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Gun Power stealth blows all its air out when fired

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mike_980, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. mike_980

    mike_980 Engaging Member

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    Hey everyone,
    Not been around this forum for a while but recently had a little issue with a gunpower stealth.

    I am currently borrowing a gunpower stealth from my mate who runs the local RFD, he has my modded ratty to try out to work out if he wants to sell some of the parts i have on it and in the mean time I take airguns he has had traded in to make sure they are fully functional.

    I brought home the stealth this afternoon keen to get after some rats and i was just setting up the sights and on the fourth shot it blew all its air out in one go as soon as i pulled the trigger. I don't have a filling adapter for the buddy bottle because he said it was good for loads of shots to a fill so I can't fill it back up to less pressure to have another go either.

    I will take her back tomorrow i think and swap for a nice Logun S16 he has in but it would be nice if i could fix it for him or at least tell him what could be up when I take it. Anyone had similar troubles? I would guess at some kind of valve seal blowing but i havn't had it apart to have a look yet.

    Thanks in advance!

    Mike
     
  2. Richardhw

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    If you can't find anything wrong with it there is a note on Leupy's website about it. it could be caused by ice crystals forming on the valve seat preventing the seal from closing and causing the bottle to dump it's air. never had it happen to me but sounds like its not nice!
     
  3. Meteor62

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    I had that happen on a stealth I had. To hear all the air dump when your cheek is so close shits the life out of you it leaves you wondering what the hell it was and in mild temporary shock. Not nice at all I had this happen twice and it convinced me what I already thought, that the stealth is a pile of poo?
     
  4. mike_980

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    I don't think it could be ice because it was in the house all afternoon and blew its air out about 5 minutes after been outside. sounds like it could be a common thing then? yeah it made me jump haha! seemed like an ok gun for the first 3 shots, nothing on my air arms s510 but not bad.

    ill take it back to him tomorrow see if it is ok again after a refil... think ill bring back the logun and try that tomorrow
     
  5. vitalich

    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    You simply need a new valve,

    Cost about 25-35 pounds only
     
  6. Biker_Bob

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    Mine did it a couple of times, the pellet had fallen out of the bore and jammed the valve open.
    If you're looking for trouble free shooting I'm not sure an S16 is the way to go.....
     
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    What he said, it happened a couple of times when I loaded the gun holding it upright - I don't do that anymore.
    The only thing worse than not having an adapter to refill it is having a pump...
     
  8. vitalich

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    the stealth nan be loaded and fired in any position, even underwater (u can have other problems with underwater firing, but not with loading :) and all the stories about "how to properly load stealth" is a bulls#it

    i had this gun and it's a lovely and accurate machine

    it's beauty is in simplicity

    the valve is fitted to the cyl and fully independent of anything before to fire

    if the valve stays open (leaking) after shot - change the valve and that's all
     
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    ive had a stealth for year and only ever know 3 reasons for it venting. either its low on preasure=vent - pellet not seated right= vent and then there is the valve seal sticking= vent
     

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