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 Post subject: Storing a pumped rifle
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:32 pm 
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Many believe in this maintenance but I have one pumper (Umarex NXG) that must be cocked before pumping so in order to store it for a week or so with one pump and some air in the intake, it has to be left cocked resulting in pressure on that mechanism- does this seem practical?


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:05 pm 
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No,it doesn't seem practical, or safe. What does your owner's manual says about that?

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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:51 pm 
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airmec wrote:
No,it doesn't seem practical, or safe. What does your owner's manual says about that?


" Never store a loaded or pumped airgun"
"Never leave your air rifle pumped for an extended period of time"
" Leaving pumped for more than one hour could result in permanent damage to air release valve"

I doubt if any manual promotes storing with even one pump but I suspect many owners do .


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 12:37 am 
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It's good practice to leave one pump in the valve for most multi pump airgun to keep the seals slightly pressurized and to keep the dust out.

Not sure if your airgun allows you to de-cock the bolt by holding it steady and guiding it slowly forward as you pull the trigger. I just assume all my multi pumps have one pump in there and put it on safe as a reminder. As always, please follow general firearms safety rules at all times.

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 5:57 am 
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Cocked not means loaded... I think you can cock and pump without putting pellet in it...

But I don't have this gun... For a 1322 multi pump to 10 pumps , 1 pump and store should be okay... But some guns is single pump or 3 pumps maximum... I doubt the pump-and-store practice still work for them... IMO, even 1 pump is too much over the * slightly pressure to protect the seals * .....

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 8:19 am 
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Could you cock it, give it one pump. And than ride the hammer forward ( holding the bolt, and pulling the trigger ) To relieve the spring tension? and hopefully not open the valve?

My Benjamin 312 always had 1 pump of air in the valve and it was 67 years old.


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