Had a moment to put this old timer back together and give it a little bit of a face lift…
Nothing special here, just a cheap plastic-fantastic, but feels fine (for what it is) and complete. Doesn’t look too bad either. Assembled the rifle. Didn’t have any spare parts left, so that’s a bonus. Tools, tools, tools. I have a few needle nose pliers, without them - no freaking way. It’s always the springs! Anyway, that’s all back together now.
Lube, always lube Add a layer of grease to everything that’s going to sit under out of sight, under the stock. Bit of long term protection.
Safety re-assembly was a little tricky, it has to go in, in a particular way, took me a couple of tries, before I got it.
…and then I snapped the retaining bolt (top on the photo). I wasn’t too impressed with it anyway. I think it may have been something like M3 or thereabout. I had a perfect bolt to replace the original, which I actually like a lot more anyway, but it was M4. Little bit of digging through my bag of holdings and voila! M4 tap exactly where I thought it would be.
That’s it for now.
Really like this photo
Next, I need to find a 3-9 or 3-12 scope with 1" tube and do some loading (part 3).