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I have not shot the "Z-linka" to date. Too many guns being evaluated at the moment! Unfortunately the only schematic is in the owner's handbook and not on-line yet, but once the “Pelengas” website gets back up it will be sure to be there. The gun comes with a plastic piston to use the inner barrel as a pump, but personally I will be using the conventional hand pump at the rear. In some ways this is a strange choice on the part of “Pelengas”, you normally use the releasing valve system to vary gun power by varying the releasing valve opening limits, but that is prevented by having a rear pump connection. It also prevents the traditional “Zelinka” rear line release action, but in my view that is no big loss as you have the side-mounted line release. Actually the “Zelinka” system is an exercise in being different, there is no reason to move the inner barrel tube rather than the valve itself which in the “Zelinka” guns are fixed. This is completely the other way around to the releasing valves used in “Continent” and “Alpha C1” type of guns. I guess that for them to work properly "Zelinka" spearguns need to be very well made, which in the Soviet Union would make the term "Zelinka" a proxy for high quality as distinct from the often poor quality factory guns available in those days. The gun designs were not inherently bad, but lax quality standards meant some guns were OK and others were terrible.Interesting. I like that this Pelingas "Z-linka" model also have the same "active" line release on the side of the handle as their "Magnum".
I'm puzzled about this and that it comes with an external pump (if that is what I can see in the middle of the carry bag). This gun must be a bit different from the traditional Zelinka design that uses the spear and piston to pressurize the gun. I also believe that the traditional Zelinka design had a line release "pin" in the backend of the gun.
Did the Pelingas "Z-linka" come with a schematic of the gun or have you had time to take it apart?
How does it shoot and does it have the soft trigger pull as the Zelinka design is said to have?