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Old 10-27-2010, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Could someone turn some Dm4/5/C continuous flow plugs?

Hi all. I love my DM4/5/C's. But I do NOT love the pointy and pointless on/off air flow knob. As I continue to add these old guns to my collection, I have no source of new continuous flow plugs.

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CP only started making replacement plugs for the DM6 and later. Before then, there was only one maker...the EPEK paintballer187 flow plug. These were available in both black and silver and had 187 on the front. I like this plug because it sits flush and has canted edges so your hand can't find any raised surface. Here's a pic in cross profile (see olive gun vice blue one).



About two years ago, somebody on PBN turned a bunch of raw aluminum plugs and sold them for not much dough...but hasn't made any more. This design actually has a raised, round front that you can feel, but doesn't stick out as far as the stock plug (and also, it's not point, obviously). I don't like the design as much as the 187 plug, since it's edges are harder under the finger. But it could serve as a starting point for measurements for a more ergonomic update.

I have to think there's a market for this plug. Is anybody interested in making one?
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hunh! No replies, so I guess not?

I'm surprised though, as this is a small, cylindrical, and truly simple piece that could conceivably be quite profitable...especially since no one else is making them!
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Picture of just the piece? No replys cause like me i bet everyone is scratching there head trying to figure out what you want.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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He's talking about the pointy plug underneath the barrel. He wants a smooth rounded plug as opposed to the triangular pointed one. It might be something for a cnc Lathe. I only have access to a manual one.

Here is a picture of the dm6 version Rainman.
http://store.customproducts.us/index...&categoryID=24

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He's talking about the pointy plug underneath the barrel. He wants a smooth rounded plug as opposed to the triangular pointed one. It might be something for a cnc Lathe. I only have access to a manual one.

Here is a picture of the dm6 version Rainman.
DM6 Continuous Flow Plug
That would be a pain to make on a manual lathe
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks. I'll take close up shots of the plugs I have at home (just kind of a PIA as I have to take the gun apart). In the meantime, here's a link to the product:

EPEK DM4/5/C On/Off Plugs

It's basically a standard-length cylinder with two deep channels for air and two shallow channels for o-rings, with a widened front lip to keep it in place.

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Old 11-18-2010, 01:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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DM5 Question

Other people are looking for these too...
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Phunky, can you show a pic of a DM5's stock on/off flow knob next to a continuous flow plug? Not that i can make them but i wanted to clarify that the plug differs from the knob both in aesthetics and function.
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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if all else fells, take a dremil to the pointed pos
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yep...this weekend I'll put up a photo showing a stock plug, a dremelled plug, a 187 plug, and the PBN plug all side by side for comparison...
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