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Can a magnet be put on a factory 1377 bolt?

March 14 2007 at 7:31 PM

sticks  (Login 1sticks)
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I know that it is meant to shoot pellets but, is there a way to put a magnet in the end of the bolt to shoot bb's? Has anyone made a bolt with a magnet in the end? I just got my new 1377 today from Pyramid Air. It took about 1 1/2 weeks from the first business day when it went out. I even bought a big container of bb's (6000 count) before it arrived. I was kind of dissapointed when I found out that it didnt have a magnet in the end of the bolt. Can someone show me some pics of this mod if you have done this before? Thanks for the help!


    
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Bruce Packard
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Re: Can a magnet be put on a factory 1377 bolt?

March 14 2007, 8:02 PM 

I'm not an expert on the 1377, however, I belive that gun is designed to fire lead pellets. Although these pellets are about the same size as a bb, steel bbs will ruin the rifling in the barrel and turn a good gun into junk. The pellets are also more accurate.

 
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Gamo sells lead balls......

March 14 2007, 8:29 PM 

that are .177 if you need to shoot round balls but I will also say that pellets will probably be more accurate. I would think steel BBs will shoot slower because they wont seal the barrel as good as lead shot will. That said, you could make the probe a magnet, make it out of metal and charge it with a coil of wire and a battery, we used to do that to our screwdrivers and they would be a magnet for a long time, then we found out we could buy them already magnetized, LOL!

 
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Joben
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neat idea but...

March 14 2007, 8:44 PM 

...you can't magnetize brass, which is what the stock 1377 bolt is made out of last i knew.

...would be kinda nifty to try with one of the steel bolts from the crosman steal breech kit though...

 
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Re: neat idea but...

March 15 2007, 10:57 AM 

Kind of what I meant, in my post I said you would need to make the bolt out of metal or at least the probe for the bolt to be made from metal.

 
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Re: Can a magnet be put on a factory 1377 bolt?

March 14 2007, 8:35 PM 

The early 1377's actualy came with a magnetic bolt i believe...

I'm not sure if thats a feature anyone around here has tried to mod into a current fatory bolt though...

btw I wouldnt worry about spoiling the rifling...if BBs fit your needs then thats fine and a replacment barrel won't cost much more then a couple tins of pellets if you ever need/want one.

 
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The old 1377's...

March 14 2007, 8:43 PM 

used to come with a bolt that had a magnet at the end to hold BB's. I had one of these, the rifling in the barrel was nothing but small ripples from shooting .175 BB's in a .177 bore. I found a good barrel and pellet bolt and replaced the dammaged barrel. I included the barrel and magnetic bolt when I sold the pistol, in case the new owner wanted to shoot BB's.KD


    
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My brother had a phase II........

March 14 2007, 9:54 PM 

....which had a magnet in the end of the factory bolt. I wonder why crosman did away with them? Accuracy is better with pellets but bb's are cheaper to buy. If the cheaper bb guns were made to fire mainly with bb's, then why are they rifled for pellets. I think that the newer 1377's should be made for both, right? Sorry Im just ranting there for a second.

 
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I have a magnet from........

March 14 2007, 10:04 PM 

.....an old 760 bolt. It appears to be about an 1/8 in. wide and about 3/8 in. long. Will it fit in the end of the factory bolt?

 
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Re: I have a magnet from........

March 14 2007, 10:53 PM 

Sticks, I think 3/8 may be too long with out shortening the bolt. Out of curiosity, are you trying to hold the bolt open for loading or are you planning to zing bb's out of it?

 
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Jeromeco
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Re: I have a magnet from........

March 14 2007, 11:50 PM 

Sorry, comprehension low at present. Heh. I just ordered some neodymium magnets to try out as a bolt holder opener. Joben already said that brass makes a pretty bad magnet. Hahha.

 
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KI_YOTE
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Plastic bolt with magnet

March 15 2007, 3:42 PM 

I have an early 80's phase 2. When I was a kid I shot it and I remember the explosion like it was yesterday lol. Breech slide cover went past my left eye, parts of the bolt went to my right.
If I remember correct the bolt was plastic and had a magnetic tip molded into it. The bolt broke where the screw goes into it. I put the gun away for probably 15 years or better knowing I sure didnt like that design.
I finally dug it out and ordered a new bolt and to my suprise it was brass.


So I bet that is why the are not plastic anymore

 
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