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Old 04-07-2012, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a T-Storm that I picked up online for $20.00. It's a factory refurb, probably from a rental fleet, as seller had a bunch of them. I noticed when I had it apart for cleaning/lube that there were some dents/burrs on the inside end of the barrel where it meets up with the chamber.
I pounded them out by setting the end of a ball-peen hammer into the end of the barrel and tapping the hammer face with a mallet, then filing, sanding and buffing.
Seems ok, not chopping balls, but seems under powered and the range is not great, even at max velocity setting.
Any ideas? This is not an urgent issue by any stretch, as this is my #4 gun.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i'm not gonna comment on the barrel fixing, but people usually prefer using flexhone.

chrono will tell you if the gun is underpowered, but if it really was a rental it wouldn't be a surprise.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Personally I would of set my $20 on fire before buying that...

But, if it was a rental chances are the spring is shot and knowing the average renter it probably has had fist fulls of sand through the gun. so the barrel is more then like huge bored and scratched up.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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also, the barrel is spyder threaded if you need a new one, but i remember a kid bringing one to the shop and spyder barrels won't fit, because of bad quality body threading.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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These markers really are horrible. Buddy of mine picked one up as his first marker (against my advice) and it failed to recock consistantly. Never could get it fixed. It eventually blew the barrel off after stripping its own body threads.

The bore is absolutely gigantic, so thats probably 90% of your velocity issue. Re-springing wouldnt hurt either.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have one of these, not to be as harsh as the guys above but the gun is not a good product.
Most all of the parts are or supposed to be spyder compatable. The one I have has always been a blender. Becareful with that top cocking lug, the spring holding it in is not that strong, I have seen it come out in play and shoot the bolt out of the back on the gun and hit a kid in the googles, at one of my outlaw games. Mine has been on the shelf ever since.
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I really only picked it up out of desperation. At the time, I had a really tight budget and my main gun was not working. The barrel doesn't look too bad inside, it doesn't break paint, re-cocks consistently. Just doesn't have much range. I guess I'll tear into it and replace springs. Thanks for the input, even the ripping was good for some laughs.
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There was a kid at the field with one this weekend. He got a spec of dirt on the bolt and the entire gun failed to cycle.

Maybe a new spring for the gun. I would just forget about it, it isn't worth your time. I'd consider those guns dangerous because they are literally fragile enough to self destruct.
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I unfortunately have to agree with the sentiments of this thread, buddy of mine who used to paintball bought one brand new as his first gun and it chronoed fine then he went out to the field and the bolt shot out the back and almost knocked a guy out. words of warning, though I do hate to be somebody who tries to scare people away from product
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