How does a QB degassing tool work?

How does a QB degassing tool work?

Joined: October 15th, 2002, 6:54 pm

April 15th, 2012, 10:51 pm #1

And where can I find one? Or, can I make one? I picked up a 2078 at Findlay, and it has the keyhole in the tube. I'd like to be able to bleed it when the shots start getting slow, rather than burping it to the point of zero pressure.

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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 3:51 am

April 15th, 2012, 11:29 pm #2

..can come up with one.

When you turn the key (and it reminds old guys like me of a roller skate key), the "tooth" presses on the back of the striker...striker presses on the valve stem...stem opens, and the gas shoots though the valve and down the barrel.

For a bulk-filler, it can be handy. By squirting out the last of the gas in one fill, the gun cools down and you get a bitter (more co2) refill than you would if the gun wasn't cool.

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Joined: March 3rd, 2005, 1:38 pm

April 16th, 2012, 12:25 am #3

but only have the one I use...could try an allan wrench...all it does is push the striker into the stem to bleed

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Joined: February 12th, 2009, 3:46 am

April 16th, 2012, 12:59 am #4

And where can I find one? Or, can I make one? I picked up a 2078 at Findlay, and it has the keyhole in the tube. I'd like to be able to bleed it when the shots start getting slow, rather than burping it to the point of zero pressure.

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Hey Jim Findlay not in the cards for me. I was hoping I'd see you there and you would be selling the Gamo paratrooper. Of course for less than it was last year since you painted it purple! LOL

I'll run down and see if I have an extra. Lord knows what might be hiding in the boxes in the basement.

Did you get anything else interesting?

Andy Wong aka larspawn@ameritech.net
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Joined: October 15th, 2002, 6:54 pm

April 16th, 2012, 2:02 am #5

I picked up a Diana 6 in need of seals. Other than that, it looks nearly perfect, nylon grips, 1970, with foam box, no papers. Parts have been ordered from ARH, and I have been reading up on the rebuild.

And for the record, it was a Gamo 68, and I sprayed the plastic stock parts with bedliner, NOT purple!

Stay frosty my friend!

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Joined: February 12th, 2009, 3:46 am

April 16th, 2012, 10:02 am #6

I rummaged through one big storage box that I thought I had a key in but no luck. Will look in some others tonight.

Andy Wong aka larspawn@ameritech.net
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Joined: January 9th, 2005, 1:46 am

April 17th, 2012, 2:48 pm #7

And where can I find one? Or, can I make one? I picked up a 2078 at Findlay, and it has the keyhole in the tube. I'd like to be able to bleed it when the shots start getting slow, rather than burping it to the point of zero pressure.

I think we're all Bozos on this bus.
Please check out this illustrated post on the Archer Airguns blog http://www.archerairguns.info/search?q=de-gassing

The instructions are simple but that's all there is to understand, I believe. Essentially the de-gassing key cams the hammer against the valve stem and pushes it forward, opening the valve and allowing the CO2 to be exhausted.

The key is a fairly tight fit through the keyhole, so that gives a good idea of the size and shape you would need to make one for yourself.

I hope this helps.

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