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Thread: LP400 - Cylinder removal during storage

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    LP400 - Cylinder removal during storage

    Hi

    I've just upgraded to a LP400 Alu from my IZH46m - my first PCP!

    I love my IZH46m but it's a Series 3 Landrover
    compared to the
    Audi A6 of the LP400 in terms of refinement.

    Doesn't make me a better driver however!

    Do I need to remove the air cylinder when I've finished shooting or can I leave it attached to the gun if I'm going to be shooting again in the next few days?

    Thanks

    Paul

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    I always leave mine attached and have had no problems with it in the 2+ years Ive owned it.

    HTH
    Ian

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    Leave it on. It has been on my walthers for yrs now
    ATB,
    yana

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    If itís a week, leave it on, a month, take it off. Probably wonít do any harm though!
    Thanks - Geoff.

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    On Co2 pistols the Co2 hardens the o rings so it is worth emptying/removing the cylinder. On a PCP the compressed air doesn't damage the gun at all. The idea of removing the cylinder comes from Co2 guns in my opinion
    FWB P8X,Hammerli AP40, Steyr LP1 Walther LPM-1, CPM-1, CP1, CP2, LP3, LP53, LP300, LP400, Terrus, Pardini P10, FX Wildcat .177, HW100 .22, AA S410 .22, BSA R10 MK2 .177, , HW77, 80, 90 BB AK47, S&W 586 and more blow back Co2 BBs than you can shake a stick at

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    As all the others leave it on, I've never removed cylinders from PCP's and never had any issues,

    As an additional point the LP400 has fine threads on the cylinder that can be stripped easily, ensure the threads are kept clean not only on the pistol and cylinders but also the fill adaptor, The cylinders have alloy threads and the adaptor steel, the cylinder will always strip first, seen quite a few stripped, normally where people have not kept the adaptor clean when its been left fitted to a bottle or over tightened the cylinder when fitting, as long as a little care is taken they're fine and the Walther is a great pistol.
    Last edited by nige346; 11-01-2018 at 10:49 PM.
    Morini 162ei, Baikal MP46m, Walther LP53, Drulov DU10 Condor, Walther LG55T, HW95 Supermatch, TX200hc, BSA Club Standard, Umarex SAA Colt, BSA Cadet (owned forever)

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    Thanks for the feedback Iíll be leaving it on

    cheers

    Paul

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