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#1 Big Al

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:44 PM

Does anyone know where I can find a Geco flare gun for less than $90.00? Or has that ship sailed at this point? One like the one in the attached photo.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:26 PM

Annihilator I,

Seems like there were a bunch of those at Knob Creek a few years ago. I don't know if any are left, but I'll keep an eye out the weekend of October 12th while I'm there.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:00 PM

Have bought them from Numrich at Knob creek for about $35.


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:30 PM

I finally got my Geco. Some photos.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:31 PM

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

Down the bore from the breach:

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Is that discoloration midway down something to be concerned about? Should it be polished out somehow?


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 09:25 PM

Still need to know whether to polish out the discoloration out of the bore or not.


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 09:35 PM

It looks like some corrosion, or other remnant from use.  I think it just needs to be neutralized through cleaning.  I'm not sure polishing it out will help it, hurt it, or make any difference...

 

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:24 PM

Thanks, David. It does appear to be just a stain. There is no active corrosion present in the bore. Just wondering about it.


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:46 PM

I like this flare gun you bought very much! You said that you were looking for one under $90.00! But you did not mention where you got this Flare Gun, or how much you paid for it? I have been looking for a cheap one of these Geco's for a long time now. A few years back you could pick one up for $35 bucks all day long! Not now though. Does anyone know where I can get a German Geco, flare gun now? The cheaper the better! Let me know. Here is my e-mail to: penguinchick10@live.com Thanx Guys!
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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:46 AM

It was $51.45 from Numrich Gun Parts Corp. They are not available from there anymore, I am afraid.


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:59 PM

Big Al,

 

I have an LP2 like yours and I have found the best bore solvent is regular old Windex glass cleaner on a saturated patch/cleaning rod.  The propellant found in most of the 26.5mm flares you can purchase is black powder based.  Windex may even remove the powder ring you see midway down your barrel.

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:34 PM

Thanks, AR-50A1. I'll give it a try when I get a suitable cleaning rod.


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