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    Default Vintage air rifle repairs recommendation

    Good evening folks, I have an old Slavia 618 air rifle that has been the perfect tool for teaching young ones to shoot. Last year the rifle stopped shooting (still cocks and fires) but the pellet didn’t move. I took it apart and found that the leather and rubber piston seal and perished.
    Can anyone recommend a repair shop that could fabricate me a new one? I really want to keep this old girl going.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Vintage air rifle repairs recommendation

    I have touched up a few pellet rifles for friends.

    Most leather parts can be DIY'd wih a little patience. The rubber seal can be very tricky. You might need to import it.

    Try Adriaan: o8two 3seven3 2three nine3

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    Default Re: Vintage air rifle repairs recommendation

    A 618 was my very first gun. Now in my brother's possession, I did make a new leather cup for it many years ago. Wasn't difficult at all.

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    Default Re: Vintage air rifle repairs recommendation

    A place like Sealtech or pneumatic spares place can maybe supply you with the right size "cup seal".

    I have got a tel nr of a Adriaan, maybe the same person as mentioned by Ds J, but the number I have is different.

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    Default Re: Vintage air rifle repairs recommendation

    Thanks for the responses guys.

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    As an update: I have found a shop in the UK that stocks just the part I need, so have ordered two to be delivered to my brother living there. Hopefully the old girl will be back up and running next month.

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    Default Re: Vintage air rifle repairs recommendation

    You can order directly from Chambers Guns in the UK as well. I have done so in the past without issues. Airrifle parts do not contravene customs rules as they are considered sporting goods. If you need a barrel though, things might be different.

    https://www.gunspares.co.uk/products/24921/618/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusT View Post
    You can order directly from Chambers Guns in the UK as well. I have done so in the past without issues. Airrifle parts do not contravene customs rules as they are considered sporting goods. If you need a barrel though, things might be different.

    https://www.gunspares.co.uk/products/24921/618/

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    That's awesome! any idea what shipping and import costs look like for smaller air rifle parts?

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    Default Re: Vintage air rifle repairs recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTalin View Post
    That's awesome! any idea what shipping and import costs look like for smaller air rifle parts?
    I dont really know, they calculate it when you check out.

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