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#1 deadshooter711

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:29 AM

I took apart my recon a while ago to mod it but I just left it out for a few months and then I tried to put it back together. I have everything in place but for some reason it won't catch no matter how many times I take it out or put it back together.


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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:35 AM

You're missing a piece.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:40 AM

You're missing a piece.
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I took those two peices out before and it worked fine then. I threw out the peice on the left and I just put in the peice on the right but it still doesn't work.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:01 AM

Everything looks like it should work, I don't see any problems from the pictures that you have provided. Is the catch spring in the gun?

If so, try taking the [main] spring out, closing the gun, and pulling out the reverse plunger manually to see if it catches. If it does, then something may have collapsed in the barrel. If not, open it back up, and track the plunger's movement through the catch until it cannot be pulled back any more, and should have gotten caught already. Maybe the catch plate is worn down.

Edit: I just remembered that I had a few occurrences like this a while back when messing with my recon. It turned out that the catch plate was simply not positioned correctly.

Edited by Mepain, 26 April 2009 - 10:11 AM.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:25 AM

I don't see a spring on the catch
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:31 AM

I don't see a spring on the catch

That's because of the way my pic is angled. It's there though.


Mepain, It catches without the main spring, but it doesn't when it's in. I tried replacing the catch spring with a stronger one but there's still no change. I also don't see any way I can reposition the catch plate.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:54 AM

Will it catch if you pull on the tube?

Maybe the splice where you took out the a/r is somehow compressing under the spring load and not pushing far enough.

I tried that, and it's a no.

I never took out the A/R.



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Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:59 AM

Did you stretch the spring?
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:04 AM

Did you stretch the spring?

In fact, There is a chance I may have, but I can't remember. If I did it was a very long time ago.
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:11 AM

If you did stretch it, then that could very well be your problem. Mine is a bit less than 4 3/4'' long, stock. If yours is longer by much, it's been stretched.

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Does that mean I can't use the spring?

Yup.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:14 AM

If you did stretch it, then that could very well be your problem. Mine is a bit less than 4 3/4'' long, stock. If yours is longer by much, it's been stretched.

Oh, mine is 5 1/2"

Does that mean I can't use the spring?
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:30 AM

Does that mean I can't use the spring?

Yup.


Ok, then. Thank you all for the help. I guess I'll try to find a replacement spring or salvage the shell.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 04:28 PM

The default recon spring is horrendous anyways. Put in a rear spring or "power stock"
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