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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:38 am 
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About two years ago I sold one of my pistols to a member here and when he received it he had a problem with it not holding air on the first stroke . He did post an extensive look at why it wouldn’t hold air unless he did a rapid first stroke . I’ve also read of this issue with other ,possibly one in the classifieds here. Long story short ,I repurchased the pistol from said member and this morning I decided to see what was up . What I found was actually a pretty simple fix and the pistol is working much better . The valve outlet / breech / barrel seal is removable with a 3mm Allen key and the o ring that hold air in the chamber is on the back side of the bushing as seen in the first pic . I also removed the poppet valve to check the fit. Once disassembled I noticed the oring was flattened where the poppet seals . And the oring was pretty stiff/ hard as a rock , the brass was also flattened with a slight burr. I removed the oring , removed a bit of brass material by going in small circles on a piece of 800 grit wet/dry Emory cloth. Replaced the oring with one from my ever growing stash of parts. Reassembled and it is now holding air on the first stroke regardless of pumping speed . Hope this help anyone with the same problem. Wish this whole scenario didn’t happen to a fellow member here ,but I’m glad I got a chance to fix what the problem was . Guess this one will be added to my collection once again .


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:11 pm 
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Happy to hear that you were able to fix that faulty Alecto!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:23 pm 
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Me too Doug . It sure isn’t the most user / tuner friendly pistols . Now that it’s back to its full potential , I’m going to have to run it over the chrony to stay legal .

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:28 pm 
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Hobbyman2007 wrote:
Me too Doug . It sure isn’t the most user / tuner friendly pistols . Now that it’s back to its full potential , I’m going to have to run it over the chrony to stay legal .


Good idea!


At least you are able to adjust the valve....


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:05 am 
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Thanks for the post.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:48 am 
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Nice post Hobbyman 2007. I have a .177 and .22 My .177 has those symptoms as well. Looks like a relatively straight forward fix.


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