Add a Breech Safety to a Cheap Chinese Pellet Gun





Introduction: Add a Breech Safety to a Cheap Chinese Pellet Gun

This is a b3-1 chinese pellet gun, the cheapest pellet gun ever made, and would cut your hand clean off, you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

You see, these little gems, fun too shoot thou they are, lack an important safety mechanism that prevents the breech slamming shut and amputating your fingers through accident or mechanical failure.

Let's fix that.

Standard disclaimer There are risks inherent in the modification of any weapon, anyone undertaking to modify a weapon based upon the information in this instructable agrees to hold the author blameless for any injury, accident, or death resulting.

Redneck disclaimer, I ain't not no gunsmith, iffen ya'll dun do this don't be blamin' me iffen sumthin goes awry.

Step 1: Disassembly

Check to make sure the weapon is unloaded, then disassemble by removing the screws on either side at the front of the stock and the two screws holding the trigger guard in place.

Lift the action out of the stock, note that the pins holding the trigger mechanism together are free floating and will FALL OUT, wrap a piece of paper around the trigger mechanism and secure with rubber bands.

Step 2: Yada

cock the weapon and immediately block the breech with a piece of wood and use cable ties to hold in place. Use care as the trigger is now exposed and even with the breech block, discharge will destroy the gun.

Step 3: Drill

Drill a 3/16ths hole through the receiver just in front of the breech face. Slip the action carefully back into the stock and mark where you will need to relieve the stock. Make the stock relief cuts with a rat tail file and touch up the stock finish.

Step 4: Reassemble

reassemble the weapon but when replacing the forward right hand screw attach a "Sliding door security pin" (available Home Depot $2)

Step 5: To Use

Cock the weapon. (A smart observer will note that the weapon was NEVER decocked, bonus point to you)
Insert the pin through the holes drilled into the receiver
Load the weapon
slide the pin out
close the breech



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    ahhhh, guns. how could we live without them?

    If the wrong person is elected for president next time, we might have to find out what it is like to live without them!

    i doubt it, the 2nd amendment has been around almost as long as this country has, and it would be very hard to get rid of

    I agree with your statement. However it was Einstein (I believe) who said, "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." A lot of US citizens have been lulled into not realizing that a socialist is a communist (Carl Marx himself said this). We have a communist-minded leader and most of America snoozes. I can guarantee the agenda of a communist is not to have free firearms floating around. Like Mr. Clinton tried to make ammo primers be made of materials that would deteriorate after awhile, I am sure the anti-Americans can come up with some way of making sure our firearms are not worth much for protection anymore. I hate the concept of our losing our freedoms as much as any other American (who can use their head for something other than a hat-holder) does.

    "Communist-minded leader?" Even when the American socialist parties want nothing to do with him because he relies too much on capitalism? No, sir, he is a moderate progressive democrat, far different from a socialist, despite what some woefully ignorant people may try to argue.

    Saying socialism=communism is erroneous. You're a school teacher, so clearly you must realize this is not mathematics being discussed, and therefore the transitive property does not apply. Citing great tragedies in Communist countries as reasons socialism is bad is also erroneous. Bad people in power do bad things. Shall we look at all of the innocent lives our own fair country has extinguished over the years for political gains? Or perhaps you would prefer to focus on popular religions instead. CATHOLICISM IS BAD BECAUSE I HAVE ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE AND LOOK AT THE HISTORY BOOKS, IT CAN NEVER WORK, conveniently ignoring any case in which it may be deemed successful. That's basically how your arguments have gone. Anything can be made evil when the only instances you pull for your argument are evil ones.

    The European Union has a great number of socialist democracies (yes, that is a form of socialism, they're not all communist military dictatorships) that are more successful and have a far greater quality of life than our own country. Does this mean socialism is great and amazing? No, it means that those are just some socialist countries that are successful for any number of reasons. There are many more circumstances that determine when and how a country succeeds than their base political system, and determining something (a country, a political system, a religious belief) is evil because of very specific, different instances throughout history while ignoring a greater context is a fallacy. Once again, I ask you to look at America, which has been villainized in many other countries using the specific logic you yourself just used to attack communism. It's perfectly fine to argue that "Stalin's communist regime was an awful thing," or that "The Khmer Rouge was evil because of how many people it killed," but making a general statement that socialism and communism are purely evil because of those instances is asinine.

