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A question for the TX200 Mk III owners…

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    GoForBroke
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    Hey everybody. After admiring this rifle for years, I finally purchased a brand new Air Arms TX200 Mk III. When unpacking the rifle, I heard some rattling noise as I pulled the gun out of its packing material. It sounded like a loose part. I realized it was occurring where the cocking arm (aka cocking link) is connected to the cocking lever. There’s a little side to side play in the area where the two parts are coupled, but it’s so loose that you can hear it when just picking up the rifle. It’s even more evident when holding the rifle upright and gently shaking it side to side. I understand the screws that connect the two parts can’t be super tight because it’s a moving joint, but this can’t be normal. Please tell me if you experienced this and if it’s normal. And if it’s not, how you resolved it. Might have to consider returning or exchanging the merchandise. Sorry, I don’t have a picture at this time of the parts I’m referring to on the rifle. Thanks for any feedback!

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    spinj
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    The rattling sound is normal, if it’s coming from the cocking arm linkage.  At least on mine, the noise only manifests itself when I bump the rifle with considerable force or shake it firmly.  As long as when the arm is held securely by the ball detent, the gun will perform as it should.  I’d recommend you do a quick check on the four screws that hold the action onto the stock: the two trigger guard screws (one big and one small one) and the two front side screws.  It would especially be a good idea to check that the screw on the aluminum yoke (pictured below from an online photo), which allows the two front stock screws to secure themselves to, is tight and that the bracket doesn’t wiggle; this part has a tendency to work itself loose after a while.  I use blue Loctite on the threads of the yoke screw.

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    Nueces
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    Just checked mine. Yep it rattles a tad. Never noticed before. I had to shake it hard to hear it. Doesn’t bother me.

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    Ziabeam
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    When I make mine “buck” it sounds like a squirrel thumping on the deck… normal

    Your description of yours sounds fine.

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    Goodtogo
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    The first week you will be looking for a couple of orings to go into the grooves on the end of that lever, since that little rubber bumper will be falling out of the barrel. And mine has a habit of the stock screws getting loose(not so much now that the wood of the stock has settled down and I used Loctite on the screws). And mine also can make a noise but I don’t remember ever noticing that before so it must not be an issue?

    And the tx200 may be one of the easiest rifles I have to break down if you just want to clean the internals.

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    GoForBroke
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    Thanks for your insights friends. From other owners I communicated with, it seems like this is not entirely unusual, but just wasn’t sure it was normal. I just thought it a little strange as none of my other springers exhibit this. This rifle is an investment for me so I just wanted to make sure I didn’t have a lemon. Please check these short 10-second videos out and tell me if you still feel the same. Thanks.

    http://vid1067.photobucket.com/albums/u425/DesertSquid/1_zpsrr3eiqwx.mp4
    http://vid1067.photobucket.com/albums/u425/DesertSquid/2_zpsyvnzsjpf.mp4
    http://vid1067.photobucket.com/albums/u425/DesertSquid/3_zpsj4c6jrc8.mp4

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    GoForBroke
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    Thanks for your insights!

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    GoForBroke
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    Thanks for the heads up!

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