The other day, when I tried to use my Raider, I discovered that the pump was stuck in the forward position, rendering the entire gun rather useless. I opened it up, trying to find the issue. I discovered that when I take the other half of the shell off (the half that the clip sits in), it works fine. Messing with the parts on this half of the shell led me to believe that this piece is the problem, since if I press on it in a certain way, it gets stuck and doesn't sink as far as it should (the piece is the one circled in red):
My question is this: What does this piece do, anyway? I'd like to remove it, but I have no idea what it does or whether or not my gun will work without it.
I also have a few unrelated questions. First, what does the piece circled in green do? Second, could anyone post a picture of the spring that goes with this piece?
I seem to have misplaced mine.
Edit: Fixed the pictures.
Edited by BobRedshirt, 20 February 2010 - 02:27 PM.