To avoid problems due to misuse, here are some tips to follow carefully.
Never pull open
Simple and easy to follow, it is not recommended to shoot unleaded. If you decide to shoot despite the lack of lead in the chamber, be aware that you may damage the rifle spring. Indeed, the air will compress quickly and escape through the barrel without pre-stressing the piston. The spring will relax much too quickly and undergo various shocks which can cause its destruction. As a key element of the weapon's operation, the spring must be carefully maintained. This recommendation is also appropriate for rifles that use a cylinder propulsion system or NitroPiston.
Do not oil the rifle with lead.
Oil is a flammable product that is metamorphosed into volatile and burning microparticles when pressurized. If you put oil on the piston or in the barrel, you will cause a burning and a growing dryness of the joints of these two elements.
The instantaneous combustion of the microparticles increases the volume of gas inside the weapon causing an abnormal deflagration at the end of the barrel and often accompanied by a flame. At the same time, the piston is also subjected to a force which drives it towards the rear of the compression body. This force can cause its deterioration and that of the spring. The only valid excuse for oiling the outside of the rifle is a long-term storage period. The oil is ideal for storing metal parts and protecting them from oxidation. In this case, use a product without additives that you will clean before reusing the weapon.
Use suitable projectiles
Characterized by its caliber, the shotgun must be loaded with lead corresponding to its diameter and its use. Do not confuse the steel balls of 4.5 millimeters and the diabolos lead of 4.5 millimeters. They are not the same projectiles and they are not compatible with the shotgun. The steel ball will remain stuck in the barrel and will use the scratches which aim to ensure the stability of the projectile. If you insert a lead in the wrong direction, know that it will also get stuck in the barrel!
Do not disassemble the weapon
If you are not comfortable with the mechanism, do not disassemble the air rifle. Please contact a professional who will help you to solve the problem.