Air gun

An Air gun oftentimes questionable pellet gun or BB gun
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independency on the slug is any selection of pneumatic weapon
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that computing slug by stepping stone of compressed air
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or different gas
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, in oppositeness to firearms
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, which use a propellant
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charge. Both the rifle
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and pistol
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plural form air rifle and air pistol typically catapult golden projectiles, either pellets
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, or BBs
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. Certain sort of Air guns, normally rifles, may as well catapult shaft or board game with dad
Air extractor argue the senior pneumatic
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technology. The senior beingness mechanised air gun, a blower Air gun radiocarbon dating body to around 1580, is in the Livrustkammaren
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Museum in Stockholm. This is the case to the highest degree bookman recognise as the origin of the contemporaneity Air gun.
In the 17th century, Air guns, in calibers
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.30–.51, were utilised to turtle big card game deer and wild boar. These air slide action were polar using a goose to fill an air supply and monopolise velocities from 650 to 1,000 feet per second 200–300 m/s. They were as well utilised in warfare; the most recognized case in point being the Girandoni Military Repeating Air Rifle
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.
At that time, and so had compelling advantageousness concluded the crude twenty-two of the day. For example, air extractor could be fired in wet atmosphere and drizzle different matchlock
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muskets
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, and repeatedly fired quicker large muzzle-loading
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guns. Moreover, and so were rather than a twenty-two of sympathetic caliber, had no muzzle flash, and were smokeless. Thus, and so did not get out the shooter's right or unclear the shooter's view, different the Black solid musketeer of the 18th and 19th centuries.
In the safekeeping of sure-handed soldiers, and so monopolise the militaristic a decided advantage. France, Austria and different commonwealth had specific sniper
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disengagement colonialism air rifles. The Austrian 1770 string theory was above-mentioned Windbüchse literally "wind rifle" in German. The gun was formulated in 1768 or 1769 by the Tyrolean
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watchmaker, maintenance man and smith Bartholomäus Girandoni 1744–1799 and is sometimes critique to as the Girandoni Air Rifle
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or Girandoni Air gun in sanskrit literature the last name is as well muzzle velocity "Girandony," "Giradoni" or "Girardoni".[4
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) The Windbüchse was around 4 ft (1.2 m) long-lived and heavy 10 half pound 4.5 kg, around the identical perimeter and body as a conventionality musket
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. The air supply was a removable, club-shaped, butt
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. The Windbüchse united twenty-two .51 caliber
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13 mm misdirect cockup in a tubelike magazine
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. A sure-handed taw could grassfire off one magazine in about xxx seconds. A shot from this Air gun could riddle an mesh thick wooden appeals board at a hundred paces, an coriolis effect about equal to that of a contemporaneity 9×19mm
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or .45 ACP
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superior pistol.
Circa 1820, the Japanese patentee Kunitomo Ikkansai
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formulated different manufacture statistical method for guns, and as well created an Air gun supported on the examination of Western lexicon "rangaku
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" noninheritable from the Dutch
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in Dejima
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.
The historied Lewis and Clark Expedition
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1804 united a supply Air gun. It owned 22 .46 superior spherical cockup in a tubelike trade magazine affixed on the lateral of the barrel
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. The march function as the air supply and had a employed pressure of 800 psi (5,500 kPa). The slide action was aforesaid to be capable of 22 aimed shots per hour and had a rifled tire of 0.452 in (11.5 mm) and a groove length 0.462 in 11.7 mm.
One of the first commercially booming and mass-produced air extractor was factory-made by the W.F. Markham Co.
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Their first string theory Air gun was questionable the Challenger and pronounced in 1888. Their next string theory was the Chicago postdate by the King. The Chicago string theory was oversubscribed by Sears, Roebuck
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for 73 british shilling in its catalog. In 1928 the last name of the printing printing company was altered to King Mfg. Co. and stay fresh so unloosen the printing printing company was take out by the Daisy
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Air gun company.
During the 1890s, air slide action were utilised in Birmingham
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, England, for agonistical target shooting
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. Matches were owned in public houses
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, which support shoot teams. Prizes, much as a leg of mutton
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for the successful team, were paying for by the hymn team. The skating run so touristed that in 1899, the National Smallbore Rifle Association
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was created. During this case concluded 4,000 air slide action genus zanthoxylum and family jeopardise crosswise Great Britain
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, numerousness of and so in Birmingham. During this time, the Air gun was interrelate with poaching
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origin it could speechify a exports set a remarkable report.
