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 Post subject: Crosman 357 stem seal
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:35 pm 
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Hi everyone. I went to order a replacement valve stem seal 357-041 from Gravel for my Phase I Crosman 357 and was told that they no longer make that part. I'm sure I could have found one at D&L but I just couldn't bare to pay $4.00 for 1 washer and $5.00 for shipping. I tried using a rubber washer but it was just too soft. I ended up searching online and came across someone who made some Teflon washers from rod stock so I went hunting for an exact match in that material. I could only find a supplier who would sell 1000 pcs at a time for the exact same size so I had to compromise. I thought it had to have the right outer diameter so I wouldn't skimp on that. So I found a seller on eBay who had 10 pieces for $3.80 shipped. The problem being that the inner diameter was off by about a millimeter and the thickness and outer diameter were correct. Well today I went to install the washer and sure enough it holds the pressure just like it should. Glad I hunted this down as I can now repair another 357 that my father in-law has. I also used regular o-rings from my Princess Auto o-ring kit to seal the two 357-A054 quad seals and the 38-130 front valve stem seal so all in all it cost me under a dollar to revive my crippled 357. I hope this helps anyone who has a 357 Phase I that is in need of new seals and doesn't want to pay more for the parts than the gun is worth.

Doug


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:14 am 
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Good info, thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:35 pm 
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Thanks for the info greatly helped. Just bought one that the seals in the valve were gone, I also used a seal from PA for the 38-130, works like a charm!!! I turned the 357-041 around for now and it worked, but just ordered the ones from e-bay. Awesome!!!


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