my wife's phone all the time

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    Thanks Gert.
    I have lost my link to another barrel straightening method whereby the owner used wood blocks with two big U-bolts.
    It looked useful but would mar the barrel and breech block.
    Your method looks safer.
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    And this is what it looks like now..
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    This is what happens when you give idiots a fine rifle like this-------sad really.
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    How long will the straightening last? My brother rested his Hatsan 125 against the wall.... needless to say it fell over busting the scope and bending the barrel. He had it straightened ... but after a few months the bend re appeared, not as pronounced as before... but it was there. Still shoots straight with a scope though, bit difficult without.
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