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Old 04-02-2014, 08:22 PM #1
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A5 O-ring question

When i look at the a5 manual it states theres an o-ring that goes in the barrel adapter before the barrel and another o-ring in between the front bolt and the adapter. Every youtube video i watched nobody has these O-rings there. So do they belong there or not?? my a5 is pre 2011

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:12 PM #2
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:10 PM #3
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If you bought your gun new and it didn't have it and you have no problems then I wouldn't worry about it. No need to fix something if it isn't broken. Plus, Tippmanns are tanks
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Tippmanns are pains to take apart. They are also really hard to kill. So its not often that people tech these guns meticulously as they would other markers. These orings aren't vitally necessary but they will increase efficiency slightly if you have them installed
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The orings actually have noting to do with efficiency or "loss of air."

Some of the older Tippmanns that did not have the oring, that barrel adapters are milled differently to accept the oring(or not to), had issues with them rotating out even when the front screws were tight.

To fix the issue of barrels falling off from the adapter Tippmann added the oring to essentially take up for space to account for the varying tolerances of the parts.

So if your gun does not have one, and the adapter does not rotate freely you don't need to change it. If your gun does have one, good news!

If you need one check your local paintball store, I am sure they will be happy to help you out.

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