    Moreover, calling a democratically-elected President "traitorous" for doing things WITHIN our own (completely messed up, corrupt, and frankly, ridiculous) political system, like everyone else, that you may not agree with because of personal beliefs is just absurd. Using that word on Obama is putting him in the same league as ROBERT HANNSEN and BENEDICT ARNOLD. If you do not see how baffling this is then I'm afraid you may need to take a look at your world view and reevaluate your own experiences. I do not agree with everything that he does, but when I see mindless bi-partisan rhetoric like that I cannot help but lament the state of this country. If you take issue with the things he's done, then campaign for someone you like, or petition to change the way our ridiculous republic now functions at higher levels. But please, please do not jaunt about the internet spitting doom and fire with claims of treason, because that can only make things worse.

    Just as an aside, that liberal-controlled education system you commented on can hardly be called such when the Texas Board of Education determines what ridiculous textbooks most of the rest of the country uses, and decides to include revisions that emphasize Amurrica, capitalism, Christianity, and modern Republican political figures (I foresee John Boehner coming in the future) while intentionally undermining the theory of evolution, cell formation and the "Big Bang." You may try to teach your kids to consider all viewpoints (which I honestly commend you for, that means you're a good teacher), but it's sure as hell going to be difficult to do when the textbook says evolution is "just a theory" and that Ronald Reagan is a superhero/demi-god. This is a huge part of the reason so many kids are so woefully under-educated when they reach institutions of higher learning, and that's not by some liberal-elite standard.

    For what it's worth, the reason so many educators in America are left-leaning is because they've had training in -education-, more and more. I don't know what kind of school you teach at or what the requirements to become a teacher are, but you can rest assured that the mentality of "if you can't do, teach" is a dying one. It may not be your grade-level, but I recommend taking a couple of classes on early-childhood education and training to become pre-school and kindergarten teachers. You'll see precisely why so many in elementary and higher education are "liberal," when really, they're just progressive (sorry, I know that's a dirty word in some circles). Education is about opening the mind, which is too often mistaken for some kind of evil, liberal influence simply because it allows for the tolerance and contemplation of differing views from the ones we are raised with. Problems with the teachers unions are just that, problems with the unions. They have nothing to do with "political correctness" (AKA tolerance, sympathy and respect for others) or indoctrination, as Chuck Norris would have you believe. Once again, tackle separate issues separately, don't just lump them all into one all-being, all-destroying entity of liberalism and example of what's wrong in this country. 

    I am a mere 23 years old, so feel free to attack my experience as "still learning," but I will always be learning. I have experienced enough to know that settling into a mindset and refusing to budge is a good way to kill your willingness to enjoy life and to get stuck in the past. It goes the other way, too. "Back in my day" doesn't work as a bar for which to gauge anything, because the world is constantly changing, and if you go "back in my day" enough you wind up back in Biblical times. That said, I have seen more than enough of this country and the direction it is heading in to make a decision for myself and my (hopefully) future family to GET OUT, and I am planning to do so as soon as I can. Everyone in the world has problems, but there are few countries as completely backwards as this one can be, and I can back that up with my own experience. The dollar is already being ousted as the world's reserve currency, and once that happens this country is screwed. But hey, maybe that will mean people will finally have to put aside their insignificant differences and make nation-wide decisions affecting millions based on facts instead of political pandering and brainless rhetoric (for a recent example, see the Planned Parenthood debacle).

    You make some good points. And you are also intelligent enough to realize a 23 year old has a long way to go. This puts you in the upper class of thinkers in present day society and shows you have an open mind.

    This has always been my philosophy as well. In fact, when Obama was first elected i had friends saying how horrible everything was going to be - and I politely said, "Wait a minute - give the guy a chance!" And, no, I did not vote for him.

    There comes a point in life when experience starts to make it easy to categorize people. But it is the fool who will think they can tuck anyone into a category and think they have that person figured out.

    From experience - of 50 years - and living in the days when liberalism was in its stage of starting to be taken seriously, it is a fact that America was a lot better off - for the individual and as a group, before liberal philosophies were introduced into the education system.

    The teachers of today are second-generation-taught "education" by the liberal philosophies that were toyed with in the early 60's. A fact of history is that they said to throw out the old standards and not to trust tried and true methods that had helped or country to mature to be the considered the best country ever made (people always tried to immigrate here for freedoms - right?). A few education related facts are that since this liberal takeover, students now receive less of an education than ever before. If you take a flat comparison rate of SAT scores, our present system produces people with worse scores than their parents and grandparents. Oh sure, like the NEA is now calling for, our kids may be more educated in things like sexual deviance - but this is for political gain - it is NOT education when most people cannot even compute 15% for their tip in a restaurant or make change without a cash register. Then we see how this also applies to other areas of education such as social life - on a percentage basis, divorce rates are ridiculously up, drug usage is up, crime is up. Yes, the liberals kicked morality out of the schools in the 60's and we are reaping the "benefits."

