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    Talking valve mounting ?

    ok just wondering if one can mount a valve sideways or upside down and not have any bad effects (works just fine) ? i would only use nitro for air supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RT Lover
    ok just wondering if one can mount a valve sideways or upside down and not have any bad effects (works just fine) ? i would only use nitro for air supply.
    i guess the techs would say dont do it.
    since there is no zlock or zlock pin channel to stop the back half of the valve from possibly unscrewing and busting/ killing the user in the face.

    people will tell me if im wrong.

    but thats what i gather.

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    are you rotating the rail exactly with the valve?
    the rail is your saftey mechanism for the valve.

    again no expert just sayin.

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    Good point... say if there was a z lock.. then could one rotate it? Then if there wasn't a saftey pin understanding the risk lock tight it? I'm thinking I want to rotate a valve

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    Quote Originally Posted by RT Lover
    Good point... say if there was a z lock.. then could one rotate it? Then if there wasn't a saftey pin understanding the risk lock tight it? I'm thinking I want to rotate a valve
    locktight, not sure.

    my tripple mage the two side valves have been rotated a bit, i would say almost 45*

    so you can do it, but that tripple rail is one milled piece so i pretty sure thats not what you are thinking of doing,

    yeah it would be a good idea to have a zlock chanel.

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    The valve can be operated in any orientation. It will work fine. It has to be mounted on a rail and that rail must be rotated with the valve. The rail holds the on-off assembly in place and provides the spacing for the sear assembly.
    Except for the Automag in front, its usually the man behind the equipment that counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomas
    The valve can be operated in any orientation. It will work fine. It has to be mounted on a rail and that rail must be rotated with the valve. The rail holds the on-off assembly in place and provides the spacing for the sear assembly.
    +1

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    How do you plan to activate the on/off? The sear is in the grip and if you spin the valve 180* then it would be pointing up. I may be missing what you are asking...wouldn't be the first time for me.

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    if you set it up like a pneumag you can do it without issue. Hill's EP block works great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sQuidvision
    if you set it up like a pneumag you can do it without issue. Hill's EP block works great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomas
    The valve can be operated in any orientation. It will work fine. It has to be mounted on a rail and that rail must be rotated with the valve. The rail holds the on-off assembly in place and provides the spacing for the sear assembly.
    Correction for better explanation: Actually, its the body that holds the on-off assembly in place. The rail holds everything at the correct spacing including the sear assembly which holds the on-off pin in place.

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    Are you trying to achieve a bottom feed mag?

    If so you can leave the valve as it is and just fit a custom body with rotated breech port.. like a ULE warp but turned 90 degrees

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