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PostSubject: Beginner's Guide ... Loading MGC C.P. Cartridges   Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:21 am

LOADlNG MGC C.P. TYPE CARTRIDGES.



Your modelgun will only function correctly if your cartridges are prepared and loaded correctly. This is intended as a Step by Step guide on how to do this.
Cleaning of used cartridges will be dealt with in a seperate article...

First of all, unscrew the cap from the cartridge and empty the case of it's components.




Tools required are



1. Loading tool 2. Cotton Bud (Q-Tip) 3. Small Brush.
Mascara brushes are ideal for this! Get your Girlfriend, Wife, Mother or just go yourself to the nearest Make Up shop and borrow sample brushes (Debenhams are ideal )

Silicone or Lithium based grease make perfect lubricants



The all important Cap, in this case Marushin 7mm



Check that all the parts are present... Cartridge case, Primer, Cap, Piston, Cartridge Top...




Step 1. Run the mascara brush through the cartridge case and over the threads to ensure cleanliness



Step 2. Dip the Cotton Bud in either only a little Silicone Oil or WD40 and smear the inside of the catridge bore. This aids lubrication and gives a little extra smoke effect too.



Step 3. Place the "Primer" into the cartridge, smaller diameter in first



Step 4. Squeeze a little grease from the tube, this much should be plenty, and smear it over the outside edges of the cap. DO NOT smear grease onto the powder charge in the cap.



Step 5. Place the cap into the cartridge, powder charge facing up



N.B. Faulty caps are sometimes found. If the "charge" falls away from the plastic cap like this, discard it as it will not ignite correctly.



Step 6. Push the cap down to the base of the cartridge using the loading tool.



Step 7. Ensure that the "Primer" lies flush with the base of the cartridge when the cap has been pushed into place



Step 8. Smear a little grease around the rubber 0-Ring on the piston. Check the 0-ring for splits or cracks. Damaged rings will not seal correctly and must be renewed.

Step 9. Making sure the firing pin of the piston is grease free,



position it into the cartridge like this and push gently until it sits flush with the top of the threads.




Step 10. Screw the cartridge's top into place,


and there you go,



ready to move onto the next one


Ref:
www.mp40modelguns.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=2293
Cleaning Cartridges

Cerwyn




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That is a great step-to-step explanation! Thank you very much for this, it will not only help all beginners, it is good for old-hands too I am sure. I can tell you about faulty caps too! At first I tried to use them anyway, but with bad results as they almost never ignite properly. So I ditch them when the filler falls out.
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Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:10 pm Post subject:

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Thank you very much MadMike! I'm glad you like it and hope a section like this will be worthwhile for Beginners and old hands alike.

I intend tackling Marushin 9mm and 5.56mm cartridges next in the same format.

I would like to try Step by Step guides for Cleaning and preparing cartridges and then onto stripping and cleaning specific model guns next.

What do you think?

I don't pretend to know everything, God knows I don't! so if anybody spots a mistake, or has better methods, then please correct my errors.

I hope that many forum members will contribute to a section like this...

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That is great Cerwyn. Loads of pictures and step by step taking you through everything. I think that this is going to be a very handy section, especially for newer members, but as was mentioned also for those more familiar. The pictures really help with that 'ahh, so that is what I have been doing wrong!' scenario. Keep em coming.
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Thank you Spencerman, I'm glad you find these useful, I'll keep them coming then

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