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Check the air pressure from the compressor -- I am sure that you need 80 -100lbs of pressure in order to shoot and complete a cycle. also drop a few drops of oil ( tool oil ) into the air intake hole and also put some oil along the firing pin slide,, also check to see if the load spring is strong and not broken or disconnected.


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