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Just picked up a craftsman 5/22
Original Message   Apr 13, 2013 5:02 pm
Well i was just cruising craigslist for some cheap after winter snow blowers.  I came across this Craftsman 5/22 for 20 dollars.  The owner said it would try to start but wouldn't run.  I didn't even try to start it there just pulled the cord to see if it might have had a broken rod or something similar.  

When I got it home i took the carb cover off of it and went to spray some starting fluid into the carb just to see if it would fire.  When I looked into the carb i noticed that the screw had fallen out of the choke and the choke disk was missing.  I went through some of my parts carbs and removed the disk and screw and put it on the carb.

The tank had fuel in it so i put the choke on give the primer a few squirts and gave it a pull.   It started on the second pull and runs like a top.   After a little cleanup this thing looks good. Everything works like it should the belts look good the friction disk looks good and the electric starter even works like it should.  I will wait until October / November and put it up for sale for $325 and see what I get.



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