I remember when RWS introduced the model 48 side lever gun. I bought one from Leigh Wilcox of Air Gun Express. I hunted rabbits and squirrel with much success. I let my neighbor kid use it one fall and he had as much success with it as I did. That neighbor kid still has and uses that gun for small game. He mowed my yard one summer when I was on the road splicing fiber optic cable. He refused to take any money for time mowing so I told him to keep the RWS.
Two years ago I got bit by the pellet gun bug again. The local Walmart had the Benjamin Titan GPS on sale for $125. I bought one and after a long break in period it finally settled down and started hitting where I was looking. I killed numerous rabbits with it last year Even shot a couple on the run with it. I let my grandson shoot it this past summer and forgot to tell him no dry firing. I' m not sure what boke or if it even broke from dry firing. It acts like it is cocked as the ram is clear rearward. However it will not go off or release when the trigger is pulled.
Richie's Outdoors had brand new Titans on sale for $107 so I picked one up. Now I need to make an attempt to fix the old one.
The Titan does not operate like the conventional break barrel spring gun but rather has a gas piston set up. Everything I read says you need a special tool to compress the piston in order to dismantle the gun. Obviously I am not going to spend a lot of money on a tool to repair an inexpensive gun. Yet I would pay a reasonable amount to repair the gun to someone who has already invested in the tool and has sufficient knowledge to rebuild the gun.
Why you ask am I bringing this to this forum. Well, I called two certified Benjamin repair shops and one answered. Something or other's Pawn, Laundrying and Air Gun Service Center. The other concentrated on airguns but $60/hr to work on a 120 dollar gun?
Any ideas from wisest bunch of gun nuts on the net? Throw it away is what I' m thinking.