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#1 reversedracula

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:25 PM

(Skip this first paragraph to get to the topic, it's just my personal griping and preamble.) I haven't gotten work done of any kind in the past few days because the broken AT4k rotator mechanism was haunting me. The only gun I've ever lost to modding was a switch shot max when I tried to hook up the water pressure barrel to the actual air pressure chamber for the dart. It doesn't haunt me that much; was like 2 bucks... but I spent 15 good dollars on the AT4k. I finally put a nail where the plastic rod on the rotator snapped off. But it's very particular size and leway-wise. So I had to widen all the parts on the rotator slightly. Then this part kept popping off that's usually screwed in (but couldn't be now because of the nail), so I had to goop it down... ugh. After like 10 hours of working on it and trying various approaches, I got the damn thing working like new. If anyone has any questions about AT4k internals, I think I've pretty much got it mastered. Hopefully I won't go through the same thing with my SM3k or my AT3k. If I do, I'll be able to talk you through fixing those rotators too... hopefully I'll never need to do that though for any of us. Ugh.


The AT4k was the second gun I got stock that broke immediately upon use. My Powerclip NIB came with the little purple thing where you pull the trigger back unglued. Had to goop that crap too. And it's missing one of its clip advance track things too. Anyone else have any problems with a gun new in box? Anything died as soon as you got it? Let's hear about everyone's "problem children." We should be the ones destroying our guns with modding, not Hasbro when they sell them to us, damnit.
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#2 1313

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:33 PM

I bought a AT2k at kohls and right out of the box it was missing the 1 way valve to keep the air in the tank. that sucked ;)
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#3 Nazgul Lord

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 02:27 PM

I bought a 3k and after 3 shots the tank blew-up on me. ;)
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#4 sporkboyofjustice

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 02:30 PM

I bought a RF20 from TRU and it had a leak.
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#5 Half Newb Half Nerfer

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 02:53 PM

I bought a 3k and after 3 shots the tank blew-up on me. ;)

How many times were you pumping it per shot?

I bought an Airtech 4000 (pricey gun) and it had problems getting air into the tank therefore the barrel would just keep advancing.

Edited by 1/2 Newb 1/2 Nerfer, 10 June 2004 - 02:54 PM.

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#6 reversedracula

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 03:09 PM

1/2 Nerfer, are you sure that's why? I think it might be that the rotator is loose. I can talk you through a fix up if you want. I just spent days working on mine, and when my broke, the barrel just kept advancing on each pump too. I don't think that's why the barrel was advancing. I'm ready and willing to help you if you still have the gun. There's a little gray thing that looks like a shark fin as part of the rotator and it has to be in a very specific place for the gun to rotate properly, otherwise it rotates every time the pump handle catches the rotator. I'll gladly help if you still have the gun!
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#7 Alexthebeast

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 04:11 PM

$ out of 5 of the SSPB's I've owned worked like shit brand new.
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Posted 10 June 2004 - 05:03 PM

I bought an AT2K once and I shot it like 4 or 5 times right out of the box and the turret broke. Hey what if Nerf is reading this thread? Then they'll know about the defective-ness and try to fix them so they aren't defective next time.
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Posted 10 June 2004 - 05:18 PM

Sm5k leaked right out of the box. Had to hold the plunger in after pumping to keep the air. pos.
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Posted 10 June 2004 - 09:21 PM

SM5k Major leak, it wouldnt hold any air longer than a few seconds, I returned it, and of course, amazon suddenly ran out of stock. I also have bought two at2ks that both had the tube that goes from the pump to the airtank broken off of the pump. that was mildly confusing :unsure:
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Posted 10 June 2004 - 10:41 PM

Out of four, count 'em, FOUR ss2's that I've owned, only one of them could shoot out of the box, and even that one had a leak. :unsure:
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Posted 10 June 2004 - 10:57 PM

have you noticed that all these are pump guns?

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 11:29 PM

Sorry to hear about the problem reversedracula,call Hasbro and they mostly will send "replacement" products. AKA "dangeroustoys"
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Posted 10 June 2004 - 11:43 PM

Damn Max Shot broke the day I got it. Stupid plunger... that is possibly why I am so biased towards them now.
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#15 reversedracula

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 12:18 AM

It wasn't your fault. I fixed it up really good anyway so it'll never break. No hard feelings. Sorry your auction wasn't more competitive, it's a good gun! :)

(Edit: If we get a few more good complaints, we should submit this thing to Hasbro. Only stock complaints, keep in mind.)

Edited by reversedracula, 11 June 2004 - 12:38 AM.

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 08:23 AM

I dont see what hasbro can do about guns that it no longer makes that broke, or guns that lanard makes.
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Posted 11 June 2004 - 06:36 PM

1/2 Nerfer, are you sure that's why?  I think it might be that the rotator is loose.  I can talk you through a fix up if you want.  I just spent days working on mine, and when my broke, the barrel just kept advancing on each pump too.  I don't think that's why the barrel was advancing.  I'm ready and willing to help you if you still have the gun.  There's a little gray thing that looks like a shark fin as part of the rotator and it has to be in a very specific place for the gun to rotate properly, otherwise it rotates every time the pump handle catches the rotator.  I'll gladly help if you still have the gun!

Yeah that was why. Since theres that gauge on the top of the gun you can see how much air is in the tank. I basically opened up the gun and looked at it and it had a bad leak between a tube and the guage. Me and my dad tryed to fix it but it would'nt budge. Damn Bitch. But thanks for trying to help. Is the Airtech 4000 a good gun anyways?

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Edited by 1/2 Newb 1/2 Nerfer, 11 June 2004 - 06:37 PM.

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#18 reversedracula

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 08:10 PM

Crayola modded, it gets 3-4 feet short of the distance of my AT3k using stock micros with crayola barrels. It's got an awkwardly small pump, but is otherwise a great gun. If I hadn't been able to fix it the way I did, it still would've been okay with a manual rotation I guess. AT3k is slightly superior save for the ammo count. Since we do indoor games with many people, I favor things with a high ROF and accuracy over distance. I.e. I use blastfire, arrowstorm, triple barrel modded secret shot, maybe even a rapid 20 before I use my PVC single barrel chainblazer, etc. etc. I'm looking forward to using the AT4k and AT3k into my regular lineup of medium to large powerhouse this Fall at school. It seems really good to be but so do all my guns when I first get them. Eh, in summation, yeah, it's a good gun. If you have more specific questions, I'll gladly answer them.
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#19 agent007

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 10:11 AM

You guys have bad luck,Not a single gun for me was broken out of the box
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#20 Jin Kazama

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 10:23 AM

These are my guns that broke right out of the box:
2 Blastfires (these i think were just missing something)
1 AT3K (I pumped it 2 times, fired, and heard a strange popping sound.....)
1 AT1K (The shaft was cracked somehow.....how the hell did they pull that off)
1 EAB (my god this gun was screwed up.........im not even going to start on this things internals...)
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#21 Half Newb Half Nerfer

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Posted 12 June 2004 - 01:23 PM

You guys have bad luck...

No, you have had good luck.

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Edited by 1/2 Newb 1/2 Nerfer, 12 June 2004 - 01:25 PM.

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#22 Grinch

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 10:50 AM

I bought a SSPB that was defective, new in box. It wouldn't pump.
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Posted 13 June 2004 - 11:17 AM

Try 4, yes 4 AT2k's NIB. I returned them all, and finally got 2 good ones... That was interesting.

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Posted 14 June 2004 - 01:27 PM

All of my guns have worked just fine out of the box. I haven't bought a huge amount of guns, but I am suprised to hear of so many NIB failures.
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