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    hw 35 leaking breech fix

    hi guys , i been looking for one of the threads on how to fix the leaking brazed part of the breech/compression chamber on my hw 35, using the jb weld gear...can't find it for love nor money....can anyone direct me ???
    cheers fellas

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    At a guess, look up user name "T 20"

    Guys called Mick. Done a lot to his own 35!

    Oh, and welcome to the forum

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    Here you go....

    http://www.airgunbbs.com/member.php?103193-T-20

    Have a look at his threads!

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    Loctite 271

    wash the cylinder with degreaser then thinners...as clean as you can get it..i have washed the cylinders in the dish washer before now...just do not tell the wife

    make a plug for the transfer port

    drip in loctite and make sure it runs around the end plug inside...all the way round, try to not get it on the cylinder walls

    install piston with seal and push till around 5mm from all the way home

    plug transfer port from outside

    withdraw piston to create vacuum and hold it back by having string on the latch rod and wind it round some wood etc...the trick is to hold a high vacuum in the cylinder....the cylinder should be upright with the breech at the bottom also

    leave it over night like this


    In the morning, release the piston, withdraw the TP plug, withdraw the piston, get some doweling 25 to 28mm dia, making sure the end is flat and true, spray glue some 240 grit sand paper to it...do NOT have the sand paper on the sides, just the face...spin this against the breech face to clean off the excess loctite. Renew the paper till the breech face is shiny, now attach some 400 grit wet and dry and polish the face of the breech, again do not let the sand paper touch the sides of the cylinder wall.

    blow out with an airline or air duster , rebuild the gun and test

    if you have an old gun with a 4mm TP, if you install a synthetic seal it may go slammy, if it does you need to sleeve the transfer port down to 2.8mm or so
    Last edited by bigtoe01; 28-05-2013 at 11:37 PM.
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    Now there's you answer! Like it, nice one Tony! Alway wanted to know how its done

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucegill View Post
    Now there's you answer! Like it, nice one Tony! Alway wanted to know how its done

    Did you ever contact Bowkett over the one piece Apel mounts he had that were made for the old 13mm groove HW35?

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwayjames View Post
    Did you ever contact Bowkett over the one piece Apel mounts he had that were made for the old 13mm groove HW35?
    Oh, I could do with one of those --- it'll save me buying yet another Dampa mount.




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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtoe01 View Post
    Loctite 271

    wash the cylinder with degreaser then thinners...as clean as you can get it..i have washed the cylinders in the dish washer before now...just do not tell the wife

    make a plug for the transfer port

    drip in loctite and make sure it runs around the end plug inside...all the way round, try to not get it on the cylinder walls

    install piston with seal and push till around 5mm from all the way home

    plug transfer port from outside

    withdraw piston to create vacuum and hold it back by having string on the latch rod and wind it round some wood etc...the trick is to hold a high vacuum in the cylinder....the cylinder should be upright with the breech at the bottom also

    leave it over night like this


    In the morning, release the piston, withdraw the TP plug, withdraw the piston, get some doweling 25 to 28mm dia, making sure the end is flat and true, spray glue some 240 grit sand paper to it...do NOT have the sand paper on the sides, just the face...spin this against the breech face to clean off the excess loctite. Renew the paper till the breech face is shiny, now attach some 400 grit wet and dry and polish the face of the breech, again do not let the sand paper touch the sides of the cylinder wall.

    blow out with an airline or air duster , rebuild the gun and test

    if you have an old gun with a 4mm TP, if you install a synthetic seal it may go slammy, if it does you need to sleeve the transfer port down to 2.8mm or so
    Would have thought keeping pressure on the piston to drive the fluid into the joint rather than vacuum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Seth View Post
    Would have thought keeping pressure on the piston to drive the fluid into the joint rather than vacuum?
    I seem to remember that Gerald Cardew recommended keeping pressure on the piston to force the epoxy into the joint too.

