OK...so figure an hour of your time to go to Home depot, gas for your vehicle, finding hardware dept...looking through all the bolts there to find one (hopefully) that fits,stand in line for ????? to buy say half a dozen,for $2.00, get back home and try them all in your gun..even if you have one that fits, then spend another 45 minutes cleaning bolt head up with file, then sanding smooth and polishing it up nice and shiny......yessir THAT sounds like a good idea ! Just being realistic....
I use my thumb and fingers to gently pull my bolt back, with my thumb right on the hole.
Instead of using my arm to pull the bolt back.
I would prefer a plug that is flat and low profile.
But there probably isn't enough demand for someone to make one.
The plug needs a small vent hole (as crosman designed the hammer/spring arrangement).
May 21 2010, 8:23 AM
Plugging the hole completely will change the hammer performance. As the hammer moves forward, if a vent is not available then a slight vacuum will occur and slow down the hammer. I agree it would be nice to have a plug for that hole.
Actually, I think the hammer travel is vented through the breech.
May 23 2010, 4:56 PM
When disassembling the rifle, I noticed that the hammer/striker assembly travels inside the tube which has a slot for cocking the hammer. The breech bolt removal opening vents that location. So, it appears the hammer is vented whether the adjustment hole is plugged or not.
My original comment was made based on hearsay and not from disassembling the rifle.
Those things are soft, thin aluminum. The one appropriate for plugging the Mrod hole would have a thin, easily damaged rim exposed when installed. If one pushed on it with a thumb while cocking the bolt, the rim could flatten.
I have a bunch of them in old toolboxes. New hydraulic and engine parts came with them, and most other mechanics just threw them in the trash. I should have, also.
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