What Happens When You Do Not Maintain an Air Gun?
Air guns are actually very simple. They work on a rather simple mechanism, and they are actually quite sturdy. Even when compared against actual lethal firearms, these babies beat them out pretty easily, in terms of durability. However, I always say that even biggest of beasts need a bit of love to keep them going. Same thing goes for air guns or air rifles. Even though they work on a simple concept of physics of compressed air or other gases, and do not involve any chemical reaction such as combustion, they still need maintenance.
If you use your air gun occasionally, then it might take you a while to reach this stage. Nonetheless, you still will end up at this stage, one way or another. Depending on your usage, the nuts and bolts of these air rifles will loosen up, after a while of usage.
This is mainly because of the kind of pressure used to propel the bullets from these guns. From the bang of the trigger, the whole gun cocks back, and there are just too many nuts and bolts in this thing that can go loose. So, I would suggest you to keep a close eye on it, and tighten up what needs tightening.
Lack of Lubrication
Other than nuts and bolts, there are also some parts in this baby that actually is supposed to move. If these moving parts are not handled with care, and from time to time, if they are not lubricated properly, they can cause wear and tear in the mechanism quite quickly. There is so much more that I can go on about. Like keeping your barrel clean and how it can affect too, the temperature and pressure from triggering bullets, and so much more. I think Steelo’s Guns and Outdoors has done a great job on their website, explaining how to keep these air guns running.