Starting to feel like winter here in Western Massachusetts, so I'm looking at the airguns again. Bicycling is definitely out.
My Crosman 114 is one of my favorite guns. Very light, inexplicably accurate, and at 12 fpe my fourth most powerful hitter. I rarely take my guns out of the house, but if I were to go on a hike the 114 would be my first choice.
(Haven't tried posting a picture since that thing happened, so this is the first try with Imgur.)
My 114 question is this: I've read recharging the CO2 works best when the gun is colder than the tank. Does it matter how great the temperature difference is? Tonight I put the gun in the chilly back entry and it seemed to charge just great. Probably a 15°F difference. Would I get a better result with a 25°F difference?
Second question: Just finished reassembling a Crosman 1400 third variant, and I sure struggled with the roll pin that's the main pivot for the pump. Do the roll pins become less cooperative with age? Would a new pin compress more easily and drive in more easily? Is there a ready source for black roll pins? I can find shiny, but would prefer black.
The roll pin on this one fought me coming out and going in.