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Faulty air valve?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by dougbunney, Mar 9, 2014.

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    dougbunney Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping somebody might be able to help here? The attached pics to show the air valve assembly which i removed from my webley nemesis pistol today. The gun has seemed under powered for a while and after running it through a chrony this morning i found it was only putting out 1.3ft lbs using 7gr pellets. The instructions for the nemesis states that if air can be heard leaking when loading the pistol then it may need new seals and when i listened closely i could hear quite a lot of air escaping in the final stage as i depressed the piston.

    Upon removing the air valve assembly i have found the previous owner of the gun had bodged a repair using PTFE tape, i also noted that the o ring that sits at the base of the assembly is out of shape. I have managed to source an o ring that looks to be the exact same size so I've gone ahead and fitted it and the first couple of shots it seemed to have fixed the problem, i only put about 2 shots through the pistol and i could hear no air escaping but on the 3rd shot I'd loaded the gun and was going to try a chrony test when i heard a click inside the gun like a valve opening and now when i load the pistol almost all the air now escapes when i attempt to load it, presumably leaking from the o ring which I've just replaced.
    I've looked on chambers website but the air valve assembly is out of stock, if anybody has any thoughts or pointers for me it'd be much appreciated as this is a really nice pistol to shoot but in its current state isn't much use.
    Cheers
    Doug
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2014

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