fire piston in use

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Richard Proenneke
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@ waveman

My kit arrived today, it is same as yours. I cleaned it out as there were quite a lot of shavings around the o rings. I used a lanolin grease and found that after putting a 2mm by 2mm square of their supplied char cloth inthe receiver and 3 good blows, I got an ember. I did not try and remove the piston with the ember, instead unscrewing the cap and gently tapping it out.

I’m sure you did similar and there must just be some with better tolerances. I did not scrunch up the chat cloth in any way.
 

Wave Man

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I will revisit my new piston but I think, as you say some have better tolerances, as mine is somewhat loose, it still "pops" when you withdraw the piston but I think it isn't as tight as it should be. I did bang it many times trying to get it to ember.
 
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