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    CO2 Walther LP53 review video

    Here's a video of the fantastic CO2 conversion done by Lawrie Armatruda on my LP53:

    https://youtu.be/8sAGYyppPRo

    I never liked the shot cycle of the original LP53 (sacrilege I know) so I gave him mine to convert.. the CO2 conversion is a joy to shoot.
    Hardly any movement, 3ftlbs, easy to cock and accurate (with sized pellets) I understand john Walker came up with the idea and I'm very grateful to Lawrie for doing such a great job on mine.

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    Cheers,
    Matt

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    a very nice conversion

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    Great little video Matt - and a fascinatingly unique derivative pistol.

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    As you say Matt, there’s not much Lawrie hasn’t done with CO2 powered pistols and rifles. I haven’t come across threaded CO2 capsules before though and wondered if these are readily available or if they are a manufactured part of the conversion and are rechargeable in some way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abasmajor View Post
    As you say Matt, thereís not much Lawrie hasnít done with CO2 powered pistols and rifles. I havenít come across threaded CO2 capsules before though and wondered if these are readily available or if they are a manufactured part of the conversion and are rechargeable in some way.

    Brian
    Yes, threaded CO2 capsules seem to be a bit of a downside?

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    I wasn't aware of the either, but it seems they are not too rare: https://www.google.com/search?client...d+CO2+capsules

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    I hadnít heard of them either but it turns out threaded capsules are readily available.
    People use them with emergency bicycle tyre inflators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptdunk View Post
    I hadnít heard of them either but it turns out threaded capsules are readily available.
    People use them with emergency bicycle tyre inflators.
    Live and learn!! I have an emergency bicycle CO2 inflator in my trikes pack? Have not had to use it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45flint View Post
    Live and learn!! I have an emergency bicycle CO2 inflator in my trikes pack? Have not had to use it!
    What's the power output with C02?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WILBA View Post
    What's the power output with C02?
    Donít know never used one? I assume it would be enough to inflate and get me home. On my recumbent trike all I need is 20 lbs pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WILBA View Post
    What's the power output with C02?
    I have a .177 John Walker CO2 Senior, and was told by the original owner the power output is approx. 5 ft.Lb, hence the foresight is slightly taller than original to cope with the greater range.
    The original owner wasn't allowed to use it in competition because of it's increased performance, and of course it was no longer spring powered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WILBA View Post
    What's the power output with C02?
    This oneís about 3ftlbs

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    That's yet another great video, Matt! Covers everything about this intriguing pistol.

    Could you also do a video of Lawrie's 'airgun tips and tricks' please if he's up for it? So the accumulated wisdom he's built up over many years won't be lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvin View Post
    That's yet another great video, Matt! Covers everything about this intriguing pistol.

    Could you also do a video of Lawrie's 'airgun tips and tricks' please if he's up for it? So the accumulated wisdom he's built up over many years won't be lost.
    Thatís up to Lawrie but Iím more than happy to facilitate

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    The original is horrid to master to soot well. A real test.
    CO2! Wow!! Love it.

    Forgot to say: top notch video. Nice one, thank you.
    Last edited by Muskett; 21-06-2024 at 09:01 AM.

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