Reply To: Trying to get a understanding….
On a Springer
The piston does NOT meet or clash or hit the transfer port area of the receiver (unless some clever dick has been at work with a dremel) – it cannot (Laws of Physics) Air is an elastic substance it cushions the cylinder at the extent of it’s travel because it cannot escape fast enough out of the transfer port and barrel.
So, on an ‘unmessed with’ Springer the piston will not clash with the receiver end EVEN IF YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN TO PLACE A PELLET IN THE MECH. – granted, it wont do your rifle any good to do that (Dry Fire) but it wont do any immense mechanical damage, it cant.