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adapting xs78

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by dickyd, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. dickyd

    dickyd Engaging Member

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    does anyone know where i can get an adaptor to run my xs78,on the 88gm bottle instead of the 2x12gm at the moment:):)
     
  2. Biffo1262

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    There is no standard adapter. It's not as simple as reversing the threads as there is not enough clearance between bottle and barrel to do that. You will either have to make your own, see if you can get hold of a Mac1, MaxZbulk or a Cooper T adapter. I wish you luck as Mac1 don't deal out of the USA, Max Balbuena (MaxZbulk) has neither been seen nor heard of for months and Cooper T is no longer fully trading (some items are still available but the adapter isn't one of them). The obvious solution is to sell your 78 and buy a 79 then you find people asking where they can get the stuff to make it run on 2x12g caplets!!!

    The best way to keep your CO2 costs down is get yourself the Archer bulk adapter (do NOT buy the full bulking kit unless you are going to use a pukka paintball bottle as the Sodastream bottle doesn't fit, a paintball remote with slide check and a Sodastream cylinder from Tesco. Even then you will have to use a couple of tap washers and extend the tap probe for it work (fairly simple job). Then, at least, you can get your refills quite easily off the shelf at Tesco. The other option is get hold of a 14lb Pubgas cylinder and decanting manifold to refill your own bottles as I do.

    It's a minefield. Sell it and buy the XS79 in .177 if you can get it (rare as hens teeth).

    There is a fortune to be made by some enterprising engineer in the UK who is willing to make these at a reasonable price. As it stands I reckon I could virtually name my own price for my MaxZbulk; it's one of very, very few in this country.

    My MaxZbulk and the Cooper T below -
     
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  3. dickyd

    dickyd Engaging Member

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    thanks for the reply,and the info,it has given me food for thought.
     
  4. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    Cooper-t are now out of business (or so it seems). Phone is down and e-mails bounce. I understand the proprietor died a few months ago.
     
  5. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Max Balbuena (MaxZbulk) responded to an email just the other day according to someone on the yellowforum. :up:
     
  6. dickyd

    dickyd Engaging Member

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    would'nt the cylinder end cap from a79 fit on or are the internals very different
     
  7. Biffo1262

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    The cylinder end block from the 79 is a separate unit which is machined to fit and screwed on both sides. As far as I am aware the end block is not a user part and therefore you would have to buy another gun. Kind of defeats the object. The reservoir in the 79 is also non-existant as it relies on the 88g airsource for that purpose. If you managed to fit the end block of the 79 onto the 78 it would be less efficient as the 88g has to fill both the cylinder and the reservoir unless as in my case you use a shut off tap and fill your own cylinders that way the reservoir need not be shot down to empty before you put on a fresh or refilled 88g.

    As regards Max I think you'll find the post mentioned him being away on holiday and that he will eventually answer all his emails. Well his webhost is concerned enough to post an urgent notice to contact him on Max's site which as yet he has not responded to. Nor has he responded to my letter or any emails and I'm a regular with Max. I have to admit I'm a little concerned. I do have his phone number and I'll try it in a couple of days.
     
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  8. Biffo1262

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    I am pleased to say I have had an email from Max Balbuena and he is back in business. :up: He is till suffering somewhat but as he says -

    I have his current catalogue and price list should anyone want it.

    Steve
     
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    to see the price list would be good ,to get a reply to email,would be better as i have tried several times but no reply:(
     

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