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Hw40 and pellgunoil.

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Critanime, May 21, 2015.

  1. Critanime

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    So I was talking to a gent at my local RFD about maintaining my hw40. And he mentioned Pellgunoil. But wasn't very specific as to where to place it. So asking anyone who uses single stroke pneumatics if they can offer advice on maintenence of the piston.
     
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    A couple drops only about every 200 / 300 shots ,
     
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    Open barrel arm to expose piston (cock it). Two drops of oil on piston every 250 pellets. Smear round with little finger. Stand gun, muzzle up to let oil seep down to seal for a while. Occasionally just open barrel arm with gun again pointing up. Put a drop on breach hole and quickly pull arm up to suck oil into valve assembly. A drop on piston pivot point. That's it! When storing after use. Lift barrel arm till a click is heard (this sets the trigger so the valve seals are seated). Then close the gun. You can also dry fire at this point. ATB. Pete. Ps. These tips I got from NIck (magicniner).
     
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    Thanks for the input guys. I want to look after this little beauty. It's already been a blast to use ;)
     
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    I want to test a hw40 i hear loads of good things . . . . . But if u could only have one would u have the 40 or 45? . . . . . . The 75 not worth including lol
     
  6. Critanime

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    The HW40 is great. My wife picked it up new for £100. However, if I had the choice and the money I would get a modern 45. Don't get me wrong I love my 40 but the 45 just feels a different beast. Also it has the variable power system in it.
     
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    I opened a completely stock HW40 up a while ago, probably 2-3 year old and upwards of 3,000 pellets through it, there was still plenty of lubricant on the piston seal and everywhere else.

    I thought pellgunoil was for placing on the top of co2 cartridges to stop the seals freezing and cracking.
     
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    I use Pellgun oil on the moving joints of the piston arm and lever. For the piston itself I use white or red lithium grease. Apply every 3 to 5 hundred rounds.
     
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    I used to use lithium grease on the Beeman P17 as per the manual. I found it gunked up the cylinder internals with sludge and valve assembly. Horrible stuff. Then I got the HW40, and they say to use oil in the manual. Cleaned out the gunk from the P17's. Cleaned valve assembly, and have used oil ever since, every 250 pellets with no problems. I use magicnine ssp oil. Any excess oil gets blown through the air path, and lubes the valve seals, unlike grease which seems to sticky things up. ATB. Pete.
     
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    Being as grease is nothing more than oil with a soap added to make it firm it likely is the soap that is gunning things up. Mayhap I'll return to the old standby of synthic ATF fluid. After all ATF fluid was developed as a replacement for Sperm Whale oil which never gummed works up to start with.
     
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    I've found these post very useful, thanks. Got my HW40 a couple of weeks ago (£100 delivered from Germany with hard case, 500 pellets and a few card targets). Fantastic little gun, just what I need for indoor 9 meter target shooting.
     
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    The 40 is a great little pistol. I have been hitting, although accuracy is debatable lol, at 15 metres. Stuff like metal fox, rat and bird targets.
     
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    Probably more to do with the user than the Gun ;)
    HW40's are pretty consistant.
     
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    Very true ;) the pillock behind my pistol had a habit of shooting up and to the right.
     
  16. Titchgamer

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    Well adjust your sights then :p

    Allthough if you consistently shoot up and right its probably due to your trigger pull.
    Nice gentle grip and slow trigger pull :)
     

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