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I have been given an oxygen tank by my old man (he is a jeweller used to use it for soldering etc) does anyone know what I would need to do to get it up and running so I can use it to change my Air Arms S410 .177? Thanks in advance for any help.  

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I wouldn't go using  oxygen or an oxygen bottle for filling you're pcp.........

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You can get the parts that you'd need from a company called Best Fittings but, you'd have to make sure that the cylinder is less than 5yrs old or, has been inspected and recertified within the last 5yrs - if not, a dive centre won't fill it for you.

 

Also, as already said, you don't want to use oxygen in a PCP rifle. Apart from being illegal, it's also combustible - the tiniest bit of oil or grease and oxygen at that pressure could cause an explosion.

The yanks have been known to use stuff like helium and argon but, we're limited to breathing air only.

 

My advice would be to take it to a dive centre and ask their advice - it's just not worth taking a risk with HPA.

 .......... You may find that it's cheaper and easier to just stump up for a new 3ltr bottle that's made for the job.

 

Good luck :thumbs:

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Thanks lads, I have just purchased a ready to go bottle with hose etc as as said above not worth the risk. Unfortunately it comes empty so will need to get it filled now. 

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12 hours ago, Bobtheferret said:

Thanks lads, I have just purchased a ready to go bottle with hose etc as as said above not worth the risk. Unfortunately it comes empty so will need to get it filled now. 

That's the cheap part if you have just shelled out for everything else!

Have to agree with others, that's the best route!

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