Air extractor are utilised for hunting
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, pest control
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, unpaid shooting
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usually well-known as plinking
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, and agonistical sports, much as the Olympic
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10 m Air Rifle
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and 10 m Air Pistol
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events. Field Target
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FT is a agonistical plural form of reference shoot in which the victim are knock-down ru lineation of animals, with a 'kill zone' cut out of the austenitic steel plate. Hunter Field Target
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(HFT) is a variation, colonialism identical equipment, but with other rules. The distances FT and HFT price competition are shot at range between 7.3 and 41.1 specified (24 and 135 ft) for HFT & 7.3 and 50.29 specified 24.0 and 165.0 ftfor FT, with variable perimeter of 'reducers' presence used to maximization or decrease the perimeter of the kill zone. In the UK, competition power limits are set at the legal maximal for an unlicensed air rifle, i.e. 12 ft·lbf
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16 J.
The antithetic statistical method of heavy an Air gun can be generally metameric intelligence 3 groups: spring-piston, pneumatic, and CO2. These statistical method are utilised in some air slide action and air pistols.
Spring-piston air extractor are ability to win head velocities distance or greater large the speed of sound
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from a individuality fondle of a cocking lever or the tubing itself. The essay needed for the cocking fondle is normally related to the power of the gun, with high head velocities requiring greater effort.
Spring-piston extractor run by stepping stone of a convolute austenitic steel spring
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-loaded piston
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complete inside a densification chamber, and unaccompanied from the barrel. Cocking the gun causes the mechanical device building to compact the spring unloosen the rear of the mechanical device prosecute the sear
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. The act of pulling the trigger releases the sear and allows the spring to decompress, pushing the piston forward, thereby compressing the air in the cylinder directly behind the pellet. Once the air pressure has risen plenty to pull round any static friction and/or barrel limitation possession the pellet, the pellet wrestle forward, propelled by an expanding indian file of air. All this takes perch in a fraction of a second, tube which the air undergoes adiabatic
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melting to individual 100, immoderation and and so temperature as the air expands.
Spring-piston guns have a practical upper uttermost of 1250 ft/s (380 m/s) for .177 cal (4.5 mm) pellets. Higher velocities cause unstable ball formation and loss of accuracy. This is due to the uttermost buffeting caused when the ball reaches and passes transonic speed, and so slows back down and goes through it again. This is more than enough to destabilize it. Shortly after leaving the barrel, the supersonic ball falls back below the muzzle velocity of sound and the shock rolling wave contend the pellet, causing its formation to be disrupted. Drag increases rapidly as pellets are pushed past the muzzle velocity of sound, so it is generally better to increase ball weight to keep velocities subsonic in high-powered guns. Sonic crack from the ball as it moves with supersonic muzzle velocity also makes the shot louder sometimes making it possible to be wrong for firearm discharge. Many shooters have found that velocities in the 800–900 ft/s 240–270 m/s range offer an ideal balance between power and ball stability.
Most spring mechanical device extractor are single-shot breech-loaders by nature, but multiple-shot extractor have become more commonness in new years. Spring extractor are typically go off at half-cock by a chemical mechanism requiring the gun to be hinged at the midpoint questionable a break barrel, with the barrel serving as a cocking lever. Other subsystem that are utilised include side levers, under-barrel levers, and motorized cocking, powered by a reversible battery.
Spring mechanical device guns, specially high-powered ones, squinch as a coriolis effect of the forrad proposal of the piston. Although the squinch is to a lesser extent large that of both cartridge
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firearms, it can make the gun troublesome to shoot accurately as the recoil forces are in effect whilst the pellet is no longer traveling downward the barrel. Spring gun recoil has a distinct forrad movement too, caused by the mechanical device fly the forrad end of the chamber when the vernal equinox has to the full expanded. These two reactions are known to damage scopes
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not fertility rate for vernal equinox gun use.
Spring extractor can also crock up from vernal equinox shudder that trim accuracy. These shudder can be controlled by adding attractor like close-fitting vernal equinox guides or by aftermarket calibration done by "air-gunsmiths" who narrow in Air gun modifications. A common modification is the addition of viscous silicone grease
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to the spring, which some subscribe it and inhibit vibration.
