The Crosman 2100 waiting rifle is alot the fun. Its fairly quiet and can it is in shot indoors with nothing an ext than a cardboard box. Its pretty darn accurate, and also dime sized teams at 30 feet space not to tough to get off hand. It additionally has an excellent iron sights, and also its really cheap (~$70). Plus there room no cartridges or gas come buy, and also no goofy recoil like a springer.

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However, the trigger is hands down the worst trigger I have ever encountered.

I am sure there is some beat up Enfield or Mosin-Nagant the end there through a worse one, but my recent production 2100 had something like a 9 pound trigger with 4 to 6 stages. Every time I believed it would fire, I would squeeze a tiny harder, just to have the cause slip slightly, and also then encounter even an ext resistance. Ultimately it would fire, but by then my breathing and also hold was all screwed up.

Fortunately, this is simple to fix. I have only ever installed autumn in triggers, and I was able to get a far much better trigger with just a little bit that work and also 50 cent worth of added parts (1 3/4" id o-ring).

However, looking over a many of internet threads it shows up these rifles can be somewhat difficult to get back together and also functioning. Thus I have actually put together, one instructable detailing the trigger modification, and perhaps more importantly, just how to placed a Crosman 2100 earlier together. The only tools necessary are a level bladed screwdriver, and some patience. A handy chart of every the parts deserve to be uncovered here.


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Step 1: Disassembly


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This is the easy part.

Make sure the total is unloaded and also any air pressure relieved. Then eliminate the 3 bolts indigenous the receiver, and also carefully pry apart come the two halves. A flat bladed screwdriver, etc pick, or something various other prying device comes is comfortable here. If you desire an adventure leave the bolt take care of side down, and quickly separate the 2 halves. You will be rewarded by springs and other parts flying in every directions. Those that are less adventurous might want to upper and lower reversal the total over and also place the flat side the the recipient down. Open the 2 halves about an 1/8 inch and carefully remove the bolt hold open detent and also spring. If you are cautious everything else have to stay in place.

Next take the end (order is approximate): the interlock, interlock washer, and also interlock pin; the cocking arm detent; the bolt knob and spring; the trigger, trigger spring, and also trigger pin; and also the sear spring, sear pin, and sear.

The barrel and the remainder of the parts have the right to now be lifted out. Just watch out together the tube plug and also spring, and also the BB pusher and spring will certainly both walk flying. The previous can it is in avoided by putting a drift pin (or among the bolts) right into the center bolt feet to hold every little thing in place.


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Step 2: cause Modification


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The contact surfaces on the trigger and also sear looked quite good. All of the grittiness appeared to come indigenous the very deep devices marks left on striker. At the suggested spots I removed the devices marks top top the sear through a 1000 grit stone, and then polished them until shiny v a 4000 grit stone. I took the same strategy with the trigger. This was my first attempt in ~ a cause modification, therefore I just tried to remove a small amount that metal and also not come reshape either part. I think Crosman sells all of these parts, so one could get a small agro, and also risk having actually to order new ones.

The striker required alot that work. I sanded it v 1200 grit sandpaper to every one of the tool marks were gone, if trying my ideal to keep the angle constant. During the create pull the sear pushes the striker back about 1/16 of one inch, so an altering the edge on the striker (or the sear!) below could aid lighten the pull, or make the gun go off unexpectedly. It is in careful.

The cause pull top top the 2100 feel a mile lengthy (its ~ 1/10,560 th the that). There room several philosophies one might take come lighten it. 1) download a collection screw on height of trigger, slightly back of the one thing. 2) Shorten the sear. 3) border the travel of the sear. The very first two approaches offer a single stage trigger. The third produces a two stage trigger, which is what i was aiming for.

Its supposedly possible to drill and tap the pump tube and also install a set screw to border the sears travel. Gift a fan of "easy" I elected to on slide a 3/4" identifier o-ring over the pump tube and into the grove the is conveniently there for part unknown reason. This to produce a cause that first requires a really light (and distinctive )1/4" pull, followed by and also 1/8" an ar where the cause breaks prefer a carrot, albeit a carrot the has remained in the fridge a little bit too long. The an outcome is less than ideal, but 10K times much better than the manufacturing facility trigger. Shortening the sear, or an altering the striker/sear relationship might yield a very nice trigger, i suspect. The overtravel is a little big for mine liking and I might add a pad or a set screw underneath the cause to border it in the future.

