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#1 Norther of Heaven

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:44 PM

My PAS just suddenly stopped catching one day. I only have the stock spring, and a reduced BBB spring added. I've done the level 2 catch mods and it is still not catching. Nothing is in the way of the plunger rod, but whenever I cock it back i feel it slip over the catch and just slip right back if i let it go forward. What the fuck. Help.
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Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:47 PM

Your catch spring/springs have probably slipped out of place somehow. Open it up and check.
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Posted 06 August 2009 - 09:52 PM

Your catch spring/springs have probably slipped out of place somehow. Open it up and check.

Thats not it. Go look at the level 2 mods for the PAS. How could that just slip? And anyways, i've opened it 6 times and thats not the problem.
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Posted 06 August 2009 - 10:15 PM

Internal pics would be helpful.

Anyways, you're saying nothing is broken? Because obviously, something changed physically within the gun. Check to see if all you're brass reinforcements are in place, they may be getting in the way. But like I said, internal pics would be helpful.
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Posted 06 August 2009 - 10:16 PM

Check your priming bar it may have bent just enough to not push the plunger far enough back to catch.
It happened to mine so I just made a new priming bar from 1/4in polycarbonate.
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Posted 06 August 2009 - 10:39 PM

Check your priming bar it may have bent just enough to not push the plunger far enough back to catch.
It happened to mine so I just made a new priming bar from 1/4in polycarbonate.

That may be it.. thanks for the suggestion.

and i did the brass reinforcements but they ALL broke off after 2 days of drying.
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Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:07 PM

Check your priming bar it may have bent just enough to not push the plunger far enough back to catch.
It happened to mine so I just made a new priming bar from 1/4in polycarbonate.

That may be it.. thanks for the suggestion.

and i did the brass reinforcements but they ALL broke off after 2 days of drying.



What sort of adhesive are you using for the brass reinforcements? I used Zap-a Gap in excess and then put them in a vice for a few hours and have had no problems with them snapping off. However, they did snap off before I left it to dry in the vice. I believe the vice is key.

Also, that catch if pretty hard to reinforce. If all else fails, try making a new trigger. It worked wonders for me.
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Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:41 PM

Check your priming bar it may have bent just enough to not push the plunger far enough back to catch.
It happened to mine so I just made a new priming bar from 1/4in polycarbonate.

That may be it.. thanks for the suggestion.

and i did the brass reinforcements but they ALL broke off after 2 days of drying.



What sort of adhesive are you using for the brass reinforcements? I used Zap-a Gap in excess and then put them in a vice for a few hours and have had no problems with them snapping off. However, they did snap off before I left it to dry in the vice. I believe the vice is key.

Also, that catch if pretty hard to reinforce. If all else fails, try making a new trigger. It worked wonders for me.

I used clear-weld epoxy. I used zip ties to hold them in place, and i didn't scratch up the surfaces or anything so.. yeah. I don't have anything i could use to make a new trigger, so i may just get one from someone.
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:55 AM

Check your priming bar it may have bent just enough to not push the plunger far enough back to catch.
It happened to mine so I just made a new priming bar from 1/4in polycarbonate.

That may be it.. thanks for the suggestion.

and i did the brass reinforcements but they ALL broke off after 2 days of drying.



What sort of adhesive are you using for the brass reinforcements? I used Zap-a Gap in excess and then put them in a vice for a few hours and have had no problems with them snapping off. However, they did snap off before I left it to dry in the vice. I believe the vice is key.

Also, that catch if pretty hard to reinforce. If all else fails, try making a new trigger. It worked wonders for me.

I used clear-weld epoxy. I used zip ties to hold them in place, and i didn't scratch up the surfaces or anything so.. yeah. I don't have anything i could use to make a new trigger, so i may just get one from someone.



Well there's your problem. Unless you're using hot glue it's best to score any and all surfaces before trying to adhere them.

If you do need a new trigger PM me, mine didn't break I just replaced it as a precautionary measure. I put a lot of spring in that thing.
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