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#1 rocknrude

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:24 PM

I am extreme noob at this hobby. So bare with me. I picked up a Mav at Savers. It seemed like something wasn't catching after you primed it. I opened it up and noticed that the plastic ring that went around the plunger spring was cracked near the base of the circle. Can this be repaired or does someone make a replacement? Or should I just make a steampunk non-firng prop until I find another Mav for parts.

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#2 BenFett

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:31 PM

I would give two part epoxy a try, you can find it at nearly every hardware store and it should be strong enough as long as you don't up the spring power a whole ton. I would also recommend posting future issues like this in the "Modifications" area of the forums. Welcome to NH, make sure you read the new member's guide.

Edit: If that doesn't work I have a spare set of mav internals that works perfectly except it needs a new O-ring that I could sell you for just a few bucks. Or if you want I could just sell you the catch instead of the whole set.

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#3 rocknrude

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:37 PM

I would give two part epoxy a try, you can find it at nearly every hardware store and it should be strong enough as long as you don't up the spring power a whole ton. I would also recommend posting future issues like this in the "Modifications" area of the forums. Welcome to NH, make sure you read the new member's guide.

Edit: If that doesn't work I have a spare set of mav internals that works perfectly except it needs a new O-ring that I could sell you for just a few bucks. Or if you want I could just sell you the catch instead of the whole set.



Thanks for the info. I'll try that epoxy. The Mav was only 2 bucks at Savers, so harm done if I can't get it to work just yet. This is my first Mav so I'm gonna try all the usual mods ar removal, barrel drop, etc..
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:41 PM

You should be able to get a replacement maverick catch for around a buck shipped if you choose that route. In the mean time, you can do an immediate fix with superglue. For long term I would look into dremeling/drilling a little slot crossing the crack and supergluing a piece of paper clip (or maybe coat hanger if you want to be really thorough, not sure if that would make the remaining plastic too weak to fit it) in there. I'm not sure how tight the specifications are but you might have issues with the catch moving up and down like it's supposed to if you use epoxy and it's very easy to apply too much.
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:39 AM

You should be able to get a replacement maverick catch for around a buck shipped if you choose that route. In the mean time, you can do an immediate fix with superglue. For long term I would look into dremeling/drilling a little slot crossing the crack and supergluing a piece of paper clip (or maybe coat hanger if you want to be really thorough, not sure if that would make the remaining plastic too weak to fit it) in there. I'm not sure how tight the specifications are but you might have issues with the catch moving up and down like it's supposed to if you use epoxy and it's very easy to apply too much.


I agree with blue here that it's awfully easy to apply too much epoxy, the only reason I didn't recommend super glue is because I've had issues with super glues before, mainly because I buy the really cheap stuff. I've only had positive experiences with epoxy, so that's usually my instant recommendation nowadays. I really like your idea on using a bit of wire inside the piece, I'll probably end up using that method if I break something of my own.
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:54 PM

How much for the Mav parts?
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