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£850, tons of technology, let down by a 5p piece of rubber!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by SilentKill, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. SilentKill

    SilentKill Busy Member

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    As per my title......

    Drove half an hour to my shoot, got kitted up, started walking about. half hour in first shot presented......


    Pffffttttt, hmmm rather quiet for my theoben MFR. so i checked with the next shot. same thing, pellet drop off..... No air in the cylinder.

    Rather odd as i filled it the night before and put it on the rifle as usual. (its two weeks old so this is its first fill!). so i went home later. Refilled the bottle, put it back in the rifle, nothing.... took it out checked it again on the diving bottle. Full..... put it back in and it p****d out all the air... Odd

    so i stripped it down out its stock only to find the 1/4 of the O'Ring in the receiving part for the bottle had snapped off, leaving it 3/4 on and the remaining part in the bottom.

    So i guess my point is that you can spend so much on a rifle and be stumped by a 5p piece of rubber!

    AGC have sent a replacement for me FOC, so we will see what happens next? is it a common thing?
     
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  2. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Yes seems to be a common thing on Theobens, I have lost count the amount of times i have heard this happening to people. If you look on ebay people sell them in amounts of 45 so they must need replacing often. :confused:
     
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    your not alone mate my fx cyclone 5 months old , wont fire today so its back to the dealers , great!
     
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  4. SilentKill

    SilentKill Busy Member

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    hmmm to be honest the seal inside was pretty brittle, its obviously been stuck in there since the factory, so a new one wont hurt.... they are on flea bay for 45 for £4.00
     
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    Sure when I got my Rapid 17 that it come with a tube of molygrease to keep the seals moist and had a bag of spare seals

    Exchange it for a HW100 several years ago ;)

    BOB/R
     
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    Get a HW 100
     
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    I'm sure it's been fixed by now :)
     
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    The OP's probably had the sense to buy a springer by now... :thumb:
     
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    no to buy a spring rifle would be like going back to a horse and cart after an audi r8...me i will now probably take a hike.
     
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    SilentKill was last seen: Oct 28, 2012 :ooops:
     
  13. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    He probably swapped it for a Daystate then... :facepalm:
     
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    And shares in H&N JSB etc....

    :thumb:
     
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    RW; As Jim from Vicar of Dibley would say"naw naw naw naw naw....yeess!!" Pffff airgunners are a hardy stoic lot never likely to admit fault or failure despite the many frustrations that come with owning a pffff gun.:mad:

    It doesn't bother them that the lovely super dry clean divers air they charged up their pride 'n' joy the night before to the brim has then cruelly p****d it out again over night whilst they were having a kip most likely dreaming of owning a good old faithful springer that'll never fart away the air that comes at a price, over night or worse still during a shoot.

    All because of a 5p rubber O ring.

    I sometimes think the gun bags these pffff rifles are cosseted in hold air better than the rifle itself..hahaha:D
     
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    I got let down by a piece of rubber years ago and it has cost me tens of thousands and he's just turned 50!
    Dag
     
  17. MrOvershoot

    MrOvershoot Now just slightly tired

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    Superb reply :ooops:
     
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    In reflection, I'd sooner be stuck with an unplanned sprogy than a pffff gun.

    Atleast a son however unwanted can help you dig the garden over whereas all a pffff gun can do is go pssssssssssssssssssssssssssst very quietly over night.
     
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    All three of mine used to get psssssssssssssst every night and twice as bad at weekends!
    Dag
     
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    Atleast you could watch the telly in peace. And a dig in the kfc later.
     

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