Is a spring compressor must for removing the spring from an Air rifle?

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Is a spring compressor must for removing the spring from an Air rifle?

Post by Bishal Raj » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:35 am

I have seen a youtube video where a guy has not used any spring compressor for removing the spring and he has not faced any problem.. I want to clean my airrifle and I have no spring compressor.. Is spring compressor a must? What to do if i want to take out the spring without spring compressor?

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Re: Is a spring compressor must for removing the spring from an Air rifle?

Post by Basu » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:34 pm

Dear Bishal,

Most of Indian ARs have heavy preload.That means it under high pressure within the action.
Foreign ARs may have less preload....
Spring compressor is a must for Indian AR and if you are doing it first time.....please take help from any experienced person.
Carpenter vice can be used to do the job.

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Re: Is a spring compressor must for removing the spring from an Air rifle?

Post by vsraja » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:12 pm

Don't risk your life, always be careful even if you use a spring compressor. Best way is to learn how to do it from an experienced person for first time.Then you can do it on your own.
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Re: Is a spring compressor must for removing the spring from an Air rifle?

Post by Bishal Raj » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:21 am

@basu and @vsraja
What is the risk involved that u are talking?
say if a keep the rear end open then the spring will exit only through that rear end na? (even if it has high tension)..so what is the risk involved for me? i am not getting what is the risk associated with it that so many people are talking, please help me understand as I am new in airgun cleaning.

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Re: Is a spring compressor must for removing the spring from an Air rifle?

Post by vsraja » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:56 pm

Nothing wrong in trying once. But you feel difficult because of spring tension while refitting the rifle.
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Re: Is a spring compressor must for removing the spring from an Air rifle?

Post by Vishnu2017 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:53 am

Dear Bishal raj,
Am agree with BASU sir and VSRaja sir, I think you may watched opening of a foreign make AR, most of Indian make air rifles main spring always under high tension , even in uncocked, for mai spring removal, after detachment of barrels, the two carter pins behind the receiver tube, that is near the end cap, almost one carter holds the trigger, other one hide in end cap, holds the piston and mainspring , but both pins to be removed carefully , you can use car jockey or c clamp vice confirm all are in proper position and firm fit, after removal of trigger pin, then apply little pressure behind the end cap area, you can feel that the pin easily removes by the finger, after release the tension in c clamp the main spring is always 3 to 4.5 inches lengthier than receiver tube, hope you under stood .take care
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Re: Is a spring compressor must for removing the spring from an Air rifle?

Post by GNV » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:04 pm

The only Air Rifle which can be opened SAFELY without a spring compressor is Air Arms TX-200 which has zero preload. To the best of my knowledge. But I may be wrong also. For any AR with preload on spring a spring compressor only is a safe way when reassembling the gun.

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Re: Is a spring compressor must for removing the spring from an Air rifle?

Post by AnandNair » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:53 pm

always use a spring compressor. even if there is no high spring pre tension. lots of easy diy available... or if you have a bar clamp or parallel clamp that can be used.
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Re: Is a spring compressor must for removing the spring from an Air rifle?

Post by Vishnu2017 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:52 pm

Please search and go through GNV sir's previous DIY air rifle spring decompressor thread in this forum, am also tried and comes as expected, almost several repair works am learned from this forum geniuses(veterans) ,
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Re: Is a spring compressor must for removing the spring from an Air rifle?

Post by RamMani » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:25 pm

Vishnu2017 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:52 pm
Please search and go through GNV sir's previous DIY air rifle spring decompressor thread in this forum, am also tried and comes as expected, almost several repair works am learned from this forum geniuses(veterans) ,
this is how i released my IHP spring for tuning
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Post by Vishnu2017 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:16 pm

Oh OK good luck
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Re: Is a spring compressor must for removing the spring from an Air rifle?

Post by Jagannatha » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:28 am

Bishal Raj wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:35 am
I have seen a youtube video where a guy has not used any spring compressor for removing the spring and he has not faced any problem.. I want to clean my airrifle and I have no spring compressor.. Is spring compressor a must? What to do if i want to take out the spring without spring compressor?
It's not on English, but you can understand the idea

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