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Jolly12
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I have what I've just now discovered is an old .22 BSA air rifle.  I learned how to shoot with it when I was a kid and I taught my three sons how to shoot with it.  There are no markings on it at all other than above the trigger on the left side is what I assume is the serial number "S7787", the stock is stamped "14 1/4" on the bottom, and in front of the loading chamber it has a "2" with "LOAD" below the "2".  It's served us very well but the leather piston has now self-destructed.  I've seen the tutorial how to make a new one but I'd like to know if anyone has a recommendation for someone in the US that could do this for me for a reasonable charge.  Thank you.

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Posted : 2nd December 2019 20:25
billy.whizz
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Jolly, john knibbs air guns ,in the uk keeps all the spares you need. have a go yourself .he sells new leather washers and other parts for the bsa standard 2 . the forum has plenty of info on these rifles and exploded views of parts . I hope this helps. atb  billy.

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Posted : 2nd December 2019 20:31
Garvin
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List here:

http://thegodfatherofairguns.com/airgun-repair/

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Posted : 2nd December 2019 21:34
oldair
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Jolly,  Not many places here in the U.S. are interested in pre-war British or European guns.  One who is likely to have a piston seal for your BSA (and may be willing to work on it) is John Groenewold who can be contacted via  https://www.jgairguns.biz/

Your gun is quite easy to take apart and replace the seal if nothing internal is damaged, so I'd encourage you to tackle it yourself.  

Don R.

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Posted : 3rd December 2019 00:34
Jolly12
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Thank you all!  I purchased a new seal from John Knibbs which should restore this to full function.

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Posted : 6th December 2019 15:25

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