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Guest Nick

Hi everyone,

 

I've recently got my hands on an Air Match 600 pistol, but it doesn't work! Everything is in excellent condition, except the piston seal(s), and a seal in the valve is missing. I have been unable to see what the exact problem is with the piston seal because I can't unscrew the two halves of the compression chamber to get inside, but I'm guessing the rubber has perished.

I've searched on the internet to find a website for the company, but nothing came up (is the company still around?). So, does anyone here have contact details for someone who might be able to supply the parts, and preferably fit them as well?

 

Thanks for any help you can give me.

 

P.S. - it didn't seem worthwhile to make a new topic for this, but does anyone have any idea what a Theoben SLR 88 might be worth if I was selling it 2nd hand? It's got 4 mags, 4*40 scope and mounts, in "as new" condition (well, except for a few TINY indentations on the stock).

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Hi Nick.  Afraid I can't help on the pistol front, other than to say that if 'O' ring seals are required, it's possible to get the neoprene rubber from good tool specialist shops, cut it to length and glue it into an 'O' with superglue.  Superglue seems to have been made to stick neoprene 'rubber'.

 

The Theoben - not seen one, but it's possible to raise small dents (not gouges) where the wood has been compressed by putting a slightly damp cloth over the dent and carefully heating it with an iron (the type used by her downstairs).  This creates a small amount of steam which causes the wood fibres to swell and eases the dent out.  If you haven't tried this before, dent a bit of scrap wood and try it on that first to get the feel.  The stock might well need re-finishing afterwards unless it already has a proper oil finish, in which case you'd rub the raised area smooth, first with fine wet and dry, then with very fine wire wool, feathering the damaged area into the surrounding finish, then you'd re-oil and finish the area, eventually putting an extra coat on the whole stock.  Trade Secrets oil seems to be the most favoured - I certainly like it.  If the stock's varnished, then it's all off and do the entire thing.  Only an oil-finished stock can be 'invisibly' patch repaired.  If you did that, then you wouldn't have to hint at any damage at all to a prospective buyer.

 

Enjoy.

 

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Guest Nick

I've now managed to get into the pistol compression chamber, and all the rubber seals have disintergrated into a sticky gummy stuff... so now I'll have a go at making some replacements out of neoprene. I tried making them out of leather, they worked a bit (better than I expected!;), but I guess about half the air escaped round them.

Thanks for the tip about getting dents up, I'll try that after some practice.

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I,ll fix it, dead easy ! just done 2.

 

 

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Errr.... Did you see the date on the starter post? :doh:

 

DaveL :escape::cheers:

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