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#1 Mehku

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:51 PM

Ok. I did the basic AR removal and I put in another spring under the stock spring. I put it back together and it fired really nice for about 10 times, and then it started to randomly fire when I cocked the bolt. It only randomly fires when I'm cocking the bolt forward, and sometimes is doesn't catch when I'm opening the chamber (sliding the bolt back.) Is my second spring making the gun too powerful? And should I reinforce the bolt sled? If I have to reinforce it, how?

Another thing that I should note is that it doesn't always randomly fire; but it causes serious jams and I lose a lot of darts.

I searched for some solutions, but I couldn't find anything asking these exact questions.

So...help..please?

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#2 dizzyduck

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 06:57 PM

Sounds like the classic symptoms of Catch Spring Reinforcement Deficiency.

Either add another spring to the catch or replace the stock spring with a stronger one.
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#3 Renegademilitia15

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 07:10 PM

I second dizzyducks opinion.

Pen springs work really well for that sort of thing. I would suggest using multiple springs on your catch.

Edited by Renegademilitia15, 26 January 2009 - 07:10 PM.

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#4 BustaDartInYOurAss

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 07:15 PM

Nothing wrongs with it, this happened to me at APOC my gun misfired and hit OMC in the back (sorry...). Anyway I went home and put this really badass catch spring in it and it worked fine for 6 months untill the bolt broke.

EDIT: To reinforce the bolt you could either buy a aluminum one or you can line the inside with epoxy puddy.

Edited by BustaDartInYOurAss, 26 January 2009 - 07:22 PM.

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#5 Mehku

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 07:16 PM

Ok, sweet. This question may sound dumb, but the catch is called the trigger plate too, right? You know, the part that is right next to the prime indicator arm?

And one more question: Since I modified this gun, and spent 2 days including today to "fine tune" it, I want it to last as long as possible because this thing was a real bitch to modify. (I actually enjoyed it, but it had its moments XD). Anyways, moving on to my point: How do you reinforce the bolt sled?
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#6 dizzyduck

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 07:19 PM

1. Yes.

2. Epoxy putty or aluminum plating.
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#7 Mehku

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 07:25 PM

1. Yes.

2. Epoxy putty or aluminum plating.


I got it. :P
Ls Reinforcing/sealing

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Edited by Mehku, 26 January 2009 - 07:48 PM.

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#8 loni

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 07:49 PM

I dont like just giving the answers via link to some questions if they can be found, ya know that saying teach a man to fish or just give him one, but peruse the beautiful modification directory that was done by Angel, I have a feeling, wink wink, that you could find something useful in there.

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Edited by loni, 26 January 2009 - 07:50 PM.

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:14 PM

I've been having a similar issue to this, except that mine won't cock properly at all. I added another two springs to the catch like Hereticorp suggests, but it still doesn't seem to be enough to hold back the plunger. I've got the stock spring and an ACE #49 spring in the gun. If anyone has any advice, it would be great.
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#10 Mehku

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:35 PM

I dont like just giving the answers via link to some questions if they can be found, ya know that saying teach a man to fish or just give him one, but peruse the beautiful modification directory that was done by Angel, I have a feeling, wink wink, that you could find something useful in there.

-Loni


I see where you are coming from with the link, but I have been all over the directory and pretty much everywhere.
Theres almost nothing that answers my questions.

And BobRedshirt, how many springs do you have in your longshot and how big are they?

Edited by Mehku, 26 January 2009 - 08:37 PM.

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#11 wingd man

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:23 PM

I've been having a similar issue to this, except that mine won't cock properly at all. I added another two springs to the catch like Hereticorp suggests, but it still doesn't seem to be enough to hold back the plunger. I've got the stock spring and an ACE #49 spring in the gun. If anyone has any advice, it would be great.


Aha, I had this happen to me, what I think is happening is that the ACE spring, even when fully compressed, is too big to let the catch plate catch. :)
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#12 Mehku

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:50 PM

Awesome, I managed to fix the problem in my longshot and it works like a charm. I recycled a spring that I had from a broken gun, and I hot glued it right next to the stock spring. Thanks for the advice! :angry:

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