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Chemist1961 10-19-2010 09:31 AM

Ramset Cobra Jammed
 
I have a jammed Ramset Cobra with a broken piston which has been removed from the gun and several live loads still inside.
I have disassembled the handle however the front barrel pawl only pivots slightly but will not release.
I need some pointers on dismantling safely and overhauling with a new piston. Is there any other damage I should be looking for...and what is the safest way to remove the charge caps.
BTW I didn't damage it, I bought it this way for $10 and its time to use it soon.

epson 10-19-2010 09:44 AM

If you have any broken or damaged parts I would take it to a ramset/redhead dealer for service as they are trained to fix and or repair there tools. But if you want to try it yourself then check this out: http://www.itwconstruction.ca/files/manuals/Cobra_Manual.pdf

Chemist1961 10-19-2010 11:52 AM

Thanks I have that info sheet and parts available for $42 for the piston, but the repair depot siad it would be at least $90 for the part and I could buy a new gun for $150 on sale at Home Depot...Not sure what HD that is.

Mr Chips 10-20-2010 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Chemist1961 (Post 519470)
I have a jammed Ramset Cobra with a broken piston which has been removed from the gun and several live loads still inside.
I have disassembled the handle however the front barrel pawl only pivots slightly but will not release.
I need some pointers on dismantling safely and overhauling with a new piston. Is there any other damage I should be looking for...and what is the safest way to remove the charge caps.
BTW I didn't damage it, I bought it this way for $10 and its time to use it soon.

I am confused, can't you just pull the strip out? It's been a while since I've had one of these apart, but it's pretty easy. There is a big clip you need to pop off, then pull out the piece the clip was holding in, and the whole barrel assemble will come right out. I used to be able to change pistons on these in minutes.

Mr Chips 10-20-2010 08:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Chemist1961 (Post 519538)
Thanks I have that info sheet and parts available for $42 for the piston, but the repair depot siad it would be at least $90 for the part and I could buy a new gun for $150 on sale at Home Depot...Not sure what HD that is.

I may have a new piston that will fit this gun. I know it fits the Hilti version of this gun. PM me with your address and I'll ship it to you


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