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Thread: S200 Robert Lane Cylinder Gauge

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    S200 Robert Lane Cylinder Gauge

    Can anyone advise how easy it is to retrofit a Robert Lane cylinder gauge to an S200 and if there is a cheaper alternative, although for sixty five pounds its seems reasonable.

    Also what liquid do you use for checking leaks on an air cylinder?

    Thank you in advance.

    Regards

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    Dunno about the gauge but you usually can't go wrong with Lane stuff. Liquid?...just water is fine, if the action is removed from the stock it's no problem to dry the bits of the rifle you submerge and leave in an airing cupboard or whatever for a short while to make sure .
    I used to be indecisive but now I'm not quite so sure.

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    Screw It off screw it on. easy. checking leaks. washing up liquid in water. used to be on the gas. no bubbles no leak.
    the only thing i can find wrong is the nut on the steering wheel.

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    if you don't want to submerge it use a balloon or a condom......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Gen View Post
    if you don't want to submerge it use a balloon or a condom......
    That's alright unless there is more than one option in that particular area. For example use a balloon on the filling end of most Air Arms rifles and you still won't know if its the main end plug, filling valve thread or filling valve inlet, sticking the end in bowl of water will show you straight away.
    I used to be indecisive but now I'm not quite so sure.

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    I've used the XTX gauge with quick fill , no problem installing & also their external reg ,again easy to install and works well .
    I also have an altaros one to fit but have not got round to it as yet.

    ATB
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    XTX do a tool, 8.50, for getting those ends off. They can be bloody tight if they haven't been off before.Their fill valve is abt 70.

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    I had an Altaros combined quick fill and gauge on a 200 tube. Worked fine, but the anodised light alloy probe does look quite thin and vulnerable. There's not much wall thickness left after the groove for the O rings have been cut. If I had kept it (sold the rifle) I would have made a stainless steel filler probe.
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    Don't know about the S200 but the 400 ones are a doddle. Just unscrew the fill adaptor. Replace the O ring. Lightly use silicon grease. Put the other one back in its place and gently tighten.

    A.G

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    Thanks everyone, I will get one and give it a go, fed up with second guessing how much air is left and blaming every poor shot on a lack of air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildkarde View Post
    Thanks everyone, I will get one and give it a go, fed up with second guessing how much air is left and blaming every poor shot on a lack of air.
    Hope this catches you in time I brought one 65 it comes with adverts but no instructions but as said it's stright forward EXCEPT that dammed brass fitting for the original air in take valve is a right pig to get off I actually drilled right though it and had to put a bar through it still could not get it off at to take it to a air gun specialists who drilled it out on a lathe
    Save your self some real grief buy at XTX one let Darren fit it wish I had p's if you get the 65 one Bewhere not to over tighten the dial as there is a copper ring o ring behind it and it splits thats why you get some spare in the packet
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