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Thread: Annual Servicing of PCPs

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    Based on my AA S410k manual, it's recommended for annual service. Anyone with a AA PCP (or any other), do you get yours serviced every year? What do pay for the service? For guys in Johannesburg, where do you service your PCPs? Any observations (and comparisons) of the gun's performance prior to servicing and after servicing?

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    I think gerrief had his serviced in December. You'll have to wait till he gets back to work for a post though.

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    The Gunshop that sells it should arrange for the service.
    Should cost you next to nothing, maybe R 250 max, they just replace the o-rings which go for about R 1-2 each, the rest is labour.
    As for as I know TS will service for free if you bought from them, just ask Hennie first, things might have changed since 2 years back.

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    Hi all, this is a valid point.
    We do not want our guns taken away because someone has a catastrophic falier on their cylinder. I believe SA law requires all cylinders of more than 500cc to have periodic inspection and pressure testing. Just because most air gun reserviors are +- 190 to 200cc that they should not be checked.
    As the cylinder is filled the metal bulges and as pressure drops so it returnes to origional shape, metal fatigue can happen.
    Do not fill your cylinders to fast as this causes heat and hence condensation. Rust can be easily seen on visual inspection.
    Many gun shops and even some specialist air rifle shops do not have airsmithing back up. Try and get the rifle back to the importer or someone who deals with pnuematics.
    I will soon be able to offer a full pressure test and inspection facility, currently I can do visual checks and seal replacements on most imported guns for +- R185 to R250, cheapest AA/ CZ200s most expensive FX; DaystateMK3 and EV2.
    Have fun shooting and give compressed air the respect it deserves!!

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    Warrick:
    My apologies first off if you've mentioned this before..

    Do you run a gun shop? Or you are perhaps a part time gunsmither?

    Just wondering if you sell kit, or do mods on actions and stocks at all?

    Can't find a web site in your profile?

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    "Many gun shops and even some specialist air rifle shops do not have airsmithing back up. Try and get the rifle back to the importer or someone who deals with pnuematics."
    Very broad statement that you're making Warrick. The majority might not know PCP's very well but there are a few that know them extremely well ! As for sending it back to the importer, that depends on the make you've got. A BAM for example should rather NEVER go back to the importer for servicing, 99% on this forum knows more about PCP's than they do ! I don't know who brings in all the makes but know that you can send your AA back for servicing, Louis and Mike knows PCP's very well, as for the rest I honestly don't know.
    It's quite easy to service it yourself, IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DEALING WITH. There are dangers (believe I KNOW) but if it's done right it very easy to do it yourself. MOST IMPORTANT ... MAKE DAMN SURE THAT CYLINDER IS EMPTY before you start.
    For those that don't like scratching as much as I do, rather pay the R 200, it's really not that much.
    <span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited Tue Mar 29 2005, 09:25PM ]</span>

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    Good point nielg. Its easy to fix a PCP if you know what you are doing but disastrous if you don't. I know my answer was very broad but most guys feel uncomfortable with handing over thier gazzilion rand air gun to anyone, the Idea behind returning the gun to importer or manufacture (except for BAMs, if you return them to importer they come to me, Ha HA) is that they will make sure your gun goes to someone who CAN fix it otherwise replcement costs are thiers not YOURS.

    Hi Avion, I do not own a gun shop nor am I a gunsmith, I am how ever past the "kitchen table hacker airsmith". I run a air range at Northcliff (West Rand) and have spent the last 4 ? years working on PCPs. I am at present making the first locally produced PCP rifle (say it quitely so no one else tries to get in first, Ha ha), which will be out in April, will post an invite on the Forum for interested persons to attend the release (yes I will shoot it before hand to see that it works!!)
    I hope to have a web site running soon (new to this internet stuff!).
    As for what I do; I sell stock standard kit; I do tuning mods on PCPs (and some spring guns); custom make stocks and build from scratch custom air rifles.
    Now my index finger hurts!!!!

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    Nice to know Warrick!
    Would be great if you got a website up with contact details etc.

    Got any pics of those stocks for us?

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    Sure just tell me how to post the $@#& things!!

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    First you need a place to store them online, something like this. Not used it personally, but they say it's free.
    http://photos.fotango.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi

    Then you just link it to the forum using the img tags in the post setup.

    hth

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    Okay just created an account there.

    Uploaded a pic via 'my computer'.
    Click on the view image icon (looks like a magnifying glass).
    Click on the 'get a link to this picture'.
    *Okay - now the picture is online, we just have to link to this forum...
    Copy that link, then when you post on this forum, click on the img tag, it will paste (img)(/img), put your new link inbetween the tage like so (img)http://photos.fotango.com/p/eba00510003f00000001.jpg(/img)

    It's actually square brackets but I used round ones just for show.

    test:


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    Is the picture part of a s400 Carbine?

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    Yep. With a GLR conversion.

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    Warrick,
    mail me : neilg@dex.co.za
    I can help you ...

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