Ripley XL9 leaking

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by MarkV, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. MarkV

    MarkV New Member

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    I have a Ripley XL9 that seems to be leaking air - I can hear a slow leak which seems to be coming from the air cylinder just below where the barrel joins the breech block just in front of the magazine (hope this makes sense ) . Only ever used a diving cylinder to fill it but it has been standing unused in a gun cabinet for a little while
    Anyone got any ideas what this means - will I need to send it back to Ripley or is is something a local decent gun repairer should be able to fix ?

    Mark
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2010
  2. AIRMAX

    AIRMAX New Member

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    Hi there !

    I've had the same problem and the good news is that it has a very easy solution. In fact it's just the big o-ring that seals the reservoir tube to the regulator/action. This is an easy to find o-ring but i advice use an NBR90 shore o-ring. It's a long lasting solution and more suitable for high presures.

    The best is let Ripley do the job or an experienced gunsmith but if you preffer doing it yourself even though i strongly recomend not, here it goes:

    - First empty the air compleatly from the reservoir.
    - Unscrew the allen bolt on the top end of the reservoir to allow removing the muzzle piece that joins both barrel and reservoir.
    - Using a special leather tool to unscrew without scratching ( don't know the name in english) unscrew the reservoir.
    - You will than see the reffered o-ring. Remove it and put a new one.

    - By the way, because you have the reservoir exposed, take the time to inspect the inside for aging and corrosion.

    You'll be ready for another 4 to 6 years.


    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Daveclark

    Daveclark New Member

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    Xl9

    I did local dealer once, never again, it worked but not right! Take it to ripley them selves, or Jon ostler near ripley, he used to work for them, I recommend Jon, nice bloke shoots FT, serviced my xl9 and AR5s, that was 5 years ago, still working! Cost about 130 pounds! But well worth it. Jon number is 0115 877 0024.
    Atb dave
     
  4. AIRMAX

    AIRMAX New Member

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    Totally agree...
     
  5. MarkV

    MarkV New Member

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    All sorted by Ripley and working again
    V happy :D:D
     

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