Spring gun tuning: Part 12
Finish reassembly and test the gun
Spring gun tuning: Part 1
Spring gun tuning: Part 2 - Building a mainspring compressor
Spring gun tuning: Part 3 - Mainspring compressor continued
Spring gun tuning: Part 4 - Let's disassemble a gun!
Spring gun tuning: Part 5 - Powerplant disassembly
Spring gun tuning: Part 6 - Disassembly completed
Spring gun tuning: Part 7 - Disassembly of other spring guns
Spring gun tuning: Part 8 - Disassembly of other spring guns, continued
Spring gun tuning: Part 9 - Cleaning and deburring
Spring gun tuning: Part 10 - Lubrication and reassembly
Spring gun tuning: Part 11 - Lubrication and reassembly continued
by B.B. Pelletier
Clean and lube the trigger
Okay, just a few more steps to complete this project. The Rekord trigger will be installed next, but let's first take a look at how it's lubricated. I have seen extremes of both over- and under-lubricating from the factory. Look at all the parts through the access holes and remove all the grease you can see. There's only one point in a Rekord that can be lubricated for better performance, and it applies to all Rekords, whether they are the match type or the standard sporting trigger that you see here.
Rekord trigger uncocked.
Rekord trigger cocked. The rear of the piston release has been pressed down until the sear caught.
To see the single lube point, cock the trigger by pressing down on the back of the piston release. The area where the sear and piston release catch make contact can be lubed with a small amount of moly grease. Small means the size of the head of a pin. Pay attention to the nut at the bottom rear of the trigger housing. It receives the rear triggerguard screw; on some guns, it's not held tight inside the housing and can fall out.
Where these two pieces come together is the only spot where lubrication will do any good.
Install the trigger
Once the trigger is cleaned and lubed it's ready to install. First, install the safety button and spring. Hold in the safety as you install the trigger. It takes a little fiddling - no force - to slide the trigger housing into the large slot in the end cap until the pin holes align. I put the front pin (the longer one) in first, and I inserted the pins on the right side of the end cap. On most guns, I can push at least one of the pins nearly all the way through with my fingers. You can release the safety when both pins are through.
The pins slide in, and the trigger is fired.
The trigger is still cocked, but the rifle isn't, so fire the trigger now. Drop the action into the stock and attach the triggerguard and the two stock screws. And, you're done! Cock and shoot the gun a couple times to make sure everything went back together as it should.
I am very pleased with the results of my tuneup. The rifle now fires without a hint of vibration, plus it's easy to cock. I'll have to do a range test and share the results with you.