    Before this wave of "new education" techniques we were better off b/c we did not have to lock our houses, immoraltiy was a no-no in any form, drugs were not the norm, families were strong, divorce rates were a LOT lower, and debt was something everyone avoided. "A good day's work for a good day's pay." "honesty is the best policy," and "do unto others as you want them to do unto you," were sayings that the mainstream person took to heart. I was there.

    I agree when you say the world is always changing, but I thought the wise person would find a solution that works and apply it. We HAD the solution - and it worked - we should go back to it (with improvements we have made such as in areas of race etc.)

    Back to Obama. He has hired Van Jones - an outspoke, self proclaimed communist. He also had Free Press Policy Director Ben Scott named a policy adviser for innovation at the State Department. Scott wrote a book "The Future of Media" which was edited by a man named Robert McChesney - an avowed marxist who has called for the dismantling of capitalism. Back in the McCarthy days (who, BTW, was vindicated in 1993 - I think this was the year) - this alone would have been enough to label a person a traitor to a freedom loving country.
    If you do a deeper search, you will find Obama has always been playing in marxist, communist, and socialist circles. And it was Lenin who said the goal of socialism is communism.

    Obam has been treasonous in another major way. He took an oath of office to protect our country and then, when AZ tried to stop the illegal immigrants (bringing in drugs, weapons, and then killing some of our citizens), Obama failed to uphold his pledge to protect US citizens and, instead, sided with the criminals and tried to sue AZ! This is traitorous. If nothing else he should have been brought up on charges of aiding and abetting criminals. If I was one of the families that lost a loved one to these illegals, I would personally, as far as I could push it, be putting the blame at the doorstep of where it belongs - Obama was not keeping his oath.

    I have done a some world traveling. I can tell you right now the only place I want to live is America. The government puts its nose too much into the private citizens' business even moreso in other countries. Like Canada - they have had a better standard of living than the US for some time now. However, this is also the land where a package coming in the country can be opened by their post office and then they charge YOU 5.00 for doing it. This is also the country where my friends wanted to knock out a wall and install shelving. They had to pay an inspector to come and check out the structure to make sure it was safe to take out the wall. They then had to pay an inspector to make sure the materials they planned on using were OK. When it was finished they had to pay an inspector to come and make sure it was done correctly. When i asked them why they had to pay out so much for so many inspectors their reply was, "remember, this is not the US!" Personal responsibility and common sense SHOULD be enough. And if there is a problem because a mistake is made - then a person should be educated enough to be willing to take the consequences upon themselves.

    Liberals - or the new PC term - progressives - as is being proven now - prefer policies of big government taking away personal freedoms. Examples? I will not have the government tell me that I will purchase health insurance if I do not want it. I will not stand for being punished if I say something like "homosexuality is sin." And I oppose the government thinking they have the right to outlaw a certain type of lightbulb! I am an American. I will be one until I die. This means I make my choices about my life and what I choose to say will not be taken from me. However, i will also, in what the American tradition was, make sure my choices are not going to physically harm others and will be politely factual, when it comes to voicing my opinions. i am certainly not going to go carry signs out in the middle of the street saying sodomites are filthy sinners and doomed to Hell - but if someone asks my opinions, I also am not going to ever look over my shoulder to make sure the I will not be in violation of a crime (hate crimes bill) if I choose to voice my opinion that homosexuality is a disgusting, scientifically proven-not-to-be-genetic, according-to-APA-psychiatric illness to be treated and is not a normal condition.

    You mention the economic situation - this was caused by big government forcing high risk loans (Fannie Mae). Every major system the government gets into is bankrupt (SS, medicare, Post Office...). The facts are that when morality, decency, honesty, etc. were taught in schools, our country was a growing, thriving, place which helped to alleviate more world suffering than any other nation in history. We overproduced and shared it. America has a factual record of being the most generous nation in history. We even have over 100,000 of our own young men lying on foreign graves where they gave their lives to liberate the lands they are now residing in. What communist nation can say this?

    I will keep an open mind since my philosophy in life has always been that when I think I know everything, this is the day I have not set foot out of kindergarten. But there also comes a time, after living hits you in the face with experiences, where you truly begin to believe that rain is wet whether you are inside looking out the window at it or whether you are outside in it getting soaked.

    Obama and the progressive movement - as a whole - is just fulfillment of this statement by Kruschev, "“We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.”—Nikita Kruschev, former Soviet Premier/dictator."

