This post has been edited by AbstractSociety: 03 May 2012 - 11:32 PM
How to make Rayven trigger pull easier? a Mod request
Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:04 AM
I haven't seen this done before, but I'm sure that it's not an original idea. I replaced the compression spring on the pusher mech with an extension spring that is screwed to the shell. I only used a dab of high temp hot glue to attach the spring to the pushing arm, but even after dozens of our weekly wars it hasn't shown signs of coming off.
I don't recommend hot glue. Fastening with a screw is superior. I've left mine this way to stress test it to see if the bond would break. Here's the spring action as you pull the trigger:
The pull on an extension spring is much smoother than compressing the stock spring. I got this extension spring from a small spring pack I bought from Home Depot a while back. The key is to find a spring weak enough to have a smoother trigger pull, but strong enough to completely retract the pushing arm. Otherwise, the arm will block the next streamline in your magazine from seating itself in front of your pusher, like so:
^ This is bad. Check to make sure your arm is full retracted by your replacement spring before closing your blaster up.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:53 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:52 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:29 PM
What I did to combat this and keep the upcoming dart from locking the dart pusher in place was removing the stock trigger spring and placing a return spring wrapped around the trigger lever and a dart post. Here are some pics to display as to what I mean:
(Sorry for shitty quality...best I could do with my webcam and 4 lamps )
Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:55 PM
You can swap out the return spring with something lighter but that will make the return motion weaker and if its too weak it can make it so the friction of the arm on the next dart can jam it up.
Maybe try making sure everything is lubed up and possibly seeing of loosening the screw that holds the lever to the metal arm helps at all.
Removing the trigger lock might get rid of a little of the resistance too.