Chaparral dissassembly

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Chaparral dissassembly

Postby bosbevok » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:40 pm

Does anyone have a vid of a disassembly of the Chaparral?

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Re: Chaparral dissassembly

Postby bosbevok » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:25 pm

Can anyone describe what's inside the Chaparral? Is it difficult to disassemble and reassemble?

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Re: Chaparral dissassembly

Postby The Deacon » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:34 am

These photos are not mine, and I've never taken a Chaparral apart myself, so there's not much I can add beyond the obvious observations that, unlike most Spyderco midlocks, the lockbar pivot screw and one of the backspacer screws are hidden under the scales and that there's a stop pin in the blade ...
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Re: Chaparral dissassembly

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:31 am

I have taken mine apart. It isn't much different than a standard back lock except that some of th screws are hidden under the scales. If you have taken other backlocks apart then you should be able to handle this one too.
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Re: Chaparral dissassembly

Postby dplafoll » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:46 am

It's very easy to take apart. Just be careful with the internal screws not to strip them out.
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Re: Chaparral dissassembly

Postby El Gato » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:48 am

The Deacon wrote:These photos are not mine, and I've never taken a Chaparral apart myself, so there's not much I can add beyond the obvious observations that, unlike most Spyderco midlocks, the lockbar pivot screw and one of the backspacer screws are hidden under the scales and that there's a stop pin in the blade ...
Thanks for bringing up those pictures again Paul.
The way you presented them made it easy for me to print a couple of copies for my Chaparral files. Much appreciated. :)

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Re: Chaparral dissassembly

Postby bosbevok » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:00 pm

Thanks All for some great info. Very helpful. Thanks for the pics Paul. I didn't realize there were versions of the Chaparral in S30V steel, mine is CTS XHP.

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Re: Chaparral dissassembly

Postby The Deacon » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:20 am

bosbevok wrote:Thanks All for some great info. Very helpful. Thanks for the pics Paul. I didn't realize there were versions of the Chaparral in S30V steel, mine is CTS XHP.
Glad they were of help.

As for the steels, all the Chaparrals were suppose to use XHP, but Spyderco ran into problems obtaining it, so the first few batches of the CF version were made using S30V that the folks in Taichung were using in a number of other Spyderco models and had on hand. Later CF Chaparrals, and all the later Chaparral versions, are XHP.
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Re: Chaparral dissassembly

Postby bosbevok » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:43 pm

Thanks Paul. Really interesting stuff. Definately going to follow your posts.


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