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Charging bang?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Rambo, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Rambo

    Rambo Engaging Member

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    After charging my S410 with my new bottle (got it yesterday), I stupidly forgot to bleed it, & after a vigourous attempt to pull the adapter off the gun, it came off & made a loud bang. :eek:

    Afterwards I fired off some shots to give enough room for another charge, just to make sure it would charge fine. It did, & there is no physical damage to the bottle or gun. :)

    I suspect the bang is the air escaping via the adapter, as I then turned the bleed knob, & nothing came out. Since then, no charge has escaped, & the power was as good as ever, easily reaching it's zero.

    Has this ever happened to anyone else, & does anyone know if this is harmful to my gun or bottle. :eek: :confused: :eek: :confused:
     
  2. a1gunner

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    well with mp pump i can only get the adaptor off after bleeding it:confused:

    and the bleed screw left undone will stop and bangs, well it should
     
  3. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Your lucky you still have your hand. :eek:
     
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    Not likely to be...but if you want to know whether it could be harmful for YOU, take Andy's last post as being a grave warning not to let it happen again.
     
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    I echo the safety sentiments here. If anything normally under pressure is difficult to move or release, even a so-called quick release, there is a very good reason for it. It's still under pressure. Try doing it with a charged CO2 line and the cylinder still turned on. Ho ho ho! You'll never do it again.
     
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    I did the very same thing a couple of weeks ago. The only damage caused was one of the 'O' rings on the brass 'plug' broke, but it may have been getting a bit old and brittle anyway. I have'nt had a chance to replace it yet. I've used the rifle since and it seems to be as accurate and powerful as ever - thank goodness
     
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    Agree mate,accidents happen but a wee bit of warning from guys like yourself could help another accident happening.:up::up:
     
  8. Rambo

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    Well, it was the day after I bought it, & when I did get it, I was shown how to do it by the sales assistant. He showed me, & when I got home I thought I was doing it correctly & maybe the adapter had got stuck a bit.

    It made the bang, & then I instantly panicked, thinking of my gun or bottle being damaged. I tried it out, & it hadn't lost it's zero or any power, & afterwards it filled up again fine.

    Been a week now, & no loss of power which I think is the telltale side-affect. :)

    Thankyou everyone for all your help, & I definitely won't do it again & hopefully others will read this & take the advice. :up:
     
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    Hell buddy,your household goods insurance should cover your gun.
    Hide it and say yours broke!.Then get a new one:):up::up::up:.
     
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  11. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    This is what can happen when trying to loosen parts that are under pressure, this cylinder repair man lost his arm.:eek:

    Put your speakers on for the commentary.

    YouTube - O2 CYLINDER EXPLOSION

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  12. andyhawkx3

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    he must have had oil, on his spanner....oil and oxygen makes one hell of a bang:eek:
     
  13. a1gunner

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    you know you reallyshouldnt have told me that:D
    poor guy though:confused:
    i know it was stupid but you dont expectyour arm to blow off
     
  14. andyhawkx3

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    I used tobe a Ox-Acetylene welder/burner, also a Heath & Safety officer, yes lve done a lot of jobs....what you mean, l shouldn't have to you that:confused:
     
  15. a1gunner

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    i like bangs very much:D
     
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    Are we talk-in about the same "Bangs" ;);)...nug nug:D
     

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