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« on: Feb 23, 2017, 05:34PM »

Hi,

My .500 Minick came with two leadpipes. Both are very loose, to the point where they spin around freely in there and can fall out if I hold the slide the wrong way. Is this something that can be fixed/helped?

I looked around for similar posts and didn't find anything, if there's already a topic on this somebody please point me at it.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 23, 2017, 05:51PM »

maybe wrap some teflon tape around the top? that should make them a bit more snug.

I don't know if expanding the far end would be feasible or recommended.
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 23, 2017, 05:54PM »

Hi,

My .500 Minick came with two leadpipes. Both are very loose, to the point where they spin around freely in there and can fall out if I hold the slide the wrong way. Is this something that can be fixed/helped?

I looked around for similar posts and didn't find anything, if there's already a topic on this somebody please point me at it.

Thanks!

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« Reply #3 on: Feb 23, 2017, 06:48PM »

Probably should have the slide end fitted to the inner tube.

Even with tape on the mouthpiece end,  it won't seal well and not play or slot like it should


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« Reply #4 on: Feb 23, 2017, 08:14PM »

Ok, thank you!

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« Reply #5 on: Mar 01, 2017, 03:08PM »

I played with tape on my leadpipes for a long time so they wouldn't rattle or spin around...however, during a leadpipe and mouthpieces testing session with a friend, my buddy suggested taking the tape off all my pipes.  He was right - there was a huge difference in the response and sound! 

I use mostly plumber's tape and occasionally masking tape.  Your results may vary, of course :)
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