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    Here are the comments I made after doing just this job: (copied from my post of around Sept 2011)

    The results



    JB Weld arrived yesterday and was applied to the cylinder mid afternoon. I used a length of wooden dowel to transfer the liquid weld to the bottom of the cylinder, having first plugged the transfer port. I managed to avoid blobs catching the cylinder wall. Once a blob was at the base of the cylinder I smeared it around the base of the cylinder and then used a thin dowel to effectively push it into the cylinder / end block join. I was surprised at how much I had to use before I could convince myself I had filled the void ... I made up two quantities of weld so must have added about 1ml. I stopped when I could see a small rim of weld all around the circumference. Some weld was unavoidably left on the end block top.
    This afternoon I sanded the exces weld away, using emery paper discs held onto a plastic rod with double sided sticky tape. The rod was just under the internal diameter of the cylinder. It took time .. a few slow rotations then removing the rod to brush off the powdered weld ... but eventually I had sanded down to the end of the block. I then added a thin rim of emery paper around the outside of the rod so as to remove any weld that may have stuck to the cylinder walls at the junction with the block. Worked down to a very fine emery grade. Total sanding time about 2 hours. Cleaned out cylinder and inspection with a light suggested all was well ... a nice ring of weld around the block / cylinder junction.
    Re-assembled the rifle. First with the very weak spring I had used before. Immediate increase of about 70fps to give around 8 - 8.5 ftlbs (.177). Firtted a stronger spring and rifle is now a pretty consistent 11 ft lbs. Not too bad for a HW35.

    So ... thank you all for the advice you gave. The effort was well worth it and the 'void issue' is one I will look for in future. I wonder if other makes of rifle can suffer the same problem?

    Cheers, Phil

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    thanks for the advice guys..... i gotta take my 35 aprt to get a new spring in, guess i may as well do this at the same time, i have chrono'd it an its only putting out around 400 fps with super domes.... the leather washer looks like new but the spring is bent, i reckon new spring, guide an top hat, plus plug the leaky breech an it'll be better than new,

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    capillary action works best under vacuum...the loctite seeks out holes etc.

    a modification to the method would be create a vacuum for 30 mins, release the piston, withdraw the TP plug, withdraw the piston, replace the TP plug but this time from the inside of the action, then push the piston back in to pressurise the cylinder.


    I have done one 35 this way and 2 35's with just vacuum , and all 3 had the issue cured
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtoe01 View Post
    capillary action works best under vacuum...the loctite seeks out holes etc.

    a modification to the method would be create a vacuum for 30 mins, release the piston, withdraw the TP plug, withdraw the piston, replace the TP plug but this time from the inside of the action, then push the piston back in to pressurise the cylinder.


    I have done one 35 this way and 2 35's with just vacuum , and all 3 had the issue cured
    I am quite sure you got the results you were after but how can you maintain any vacuum by withdrawing the piston if the breech weld is porous? Sorry for my pedantry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Seth View Post
    I am quite sure you got the results you were after but how can you maintain any vacuum by withdrawing the piston if the breech weld is porous? Sorry for my pedantry
    the loctite seals it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Seth View Post
    I am quite sure you got the results you were after but how can you maintain any vacuum by withdrawing the piston if the breech weld is porous? Sorry for my pedantry
    The cylinder doesn't leak to outside through the braze --- what you are doing is filling a void within the braze on the inside of the cylinder.

    If the braze is porous inside the cylinder between the breech plug and cylinder tube then the pressurised air can pass through the porous braze into the voids in the breech plug.

    Here's a debrazed cylinder showing the voids :-

    http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/...12006666-1.jpg

    The voids are machined into the breech plug to hold a mix of brass and flux, this is then pushed into the tube and then heated up to form the brazed joint.

    A slight cockup on heating and a porous braze can form allowing air from the cylinder side to enter the void left by the brass and flux.


    Hope this helps




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