Part 2 of Neil’s renovation project of a BSA Improved Model D rifle in .177
13 Put a smear of graphite grease on the piston bearing surfaces, and fit the piston into the compression, making sure that the new washer is not snagged on any of the apertures it has to pass over, and that the cocking slot in the piston is in line with the cocking slot in the action.
14 Smear some graphite grease along the cocking slot in the action.
15 Put some graphite grease on the cocking shoe part of the cocking link.
16 Put some more graphite grease on both sides of the cocking link where if fits into the cocking lever.
17 Angle the cocking link down and insert the cocking link through the round hole at the end of the cocking slot in the action and locate it into the piston. Then locate the other end in the cocking lever.
18 From the right-hand side of the action, insert the cocking link pivot pin through the cocking lever. Do not fully tighten this, screw it in until it is not quite tight and the turn the rifle over and look at the left-hand side of the action.
19 There is a small flat at the end of the cocking link pivot pin. This has to be lined up with the locking screw.
20 The locking screw fitted, stopping the pivot pin from rotating.
Here are my chrono readings before servicing