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evo chris

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scorpion problems
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:51:45 PM »

hi guys bought my scorpion se about 3 weeks ago and the pressure gauge on the gun is faulty  the place i bought the gun from are being less than helpful never answer their phone wont reply to emails and are stadoffish   on farcebook , can i contact BSA direct and do i want too ,,  been looking about and pricing sending the rifle to BSA and im cheaper to just but a rat works gauge off ebay , yes this will mess with the warranty but how good is the warranty and how likley is it the gun will go wrong during this period     

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Re: scorpion problems
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 10:19:29 AM »

Have you tried loosening up the gauge a bit, in case the o-ring is mushed and blocks the air from entering the gauge?
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Re: scorpion problems
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 11:37:13 AM »

As RKR said above, if the gauge has been over-tightened it causes the O ring seal to block the air passage to the gauge, loosen it half a turn and see if it reads, if not you may actually have a faulty gauge (not impossible, I've changed a few!) A new gauge can be bought and fitted without removing any of the BSA ant-tamper measures, so if you returned the gun with the original gauge fitted (in the event of anything else failing during warranty) how would they know you'd changed the gauge?
I'm 99% certain it's just that the gauge has been over-tightened, if the O ring has been damaged (unlikely but possible) you can easily fit a new one, the size and type is BS106 NBR70. When unscrewing a gauge to replace an O ring do it slowly, when you hear air escaping stop unscrewing, leave it to allow the hissing to stop, then unscrew a bit more until hisses again and it's vented all the air. Unscrewing too rapidly can launch the gauge into low orbit!
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