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#1 fisher521

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 07:35 PM

I tried upgrading a Maverick by combining an old Spectre spring with the stock one, but when I try to fire it it doesn't catch. Ive tried replacing the stock catch spring with a pen spring, but it hasnt done anything.

Attached is a picture of the internals. Whats wrong with it, and what should I do?

Thanks in advance.

Edit: fixed some grammar

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#2 Bubba Longshot

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:04 PM

There are two possibilities that I can see:

1. The spring is not getting enough compression for the plunger to engage the catch. In that case, cut a coil off, and try priming again.

2. Simply replacing the stock catch spring with a pen spring isn't providing enough force for the catch to hold the stronger spring. Try doubling up your catch spring by using the stock catch and the pen spring. If that still doesn't provide enough force, maybe add another spring, or buy a stronger one at a hardware store. However, you can't add too many catch springs to the catch; otherwise, the springs may not get enough compression for the catch to engage the plunger.


Good luck, hope this helps.

EDIT: If you simply can't get your Maverick to catch after trying to solve the issue, you can just use the "penny mod". It is a tried and true method of getting better performance out of your blaster.

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#3 Arrowstorm360

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:24 PM

Personally never looked into a Maverick in my life, nor do I remember even holding one. Probably should get around to finding one, if I can.

 

I have my suspicions that the two springs might be binding, since both have their coils wrapped in the same direction, and it looks like they both are around the same diameter. If it is the springs binding, there isn't really a good solution other than finding another spring with a smaller diameter or one wrapped in the opposite direction. It could also be one of the reasons Bubba mentioned.

 

Check to see if you are completely reaching the full draw. If you cannot draw the slide back fully, then it's a problem with the main springs. If you can rack the slide completely but it goes back, it's a problem with the catch.

 

Hope something helped.


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#4 fisher521

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:01 AM

There are two possibilities that I can see:
1. The spring is not getting enough compression for the plunger to engage the catch. In that case, cut a coil off, and try priming again.
2. Simply replacing the stock catch spring with a pen spring isn't providing enough force for the catch to hold the stronger spring. Try doubling up your catch spring by using the stock catch and the pen spring. If that still doesn't provide enough force, maybe add another spring, or buy a stronger one at a hardware store. However, you can't add too many catch springs to the catch; otherwise, the springs may not get enough compression for the catch to engage the plunger.
Good luck, hope this helps.
EDIT: If you simply can't get your Maverick to catch after trying to solve the issue, you can just use the "penny mod". It is a tried and true method of getting better performance out of your blaster.

  

Personally never looked into a Maverick in my life, nor do I remember even holding one. Probably should get around to finding one, if I can.
 
I have my suspicions that the two springs might be binding, since both have their coils wrapped in the same direction, and it looks like they both are around the same diameter. If it is the springs binding, there isn't really a good solution other than finding another spring with a smaller diameter or one wrapped in the opposite direction. It could also be one of the reasons Bubba mentioned.
 
Check to see if you are completely reaching the full draw. If you cannot draw the slide back fully, then it's a problem with the main springs. If you can rack the slide completely but it goes back, it's a problem with the catch.
 
Hope something helped.


I think the springs are binding. In that case, would it be appropriate to cut a coil off?
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:34 PM

I think the springs are binding. In that case, would it be appropriate to cut a coil off?


No, you only cut coils if the spring isn't getting enough compression.
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:28 PM

No, you only cut coils if the spring isn't getting enough compression.

Ok, thanks for your help!


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#7 Ryderbike1

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:37 AM

The only thing I can think of is that you could do is add a second spring to the catch. It's possible that you have too much spring tension for it to ever catch but I'm not sure.


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