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Question Air gun loosing power, need help!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by verycurlyo, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. verycurlyo

    verycurlyo Newbie

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    Hi there,

    I was wondering if anyone knew why my airgun is loosing power?

    I bought it Yesterday and today it seems to be weaker.

    I'm very new to owning an air rifle!

    The brand is BSA, and the model is the meteor (I think)

    There was a waxy substance around the barrel end (I'll try to upload a picture) that has started to erode, I was wondering what this is called and if this has anything to do with it?

    This is my first post, and second day of owning an air rifle so laymen terms please :)

    Oscar
     
  2. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    I'm no springer genius but it looks like you need a new breach seal
     
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    mattyts Donator

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    Can you place a piece of tissue over the breach (area where you load your pellet) when it's shut and see if it lifts up when you fire? if it does,that indicates there's no seal there and that's where the air is escaping
     
  4. DUNKS

    DUNKS Big Poster

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    I don't think you need the tissue test.
    the breach seal is shot to bits, obvious on the photo.
    Chambers will have one, bit awkward to fit but not impossible.
    Welcome to the forum. Nice gun.
     
  5. Jackroadkill

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    Yes, you definitely need a breech seal, that's the bad news. The good news is that it's cheap and easy to replace one. Welcome to the forum!
     
  6. verycurlyo

    verycurlyo Newbie

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    Amazing! Thank you for the replies, tomorrow I'll go to a local gun shop and see what they can do about a breach seal.

    I was googling gun wax and couldn't find anything haha.

    I'll let you know the results :

    Oscar
     
  7. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Yup.. that seal is 100% code F.

    I've sorted guns doing less than 1ftlb with seals like that, which went on to produce 7-8ftlb with just a replacement seal. Get one bought :)
     
  8. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Breech seal pop to fit pick the old one out with a nail new one goes in curved face first which when viewed from breach will look like two seals fitted
     
  9. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    Oscar,

    Was the gun bought new? If so what has caused the seal to deteriorate so suddenly?

    If the gun was second hand and it was at full power when bought, what has caused the seal to deteriorate so suddenly?

    Is there a mechanical problem that we cannot see that has caused this damage? I'm curious!
     
  10. mikalis

    mikalis Engaging Member

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    looks to me that the seal has deteriorated through old age and when you fit a new one flat side in bevel side out sorry to disagree with you Darklord (as you look at your picture you should see the bevel)

    atb
    Mike
     

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