and cannot be repeated or said often enough... anyone reading the post would have assumed less than the additional precaution was not necessary... I would have known about releiving spring tension, but not of emptying of air pressure first. one of the reasons I am not comfortable tinkering or even installing a spring on an unfamiliar gun as the bontrager coming to my home soon, fact is just that slow learning can be dangerous..
I am quite cautious with thngs I have no experience in that can harm me. I will get the hang of the airgun function and safety protocols but for now... I welcome all the help I can get.. lol
also even had I known, another reading the bare bones would likely have not unless he were also similarly advised of suppementary advice..
it is alwas welcome.