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Benefits of leather seals in B3-X rifles?

February 28 2017 at 7:41 AM
Quinton Lewis  (Login Domer_Pyle)
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I got a few in a trade a while back but they've just sat in an empty pellet tin ever since. Came across them the other day and stared to wonder. I can't remember if mine has the factory seal or a JM seal right now since it's been probably 5 years or more since opening it up

 
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Wendell
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Leather seals

February 28 2017, 11:12 AM 

If you talking leather piston seals,(the older guns) I prefer them. They can always be freshened up with a couple drops of oil(they swell)
I even downloaded instructions from somewhere to make my own.
I had a little Slavia 618 that had a leather piston seal; it had gotten pretty chewed up as the young owner had cut up tacks to shoot through it. Found a bunch embedded in the seal.
Made a new one and it worked like a charm.

Synthetic can become blown, and have to be replaced.


    
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Quinton Lewis
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Guess this one would need the piston modified to use one

February 28 2017, 8:33 PM 

Too bad cause I wanted to give leather a try. Curiosity got the best of me (and I couldn't sleep) so I opened her up to have a look. This one doesn't have a hole for a screw on the head the piston, I have another piston that has a JM B19 seal on it and would take a leather seal but it's about a half inch longer than the one in the rifle so it must be from the B3-1 I got rid of.

 
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Tim Ward
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Newer B3's

March 1 2017, 1:29 AM 

The newer B3's as you saw don't have the screw hole for a leather seal. The seal that comes with the current B3 Q2 parts /cleaning kit is plastic and snaps over the end of the piston.

 
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Quinton Lewis
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Oh well

March 2 2017, 1:21 PM 

The clear factory seal is working just fine for now and I've got a spare if it ever goes out. I've been shooting it a lot lately because it can't be heard upstairs while the house is asleep so we'll see how long that takes

 
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Carlos in ATX
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TX-200 seals

March 23 2017, 10:36 PM 

You can use the Vortek seal adapter and the TX-200 seal.

http://vortekproducts.com/ourstore/Seals-Tuning-Parts

 
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