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#1 BobRedshirt

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 09:08 PM

So, about a year ago, I angel breached my longshot and added a BBB spring, and it was good. I had almost no problems at all with it misfiring after I added a couple additional springs to the catch. Then, I went to a war, and by the end it had gotten noticeably weaker, to the point where I had to pull the handle back quickly to get it to prime. Now it doesn't work at all. When I pull the handle back, I think I can feel the catch engaging on the plunger rod, but it won't stay cocked. My first thought was that the springs could be slipping to the sides of the shell and not properly compressing, so I added a piece of plastic and a piece of metal to either side of where the springs are located in the shell so that they couldn't slip. This is what fixed the problem on my friend's LS, but no such luck for me. Thus, I have three questions:
1. Has this happened to anyone else?
2. Is there any way I can fix this?
3. If not, would anyone sell me a new catch? PM me if it becomes clear that it's not fixable.
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#2 fallinouttadabox

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 09:30 PM

Take a pic of the part of the priming rod the catch catches, that might be worn out.
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#3 Mr BadWrench

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 10:16 PM

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#4 BobRedshirt

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 04:16 PM

The priming rod. It's hard to tell, but I think this might be the problem. Is there any way I can fix it if it has, in fact, gotten worn down?
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#5 Mehku

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 07:42 PM

You could try adding a stronger catch spring. I just had the same problem the other day; I think it's because the catch spring eventually gets weaker over time. I replaced the spring on mine and it works again.
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