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Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:41 PM

I'm ordering an old Model 98 as a loan-out marker from a fellow forum member (thanks again!), but he is concerned that the o-rings might need to be changed (due to the paint-covered condition he received the marker in).

What are some tell-tale signs that your o-rings need to be changed? Too many to list? :D
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:53 PM

Any chips, dents, or a scaly texture using means the oring is done. I would suggest taking it apart completely and seeing if you can't resurrect the orings though. Paintball paint shouldn't ruin them, they just need to be cleaned thats all. If your in doubt though, buy an oring kit and swap it out. They don't cost much and at least you'll have the peace of mind when the gun fails, at least it's not the oring.


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Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:54 PM

View Postcdrinkh20, on Mar 31 2010, 07:41 PM, said:

What are some tell-tale signs that your o-rings need to be changed?


air leaks
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 05:31 PM

View PostBig Bone, on Mar 31 2010, 05:53 PM, said:

Any chips, dents, or a scaly texture using means the oring is done. I would suggest taking it apart completely and seeing if you can't resurrect the orings though. Paintball paint shouldn't ruin them, they just need to be cleaned thats all. If your in doubt though, buy an oring kit and swap it out. They don't cost much and at least you'll have the peace of mind when the gun fails, at least it's not the oring.


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Well he's cleaning it out/polishing internals before he sends it, he just figured they might need changing but he didn't look closely.
I plan on grabbing some :D would I be able to tell just by dry firing?
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:26 AM

If you have bad o-rings you'll likely know by dry firing. As non-descript as klaatu was, it's true :laugh:. There may be a noticeable air leak, or it may sputter & not re-cock. Like BB wrote, grabbing a replacement kit is cheap so hopefully it's an easy fix.
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