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Clear 4.5mm tube?

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Unread postAuthor: verm » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:03 am

Hi, wondering if anyone has forund a source of clear 4.5mm tube? This would be great for a magazine to identify feeding problems but am at a loss as to where one would source it from. I dont know what uses it would have, I can only find it in glass at a medical supply place.
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Unread postAuthor: verm » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:16 am

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Tamiya-70136-5mm ... 3ca5aa9ddf

Found some 5mm, probably OK for magazines. I've sent the seller a question as to whether the 5mm is ID or OD.
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Unread postAuthor: twizi » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:10 pm

use the edit button!
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dont play with airsofter with 1000$ gun and play with a 5 dollar pair of glasses
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:09 pm

Good find, 5mm I/D would be perfect for 0.177" magazines and would make a half decent barrel too if you had nothing else in stock.
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Unread postAuthor: limbeh » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:40 am

Go look for PET, clear PVC, acrylic or PC tubing. If you live in the Western world, you should be able to google up some vendors in your area.

The only problem with these types of thermoplastics is that they scratch rather easily. However, since your stated purpose is to check for leaks/jams/whatnot, a few scratches here and there shouldn't be much of a problem.

Personally, I regard using modelling stuff on spudguns as a waste of money, since you're essentially paying for some random brand name on otherwise "generic" products. Beside the ID/OD isnt' mentioned. Not worth the risk and effort IMO when you can probably get it much cheaper locally.
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Welcome to Singapore.

The laws are stricter concerning spudguns than anywhere in the West.

Even the Aussies for all they complain have it good compared to us.
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