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    Plans for a spring compressor

    Does anyone have plans of how to make a spring compressor?
    I intend to make it quite sturdy,of metal construction,I don't want any loose springs taking flight.
    Thanks in advance
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    Everyone I know used to use a sash cramp as a spring compressor. However most modern spring rifles have springs with very little preload so compressors are not needed. What rifle do you have?
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    I was going to suggest a sash cramp, or a mod of a sealant gun. I had a corking lever (homemade wine) extended and vertically mounted with a slot in the bench for the shorter springs in the HW77 and TX200
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    sash clamp

    Donít know if it is much help mate, but I use a 48 inch sash clamp forget the tool shop priceís 1 paid £8 for a Draper I think,from a local discount store. Top piece of kit fits everything only thing you need is an insert to fit the particular gun, I have in the past just used a bit of cut down brush handle, No more twanging springs and believe me I have had some
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    These are good, as you can make it any length you like.

    http://www.axminster.co.uk/product.a...file=1&jump=44

    Here's the one I made for myself. Centre and end blocks can ge moved to suit different guns. No flying springs etc.

    http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...COMPRESSOR.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by uk litehammer View Post
    These are good, as you can make it any length you like.

    http://www.axminster.co.uk/product.a...file=1&jump=44

    Here's the one I made for myself. Centre and end blocks can ge moved to suit different guns. No flying springs etc.

    http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...COMPRESSOR.jpg
    Top ones are the ones I have but they do tend to tilt and dig - in .

    Very impressed by the one you made , well done .

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    I made mine from Dexion slotted angle..bit like man size meccano. Fully adjustable etc & you can find the stuff in a scrapyard or buy it from B & Q.
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    I modified this idea:

    http://www.americanairgunhunter.com/sprngcompres.html

    I prefer to have wood clamping the action rather than chance scratching it.
    Works for me.


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    Spring Compressor

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapidnick View Post
    Everyone I know used to use a sash cramp as a spring compressor. However most modern spring rifles have springs with very little preload so compressors are not needed. What rifle do you have?
    Hi Rapidnick,
    I have a Diana 52,Vmach kit to be fitted and a HW95 which may get the same treatment.
    Al
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