Broken valve stem

After degassing the tank, I started to remove the tophat and noticed that the whole valve stem came out.. or part of it.

Broken AirForce valve stem

Not sure if the stem was a “lemon” from the factory as I was only shooting with HST set to minimum and shot count was way below 2000 when this happened. I can imagine how much beating the stem takes when the HST is set to maximum.

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