    And here is one by two co-founders of the liberal-media-loved ACLU:

    “I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the properties class, and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.”—Roger Baldwin, leftist, anarchist, and Communist, was born in Wellesley MA and co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
    “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”— Norman Thomas, Socialist Party Presidential Candidate in 1940, 1944 and 1948, co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

    Personal rights, personal ownership of property, personal liberties, are all attacked in the first stages of a communist takeover - which is socialism. It is no wonder public school children are Hardly (if ever) shown (the history proven truths of) the film "Animal Farm" anymore. It used to be prevalent in almost all schools. Now the people who stand for the corrupt principles it exposes are the ones in charge of teaching.

    As is evidence by our young friend AnarchistAsion's posts, the youth are not being told the truth. George Orwell's 1984 is presently in the works.

    ok..... but Obama isn't a socialist, people say he is, people think he is, but he isn't actually a socialist. Just because he believes everyone should be more equal and more everyone should have free health care doesn't make him a communist.

    Communism isn't even as bad as propaganda made it look, it was just a way of making people equal, and what's so bad about that? It's not how i'd want to live, but just because it's different doesn't mean it's bad. Any system can fail, not just communism.... And Obama isn't even communist, so...

     Communism is not all that bad?   Despite what the propaganda of the contemporary news media systems tout - history has proven the communist regimes which have been in existence are "all that bad" and worse!  Today it is politically incorrect for universities to teach communism as the evil monster it is.  Communist leaders have killed more innocent people than any other type of governmental leaders/system - the numbers are not only in the history books, but also in the diaries and eye witness accounts of those who witnessed the gross evils of this all-powerful, freedom-killing, indiviual-person-owning monster!

    IF communism could be run in a perfect society where the leaders could somehow resist their absolute power corrupting them, then communism could work.  However, EVERY communist/socialist/fascist system that is in the history books has become a regime where the individual citizens become puppets of the state and are not even allowed to voice an opinion contrary to the powers-that-be without severe punishment. 

    Yes, I am old enough to have friends who, thankfully, escaped the cruel USSR.  I know what their lives were like - and this is not just from one family.  I currently know of a young man in China (and his friends) who are followed by the police, have been arrested, and are not allowed to hold a job (aka, severe poverty for the rest of their lives as beggars)).  What was his (their) crime?  They prayed in public.  Whether you agree with praying or not is immaterial.  The fact that a government can arrest you and treat you like you did something as horrible as murder someone - just for silently bowing your head and praying - is the mark of what real-life communism has been proven to always turn into.

    Why does communism stifle the individual?  here is a perfect picture of how it works.  If a teacher gave a test where Bill worked hard and got 100%, but Bob did no work and got an F.  The teacher, being of the mind to make everyone equal, takes half of Bill's A and gives it to Bob.
      The result:
    Bill scores 2.5 out of a possible 4 - this rounds up to a C
    Bob gets 2.5 free points and this makes his score also2.5 or a C.

    The lesson learned:
    Bill - why work to excel when its all stripped from me anyway - personal initiative and creativity are killed.
    Bob - why work b/c putting out no effort is the same as working hard.

    When the personal creativity/impetus of a man/society is dead, the system rots.  

    The communist leaders like this as they then become the overseer of nothing but a passive group of sheep whose sole existence is to work, earn, and pad the leader's pockets with the fruits of their labors.  

    This is history - this is not compatible with modern, politically correct fantasy that is fed to the educational system.  Remember - it was people wanting to escape form the communist-held side of the Berlin Wall to get out from under the oppression - and they were being killed for it.  No one was trying to get into the communist side - despite the utopia that current liberal philosophies try to paint it as.

    And - one more thing - yes, President Obama is a self-stated socialist just like Mr. Clinton was.  However, the media paints it to look better by calling them social-democrats.  Also - get a good look at some of his close ties like Van Jones - this (recently ousted by citizen pressure) Obama-hand-picked "czar" was a self proclaimed, "radical" communist.

    The communist party of America also has thrown its full support into the "Democratic" party since the days when Bush Sr. was running because, as the communists themselves say, the liberals are pushing their (the communist) agenda for them.

    Here are some quotes:
    1.  Roger Baldwin, a leftist; anarchist; communist; born in Wesley, MA; and co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said, "I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the properties class, and sole control of those who produce wealth.  Communism is the goal."

    2.  Norman Thomas, Socialist Party presidential candidate in 1940, 1944, and 1948; co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said, "The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism.  But under the name 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, [sic] without knowing how it happened."

    3.  Nikita Kruschev, former Soviet Premier/dictator said, "We can't expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism."

    You see - historically liberalism was known by socialists/communists to be the way to infiltrate America to make it a communist country.

    The modern education system & most mainstream media is run by liberals.  No wonder the evils of communism are not touted in schools or the news anymore.