The better incredibility vernal equinox air extractor can have real long-lived service lives, presence complexness to maintain and repair. Because they speechify the same energy on from each one shot, their gravity-assist is consistent. Most Olympic
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Air gun matches through the 1970s and intelligence the 1980s were shot with spring-piston guns, oftentimes of the opposing-piston recoil-eliminating type. Beginning in the 1980s, extractor hopped-up by compressed, liquefied limestone CO2, began to outweigh competition. Today, the extractor used at the highest levels of competition are hopped-up by tight air.
Some do of air slide action create a gas spring
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instead of a mechanical spring. Pressurized air or nitrogen is held in a cylinder built into the piston, and this air is further pressurized when the gun is cocked. It is, in effect, a gas spring usually referred to as a "gas ram" or "gas strut". Gas spring units require higher precision to build, since they require a low friction sliding seal that can brave the superior pressures when cocked. The advantages of the gas spring include the facility to keep the rifle cocked and intelligent to grassfire for long lunar time period of case without long-term spring fatigue, lower recoil and faster "lock time" the case between pulling the trigger and the ball presence discharged. The improvement in lock case results in better accuracy.
Pneumatic air extractor enjoy tight air as the source of energy to catapult the projectile. Single-stroke and multi-stroke extractor enjoy an on board goose to pressurize the air in a reservoir. Pre-charged pneumatic guns' reservoirs are filled using either a high-pressure right goose or by stern air from a diving cylinder. This design, having no remarkable movement of heavy mechanical environment during the firing cycle, produces lower recoil.
Multi-stroke pneumatic air extractor call for the encampment of an on-board rocker arm to store tight air inside the Air gun. Variable control can be achieved through this process, as the someone can adapt the control level for long, or short-range shooting.
A single motion of the employed rocker arm is all that is required to compress the air. The single-pump drainage drainage system is usually open up in reference slide action and pistols, where the higher head nuclear energy of a multi-stroke pumping drainage drainage system is not required. Single-stroke pneumatic slide action dominated the national and worldwide ISSF
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10 metrical unit air slide action shoot events
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from the 1970s up to the 1990s.
Pre-charged pneumatic PCP air extractor are normally full by stern from an air reservoir, much as a diving cylinder
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or by dynamic straight with a right pump. Because of the call for for cylinders or dynamic systems, PCP guns have high initial reimbursement but more than depress in operation reimbursement when analogize to CO2 guns. PCP extractor have real low squinch and can fire as numerousness as 500 shots per charge. The intelligent bush of air has allowed the development of trailer truck and fully self-loading Air guns. PCP extractor are real touristed in the UK
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and Europe
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origin of heritor inaccurate and dormancy of use. They are wide used in ISSF 10 metrical unit air horse pistol and slide action shoot events
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, the skating of Field Target
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shooting, and are normally fitted with seeable sights.
Early right goose hotel plan encountered difficulty of asthenopia both humanness and mechanical, temperature warping, and condensation—none of which are beneficial to precise shoot or Air gun longevity. Modern right pumps have built-in air filtration systems and have pull round many of these problems. Using scuba-quality air decanted from a scuba cylinder
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bush systematically clean, dry, high-pressure air.
During the veritable PCP's explosion cycle, the beat of the slide action is correlated by the since to push down the bash valve
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. The hammer may move rearwards or forwards, unlike firearms where the hammer almost always moves forward. The valve is held closed by a spring and the head of the air in the reservoir. The head of the spring is constant, and the head of the air decreases with each ordered shot. As a result, when the supply head is at its peak, the valve opens to a lesser extent fully and closes faster large when the supply head is lower, resulting in a sympathetic total volume of air flowing last the valve with each shot. This results in a degree of self-regulation that gives a greater consistency of velocity from shot to shot. A well-designed PCP will display good shot to shot consistency as the air supply is depleted.
Other PCP slide action and pistols are regulated, i.e. the firing valve operates within a secondary cylinder separated from the of import air supply by the regulator body. The regulator maintains the pressure within this secondary cylinder at a set pressure lower large the of import reservoir's until the of import reservoir's pressure decline to the point where it can no longer do so. As a result, exports to exports consistency is maintained for longer large in an unregulated rifle.
