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Old December 14th, 2012, 03:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Removing the tank - Interesting thing ...

Interesting thing happened last weekend while I was removing the canister from my marker. My marker was more or less level (I've since learned that I should hold it pointing up) while I began unscrewing the canister. About 1/2 turn out I heard the canister disengage, and at the same time (here's the funny/strange part) my hopper popped open and about 5-6 balls bounced out of it. There were only a few balls in it, so I doubt the fact that I jumped when the canister farted caused enough force for the balls to push the hopper door open. It was almost as if there was some back-pressure causing it? Is there a way to explain what happened?

I have not since assembled the marker, as I have not had time to play with it.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unscrewing the tank bled air from the gun, with no more air present the air in the chamber vented through the valve, up the feedneck and popped open the hopper lid.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Unscrewing the tank bled air from the gun, with no more air present the air in the chamber vented through the valve, up the feedneck and popped open the hopper lid.
So, not really a problem, right?
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Old December 16th, 2012, 09:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Correct. Not unusual.
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