I had the ability to drop the rifle ~ above its target from about 3 feet, and also on that is side together well. In neither situation did that rifle discharge. Therefore the create seems safe. YMMV.


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Step 3: putting Things ago Together: acquiring the Barrel ago in the recipient Halve


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1) placed the striker, striker spring, and tub plug into the pump tube. Use a bolt or drift pin to hold every little thing in place (picture).

2) slip the BB pusher right into its spring. Place the BB pusher and spring in the white plastic thingie (picture).

3) location the bolt into the breach of the within barrel (picture).

4) carefully maneuver the white plastic thing over the bolt. Some dicking around is vital as the little rod top top the striker needs to pass thru a slot in the white plastic thingie, and thru a certain slot in the bolt (picture).

5) Make certain the feet in the pump tube and also the plugin the barrel support line up.

5) If the BB pusher fell out location it ago in the white plastic thingie v the handle pointing up.

Now the funny part. With the BB pusher handle pointing up, lower the receiver half with the groove for the BB pusher under onto the assembly. One demands to slip the receiver end the BB pusher there is no knocking that over. With practice this is pretty easy. The an initial time is quite challenging.

Once the protrusion ~ above the barrel support, and also the hole on the pump tube room lined up with the respective features on the receiver, whatever will snap into place with a very satisfying click. The pin/drift/bolt stop the tube plug and also spring in place can then be removed.

Note: If girlfriend don"t arrangement on making use of BBs (as castle erode the rifling in the barrel) the BB pusher and also spring could be left out. This would certainly make this step significantly easier.


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Step 4: putting Things ago Together: Reinstalling every the tiny Do-dads


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1) very carefully pry the barrel assembly partially ago out so that just enough room is made the the bold hold open detent and also spring deserve to be reinstalled (picture). Squeeze back in place when done

2) ar the bolt handle and also spring in location (picture). This requires some fiddling v the white plastic thingie.

3) order IS IMPORTANT. Ar the sear in place, climate the sear pin, and also finally on slide the sear spring right into place.

4) ORDER!. Location the cause pin, trigger, safety, and trigger spring right into place (see photo for details). Move the security to the safe place to make certain the feather is inside wall up correctly. I would test the trigger pull at this stage, and also make sure whatever works.

5) ar the interlock pin, interlock, and the interlock washer in place. Note: when these components are in the picture, i left these the end in the end. (Keep her bogger hook that the bang move while the breach is open, and also all unpleasantness will be avoided !!!!)

6) place the pump detent in place.


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Step 5: placing Things back Together: the last Challenge


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Now the time come to on slide the recipient halves back together. It help to have the security in the safe place so the it currently up through hole. It also helps to have actually the pump open up so the the pump handle detent is not knocked the end of position.

Go slow. Once every little thing is almost in place, use a very tiny screw driver to push the sear spring into the correct place (as shown in the picture). That starts out braced against one half of the recipient (the one with the BB pusher grove), but it requirements re-positioned to the other half so the it does not bind.

Once the sear spring is in ar squeeze the 2 receiver halves every the method together. I would test the the safety, bolt, and trigger all work as inspected. The 3 bolts can then it is in reinstalled, and also tightened tight, but not as well tight. If these three bolts space over tightened the bolt will bind.

Enjoy.


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Step 6: Epilogue: the 4 Rules of pistol Safety


Enjoy and also remember the

Four rule of total safety

1) All weapons are constantly loaded. (Isn"t this a rather dubious claim, fairly than a rule? together Jeff Cooper was severe nag when it involved diction, and also I always thought this to be a rather odd mistake. "Treat all guns are they room loaded," i beg your pardon I think was the intended article is a rule, yet it makes rule #2 rather redundant).

2) Never point the gun in ~ anything you room not willing to destroy.

3 ) keep your finger off the cause until your sights room on target.

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4) Be certain of your target and what is beyond it.4 (Isn"t his dominance #1 / #2 again?)


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