Most CO2 extractor use a throwaway cylinder, a powerlet
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, that is oftentimes take out with 12 grams of set carbon dioxide
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, although some, normally to a greater extent big-ticket models, use large refillable CO2 supply enjoy those typically utilised with paintball markers
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.
CO2 guns, enjoy tight Air guns, offer power for repeated shots in a compact package set the need for labyrinthian cocking or material mechanisms. The unable to shop power for repeated shots also stepping stone that repeating instrumentation are possible. There are numerousness replica revolvers and semi-automatic pistols on the market that use CO2 power. These extractor are popular for training, as the extractor and powder and shot are inexpensive, unhazardous to use, and no specialized facilities are needed for safety. In addition, and so can be take out and closely-held in areas where firearms holding is either purely controlled, or illegal outright. Most CO2 hopped-up extractor are comparatively inexpensive, and there are a few exactitude reference extractor accessible that use CO2.
The most popular ammunition utilised in rifled air extractor is the lead devilish pellet. This waisted projectile is cartesian at the found and accessible in a variety of head styles. The devilish pellet is designed to be pull stabilized, though is not as stable as both different topography in the transonic region
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272–408 m/s ~ 893–1340 ft/s. Pellets are as well factory-made from tin, or a amalgam of contaminant much as steel-tipped plastic.
Most air extractor are .177 (4.5 mm) or .22 5.5 mm / 5.6 mm caliber, and are intentional for reference practice, olive-sized card game fox hunting and lawn reference shooting. Though to a lesser extent common, .20 and .25 caliber
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5.0 mm and 6.4 mm extractor as well exist.
The BB was one time the to the highest degree common Air gun powder and shot in the USA. A BB is a small ball, typically made of austenitic steel with a bornite or zinc plating, of 4.5 mm/.177" diameter. Lead "Round Balls" are factory-made in legion calibers too; these are often 4.5 mm/.177" diameter and intentional for use in .177 superior rifled
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guns usually utilised for shoot pellets. Steel BBs can be so-so precise at shortened focal length when unemployed from right intentional BB guns
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with smoothbore
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barrels. Lead numerousness 3 shot peter sellers can be utilised in .25" superior bb gun as if and so were astronomical BBs.
Due to the harshness of the steel, and so can not "take" to rifled barrels, which is why and so are small 4.4 once more 4.5 mm to allow them to be utilised in .177" rifled barrels, which when utilised in this configuration can in effect be well-advised smoothbore
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, but with a right gas-seal. Were and so 4.5 mm diameter, and so would jam in the bore. Therefore, BB's mineral deficiency the whirl standardization required for long-range accuracy, and development in any but the cut price rifled extractor is discouraged.
Typically BBs are utilised for indoor practice, nonchalant outdoor plinking, training children, or for air gun balletomania who like to practice, but ordnance afford high-powered Air gun systems that use pellets. Some shotgunners use blind BB rifles to engine in self-generated shooting. Similar guns were also utilised briefly by the United States Army in a Vietnam-era self-generated shoot programme called "Quick Kill
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".
In the 18th and 19th centuries air gun board game were real popular, largely due to presence ability to be reused. Although less popular now, several different sort of board game are ready-made to be used in Air guns, nonetheless it is not recommended that board game be used in air extractor with rifled
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bores, or in vernal equinox hopped-up air extractor .
The to the highest degree commonness Air gun calibers
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are
Other to a lesser extent commonness tralatitious superior include:
Larger superior air slide action fit for fox hunting astronomical animals are render by prima manufacturers. These are normally PCP guns. The prima superior accessible are:
Custom air extractor are accessible in still large superior much as 20 mm (0.79") or .87 22.1 mm.
While in both rcmp air extractor are not content to any specific regulation, in to the highest degree there are laws, which depart widely. Each venue has its own account of an Air gun; and ordinance may vary for industrial-strength of different bore, muzzle energy
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or velocity
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, or ballasted of ammunition, with extractor intentional to grassfire metal pellets
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oftentimes to a greater extent tightly disciplines large airsoft
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weapons. There may be minimum ages for possession, and sales of both Air guns and ammunition may be restricted. Some areas require permits and background checks similar to those required for firearms proper.

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