Just got my Hornet today - bit disappointed that the knurled end cap scrapes on the silencer adapter when you undo it - common "problem" it seems.
How much could I expect to pay to have the barrel threaded to take my logun? And can anyone recommend a good gunsmith in the manchester area??
Please dont bother trying to thread the barrel mate, just have a adapter made to fit you new barrel with the correct fitment for your required attachment, this then will leave your gun as standard (when removed) if and when you decide to sell.
Last edited by The Pie Man; 17-12-2004 at 07:12 PM.
could you send me some good quality pics for me to look at for you,of both issues.
yeah course I can - pm me ur email.
was thinking about getting the original adapter machined at work....though really BSA should be doing this as it clearly is a design fault!
I have only taken the cap off once and it has already worn the blueing off the silencer adapter.
Spoke with Ben White at BSA, he said just bend the barrel out of the way when removing the cap.....mmmmm - doesnt seem to be a very professional approach to solving the problem! - eliminate it!!!
"BEND THE BARREL"he cannot be serious...
ps, its email@example.com
Last edited by The Pie Man; 17-12-2004 at 07:26 PM.
lol maybe bend was a little bit ott - he said move the barrel - which I still find unacceptable on a brand new gun.
will send you some pics when the kids have gone to bed - cos the guns my christmas present!! LOL
I also have a Christmas present a new daystate harrier X2R, but she wont even let me feel its synthetic attributes...
Paul, I was shocked to see the crack in the stock!! It must go back mate.
The other bit now...question: Is the adapter very slightly tapering out towards the silencer? And are both ends female push fit? With grub screw for locking.
I may have a option for you mate...
Last edited by The Pie Man; 17-12-2004 at 08:10 PM.
Just checked my Hornet carbine, and the knurled quickfill cover is at least 4mm away from the barrel !!!
Is yours new or `pre-owned' ?
If it's new I think you should send it back to the place of purchase or even back to BSA !
Sorry Paul - usless reply, I just `turned the page' metophorically speaking and found your earlier post - didn't realise it was a single shot
hohum.... shuffles quietly off into a dark corner hoping no one will notice
Last edited by Mr.Fixit-Norm; 17-12-2004 at 10:21 PM.
yeah get back into that corner - damn multishot ownersOriginally Posted by Mr.Fixit-Norm
I've played with 3 single shot hornets - 2 rifles and 1 carbine. One of the rifles had this fault, the other rifle and the carbine were fine.
Since the silencer adaptor tapers, I wonder if the problem comes about if the silencer adaptor is pushed too far down onto the barrel? Unfortunately the grub screw is almost at the very tip of the barrel so there isn't too much scope for doing this - unless perhaps you glue it on and forget about the grub screw. Very slight differences in the length of barrels could cause this problem too - dunno if that's likely.
Another answer maybe to file (or use a milling machine!) a flat in the underside of the silencer adaptor to give some clearance.
If you get stuck, I can either thread your barrel, modify your adapter, or make you a new one.
e-mail me if need any help.
Cheers for the offer, might be an adapter winging its way to you in the new year!!Originally Posted by leupy
I did for a little while consider using the gun with no silencers......till I fired it! Jesus!!!!
Well i had offered my services to this chap already, but it seems he has cracked stock as well (seen pics), so i think this gun will go back and hopefully all be rectified.Originally Posted by leupy
Never the less Leupy, DRUM has made some exeptionally good quality items and i have no doubt at all, he will supply an excellent answer to any gun related problem.
Sorry, I hadn't actually noticed your offer of help....didn't mean to impose. Apologies.
Kind of you to mention my work, but I'm not really looking for any at the mo., as my workshop is at -2.6 degrees C