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I didn't want to derail the other thread

I have had my bsa meteor since new 53 years ago, my dad bought it me.

I am thinking after reading the other thread about an old meteor mine would benefit from a few new bits. What parts would you recommend me to replace?

I have just watched this video 

but I have never stripped one down before and just a bit concerned about getting the spring back in.

So what parts should be replaced and are there any better videos of how to do it?

Thanks in anticipation 👍👍👍

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that would be a good place to start.............depends how much money you want to spend...you could send it away to a specialist tuner...

they do shoot nicely if they are worked on...

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10 hours ago, ditchman said:

that would be a good place to start.............depends how much money you want to spend...you could send it away to a specialist tuner...

they do shoot nicely if they are worked on...

Thanks, as a youngster I used to shoot squirrels out of the trees near the local golf club.

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1 hour ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

Hello, just buy an original meteor spring and piston seals, you must have some suitable grease ?

Thanks I was thinking the same but didn't want to appear a skinflint 🤣

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1 hour ago, oldypigeonpopper said:

Hello, just buy an original meteor spring and piston seals, you must have some suitable grease ?

been having a look round for various BSA stuff upgrades...........have found a couple of sites where they sell parachute seals for some BSA's....sometimes they fit straight onto the piston...sometimes the piston needs slite modification........a parachute seal is the way to go...HW always fit them..........

have been toying with the idea of making /turning a parachute seal out of high grade carbon fibre...modifiy the piston head and use a dry lube (graphite ) when assembling it

what i want to acheive is minimul friction/drag...so i can put the softest spring in possible so i acheive very little kick and 12ft/lbs....i will be doing this with my BSA Merc "S"

i could fit a parachute seal to the Merc S...as far as i can see there is only one company that supplies the piston head and seal ...and that is out in Australia..

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Just now, ditchman said:

been having a look round for various BSA stuff upgrades...........have found a couple of sites where they sell parachute seals for some BSA's....sometimes they fit straight onto the piston...sometimes the piston needs slite modification........a parachute seal is the way to go...HW always fit them..........

have been toying with the idea of making /turning a parachute seal out of high grade carbon fibre...modifiy the piston head and use a dry lube (graphite ) when assembling it

what i want to acheive is minimul friction/drag...so i can put the softest spring in possible so i acheive very little kick and 12ft/lbs....i will be doing this with my BSA Merc "S"

i could fit a parachute seal to the Merc S...as far as i can see there is only one company that supplies the piston head and seal ...and that is out in Australia..

Hello, according to many on the UK AGF the Aussie seals are good

2 minutes ago, harrycatcat1 said:

Thanks I was thinking the same but didn't want to appear a skinflint 🤣

Hello, those Titan springs can over power , best get an original BSA Meteor spring, but maybe the new type seals, 

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On 23/06/2021 at 08:49, ditchman said:

been having a look round for various BSA stuff upgrades...........have found a couple of sites where they sell parachute seals for some BSA's....sometimes they fit straight onto the piston...sometimes the piston needs slite modification........a parachute seal is the way to go...HW always fit them..........

have been toying with the idea of making /turning a parachute seal out of high grade carbon fibre...modifiy the piston head and use a dry lube (graphite ) when assembling it

what i want to acheive is minimul friction/drag...so i can put the softest spring in possible so i acheive very little kick and 12ft/lbs....i will be doing this with my BSA Merc "S"

i could fit a parachute seal to the Merc S...as far as i can see there is only one company that supplies the piston head and seal ...and that is out in Australia..

i ordered a piston head & seal for my mk5 meteor form the company in Australia

and it was delivered 2 weeks later.   I just haven't got round to fitting it yet.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, ant.mass said:

i ordered a piston head & seal for my mk5 meteor form the company in Australia

and it was delivered 2 weeks later.   I just haven't got round to fitting it yet.

 

 

thats good service...:good:

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I'd say that's just a touch overkill with 50mm. You'd need high mounts, and don't know if you'd be able to break the barrel with a long scope because of the overhang. I'd stick to 3-9x40 or even a nice 4x32, as it's realistically a 25 yard gun, tops.

I've a 4x32 on my meteor. 

 

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6 minutes ago, strimmer_13 said:

I'd say that's just a touch overkill with 50mm. You'd need high mounts, and don't know if you'd be able to break the barrel with a long scope because of the overhang. I'd stick to 3-9x40 or even a nice 4x32, as it's realistically a 25 yard gun, tops.

I've a 4x32 on my meteor. 

 

Thanks very much for your advice, can you recommend a 4x32 please?

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Right had a Google 

You should be fine with a mk3 they are standard size. But I'll add they are a pig to stay on, all meteors have shallow groves (apart from the mk1 which I'm certain mine had raised rails). I've got 2 piece mounts and carefully filled a sliver off the bottom to help the grip, and seriously over tightened the grub screws. I doubt when this comes off those mounts will be used again. It seems a common problem with the mounts not gripping the meteor on other forums. 

I've got a Richter optic on mine, I quite like them but I use it for bashing cans not hunting, the crosshairs are quite thick. I'd go hawke if I bought again. Also I've used smk and mount master, I wouldn't bother with either, stick with hawke 👍

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12 minutes ago, strimmer_13 said:

Right had a Google 

You should be fine with a mk3 they are standard size. But I'll add they are a pig to stay on, all meteors have shallow groves (apart from the mk1 which I'm certain mine had raised rails). I've got 2 piece mounts and carefully filled a sliver off the bottom to help the grip, and seriously over tightened the grub screws. I doubt when this comes off those mounts will be used again. It seems a common problem with the mounts not gripping the meteor on other forums. 

I've got a Richter optic on mine, I quite like them but I use it for bashing cans not hunting, the crosshairs are quite thick. I'd go hawke if I bought again. Also I've used smk and mount master, I wouldn't bother with either, stick with hawke 👍

I will have a look, thanks very much for taking the time to reply, I think I'm going to order a repair kit too.

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