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Result of Not Holding onto the Barrel/Cocking Lever

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:49 pm
by Vikram
We should remember at all times to hold on to the barrel, or cocking lever in case of an under-lever model, while cocking an air rifle. If not, accidents can happen and the results can be serious. I would say that the person here got away easily. Serious bodily harm is not unusual. Be careful!

Re: Result of Not Holding onto the Barrel/Cocking Lever

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:39 pm
by 4X4
Wow that's serious business there.

Phew !!!!!...yes agreed.

In shooting with Guns....one must never forget or unfollow the rules learnt....else :banghead: .

Re: Result of Not Holding onto the Barrel/Cocking Lever

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:32 pm
by Shivaji.Dasgupta
Right you R Vikram..Agreed.

Re: Result of Not Holding onto the Barrel/Cocking Lever

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:45 pm
by Mr.Shome
This looks very scary. Thank you for sharing.

Best regards.

Re: Result of Not Holding onto the Barrel/Cocking Lever

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:43 pm
by hillsman
I find it much safer to break the breech open and load the pellet before cocking it. This way you always have both hands free to secure the rifle while cocking it.

Re: Result of Not Holding onto the Barrel/Cocking Lever

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:29 pm
by ECHOFIGHTER
Sirs,
As mentioned by Hillsman, it is better to break the barrel, load the pellet and then proceed for cocking the air rifle/air pistol.
So, no risk of getting injured.
Also, during the process of cocking, the finger should be out of the trigger guard.

Muzzle discipline and trigger discipline obviate most of the problems.
Regards

Re: Result of Not Holding onto the Barrel/Cocking Lever

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:53 pm
by Juaristi
I wish I had a photograph of what happens to the barrel in such circumstances !
It can look like a BANANA !
The kinetic force bends the barrel up after it shuts tight .
My friend has had to bash/hit with a hammer many barrels in order to bring them back to being usable .
This lack of concentration when shooting is very common .
The hammer process is painful - hitting a barrel feels like it should never be done , but a tap , tap , tap until the barrel bends back is achievable .
As for the wood stock - even that can be saved - but that much glue is expensive !