Filler plugs

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Filler plugs

Postby ian johnstone on Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:54 pm

I've always been slightly worried with the open Filler Channel on my guns, so I recently bought some Brass filler plugs from a chap here in the UK. He doesn't make these for a 'profession' :P and he didn't charge too much. £10.00 is not much to pay to avoid cr@p getting into your guns internals! (I keep 2 Dogs & have 'inherited' a long haired Cat :evil: & it's amazing how their hair sticks to a recently oiled gun).
Here's the filler plug...
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It just pushes through & out when you put the probe in.

In situ...
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Nice, simple & LOW COST solution :D
[usual apologies for photo1]
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Re: Filler plugs

Postby PolarWolf on Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:03 pm

Yeah, I was meaning to make a few of those for my own guns to keep the dirt out. I'd be making them from black Delrin though, so they don't stick out as much ;) Amazing FX don't add one of these gizmos to their rifles.
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Re: Filler plugs

Postby ian johnstone on Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:15 pm

If you weren't too fussy you could cut lengths of thick 'O' ring (leaving them a few mm long).
Strange isn't it! the FA designed (AFAIK) Webley Raider/Axsor has a one way plug as standard - however my Boss's Raider requires pliers to get the thing out! :D

On the subject of colour - live it up a little!!! 8-) If you also fitted a brass trigger blade it might be 'kinda kool' :ugeek:
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Re: Filler plugs

Postby ian johnstone on Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:56 pm

If anyone needs the basic dimensions to make their own Filler Plug - drop me a PM.

[if anyone knows anything about where I'm going wrong with my 'photography' - please help (it's not fair on innocent viewers! )] :D
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Re: Filler plugs

Postby Crete on Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:46 pm

OK, you convenced me!

How can I get hold of a couple of them (I have two Monsoons)?

There is a lot of dust these days in Southern Europe from northern Africa. It looks like a fine reddish powder. It gets everywhere. I was charging my two bottles yesterday and when I was fitting the FX hose/manometer, I realized that I had to clean the valve.

So, I guess some of that dust may find its way into the quick-fill ports of the Monsoon.

Do let me know how I could get hold of a couple of them.

Thanks,
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Re: Filler plugs

Postby ian johnstone on Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:00 pm

What a surprise I have for you Nikos :D
& you'll never guess where...
http://www.airgunbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=248970
'lightning22' is a nice chap, but you will have to ask about postage etc.

I see the price has gone up (damn inflation!) but you can now get matte-black Delrin plugs, I now see :roll:
If he has 'difficulty' posting abroad let me know, I can arrange something for you 8-)
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Re: Filler plugs

Postby Lightning22 on Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:08 pm

Probably easier to get me here though... ;) Apologies for this being my first post

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I have a Scimitar that's used mainly for ratting, one of the shoots was in a feed mill where there was so much dust you could taste the air, hence the plugs. I can do them in brass, aluminium or delrin, flush like Ians or with an external knurled grip.

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Re: Filler plugs

Postby ian johnstone on Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:13 pm

Oh, there you are Lightning22 8-) !

There we go chaps, almost instant supply lines established !

Feed Mill Richard? One of the most explosive mixtures known to mankind (well, this one anyway :shock: ) is Flour in the Air !
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Re: Filler plugs

Postby Lightning22 on Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:25 pm

ian johnstone wrote:Oh, there you are Lightning22 8-) !

There we go chaps, almost instant supply lines established !

Feed Mill Richard? One of the most explosive mixtures known to mankind (well, this one anyway :shock: ) is Flour in the Air !


It was animal feed, but I wouldn't have fancied my chances if anyone had lit up. Never seen so many rats in one place..
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Re: Filler plugs

Postby Dr Barrie on Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:58 pm

[u]F.A.O. LIGHTNING[u]

My Filler has arrived today and fits absolutely perfect !
Very many thanks for your close attention to detail, it is much appreciated.

Safe shooting

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